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    Senior Member Three Rings Liquidsystm's Avatar
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    Need to replace rear pads/rotors on S7

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    The indicator light hasn't come on yet, but I'm starting to feel the rear brakes not holding up when coming to a stop. I'm going to do the install myself, but besides new pads and rotors, do I need anything else for the replacement? Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liquidsystm View Post
    The indicator light hasn't come on yet, but I'm starting to feel the rear brakes not holding up when coming to a stop. I'm going to do the install myself, but besides new pads and rotors, do I need anything else for the replacement? Thanks!
    If you have electronic parking brakes in the rear, you will need a battery charger to maintain system voltage and a VAGCOM or equivalent to deactivate and activate EPB control unit.

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    Veteran Member Three Rings A6sport's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liquidsystm View Post
    The indicator light hasn't come on yet, but I'm starting to feel the rear brakes not holding up when coming to a stop. I'm going to do the install myself, but besides new pads and rotors, do I need anything else for the replacement? Thanks!
    I doubt you can feel the rears not assisting in stopping... they really don't do much. Check the condition of your tires. Seriously.
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    Senior Member Three Rings Liquidsystm's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by A6sport View Post
    I doubt you can feel the rears not assisting in stopping... they really don't do much. Check the condition of your tires. Seriously.
    Yeah, front brakes and new Michelin PSS tires were installed 1.5 months ago. Dealer did the front brakes and said my rears were down to a 2 out of 5 scale. There was still some pad left and more bite when I got it back and put about 450 miles since. The car still stops fine, but definitely feeling more dive under braking this week. I got my car back knowing that I would need to change the rears soon so I know it's the cause.
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    You will need the sensor also. The pad kits i bought did not come with sensors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gwillplays View Post
    If you have electronic parking brakes in the rear, you will need a battery charger to maintain system voltage and a VAGCOM or equivalent to deactivate and activate EPB control unit.
    Can you tell me why a battery charger is needed for this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by saadcee View Post
    Can you tell me why a battery charger is needed for this?
    It is necessary because when you are deactivating and later activating the EPB you could go below the threshold of the electrical system. Once this happens, you will not be able to later activate the EPB and will get costly with a tow and new calipers. This is documented per the factory manual and on VCDS YouTube video.

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