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Service warning messages

Hi,  I got service reminders to change my rear brake pads. I did this and lights were still on. My garage suggested changing the front ones as well... So I did, and lights still on. They then suggested unplugged battery for an hour or so. That has not worked. Do you know of any override I can perform, before calling BMW???

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  • oghene Mar 14, 2009

    MY brake light and red car on a ramp keeps coming on as will my garage say there is nothing wrong with the bbrakes so I am going to suggest Jeff's theory to them

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Did you change the brake pad wear sensors in the front and rear pads as well? you may have a bad connection or broken wire to the wear sensors on one of the wheels. sometimes there is a sensor on each wheel and sometimes just 1 front side and 1 rear side, the sensor has a single wire and they slide into the inside brake pads, if your brakes wear down to the point of hitting this sensor you need to replace it and they are pretty cheap about $25 for all four you may just try changing them first before spending $80 at the dealer for an hour diagnosis, if you figure anything out let me know so i can help, good luck and please rate this -Jeff

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    jeff r Sep 13, 2008

    and this is it

  • jeff r
    jeff r Sep 13, 2008

    better look

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    jeff r Sep 13, 2008

    that little nub in the center of the first pic will wear off grounding the sensor to the rotor and turning the change brakes light on, check all the wires going to the sensors for breaks or pinched wires its a pretty simple part to change, you don't even have to take the brakes apart they just pull out of the break pads from the center as pictured and the other end unplugs from a wire harness please rate me and good luck -Jeff

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