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Old 06-25-2008, 09:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Brake Lining light?

The brake lining light is constantly on in my 92 318ic. The pads are new, and I recently changed out the master cylinder, bled the brake lines, and the brakes work beautifully. However, this lousy light is still on! Any suggestions?
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Most likely, the brake wear sensors were not replaced.
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Yup. Once the break sensors trip, you need to replace them or the light will not go away.
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The brake lining light is constantly on in my 92 318ic. The pads are new, and I recently changed out the master cylinder, bled the brake lines, and the brakes work beautifully. However, this lousy light is still on! Any suggestions?
Hi Pandora, when I purchased my 97' 328i in 07', my brakes were @ 50%, but I wanted to replace them with ceramic pads, so I ordered the pads, with the idea that I would just use the old wear sensors. To my surprise the front sensor was attached properly to the pad, but the rear was not attached to the pad, it was taped off & secured with a nylon tie & no brake lining light was on! So here I am with new linings & old wear sensors! I don't like any f%#king warning lights on, in my ride, so I found as a temporary fix, you can just touch the end of the wear sensor to ground & then tape it off & secure it out of the way until you get the new ones..............
p.s. this what the previous owner must have done because when I purchased the car the brake lining light was not on, also I don't plan on replacing the wear sensors until my new ceramic's wear out! So I just look @ my pads every now & then..... with all this, YOU just might not find it worth it, to do this, in that case you can just replace them..........
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Brake pad sensors are in the front Drivers side pad and the rear passenger pad. they cost about $5 each and should be plug and play, they just clip onto the brake pad, and then onto the receptor for the sender. My guess is that you do not have any installed at the moment.

I currently have a sensor that wasn't the right size and won't fit on my pad so I just have it tied off to the brake bleeder valve cover so i won't throw a light.
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