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2007 3.0 x5 ... brake wear indicator will not reset.. yes I…

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2007 3.0 x5 .....

2007 3.0 x5 ... brake wear indicator will not reset..

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your X5 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes I am mechanic. replaced pads and sensors. sensors are oem

Mechanic's Assistant: Which particular sensor are you asking about? And have any trouble codes been triggered?

Just brake pad wear code on front and rear.. I have power at each plug

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BMW Mechanic: Marty, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago
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Hi, my name is***** are you resetting the brake wear warning? Do you have a scan tool that can reset the condition based service reminder?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I have a fox well.. and we have tried with launch and snap on.. will not reset
I have also cut and tied sensor wires together to try and override. no avail
BMW Mechanic: Marty, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

Ok, have you replaced both the front and rear sensors with OEM sensors? You cannot bypass the sensors.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
hooked up both to plug. no difference
BMW Mechanic: Marty, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

Ok, I've had problems with the aftermarket sensors. Plug in the new OEM sensors at the front and rear and try using the procedure through the instrument cluster. I've attached the steps below.

1. To reset the calculated service remaining distance, follow these procedures.

2. Turn ignition to the "run" position without starting vehicle.

3. Wait until the time/date shows up in the instrument cluster display between the tachometer and speedometer.

4. Press and hold the odometer reset button for a few seconds until a warning triangle appears.

5. Once the warning triangle appears, or very soon thereafter, release the odometer reset button. Once the button is released, the maintenance and service reminders should be accessible by toggling the thumb wheel on the turn signal stalk.

6. Press up and down on the thumb wheel until you can access the reminder which you would like to reset. The remaining mileage, positive or negative, should appear below the icon for the reminder. Negative numbers mean the service is overdue, positive numbers will count down to zero and then start counting up in negative numbers if not reset.

7. Once the reminder you would like to reset is on the display in the instrument cluster, press and hold the Board Computer (BC) button on the end of the turn signal stalk until the instrument cluster display asks "reset?".

8. With "reset?" in the instrument cluster, release and then again press the BC button momentarily. The mileage until the service you want reset will momentarily show several underscores after which it will display the mileage due until the next service.

Let me know how you make out.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
already performed this procedure over and over. no luck
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
both aftermarket and oem sensors
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
door closed. even seat belt on
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I have identical small voltage at each plug
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
either 2 or 20 ohms can't remember exactly
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
don't think this relates but I did recently replace transfer case and actuator.. but has been fine until mileage ran down on brakes. fronts are yellow 600 miles left rears -60 now. will not reset and small red brake light stays on dash
BMW Mechanic: Marty, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

I have had some that have been very reluctant to reset. Have you tried a hard reset on the network by disconnecting the battery cables and joining them together for 5 minutes?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
oh man. I disconnected neg cable yesterday and my windows and sunroof kept opening by themselves. I about lost it. lol
they finally stopped after letting vehicle sit for a while.
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I have no other lights on dash.. but could this be anything to do with dsc not communicating.
BMW Mechanic: Marty, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago
I’d try the hard reset first.
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I will go try it. But b4 I do have u seen this problem with the windows continuing to roll down and moon roof after battery disconnect ??
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
disconnect neg and pos at battery and hold together for 5 min correct
BMW Mechanic: Marty, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago
Not rolling down on their own. After you perform the reset you will need to initialize the windows and sunroof.
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BMW Mechanic: Marty, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago
Correct on the reset.
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Ok. I’ll go try it. Be back shortly thx
BMW Mechanic: Marty, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago
Ok
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
No luck dog. Same as b4
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
yeah. no luck Marty. hard reset didn't work. any other ideas?
BMW Mechanic: Marty, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

Try locking the car and waiting 30 minutes for everything to shut down then repeat the reset procedure through the cluster. I'd also try a new sensor just in case you have a bad one. If you have no luck you may need to perform a software update.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Still no luck Marty.. any other ideas?
BMW Mechanic: Marty, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

Did you try resetting the brake pad % with the Autel?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Tool says it’s reset but no affect on vehicle. I reset wear mileage also and nothing
BMW Mechanic: Marty, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

I'm going to connect to a car in the morning and see if I can come up with a solution.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Thx. Man. I appreciate your effort. Driving me nuts that the vehicle is mechanically perfect and I can’t sell it with this issue. Thx again
BMW Mechanic: Marty, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

You're quite welcome. Just to confirm, you did purchase the sensors from the BMW dealer, is that correct?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
one bmw sensors. I had tried 4 different aftermarket sensors also.
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Both Oem. Sorry. Auto correct
BMW Mechanic: Marty, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

Ok, check the DSC control module and erase any fault codes stored. Then take the car on a road test of about 5 miles or so and then try resetting the brake pad wear. We have found that codes stored in the DSC will prevent the pad life. Road testing has also seemed to help.

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BMW Mechanic: Marty, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

We have also had some where we had to manually enter the brake pad thickness. We have had to try different thicknesses in order to get it to reset.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Just tried all this but the abs/dsc code for rear brake will not clear. Front will for a minute or two but still will not reset and then codes back up.. not sure if this a disc communication issue but I have no dash light on for dsc/abs or traction. If this had an issue wouldn’t it pop up on the dash. Thanks from pulling hair out. ��
BMW Mechanic: Marty, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

What are you getting for fault codes in the DSC? What are the code numbers?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
5f1 3 and 5f1 4
And in the vtg transfer case
55c3
55d0
BMW Mechanic: Marty, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

Haven't forgotten you. Try removing both sensors and installing jumpers. Use the old sensors if you still have them and just bare and twist the two wires together. With the sensors bypassed try resetting the CBS again. You may need to repeat the procedure multiple times in order for it to reset. If you get it reset go ahead and install the new sensors.

Let me know if it works.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thanks Marty. Already did this. Using wires and paper clips. I do have either 20 or 2 ohms on both plugs
BMW Mechanic: Marty, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

Can you try it again using an old sensor? I need to make sure that we have good continuity on your jumpers.

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BMW Mechanic: Marty, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

I measured new sensors today. They measure 0 ohms.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Are the front and rear systems separate. Can we just try fronts first? To see if we have any success. As they are easier access.. I have tried 6 sensors at this point. 4 aftermarket and 2 bmw.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
0 ohms on the connector end or at the plug/harness
BMW Mechanic: Marty, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago
You can reset them one at a time. I had zero ohms at the sensor.
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No luck Marty. Also. I have 0 ohms with key off. With key on 3 ohms at bare wires. Sounds right to me. No ??
BMW Mechanic: Marty, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

I have read about the need to have the time and date set in the OBC in order for the reset to work. I've also heard about having to recode the DSC module.

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BMW Mechanic: Marty, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

I have read about the need to have the time and date set in the OBC in order for the reset to work. I've also heard about having to recode the DSC module.Also, try leaving the key on for 10 minutes without starting the car. I know you've replaced the sensors multiple times but disconnect and closely inspect the terminals in each sensor. I use the Autologic in the shop and have not had too many problems. The most common problem is aftermarket sensors or improperly seated connectors. Sometimes we have to repeat the procedure multiple times. Just throwing out some ideas.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I have the time and date reset.. I have to check my scan tool to see if I can recode the doc module .. that would be my next step.. I have many times checked the connectors and connections. man I appreciate you hanging in there. we will find the issue.. I have well over 8 hours time on this.. I'll keep u posted on my end. thx
BMW Mechanic: Marty, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago
You’re welcome. Try leaving the key on for a good while if you haven’t already tried that.
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I will. Thx
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