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Old 09-07-2010, 03:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I searched through the forum for my question, and even with the advanced search nothing came up.

Here's my question: I have a 2006 X3 and I wanted to get the pads replaced. Everywhere I go they say I need new rotors. I've had this experience with every BMW I've owned, however I have a friend who is well-versed in brake repairs, and they say I don't need to do that, and that I can just tell the place that I ONLY want the pads replaced.

Has anyone ever had this done without replacing the rotors? What was the difference in price?

Also, one other question. I want to get really blue lights and fog lights. Anyone know of a good distributor? I know PIAA is good, but any others? Please let me know if it's specific to my model X3. Thanks everyone!
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A lot of places repair the pads, rotors, and sensor all at once because of a liability issue. If the pads are replaced and the brakes fail due to bad rotors, it can come back to haunt the shop or dealer that installed the pads. Most dealers will only replace everything and not just the pads.
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If your rotors look fine and you have no overheating issues on any corner then just replace the pads :-)
BTW ebay is a good place to start with the lighting, Just double check which bulbs you need before buying as some will offer complete set...
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Recently the electrical functions of my car are going to be dump, so I'm facing this problem 3 days, and after it replace the rely of head lights, then all the function now working properly.
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