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Old 09-30-2009, 07:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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BRAKE and "Car On Lift" Lights ON/OFF/ON/OFF/ON/OFF ??

2008 328XI is NOT under warranty so dealer is NOT an option..

The front tire rubbed through the brake pad sensor wire setting off the BRAKE and "CAR ON LIFT" light on the dash. I replaced the sensor and tried clearing the fault using the Bavarian Technics setup. The fault would not clear until I reset the CBS item for the front brakes and then I could clear the fault. Lights went out and all was good ... ALMOST.

The BRAKE and "Car On LIft" lights seem to come on about 50% of the time when running the car (usually but not always at startup) but go out after running a few minutes. No fault is recorded.

WTF! Evidently I'm missing something in clearing the fault or I need to press the stalk 4 times while the door is open for at least 30 seconds while picking my nose and bouncing on the seat twice to REALLY clear the fault.

Any ideas?

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You need to put in the Konami code: UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, B, A. :-)

I all seriousness, I would go through the steps again to clear the code.
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah,

I ordered a new sensor on the slim possibility there is a problem with the new sensor I installed. Once it comes in I'll install and try clearing the codes and resetting the CBS items again.

Just wondering if anyone has a REAL procedure for resetting via the dash/stalk buttons. I've done a web search and there are as many convoluted procedures to clear this light as there are convoluted forum posters.

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Old 10-06-2009, 07:14 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I followed a procedure from the internet on clearing the lights via the dash and stalk that seems to have worked. I'll Have to give it a few more days before I completely declare success.

I guess I'll need to contact BT about bugs in their system

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How come your car isn't under warranty? It is an 08 after all
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The car is an 08, the car has barely 5K miles, I bought it at an unbelievably low price, and the car is in absolutely beautiful shape now that I repaired the accident damage. Per the accident, it is a previous salvage unit and the warranty is not valid after salvaging.

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