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Old 01-08-2011, 05:44 PM
brooklynbmwguy brooklynbmwguy is offline
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Question BMW 328I conv. Break Light signal reset , break pad wear signal

I have a BMW 328I, 2009 and changed the breaks by a mechanic recently. The brake light sensor and the "break pad wear indicator" signal remmain on, I looked for advice only and Tried to turn the ignition on so that all the dash lights are on , and not start the engine and leave on for aprox 45 seconds the brake pad warning lights should have gone out, but they didn't. Do you know what I should try next?
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Old 01-08-2011, 07:08 PM
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I have a BMW 328I, 2009 and changed the breaks by a mechanic recently. The brake light sensor and the "break pad wear indicator" signal remmain on, I looked for advice only and Tried to turn the ignition on so that all the dash lights are on , and not start the engine and leave on for aprox 45 seconds the brake pad warning lights should have gone out, but they didn't. Do you know what I should try next?
I will start with the obvious question and ask why you went to an independent mechanic? Is the car already out of warranty? And did the mechanic put a new wear sensor in?

To get rid of the warning you need to reset the maintenance indicator. If you search this site, there is a writeup of how to do this, it basically involves holding down the mileage trip button before starting the car and then flipping through and finding the brake system you worked on and reseting it.
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Old 01-08-2011, 08:01 PM
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I have a BMW 328I, 2009 and changed the breaks by a mechanic recently. The brake light sensor and the "break pad wear indicator" signal remmain on, I looked for advice only and Tried to turn the ignition on so that all the dash lights are on , and not start the engine and leave on for aprox 45 seconds the brake pad warning lights should have gone out, but they didn't. Do you know what I should try next?
The brake (break) pad sensor is just a wire that completes a circuit to ground when the brake (break) pad is very near the rotor - the wire touches the rotor.
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Old 11-11-2011, 06:22 AM
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BMW! HOW TO RESET BREAK SERVICE WHEN SHOWS (----------) which you have by and replace the sansor, cost a lot
NOW WE ARE GOING tO SAY GOODBYE TO SANSOR>>>>>
only 2 step
1, connect the 2 wire of break sensor, (most break sensor just been cut off soon after install, even its new, so why not just connet the 2 wire up )
2, reset the Sevice over OBC, the (----------) will Gone and will show reset V mark, (My 320D now its display 90000! thats Great, it will never run out! cos you always can reset it)

buy a break sensor is 20.00 pound, most need front and rear, and they dead very soon, in my case i just connect the 2 wires in the old sensor cable,
now bmw no more bills, untill my break all run out, i will just replace PAD and DISC, and say goodby to sensor. NO MORE OBC BIB BIB sound...
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