: Warning dash Light Question (O) ?

04-21-05, 02:17 PM
I just got this light that came on my dash "(O)" 2001 Catera sport.
(there are dashes on the lines around the circle in the middle)

Any Ideas what it is? I don't have a manual.


04-21-05, 02:20 PM
That is the brake sensor, your brake pads are low.

04-21-05, 03:37 PM
How Long do I have left ? Are they very expensive?

04-21-05, 03:59 PM
Its not really a matter of time - all thats telling you is that the brake pads in the front have worn to the point at which the sensor goes off. Usually more than half the pad is gone. The pad will eventually wear out though until there is no more pad, and you dont want that. Just regular brakes but theres a sensor to tell you they've worn out.

Pads for the front (for a set) are anywhere from the low $30s on up to high 60's depending on what pad you purchase. You'll also need to buy new sensors or disable the ones you have now (search the forums about this). Your dealer should beable to get the brake wear sensors for you.

04-21-05, 04:13 PM
I am using "Green Stuff" brake pads from www.tirerack.com and I am very happy.
The initial bite and pedal feel have been improved alot.

04-21-05, 06:16 PM
Thanks To All!

04-21-05, 07:06 PM

04-28-05, 11:40 AM
i had the same problem and got it checked but it was not my brake pads, was the sensors that were broken

04-28-05, 04:13 PM
That can happen -infact on ours it did that; the passenger side sensor broke off and it tripped the light.