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    I want to change the brake pads all round on the GT. the previous owner had Delphi ones fitted and to say the brakes are woeful is a compliment ?

    My question is two fold. Firstly, do I need software to wind back the rear calipers? Secondly, if so, which one is recommended? I have DIS v57 from when I had my E61, so I'm keen to get something up to or exceeding that level of diagnostic power ?
     
     

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    You don't need software to push the pistons back into the calipers. Its just a question of squashing them back in. It should be possible by hand but they can get a bit sticky. Personally I use something like this.


     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowblind View Post
    You don't need software to push the pistons back into the calipers. Its just a question of squashing them back in. It should be possible by hand but they can get a bit sticky. Personally I use something like this.


    the OP most likely has a electronic parking brake
     
     

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    Yes, it does have the E brake. That video is perfect! Thanks for the help, saves me a few quid on software and cables ?
     
     

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    I've learned something today.

    And that something is that my brakes are a lot simpler than these.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowblind View Post
    I've learned something today.

    And that something is that my brakes are a lot simpler than these.
    there not much harder to work on than what you have its still a pain to change the hand brake shoes on ether one
    on my car I have two callipers one to stop the car and the other for the EPB but the good news is I cant remember the last time I had to think about using the parking brake
     
     

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    Thought I'd post an update as it seems there are two types of electronic handbrake mechanisms.
    I changed the pads yesterday, and the rear caliper was a conventional unit with no motor, so can be pushed back 'the old fashioned way' as was suggested. It seems the handbrake is via shoes as per normal, actuated by a motor mounted centrally just behind the fuel tank. The braking system is ATE and my car is a late 2009 F07
    The front calipers were secured with odd sized slide pins. The usual 7mm hex key was too small. It seemed somewhere between 8 and 10, so I assume 9mm?? Luckily I had some 12 point spline bits that VW seem to love, and one of those fit nicely ?

    Thanks for the help on this
     
     

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