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cdaubs 10-06-2012 07:12 PM

2000 Z3 brake job done, now ????
 
I just finished a 4 wheel brake job on the wife's Z3. No biggie, no surprises. Now, how do I get the brake wear sensor to shut off?? I couldn't get new sensors, out of stock around here. The old ones unplugged from the pads no problem and installed back in new pads.

Did I miss something? :dunno:

Thanks. :thumbup:

Charlie

lovemyz3 10-06-2012 09:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cdaubs (Post 7118175)
I just finished a 4 wheel brake job on the wife's Z3. No biggie, no surprises. Now, how do I get the brake wear sensor to shut off?? I couldn't get new sensors, out of stock around here. The old ones unplugged from the pads no problem and installed back in new pads.

Did I miss something? :dunno:

Thanks. :thumbup:

Charlie

Strange. It has been a while since I have done mine but I remember removing a sensor and re-installing it. Mine auto shut off. If your brake light is still on I would suggest going to autozone and having them reset system for free.

Pinecone 10-06-2012 09:40 PM

Once the sensor is tripped, you have to replace it. They are one shot.

FinneganZ 10-06-2012 10:50 PM

^This.

Turner has them, as does Zeckhausen. And there's always the stealership (shipping will probably cost you more that the difference). BMWCCA discount always comes in handy at the dealership!

smayo964 10-07-2012 05:21 AM

You can order the sensors online as low as $10, which I did not to long ago. Most autopart store online orders are around $15. I believe someone on here said to be careful that the front does not interchange with the rear, but the rear can work in the front due to length differences. Good luck.

awdonald 10-07-2012 06:52 AM

If you service the brakes regularly, etc...just disconnect them.

I think it is fair to say most track junkies who change out pads regularly have zip tied the sensors out of the way.

If you ignore the brakes by all means replace them

YMMV

Alan

Z3Papa 10-07-2012 12:43 PM

You can source sensors at Autozone and Advanced Auto.

Pinecone 10-08-2012 05:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by awdonald (Post 7118718)
If you service the brakes regularly, etc...just disconnect them.

I think it is fair to say most track junkies who change out pads regularly have zip tied the sensors out of the way.

Duct tape on mine. :)


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