Article Date: 25/02/2022
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This is the repair kit I used for my car. I've purchased these a few times from H2F Connectors on eBay. Each one is well built, and just works. They're also cheap around £7.99 each normally.
He sells both of the repair kits too, there's one for the OEM harness (part number is 1J0973802) ** This is the kit used for this article ** and the one from the brake pad wear sensor itself (1J0973702), you can buy both of them from him. I used both of these kits when I carried out the repair on my VW Golf MK5
Jack up the car first and put on Axle stands. No pictures for this, but it should be fairly obvious
Providing your car has been repaired, you should receive no warning. If the warning appears, either something has become undone (unplugged from the connector, wires no longer joined) or there's a poor connection. In which case you may be unable to repair it, but at least rectify the error using the below steps that I carried out. This gives you time to properly repair or investigate it
The wires on my loom were too badly corroded to carry out the repair successfully. After I joined the wires, the car carried out another check but ended up tripping the alarm again. In order to remove the alarm, I twisted the wires together, added some heat shrink over the joined wires and then zip tied it to the loom harness itself. This will at least prevent the wires having any further corrosion and keep them waterproof. I need to purchase a new loom in order to have an effective repair due to poor quality wiring. I did this because I knew my car was coming up for an MOT and it gets rid of the fault code light for the test. I then just have to carry out the repair at a later date at my own convenience