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2006 vw passat rear disc brake pad change. How do I press

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2006 vw passat rear disc brake pad change. How do I press the piston back with the parking brake mechanism? dOES IT SCREW BACK?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Danny replied 7 years ago.

You have to use a scan tool to screw the brakes back in on this vehicle. There is no other way to do it. Only the dealer or a shop that specializes in VW and Audi will have this tool unfortunately.

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
do I just have to screw the piston back in?
Expert:  Danny replied 7 years ago.
No, like I said, there's a motor since your car has electronic parking brakes. On the other VW models you do just screw the caliper back in, but not on these. You have to have a scan tool so you can electronically wind the calipers back, then you just push the caliper piston straight in.

It isn't possible to do a brake job on the rear of this vehicle without Vag-Com from or without the dealer scan tool. There are some other computers that will do it but they cost more than Vag-Com and do only the brake caliper wind in. Vag Com does everything the dealer scan tool can do.

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