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      03-09-2007, 12:42 PM   #1
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Reset brake pad warning light on 335i?

Anyone know the procedure for this?

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I'd like a definitive answer for this too, but the answer might lie in this thread.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=42669
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Figured it out!

Push start button twice with the foot off the back and clutch....when check control image disappears and all that is left is current time on the LCD panel of the instrument cluster, press and hold the odometer reset button. After a few seconds, a yellow icon will show up showing that you have service indicator light on. Push and hold the "BC" button of the turn signal stalk until it states "Reset?" let go of the button and push the button back in and hold, a little clock will come up, once the clock graphic besides the reset goes away let go. Turn the car off and resart as normal. The brake light service indicator has now been reset.

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I'd like a definitive answer for this too, but the answer might lie in this thread.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=42669
Thanks! That got me going in the right direction.
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awesome...I have the same problem...I'll try this tonight.
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Figured it out!

Push start button twice with the foot off the back and clutch....when check control image disappears and all that is left is current time on the LCD panel of the instrument cluster, press and hold the odometer reset button. After a few seconds, a yellow icon will show up showing that you have service indicator light on. Push and hold the "BC" button of the turn signal stalk until it states "Reset?" let go of the button and push the button back in and hold, a little clock will come up, once the clock graphic besides the reset goes away let go. Turn the car off and resart as normal. The brake light service indicator has now been reset.

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Tried this a few times, couldn't get it to work. Any ideas anyone?
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      02-05-2009, 05:59 PM   #8
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worked fine for me after a couple of tries. i was letting go of the odo reset button when the yellow icon appeared...don't do this...hold the odo reset button, after about a second when the yellow icon appears continue holding the odo reset button AND hold the BC button. "> Reset?" will appear, release both the BC and the odo reset buttons and then hold BC. A clock animation shows up next to the word "Reset", continue holding the BC button. Once the clock animation disappears, the word "Reset" should be followed by a check mark. And your done.
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      02-05-2009, 06:13 PM   #9
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Yeah, I wish I had known how to do this a few months back. I was talking to someone who used to work for BMW as a service tech, and have the procedure written down at home. Sounds like what was suggested above.

Now I'm also curious to know if there's a similar way to reset the service due warning, so we don't have to spend hundreds of dollars just for routine unnecessary diagnostics.
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      02-05-2009, 10:38 PM   #10
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Here's the dialog I had on AIM with a former BMW Tech. I just changed his name...

Tech: get in driver's seat, shut the door, and insert the key... don't start the engine... then press and hold the trip reset button on the cluster. as you hold it, it should bring up a 'service' triangle... when that happens, press and hold again.
Tech: this SHOULD (operative word) bring you into the services reset menu.... each press of the button should now change the picture on the cluster... things like an oil lamp, a picture of a radiator, the brake pad warning symbol, etc...
Tech: anything that is overdue will show red. services coming due will show yellow. services NOT due are green
Tech: when you find the 'rear brakes' symbol, press and hold again. it will come up with a 'reset?' press and hold again.... it should reset at this time.
Tech: now here's the rub
Tech: instead of resetting, occasionally it will bug. it will begin to show your brakes as 25,000 or so miles overdue.
Tech: the only fix you'll be able to do, is try to reset it a few more times. if it still doesn't work, drive around the block and try again. if it STILL doesn't go... then you must go to the dealer and they'll have to hook up
Ksfrogman: so what the dealer does is slightly different?
Tech: no
Tech: but they have an option you don't, by hooking up the diag tool (which has been upgraded since I left, so I don't even know what it is)
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brake pad light reset

when changing brake pads you have to change pad sensor as well, this is due to
the cluster stores your old pad senosr in it`s memory and though you chaned your pads it still thinks you have the old set in as it has not seen a change in the pad sensor.
once reset brake pad change, it will default at 6,000 miles then change once driven a few miles.
hopes this helps. took a long time to find this out.
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      02-05-2010, 04:56 PM   #12
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Sorry to revive such an old thread but i tried this, i reset every option available and the red brake light is still on. The brakes cannot be bad i can see TONS of pad left and car only has 13k miles. I dont want to have to take of my jb3 and buy a scan tool just to clear any possible tuner codes just to drive an hour to have the dealer just reset it. UGH this is frustrating. Anybody have the same problem i am having?
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nevermind i went out to drive it to work and the light was gone. thanks
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      03-18-2010, 04:44 PM   #14
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I have a similar situation, but in my case when I reset the brakes it work, but then I went back the a day later and held the reset button again and now it doesnt show me the mileage and is lit up in yellow

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when changing brake pads you have to change pad sensor as well, this is due to
the cluster stores your old pad senosr in it`s memory and though you chaned your pads it still thinks you have the old set in as it has not seen a change in the pad sensor.
once reset brake pad change, it will default at 6,000 miles then change once driven a few miles.
hopes this helps. took a long time to find this out.
Correct the reset wont work unless you actually service the car and replace the brake sensor or sensor/brakes.
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I have the same issue as lamia2super, it doesnt show me the mileage and is lit up in yellow
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did you find any solution?

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I have a similar situation, but in my case when I reset the brakes it work, but then I went back the a day later and held the reset button again and now it doesnt show me the mileage and is lit up in yellow

look
did you find any solution?
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did you find any solution?
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When the brake pad warning light is reset it will show up in yellow...when it is red that means service is needed
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I'm also getting the service brake light with no mileage, I took it to the local dealership, scanned the key and the service message says the brakes are 372K miles past due. I'm at 51K miles now and they were all serviced at 31K miles. The dealership offered to investigate this for $115.

I tried the reset steps listed above a few times, with no immediate changes, maybe this afternoon when I drive home from work it'll be off.

BTW - I also got a quote (if they actually need to be replaced) of $620 for the front brakes to be serviced and $620 for the rears.
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Don't know if you guys are still looking for answers for the yellow service brake light w/o mileage. I just changed my brakes today (rear) and ran into this problem. Basically I replaced my rear pads w/o replacing the sensor, and then reset the yellow service brake light (which at the time still had about 1000 miles on it). After resetting it, the yellow brake service light remain lit but w/o mileage. Furthermore, I got the car on the red car on the lift light along with the red service light.

The good thing is that I have a rear sensor handy, but originally I decided not to change it to see if I could get away with it since it was not triggered. So I took out the old sensor and replaced with the new one. After that, I reset the yellow service brake light, and it registered 30,000 miles. And after a while the red car on the lift light and the red brake light was also cleared.

So... the moral of the story is that one must always replace the sensor with the pads. I know that there are plenty of posts that says this... but I guess I just have to learn it the hard way. Also I find the BC brake service indicator to be pretty useless. I took the pads out and they still had quit a bit of life in them... I think next time I am just going to wait until the brake sensor get's tripped, since they have to be replaced anyways regardless if they are tripped or not.

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i just tried the reset on my car after installing new rear pads, rotors and sensor. i stuck the key in the ignition with foot off of the clutch and pressed the start button once. then i held the odo reset button until the yello abs light came on. then i held the bc button on the turn signal stalk. the word reset appeared and i let go of all buttons and pressed the bc button and held it. a clock appeared next to the word reset and made an animation of the clock hand moving. after this the red brake light is still on on my car. i am going to have to wait to see if it goes off after i drive it around later.
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