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Old 11-29-2015, 10:12 AM
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Brake Service Mode

Hi all,

As you know in order to change the rear brake pads on the F10 it must first be put into service mode to release the electronic handbrake stuff.

I have E-Sys but I gather it cannot be used for this purpose. Is there an idiots guide to the software that *can* do this?

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Old 11-29-2015, 01:50 PM
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I'm not sure what service mode you are referencing - the instruction for pad replacement are attached.
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Old 11-30-2015, 12:52 PM
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Wow, that makes absolutely no mention of the requirement to use diag equipment.

However, other material I've read says things like:

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To change the brake pads, the EMF actuator must be in the fully opened position so
that the brake piston can be pushed back. The BMW diagnosis system can be used to
trigger the EMF actuators and assume the fully opened position. This position is
necessary to change the brake pads. Installation mode is set automatically on reaching
the installation position.
This thread here also links to a thread which explains you need to open the EMF actuator:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=703129

What gives?

I see from the DIY instructions you can remove the actuator but I figured since I had the cables a piece of software might be able to do it in the 'proper' way.
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Old 11-30-2015, 03:18 PM
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Brake Service Mode

Find a copy of rhinegold (Ista?) - service function, emf, enable installation mode
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Old 11-30-2015, 03:40 PM
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Older instructions used the service mode, newer ones use this special tool to rotate the piston with force. Both ways are ok I guess. I think that the easiest way to do it without ISTA is to remove the two screws holding the electric motor, remove motor, then rotate piston easily with some pliers and then push the piston in. Rotate as long as you can, there is a clear stop when you have rotated it completely.
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Old 12-10-2015, 06:29 AM
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You need Rheingold to perform this service function. It's stupid easy w/ it.
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