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Old 04-22-2007, 08:08 PM
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Front brake pad replacement?

Hey guys,

I was wondering once the "Brake Lining Service" light comes on, how long do I have before I really have to change the pads? Reason why I ask is I am planning to do the front brakes myself and cannot start working on it until next week or so. I also need the car now to drive around since it's my only car. Any ideas? Thanks!
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Old 04-22-2007, 08:31 PM
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becareful when u do it ~ i just replaced it myself and also the brake sensor ~
im still unable to reset the maintainence schuedual ~ gotta take the wheels off tmr and see wut's wrong with it ~

btw u should change it asap ~ i changed it 2 days after the light comes on ~ left side pads r almost gone ~ like 5 % left ill say
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Old 04-22-2007, 10:30 PM
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my light just came on i need to order the parts.
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Old 04-23-2007, 09:48 AM
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becareful when u do it ~ i just replaced it myself and also the brake sensor ~
im still unable to reset the maintainence schuedual ~ gotta take the wheels off tmr and see wut's wrong with it ~

btw u should change it asap ~ i changed it 2 days after the light comes on ~ left side pads r almost gone ~ like 5 % left ill say
How hard is it to install? I have only done Honda brakes in my life, is this any different? For the maintenance light, do a search for "Braking Lining" and a thread should come up with instructions on how to reset that light.
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Old 04-23-2007, 06:54 PM
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Check out my post, I gave a lot of info on how to do it. It's not that hard to do at all.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=183703

The Brake Lining post is a good one too.
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