brake pads fitting

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i have just put new discs on the front of my 2004 c3 desire, when i came to fit the pads there is a taper (wedge shape) at one edge of each pad. the pads will go in either way round, so which way is correct and what is the wedge for?
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I had a quick look at the citroen supplied parts images for the pads and don't see any taper on the pads. I had a quick look online and see double tapered pads (so they go in either way) or no tapers. So I just don't know.

On my car, there was no taper on the pads, so maybe you need to contact the manufacturer of the pads for assistance. It may just be quicker to get a new set, Euro Car Parts currently have 25% off service items, use the code MIDMONTH25 at the checkout (won't last long).

Just for reference, who makes the pads in question?
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