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Old 01-05-2019, 10:37 AM
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2014 SQ5 380 mm

I need to replace my front pads and rotors. There are a couple half way good videos online, but nothing really showing the rotor replacement or sensor. I have the 380mm rotors. Does anyone know of a good video or explanation? I have done many brake jobs before but none on this car. I may end up doing a DIY video myself. any help is appreciated.

I ordered new pads and rotors from autohauz. They should arrive in a few days.

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Are you looking specifically for a video on this or instructions in general?
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Are you looking specifically for a video on this or instructions in general?
either. I have found one though. One question- do you need to put the car in “towing mode”?
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Old 01-06-2019, 08:48 AM
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either. I have found one though. One question- do you need to put the car in “towing mode”?
I can't see anywhere that it says to put the car in "towing mode"
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I can't see anywhere that it says to put the car in "towing mode"
This sounds like some idea akin to the old kids "telephone" game of third hand message distortion. That is, when you have air ride like in an A8/S8 or some others, you are supposed to put the car in "jack mode" via MMI to lock out the suspension compressor.
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Yes "tow-mode" on my 14 Tdi involves generous use of the "loud" pedal and away you go.Perhaps this SQ5 is in a different part of the world where air suspension was available ?
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Parts in hand doing this tomorrow with my kids’ help. Figure this is a great job for them to get
some experience with!
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This is a relatively straight forward process. Remove bolts, remove pads and detach wear sensor on drivers side, remove rotors then reinstall new components using new hardware.
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This is a relatively straight forward process. Remove bolts, remove pads and detach wear sensor on drivers side, remove rotors then reinstall new components using new hardware.
Let's hope so for your sake.
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Super straightforward job. Did the first corner in about 1:45. Second one took about an hour. My 11 yr old son slowed things a bit but well worth it! He did all the wrenching- I just loosened things up for him.

He really enjoyed using the sledge to give the old rotor a little encouragement to exit the hubs!
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