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2005 BMW X5 How do I reset brake wear sensor? And the brake light is on. Just replaced rotors and pads

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  • morewaysthan Jul 15, 2010

    This is great! I appreciate being able to try and fool the system w/o replacing a seemingly good sensor. Yet, if it fails, then I will do what I gotta do.. Much appreciated!!

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Turn the key to 'on' but do not start the car. The light will reset itself in about 45 seconds. 1. Turn key forward until power comes on (just short of starting)
2. Let sit for 2 mins.
3. Turn off.
When you restart, the light should be off.
If The above procedure does not resets then there is a possibility that either the sensor connections have got cracked or loose or the sensor circuit itself is got faulty and needs replacement. To confirm the fault in sensors .Try this procedure:-- You need to do is disconnect the brake-sensor connector in the wheel-well box and then just short the two wires in the harness side of the connector.

The wire short would close the sensor circuit, which would simulate normal operation, which would turn off the light on the dash.
If pulling out the short then turned the brake warning light back on, you'd then have pretty positive proof that the sensor was bad.
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