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1994 bmw 540i brake lining sensor message will not go away

Changed the brake pads and sensors but the warning message inside the car still says the brakes need to be changed. We can't figure out how to reset the dates for that sensor on the computer. We tried a method of putting the key in the last position before starting the car, then pushed the odometer button but that did not bring up the reset menu. Also, disconnecting the battery does not clear the message.

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SOURCE: BRAKE WARNING LIGHT

I dunno if this will work on your BMW, but on my BMW Z3 and M3, it was....

Turn the ignition key to position 2, but do NOT start the car. Wait for about 45 seconds and the brake warning message will be reset.

If it doesn't reset, then the brake sensor was damage. You will need to replace the brake sensor. It sounds like you replace the brake right after you saw the warning, so the brake sensor should be okay.

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i have replaced both front/ rear pads, and no matter what the dash light will not go off. I have disconnected both front/rear sensors, and light is still on , any suggestions?

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SOURCE: Resetting brake warning light

Hi , if you turn the ignition on so that all the dash lights are on , do not start the engine and leave on for aprox 45 seconds the brake pad warning lights should go out, regards mark

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SOURCE: how do I RESET BRAKE LIGHT ON 2006 BMW 325I.Brake

that has to be done by a dealership with a BMW specifiic scan tool

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1994 bmw 540i brake lining sensor message will not go away


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I dunno if this will work on your BMW, but on my BMW Z3 and M3, it was....

Turn the ignition key to position 2, but do NOT start the car. Wait for about 45 seconds and the brake warning message will be reset.

If it doesn't reset, then the brake sensor was damage. You will need to replace the brake sensor. It sounds like you replace the brake right after you saw the warning, so the brake sensor should be okay.

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A couple of things to check.
This is only if you replaced the front pads, after the warning light came on.
1. Make sure brake fluid is level and at the max mark
2. Did you replace the front pads sensors with the new pads.If not please do.
3. Check that the rear pads and sensors are not worn and do not require replacing.
4. If all above is good, Drive vehicle for about 5klm and switch off and on it will reset itself

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I hope this helps.

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