I looked at a car i would like to buy..BMW 2004 3 series but when u take off the handbrake the dash light changes from red to orange... (like its warning theres something wrong) wat could the problem be?
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Re: hand brake light wont go out
This sounds like the brake pads may have worn down and the sensors have lit the warning light on the dash, check the brake pads and if the thickness of the pad is at about 3mm then a new set of pads and sensor will be required
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There are several things that can make a hand brake stick on. It possible the cable attached to the leaver has come off it guide. There is a cable running from each rear wheel to the handbrake leaver , a inner cable running through a outer housing , chick that the inner cable is free to move back and forward . if all the cables are free to slide adjust the rear brakes and hand brake as instructions . Slacken off the hand brake cable adjustment. Jack up the rear wheals and adjust the brake shoes till the brakes lock, then back off till the wheels are free to turn. Then pull the hand brake leaver on two clicks and adjust the hand brake cable till the rear wheels just start to bind, release the hand brake leaver and check the wheels are free to turn.
you can't. there's those star nuts that are supposed to do it, but they don't work. You can access the star legs through the access hole on the drum. spin them till the drum stops. Test the hand brake and you'll find it still doesn't stop the car while moving. BMW engineering.....brilliant.
check your brake fluid level i had same problem on a different car with handbrake light staying on and when i checked brake fluid it was on minimum light went back to normal after topping up fluid in the reservoir check the fluid "DOT" rating before buying this should be on the cap (ie DOT 4 fluid only)
sounds like brake pad sensor damaged or did you forget to put in new pads or removed? if its got one.
low fluid in brake reservoir can cause light to stay on also
or hand brake light switch shorted to earth have seen coins jammed in there b4
hi, as a general rule as i have never worked on a bmw if you take away the moulding from around the hand brake there are two wires connected into the handbrake unit with a couple of nuts you just adjust the nuts accordingly hope this helps
Hi, if you lift the hand brake gaitor that covers the lever you will see what looks like a spring with a washer and a clip passing through the washer. Release the handbrake lever to release tension on the cable then unclip the clip from the washer, then you will need to remove one wheel bolt to gain access to the adjuster rod. Raise the rear wheels so that they rotate freely and look through the hole left by the removed wheel bolt untill you see a toothed wheel. Using a long screwdrive you will need to adjust this wheel untill the road wheel does not move then wind the toothed wheel backwards (approx 6 teeth) do this for both wheels, once done fully release the hand brake lever and the clip should relocate in the washer, this should then have adjusted the hand brake
you must check the layout first if the layout is ok then trace from the dash boards connection and you will know what wrong with the dash board lighting system,.after that contact your auto eletrician to re-connect the wires in the dash board.thank you