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Rear Brake Pad Replacement FYI

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My HR-V is about three years old with 58600 miles. I thought it was about time to replace the brake pads (it wasn't, as it still had about 40% friction material left in it), BUT I made an interesting discovery about the HR-V rear brakes.

Here's a video that may be helpful in rewinding the rear brake pistons when new pads need to be put in.

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The video was great, something to be aware of, not sure if the dealer is feeding me a line. I had to replace rear brakes and rotors at 48k on a 206 HRV 6MT since the sounding like they were grinding and the rotors were pitted and not worn properly. Replaced both and used the video above to get them on and off. Breaks work great and no issues. A week later, I park the car, still running and engage the parking break, return and the break will not disengage, the Break System, PARK and (P)! lights come on and stay on. Tried disconnecting the battery to reset the system, no luck. They finally released about 20 minutes later and I took it to the Honda dealer.

Dealer Service reps told me that the right rear electronic caliper needs to be replaced because I did not take it to the shop to have the brakes and rotors done at the shop. Was informed that "you need to put the electronic system into Maintenance Mode to do anything on the rear brakes" can only do this with Honda maintenance software.

Not sure if I believe the dealer's explanation since i was having issues with the rear brakes before, (pulsing rough grinding breaking) just no warning indicators

Figure I would throw out what the dealer informed me incase there is some truth to it
Posts like this make me worry about working on my car... I miss the good ole days of mechanical parking brakes. Thanks for the heads up!
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