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Old 12-30-2011, 04:45 PM
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Unhappy Brake Service Interval Reset- HELP!

I recently replaced my front pads and rotors on my 2005 645CI, thanks to Yorgi's detailed write up in the DIY section. At first I did not replace the wear sensor since it had not alarmed, bur right after I finished the replacement and attempted to reset the interval, it immediately went to "------" miles, then "-9000" and got a RED warning light to service the brakes. I then replaced the wear sensor and went back into the CHECK CONTROL RESET MODE, but every time I confirm to RESET, it still reads "------" then "-9000' miles and the RED alarm remains. I'm running out of ideas on what to do next, except take it to my local stealer. Anyone
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:23 PM
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Take a look at post #37 and the followups in my DIY. He had the same problem and it ended up being a bad sensor.
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:52 AM
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OEM replacement

Thanks for the reply. I've installed a new wear sensor from NAPA, Rayberstos brand, still alarming. I will try a replacement directly from BMW on Tuesday. Hopefully it will resolve this annoying issue.
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:54 AM
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I just had the same problem with my rear brakes last week. I would reset the warning interval and it would go to -15000. I have no clue what I did but I kept resetting and resetting and then it finally took. I think it resets the rears to 34000 miles. That's what I did, just keep at it
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:35 AM
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Talking Alarm Cleared

I decided to retry the proceedure to reset the service interval alarm.
After several days of driving, and 4 more attempts, the reset finally cleared. It now says 25000 miles, but I've decided to leave well enough alone.
So I guess the lesson is "if at first you don't suceed, try try again" as I learned back in grade school.
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:27 PM
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Oh, good to hear that many tries will finally reset it. My counter also display - 15000.
It started when I played with the date and time to much around.
Will try it next week when I am back to US. :-)
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