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Old 03-02-2002, 08:02 PM   #1
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Brake pad wear sensor

alright, my brake pad sensor has come so it means i need new pads. So my question to you is what pads should I get to replace my current ones, where do i get them, and what would I need to replace them?

One last thing.. how long before i cant stop anymore if I baby my brakes until they are fixed?
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Old 03-03-2002, 06:10 PM   #2
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The sensors are very conservative because they monitor only 2 out of 8 pads. So the pad which is sending you the signal is not really down to minimum thickness. The others on that axle might be. Can you peek between your wheel spokes?

In the past with my E30 (1991 325i) I have in every case been able to go a while before getting down to metal. It will depend on your braking style and the actual thickness of your pads.
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Old 03-03-2002, 07:52 PM   #3
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I cant peak behing the spokes, I have the older style bottlecap rim on my car with my snows, so that is not an option. Im assuming that it is the front pads that are connected to the sensors because they receive the most wear. So I guess the sooner the better is the best option in replacing the pads. Thanks.
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