Car Mechanics (UK)
Replacing handbrake pads
Could you tell me how to change the electronic parking brake pads on a 2016 VW Passat?
Before starting, ensure there is sufficient space in the brake fluid reservoir for the returning fluid and, if not, syphon off a small amount of fluid. The parking brake mechanism should be switched off and, after detaching the rear brake caliper from the carrier, the piston should be pushed back in using tool number T10145; note that this reset tool pushes the piston in and does not wind it in. The new brake pads can then be fitted and the caliper replaced, tightening the bolts to 35Nm. The brakes should then be reset using the diagnostic equipment.