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They are installed the same as other autos with disc brakes.

Wheel off.
Two bolts and the caliper will come off.
Inspect/service the disc.
Compress the caliper piston.
Install new pads/shims.
Reinstall the caliper (torque bolts to spec.)
Same on the other side.

If you haven't done it before and want to learn, get a service manual and have someone with you that has done it.
It is more critical than changing oil, air cleaners, etc..
Brakes affect the welfare of OTHER drivers as well as your own.

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As LoNOx 1 said, they are no different than other disc brakes. It's easy if you know what you are doing :p

I remove the lower caliper bolt and loosen the upper caliper bolt so the caliper swings up but is not completely detached, but that's just my preference. There is no risk of yanking the hydraulic line and it's one less bolt to reassemble. All the other steps are the same.

As with any disc brake job, be sure to inspect the condition of the rotor inside and out. Also check if one pad is worn much more than its mate, as this may indicate a caliper problem.

Since the hydraulics are never opened, there is no need to bleed the brakes, however the caliper piston will remain compressed until the system is pressurized. Be sure to pump the brake pedal until it is no longer mushy before you drive anywhere.

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