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Old 02-09-2009, 06:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Check brake linings help

I have a 97 540I that keeps telling me to check the brake linings... what does that mean? How do i fix that?
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It either means the brake pads are worn low or the brake wear sensor or sensors are faulty, there are 2, 1 in the front & 1 in the rear......

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Here is a link to show you how the sensors attach to the brake pads....

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thanks man... I'll check it out in the morning.
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My e39-530 is not showing the brake wear indication when the pads are worn & therefore every time I have to replace the pads & the rotors together. Any hints on the reasons????
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My e39-530 is not showing the brake wear indication when the pads are worn & therefore every time I have to replace the pads & the rotors together. Any hints on the reasons????
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wish I had your problem! My sensors tell me to CHECK BRAKE LININGS even after I had pads, rotors, and sensors (twice) replaced.
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