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      02-12-2013, 08:20 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by 335M_PR View Post

My 09 N54 coupe has approx 57K and its due for the replacement of the front brake pads. I had the dealership quote me $265 for the replacement including the pads, sensors and labor. Do you think its worthwhile?

I looked for some stoptech pads and found the pair for $75 at Amazon with free shipment. Also, I've heard that the sensors are $25 each at bavauto. So thats about $125 in parts plus maybe $50 in labor at an outside shop. Total $175! My question is, do the sensors need to be replaced with the pads? Has anyone been able to reuse the original? Have anyone found them cheaper elsewhere? Finally, is the sensor replacement something difficult or is it straightforward? I may consider doing the replacement myself...

Thanks for your help!
I came across this DIY video today. Not bad