View Full Version : Brake Pad Light.

07-28-2004, 08:42 AM
On Saturday after some hard driving my brake pad light came on. I knew I needed some front pads soon cause I could see them through the rims. Anyways, I replaced the pads, rotors, and sensor. The backs are still good.
Does this light go out on its own or do I need a reset.

07-28-2004, 08:51 AM
the light turns on because the brake wear sensor is touching the rotors, once you replace everthing, the sensor is no longer touching the rotor and the light should be off, if the light is still on make sure the wire of the sensor isn't rubbing against the rim, also check your brake fluid level

07-28-2004, 12:23 PM
I think that with BMW's, once the sensor is tripped it needs to be replaced. They're like $20 or something at the dealer. The sensor wears down with the pad .

07-28-2004, 12:55 PM
^^ that's what i thought

07-28-2004, 01:56 PM
that is true, but some people like to save some money, unless the sensor is completely worn out then you must buy one, once any part of the sensor touches anything metallic the light will turn on

07-28-2004, 02:09 PM
when u get brakes serviced at the dealer, i think they just replace the sensor, well i remember from benz they use new hardware for everything

07-28-2004, 02:11 PM
Jon you are also correct, but we also replace things even when they don't need replacing at Benz, that's where all the money comes from :D

07-28-2004, 02:17 PM
just cut the wires, twist them 2 together, and tape it up.... no more brake pad light :)

07-28-2004, 02:35 PM
you guys are too much!!!!!!!

Anyways I put a new sensor and talked to my friend whos a Bimmer Mechanic and he told me to turn the ignition key on (don't start the engine) for 30 sec. and it will go out. Well he was right!

07-28-2004, 02:36 PM
I was serious :(

07-28-2004, 02:37 PM
Me too!
I still want my sensor to work ya know!!!
Too much. Thats what I used to do back in day!

07-28-2004, 11:20 PM
yea i would just cut it... not that important to have a pad sensor...