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Mini Cooper 2004 Brake Pad Warning Light Reset

I replaced the pads, rotors, and sensors, how do you reset the pad sensor light? I thought it may go off by replacing the warn sensor.

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One method describes just turning the key to position 2 and giving it about 30 seconds and that it will reset on its own. A manual method is described here:

Mini Cooper Reset Service Indicators

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Obviously the wear sensor has made contact with the rotor and is already damaged. You're not even suppose to resuse the wear pad sensor if its worn or damaged anyways.The way how the sensor works is that it must make contact to the rotor to complete the wear pad light indicator circuit. There is no mentioning that he replaced the the wear pad sensor with a new one.

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- there is a procedure required in order to turn off the light/warning. With the ignition off, step on and hold the brake pedal. Now, while holding the brake pedal down, turn on the ignition switch to position 2 (just before cranking). Hold the brake pedal until the BRAKE light is off. Tada, the warning is gone and reset.

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