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Old 05-28-2004, 03:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am new to the forum and I have a tech question. I have a 1993 325i and I have a service light on. I don't have an owner's manual so I can't find out what it is. The light is a red circle with 3 dashes on either side of it. Can someone please tell me what this light means?
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is there anything displayed on the OBC (on board computer)

it seems to be a lamp failure
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That light is a warning light for the brake system. I believe that there are two different warning lights for the brakes so you will need to consult your owners manual for clarification. I just read through my manual last week and remember seeing the description of that light in there. Good luck.

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Sorry, I forgot that you didn't have a manual. How rude of me. I'll try to look it up tonight in my manual and post it back to you later.

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That's definitely the brake pad wear sensor light.

There is one sensor located on the front driver side of the car and one on the rear passenger side of the car. Either your front or rear pads will need replacing. If the sensor is still good you can reuse it, if not you will need to replace it if you want the light to go away. It's $10-$15 from the dealer.

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Thanks alot for the info.....I am a new BMW owner, so not having an owners manual and seeing this light kind of scared me. Not is showing on the OBC it says check control ok. I am just glad that it is nothing truly serious. Once again, thanks alot guys and I will be picking your brains for further knowledge on my car car as well as other BMW's.
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