New pads on Honda Accord 2004. The 537 pads, like many others, have a 'wear indicator' on one pad per set.
Question -- does the wear indicator pad go on the inside of the rotor or outside?
If it is correctly positioned on the inside where the piston will push, will the raised pins interfere with the piston's action? I know the piston will slide and turn during operation. The piston surface is not smooth, it has a cross channel to accept the tool used to push the piston back in when installing new pads. Thanks, Tom
The 'comments' box is limiting how much I can say so I'll try here ----- in response to the answers -- I installed the pads(rear) so a photo I can't send. I placed the pad with wear indicator clip on the inside, like the pads I removed. There were no raised pins on the old pads. That's why I'm confused. Wagner offers no help in explaining their purpose. It just seems counter intuitive given the piston surface has the cross channel design.Is the piston going to rotate as the pad wears? If not this is a none issue I guess. But I know the piston has to be turned to get it back into the caliper the next time new pads are installed. If turning/rotating is required to go back in, it makes sense that it turns as it's pushed out further with pad wear. The simple solution -- place the smooth surface pad inside -- Wear clip pad outside. Any reason not to do that?