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Old 07-29-2013, 01:46 PM
lovedashlights lovedashlights is offline
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i know dead horse im sorry

ok i am new to the forums and to bmw's i just picked up a 04 745li and its got famous brake light.. and the brake light warning

so my question is can i replace the sensors without brand new pads? orginal owner did pads and rotors about 10k ago and they are still in very good shape. or is there anyway to just disable them? i am OCD when it comes to maitanace on my cars and i dont need a light to tell me when to change them. thanks guys
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:48 PM
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You can reset it if your brakes and sensor are still good if not just buy a sensor and replace them u still have to reset it just hold down the odometer button till the menu pops up

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Old 07-29-2013, 11:26 PM
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If you really need to bypass the wear sensor you can short the wires together at the sensor connector.

But a new sensor is not very expensive and gives you a warning that the pads will need to be changed in XX miles. It is a two stage sensor made with a 250 ohm resistor shunted with a wire loop. The wire loop is embedded closer to the surface of the pad. This allows the CBS to calculate the wear rate and predict when the pads need to be changed.
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:49 PM
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Just buy new sensors, they are $20 each from FCPEuro.com

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