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Old 01-08-2005, 03:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My brake pad indiciator lamp/light stays on. The brake pads in the back are new and the front pads look fine within specifications. Can anyone tell me what may be the problem and/or how to get the light off.
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you need to replace the sensor because it was not replaced during the last pad change.
The sensor is a 1 time use sensor. It wears down against the rotor when your pads are low enough and trips the light on the OBC. Get a new sensor from the dealership or bavauto or some place and replace the worn out sensor.
You have two. One in the front driver side, one in the rear passenger side. Only one needs to be worn out for the light to illuminate.
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you need to replace the sensor because it was not replaced during the last pad change.
The sensor is a 1 time use sensor. It wears down against the rotor when your pads are low enough and trips the light on the OBC. Get a new sensor from the dealership or bavauto or some place and replace the worn out sensor.
You have two. One in the front driver side, one in the rear passenger side. Only one needs to be worn out for the light to illuminate.
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Thanx for the info. I'll pull the wheels and replace the bad sensor.



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how do you make the light go out without replacing these sensors?
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you short the senor wires, which is the same as replacing the sensor. There's no "trick" to make the light go out other than to simply replace them. Go to bavauto.com and order some for 15$
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