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Brakes

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by stevie_a, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. stevie_a

    stevie_a Zorg Guru (IV)
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    When out this morning i took the car for a wash, then went into Glasgow city centre

    as i drove into the multi story car park my brake warning light came on

    so on my way home i stopped in to the local accessory shop and purchased a set of front pads and an new sensor wire

    put on new pads in the afternoon but i still have the warning light

    why do you think this is

    my opinion is ether the sensor is not working or i need new pads on the back also

    the front pads i am embarrassed to say were in a shocking state so needed replacing any way

    can you short out the two wires at the sensor just to eliminate a faulty wire?
     
  2. Brian H

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    The sensor wire circuit is a normally closed circuit, you can short out the wires to get rid of the bulb (I found this on my car when I bought it X( ). When you took the front sensor wire off did it look worn? As you said look at the back pads they maybe in a poor state also.
     
  3. swamper

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    you need to rest it.......from my own experience when i did it.

    BMW BRAKE WARNING LIGHT RESET

    Make sure that you replaced the sensor and the brake pads if you did not replace the sensor or pads this will not work. Turn the key to position two (when all of the inspection lights are lit), leave it in this position and leave your driver’s door open a few seconds (between 15 to 90 seconds depending on your car) and it magically resets. If that did not work turn the key to position two and push down on the brake then turn the key off and check to see if it turns off (door must also be open). If this still does not work press down on your brake (hold it pushed down) and turn the key to position two and wait until it turns off. If none of these work please go back and check that you installed the sensor correctly.
     
  4. Brian H

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    Never heard of this Swamper, be interesting to hear if this works for stevie.
     
  5. stevie_a

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    This is why i love Internet forums ... :D

    Thanks swamper... :ymapplause:

    I will just check the rears tomorrow anyway
     
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    I had the identical problem when I changed all of the pads & sensors...................the above really does work............miracles can happen :D ^:)^