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Old 10-11-2011, 07:43 PM
RichSimon RichSimon is offline
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Mein Auto: 2006 325
2006 325 Brake Warning Light Reset

I changed the front brake pads, rotors and sensor. I tried reseting the Brake service light but cannot get it to clear. I get the orange triangle to come up after pressing the odometer reset but when doing Up/Dn it doesn't select the brakes for reseting with the BC button. It does bring up some codes but not Icons. I also tried the self reset method by turnig on the accessory power for several minutes. Either I'm doing something wrong or maybe the new sensor is bad. Suggestions?
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Old 10-16-2011, 01:17 PM
RichSimon RichSimon is offline
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Mein Auto: 2006 325
Found how to reset 2006 E90 service light.

After much agony trying to follow instruction found on the web finally was able to get into service mode to do the reset. First I checked the brake pad sensors both front and rear. Here is the procedure that works on my car for doing brake service light reset.

How to reset the BMW 2006 3-Series E90 Service Lights.

1.) Use when Service Light is still on after maintenance or to enter service mode to monitor status.

2.) Place key in ignition.

3.) Press the start button onnce. (no brake needed fort this service reset procedure)

4.) Wait until the service (Lift Icon) goes out after several seconds.

5.) Press and hold odometer reset button until yellow triangle appears. Continue to hold until a service function
(brakes, oil, spark plugs, etc.) icon comes on then release.

6.) Use Up/Dn scroll on left control handle to select service function light you want to reset.

7.) Press BC button once until RESET light comes on.

8.) Press BC again and hold for a few seconds until small clock timer icon times out.

9.) You can scroll Up/Dn to montitor or reset other serice functions.

10.) Once done remove key.

Brake pad sensor is on left front and right rear only.

Brake sensor will read zero ohms when new, 470ohms when pad is worn considerably, and open when Brake service light comes on.

Access to rear brake sensor connnector by removing 4-5 screws holding rear part of inner wheel well liner.
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Old 10-17-2011, 04:36 AM
dougbmw dougbmw is offline
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Mein Auto: 2006 328 XI
What does it reset to for the front brakes? The shop had to it via the computer and they said they did it for 100% but it was for 25000.
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:28 AM
ctuna ctuna is offline
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Shouldn't the car measure the brake pads

Which would mean it wouldn't be a reset for pads.
It would be a reset for brake fluid change though.
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