The wear sensors should clip into the side of the pad backing plates. Being 
placed in the holes doesn't anchor or hold them in place.

Dan

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> On Aug 17, 2015, at 3:35 PM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes 
> <mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> 
> Last night I installed new Akebono Ultra Premium ceramic pads (part#
> EUR423) in my '87 300TD.  Made in USA, and about $46 via Amazon.
> 
> Two problems.  Well, maybe only one can be attributed to the new pads.
> 
> The MB pad wear sensors are supposed to clip into holes in the pads, but
> the holes are slightly too large and the sensors flop around a bit,  As
> long as they don't fall out, I think they'll work fine, but they don't fit
> as well as in the OE or OEM pads.
> 
> The pedal feel was nice and firm with Pagid "normal" pads, but now the
> pedal feel is toward the squishy end.  I blame the new pads.  I also
> changed the front brake hoses at the same time, so perhaps the new ATE
> hoses are to blame or are part of the problem.  They are a 129 part number
> now.
> -------------
> Max
> Charleston SC
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