Unapproved methods will set malfunction codes and, worst-case, you could damage the unit.
Andrew Markel discusses the added value of adjusting the parking brake as a part of a customer’s brake job. Sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.
The rear pads and rotors will typically wear out faster than the front brakes. The Volkswagens of this generation have electronic brake distribution, and under normal stopping conditions, the system will use the rear brakes more than the front. This prevents nosedive and makes for a more pleasant braking event.