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Old 01-06-2007, 11:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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whats this light mean????

im new to bmw's, got a 1993 325i yesterday and im trying to learn as much as i can.
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Old 01-07-2007, 12:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Your front and/or rear brakes have worn down to the sensor. You now have 2mm of pad left until the brakes go metal to metal. You will most likely need new rotors to go with the pads and a new wear sensor.
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Your front and/or rear brakes have worn down to the sensor. You now have 2mm of pad left until the brakes go metal to metal. You will most likely need new rotors to go with the pads and a new wear sensor.
ok but theres new brakes rims and tires all around?????
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Old 01-07-2007, 12:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
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ok but where the sensors replaced when the new pads were put on? If not, your warning light would still be lit. 2 sensors --one front one back, driver's side i believe. You should be able to get for 10bux or so at your local autohaus
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ok but where the sensors replaced when the new pads were put on? If not, your warning light would still be lit. 2 sensors --one front one back, driver's side i believe. You should be able to get for 10bux or so at your local autohaus
ok thanks, this is my first bmw, so im learning along the way...
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If the light was out after they put new brakes and wheels on the car and now the light has just come on they may have routed the sensor wire incorrectly and it has worn through on the wheel causing the light in the dash to come on. But if the light was on before they did the brakes is still on you more than likely need a new sensor.
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no the light was on before...im guessing no new sensors were put on....ill check it out. thanks
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If you need extra help take a photo for us of the brake pads. We can determine whether the pads are new or if it's just poor workmanship and lack of replacing a sensor.
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Your front and/or rear brakes have worn down to the sensor. You now have 2mm of pad left until the brakes go metal to metal. You will most likely need new rotors to go with the pads and a new wear sensor.
not always true, my lights been on for almost a year, sensor went bad....
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