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#1 (permalink) Old 07-09-2004, 05:46 AM
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My Brake disc/pad warning light has come on, on my dash-display...

I am wondering whether I need to change the pads this weekend, or will it be alright if I leave it a couple of weeks?

Also, do I need to change the discs at the same time as the pads..... my car is a 328i

Should I just change them for normal/stock discs/pads, or should i upgrade them?
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How many miles on the car? You will need a new sensor or sensors (left front/right rear) but if you have no indication of disc warpage (vibration through brake pedal when braking) I would leve the discs alone (unless you want to replace them and they are approaching 100,000 miles). If you do replace them, replace the hold down screws as well.
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the car has 62200 miles on the clock, and i've probably done about 40miles since the light came on.

Do I need to change the pads now - before I do too many more miles?.... or will it be ok for a couple of weeks (approx. 400 miles - got an airport trip to do aswell - down the highway/motorway).

Also sometimes during heavy braking it feels like the pedal is pumping back at me.

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You have time before the change. I have a 328i also. Usually . once that light illuminates, it is recommended that the sensor be changed as well.
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