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How do I reset the brake indicator in dash of 2007 BMW x3 . I have replaced the brake pads but not sensors. Lightis still on in dash.

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SOURCE: 2005 BMW X 3 service interval reset

Hi geonkm, if you look on the instrument clusteryou will see 2 buttons in the lower centre part of the dash, make sure the ignition is swiched off, press and hold the left button and turn the ignition on to the first position keep holding the button down until you see the display change, then lift you finger and press and hold again untill reset appears ( normally after aprox 5 seconds ) it will also flash, once this happens lift your finger again then press and release straight away, this should reset the service indicator. regards mark ps you may want to print this off prior to trying to reset to make it easier to follow, good luck

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Mini Cooper 2004 Brake Pad Warning Light Reset

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:

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SOURCE: BMW 5 series - 2005 model - resetting service & waring lights

this needs to be done with a european capable scan tool,check around to see if someone has this tool, no other way sorry

Posted on May 19, 2009

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If the pads have been replaced then a new sensor will also have been replaced. The light will stay on but keep the ignition on and after about 20 seconds the light will go out as the DSC system will have recognised a new sensor has been fitted.

If however your trying to reset the light without having replaced the pads then unfortunately due to the design of the sensor you wont be able to fit it onto the brake pad. Unless by doing a true backstreet garage job and just connecting the sensor but not to the pads!!! I do not recommend this however!

Hope this helps!

Posted on May 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Reset ''Service Oil'' sensor on a 1985 BMW 325E off dash console

Call your local BMW dealer and ask them...should be free!
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Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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