first of all Im new here so hello everyone. Yesterday I decided to do the rear brakes I got an 02 1.8t. I did front brakes couple months ago had no porblem at all. Rear brakes pain in the ass I spend 3 hours with the C clamp trying to push the piston in and it just wouldnt move. Then I tried screwing it in that did nothing. Finally gave up opened up the fluid lines and pushed the piston that way! After a good 5 hours of hard manual labor I managed to change the brakes put them on. Without bleeding them I turned the car on to straighten out the front weels. then car gives me a nice "BRAKE FAILURE SERVICE MANUAL" and brake light kept flashing. Then I turned car off bleed the brakes (old school method pumping and screwing and unscrewing) then same thing brake light still on. Took car for a spin, the pedal is a little off but brakes work fine ABS works fine.
Now Im left with 3 problems!
1. How do I get rid of the cel? do I have to unplug one of the relays? or do I have to take it to a shop to do a VGA
2. Why isnt the brake pedal the same way it was before? (all air is out of the lines spend one hour bleeding and re bleeding)
3. when I was pushing the piston I managed to damage the rubber housing around it how do I replace that?
any help greatly apprciated and never again am I doing rear brakes myself