The wires shall go through a short plastic hose and under the brake pad spring as shown here.

Replacing the front brake pads


  1. Clean well.
  2. Disconnect the wires from the brake pads (if they still are there).
  3. Take out the locking pin (5) (push in 4).
  4. Remove the brake pad spring (4).
  5. Remove the old brake pads (2x3).


  1. Clean well. Blow clean with compressed air.
  2. Put in 2 thin plywood sheets the same size as brake pads (to protect the brake disc). Use a big screwdriver or similar and press all pistons all the way in. Remove the plywood sheets.
  3. Put in the new brake pads (with the lining facing the brake disc).
  4. Put on a thin layer of copper paste on the brake pad spring (4) and mount it. NB! DO NOT get copper paste on the brake pads or on the brake disc!!! Replace the brake pad spring with a new one if necessary.
  5. Put in the locking pin (5) and make sure that the brake pad spring engages in both tracks on the locking pin.
  6. Connect the wires and strap them in place.
  7. Brake in the brake pads.

• When you are removing the old brake pads, they might be stuck. Try knocking gently on them with a hammer, and bend them sideways while pulling them out. Then use a square awl and file out the slot where the brake pads shall move. It is very important that the new brake pads slips easily into place and can move freely.

• You can put on a little copper paste at the backside of the brake pad (side facing the brake piston), but be careful not to get any paste on the brake pads or brake disks!!!

Replacing the brake pads
(the thorough way)

Plywood in the caliper.

  1. Remove the old brake pads.
  2. Put in 2 thin plywood sheets the same size as brake pads.
  3. Start the car and step hard on the brake pedal. Turn of the engine.
  4. Remove the half caliper and the brake disc and remove the plywood sheets.
  5. Clean and grease all 4 pistons with a little LHM, clean them with a paper towel and press them in again (PROTECTIVE GOGGLES!).
  6. Mount the brake disc (must be cleaned thoroughly!), half caliper and new brake pads. (Control that the brake pads for the hand brake is in place.)
  7. Bleed the brakes.
  8. Brake in the brake pads.

Half caliper, inside.

If it is difficult to push in the pistons, you can on the half caliper use a large plier, and on the main caliper tap gently with a hammer. Remember to put a flat pice of wood onto the pistons first.

Controling the warning for worn out brake linings

  1. Switch on the ignition.
  2. The wire that the brake pads are connected to: Put one and one in contact with the brake pad.

(Mark: The wires that goes into the engine bay, not the wires that comes from the brake pads!)

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