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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 (2018) Honda service manual says it's a T45 Torx bit. They have them at Home Depot for $1.97
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$10 a day. Print what you want for 24 hrs.
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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
I checked the Honda manual and it outlines the procedure put the HR-V in maintenance mode. Has anyone else done the rear brakes without doing this? Did you have any problem?
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