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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 06-05-2004, 08:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ive just recently bought this car and the guy who had it beform took meticulus care of this car, i have only 46k on it and it runs fine all around but when i hit the breaks 90% of the time i get that light whats going on?
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Old 06-06-2004, 02:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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yeah me , too, the Brake Lining light comes on for a few seconds, then goes away. what do I do? I feel like such a n00b to this, I am okay with some tech and such, but stuff liek this(that Ihave dealt with before), is was boggles me.
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Nelson, to the forum. Hope you come back often.

Maybe, ask a dealer/mechanic what it means or pull off all the tires and get a brake inspection. The light means something.

Is this a common problem for your model or other models?
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Brake lining is just your brake pads. You both will need the OEM Pagid pads in the near future. (very near) Goto bavauto.com and look up front and rear brake wear sensors, buy both (they are under 10$) and have them replaced when u get the pads replaced, cause once that light goes on the brake sensor circuit is completed and to close it u need a new sensor... hope this helps! ttyl
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that helps a lot actually, because I was thinking something completely different.
I think I might need a new FluxCapaciter soon too. Damn things just about run out! LOL(Im joking, for those of you who are dumb and have no sense of humor or any movie knowledge)
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lol @ spiff. I actually wanted a DeLorean b4 I bought this peice.
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if you know you have good brakes then just ignore the light, cause it most likely wont go off until you pull the bulb out of the cluster.
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my "Brake Lining" light will come on for a minute at max, then will go away, or blink for a second, same with the brake fluid light, that blinks more then stays on though. Flux Capaciter is gonna cost only 4.75 to fix, should be done soon.
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if you know you have good brakes then just ignore the light, cause it most likely wont go off until you pull the bulb out of the cluster.
lol, come on MrM3. You should no its ajust a simple sensor to replace.
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if you know you have good brakes then just ignore the light, cause it most likely wont go off until you pull the bulb out of the cluster.
Or wait, don't tell me you took the high tech approach and put black electrical tape over it!
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Originally posted by greenlightracer+Jun 7 2004, 06:04 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (greenlightracer @ Jun 7 2004, 06:04 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-MrM3@Jun 7 2004, 04:32 PM
if you know you have good brakes then just ignore the light, cause it most likely wont go off until you pull the bulb out of the cluster.
lol, come on MrM3. You should no its ajust a simple sensor to replace. [/b][/quote]
i replaced my brake lining sensor when i did my brake job and the light still hasnt gone out, and it's on all the time. the only thing keeping me from pulling the bulb out is that i dont think its worth the trouble cause it doesnt bother me that much.
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There is two, one for the front and one for the rear... did u replace both?
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There is two, one for the front and one for the rear... did u replace both?
yes. i actually didnt do it myself. i had my car in the shop to get inspected and they replaced them without asking.
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