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Have covered just over 17,000 miles and have been told that the rear pads are 90% worn. Further, being told that the cost of replacement would be £180, I decided to undertake a little research and this is what I discovered.
Two leading National Tyre, Exhaust and Brake specialists told me they could not do it because they would not be able to reset the EPB. :(
A regular web advertiser offering Independent Servicing said "not possible to help because of a lack of the required software"
It is a well known National Jaguar Dealer that wanted £180 :cry:
A much praised independent Jaguar specialist quoted £132 :(
Another important Jaguar Dealer said, not a problem. £98, in fact it was £ 97 .53 :)
I stopped there and now the job is done :D

Who is having a larf when it comes to business building :?: :lol:
 

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Makes me really glad I have an agreed maintenance package on my car!! However, does show in eberything it is worth shopping around
 

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sodgob said:
Scuse my ignorance, ''reset the EPB" ??... is this something to tell you when the pads need replacing ??.
I know less than you.
That is what I was told and just accepted it to be a fact after it was specifically mentioned by an Independent and a specialist :)
 

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EPB - Electronic Parking Brake.

I would imagine that it requires you to reset the EPB, much in the same way when you had new rear pads in a car with a manual handbrake the cable might need readjustment to reset handbrake lever throw.

The EPB probably needs to know where the pads are in relation to the disk so that sufficient force is applied on the brakes to hold the vehicle in place.
 

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david you are right the epb does need resetting as the motor unit knows where fully off and on are.When you replace the pads that changes so it needs to be reset so it can be relearned by the system.if this is not done then you may get rapid pad wear as the handbrake can hold the pads slightly on!
 
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