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I replace the brake pads front and rear on my BMW x3 2005, but the warning light on the dash still on, how can i get this taken care

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Depending on what warning is on... if it's stating brake sensor then one has come loose or cable got pinched when re-installing. If it's ABS light that needs to be reset w/reset tool.

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