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Old 03-01-2011, 04:37 PM
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Brake Service Indicator

Similar to the "Oil Change Indicator Tread" going on - wonder how the brake service due in xx,xxx miles indicator is populated?

Older BMW's just had a sensor that alerted when brake pads wore down.

Does the F10 actually measure brake pad thickness in real time and report each time checked?
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If I'm not mistaken, the system reads your driving style and makes changes every so many miles. For me, I do alot of highway mileage and just today I checked my brakes with 9800 miles on the odometer and received a reading of 42k left on the rear and 34k on the front.
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