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Old 09-19-2019, 02:44 PM
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can I replace the brake and speed sensor lines from the car

The plastic housing on the plugs for the speed sensor and brake wear sensor have dry rotted and crumbled when touched as I replaced both of these sensors in my right rear wheel housing. Is it possible to replace these lines? I see them go into the car, but where do they go? Is it possible to just replace the ends? I can ginger plug them in to the sensors that go to the wheel and press them in firmly with an allen wrench (pressing where there is no cable), but I would feel better with a secure end on it like they once had.

I'll try to get pictures later.

I tried searching but only can find threads about replacing the lines from the harness to the wheel.
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Old 09-20-2019, 03:50 AM
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You don't need to go back to all the way to the harness , you can buy the plugs from the agent ( the plastic part ) and only replace it . I recently bought some of these plugs and it was not very expensive.
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Old 09-20-2019, 06:08 AM
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You don't need to go back to all the way to the harness , you can buy the plugs from the agent ( the plastic part ) and only replace it . I recently bought some of these plugs and it was not very expensive.
can you send a link to where you bought the plugs?
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Old 09-20-2019, 06:34 AM
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can you send a link to where you bought the plugs?
I'd be interested in this as well
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Old 09-20-2019, 10:40 AM
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The plastic housing on the plugs for the speed sensor and brake wear sensor have dry rotted and crumbled when touched as I replaced both of these sensors in my right rear wheel housing. Is it possible to replace these lines?
I tried searching but only can find threads about replacing the lines from the harness to the wheel.
Since you have not yet posted pictures, I'm not sure the lines you are talking about but if they are the ones in this thread, you might try the solution posted here:

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=950492
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Old 09-20-2019, 11:20 AM
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Perfect. Exactly what I was looking for. I need the brake wear sensor and the speed sensor. I'll hunt them down now! Thanks so much!
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