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Old 10-06-2012, 07:12 PM
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Question 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?

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Old 10-06-2012, 09:22 PM
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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?

Thanks.

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.
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:40 PM
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Once the sensor is tripped, you have to replace it. They are one shot.
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:50 PM
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^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!
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:21 AM
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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.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:52 AM
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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

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Old 10-07-2012, 12:43 PM
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You can source sensors at Autozone and Advanced Auto.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:21 AM
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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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