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Old 07-16-2004, 06:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How Easy is it to change the pads on a BMW 328i Convertible - on the rear brakes?

My front ones were changed last week, and i got someone to do that for me, and since then the light has come back on the dash- which means my rear ones must need changing now.

Any help?

Also how long does it usually take to do this?
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very easy, untill you get to changing the handbrake... check the FAQ forum
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Pads are a piece of cake. Just be sure when you compress the piston for the new pads that you go very slowly when pushing it back in. Before changing those pads, at least inspect the pad thickness. Being the fronts were changed and the light has come on again it may have something to do with the fronts that were jsut replaced. Not always, but in some cases, once that light comes on, the sensor should be replaced.
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Just in case you haven't, you should also make sure to settle your new brakes. Do this by going about 50mph and slamming on the brakes. This will permanently (until they need changing again, of course) settle the pads, and you will be able to feel a difference in the smoothness of your braking.
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