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Brake warning light on,beeper sounds when car is driving

Replaced brakelight switch and rear disc pads,checked fluid level and front pads.Warninglight still on and beeping still sounds when you start driving forward

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  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    When i start the car up it does not come on

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    brake light warning light on..No leaks,disconnected e.b. lever switch...still on,disconnected fluid level switch...still on????

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    what can i do to have thisd sorted out

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Sounds like the sound when you leave the handbrake on. The same light as the low brake oil level will come on with the handbrake. And the warning sound coming from the cluster will come on if you leave the handbrake on and start driving to warn you that you left it on. Guessing your handbrake is not on and that your brake level sensor on the master cylinder is good (on the cap) check your handbrake switch and the wires there. You can unplug it and try it like that or you might have to bypass the 2 wires in the connector together. I can't remeber if with the handbrake on if it closes the circuit or the opposite. Once you have the connector in your hand you can unplug it with the car running and see if the light goes off. If not you can jump the 2 wires and see then. Or just check the switch isn't staying stuck. You'll see more once the handrake console is off. Just look around the mechanism of the handbrake and you'll find the switch.

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Here are your service intervals:

NOTE Besides Oil changes there are inspection intervals I & II

http://www.savagebmw.com/Service/content_service_Intervals.htm

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Redmondeo34


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I hope this helps.

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