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2003 BMW 325I has brake pads (yellow) indicator waring sign

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2003 BMW 325I has brake pads (yellow) indicator waring sign is on.I have checked the brakes and rotors are fine.try to clear light with Gensis comuter,don't how to do it.need help.thanks.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 8 years ago.



You might have a sensor that is bad that sits on the brake pads. I believe they mostly are on the front pads but sometimes are on the front and rear pads. There is a small wire going to both sensors that sit inside the pad. The sensor may be bad or the wire going to the sensor may be broke. If either is the case, you might be able to just replace the sensor itself. You may have to do a little digging to get one without the pads, but you still should be able to do so.

Customer: replied 8 years ago.

Hey, thanks for prompt respond,I checked sensors all sensor are look ok.what else can I do.

Expert:  AMEDEE replied 8 years ago.
Are there any codes?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
No code,Just Frown warning light.
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 8 years ago.

Reset Brake Pad/Lining Wear Warning Indicator Lamp


NOTE: There is no specific reset procedure for the "Brake Lining" Wear Indicator.

The brake pad wear symbol lights up when the brake pad sensor is interrupted.
The indicator remains on until the ignition is switched off.
The indicator is no longer activated after the ignition has been switched on for 30 seconds and the interruption at the brake pad sensor has been corrected.
** Editors Note **

If the "Brake Lining" Wear Warning Indicator remains lit after pad and/or sensor replacement,

Turn ignition ON.
Wait 30 seconds.
Start engine. If the above procedure is not successful,
Test wiring circuit for continuity, power and ground.
Test Instrument Cluster and clear faults.
Reset Brake Pad Indicator Message :

To turn the brake pad warning message ("Check Brake Pads") off, on vehicles with High line cluster (IKE - Instrument Cluster Electronics) after brake pad and/or sensor replacement:


1) Switch on ignition,
2) Wait 30 seconds,
3) Brake pad warning message switches off.

NOTE : If the above procedure is not successful, connect vehicle to DIS tester, access instrument Cluster/IKE, then "clear fault memory".




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Expert:  AMEDEE replied 8 years ago.
Did you have any further questions?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
thank you
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 8 years ago.

Thanks for the accept!


Good luck!

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