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      07-07-2008, 11:19 PM   #23
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well... allow me to throw a wrench in your theories. I recently had 29.2 put on my car (long story) and a few days ago had the red car on lift come on AGAIN. It had been reset by the dealer multiple times prior to 29.2. I figured I would try the service menu reset, and bam, it worked
+1; Well; the dealer updated my progman 29.2 to eliminate this, it did- for a while; today the red car on a lift and brake light on my car turned on again; hopefully it's because my pads are thin and nothing else.
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      07-08-2008, 11:12 AM   #24
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Just got a call from my SA. He said a service bulletin applied to my car but wasn't aware of a specific software version update.

From memory, I believe the bulletin was 240808, but I can't find it on the forums here. Is anyone able to look that up to see what it entails? Going to pick it up in an hour.
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      07-08-2008, 01:09 PM   #25
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24 08 08 is just a Service Brake Light reset Hopefully it won't return.
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      07-08-2008, 03:53 PM   #26
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this is ridiculous. I'm going to try and reset mine again
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how many of u guys with the red light issue have procede? I know it sounds crazy, but the red light always seems to come on shortly after putting procede back in for me...
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mine came on during a period that I had JBX in.....
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mine just came on...front,back and brake fluid at 23K. hope they are changed and it is not a progman issue.

how did it work out for you guys?
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mine just came on...front,back and brake fluid at 23K. hope they are changed and it is not a progman issue.

how did it work out for you guys?
Mine never came back on since the reset. However, I have that notorious brake squeak when I accelerate, which I'm not sure is related or not.
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Mine just came on tonight. I checked the OBC and rear pads still have 3k miles left and fronts have 19k miles. No other clues just that dang red car on lift and brake light on. From this tread it looks to be just the sensor? Taking the car in first thing to see whats up and maybe get the rear pads changed while I'm there. I wonder if its got anything to do with the new wheel/tires set that I just got installed in the morning....
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Mine just came on tonight. I checked the OBC and rear pads still have 3k miles left and fronts have 19k miles. No other clues just that dang red car on lift and brake light on. From this tread it looks to be just the sensor? Taking the car in first thing to see whats up and maybe get the rear pads changed while I'm there. I wonder if its got anything to do with the new wheel/tires set that I just got installed in the morning....
Mmm... Are you saying the car didn't like the new wheels?
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the red car on a lift warning light came on today when I started my car accompanied by my brake sign on...like my parking brake is engaged...I know its not.

did some research on here and it seems that is has happened to many others. Seems the pad sensor might be bad, or it needs to be reset.

has anyone had this problem recently? Very annoying....I really dont want to take my car to my dealer for something like this.

is there someway I can reset it myself? my pads are newish, had them swapped for low dust models about 10k miles ago. I know they are not worn out.
You cant reset it yourself. I had the same problem and the first time I brought it in, they did a reset. The second time, they asked bmw what to do and were told a few hours later to update the entire software (my car was there for the whole day).
Reason told by the SA was that the dealership (diff. one) didnt do the prep properly before selling me the car.
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      12-08-2008, 02:51 AM   #34
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I am having the problem again and its the 3rd time the indicator has come on.
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So at 30K kms, it would almost be impossible that the brakes will really need to be changed??

Mine just went on too but sounds like lots of you guys are saying its just a malfunction!!

I'll try the reset tomorrow, otherwise, I'll have to take it in and get re-prog...

Scared the crap outta me cuz I just boosted my wife's car and it came on after I started the car again after the boost!
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dealership has had my car for three days with this issue. they are planning on giving it back in 4 more days.....anyone else think this is a little ridiculous for a brand new e90 335i?
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dealership has had my car for three days with this issue. they are planning on giving it back in 4 more days.....anyone else think this is a little ridiculous for a brand new e90 335i?
Well you cant do much..get a free bmw loaner from them and use it in the meantime..
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      12-14-2008, 07:11 PM   #38
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this just happen to me a few days ago. its going in tomorrow =/... i swear i hate this computer on the car.. it always seems to have some sort of issue. And now its costing my time to bring it in and such.
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      12-14-2008, 08:01 PM   #39
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I am having this happen to0. I am not bringing my car into the dealer for something like this (I am out of warranty). I am wondering, is there a way to bypass the sensor?
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I have an appointment tomorrow for mine, the lift and lights have been on for 3 weeks. I switched my wheels yesterday, back to stock for the winter. I checked frt & rr pads and they look fine. So, I wonder what they are going to do tomorrow, I have 30k on my car, I kinda hope they still replace them, I have heard of a few guys having them replaced at much lower miles.

I'll check back in tuesday when I pick it up.
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I have an appointment tomorrow for mine, the lift and lights have been on for 3 weeks. I switched my wheels yesterday, back to stock for the winter. I checked frt & rr pads and they look fine. So, I wonder what they are going to do tomorrow, I have 30k on my car, I kinda hope they still replace them, I have heard of a few guys having them replaced at much lower miles.

I'll check back in tuesday when I pick it up.
i have the same problem as you but it seems that everything is functioning fine.
tell me what the dealers tell you, maybe it'll save me a trip there. thanks
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So at 30K kms, it would almost be impossible that the brakes will really need to be changed??

Mine just went on too but sounds like lots of you guys are saying its just a malfunction!!

I'll try the reset tomorrow, otherwise, I'll have to take it in and get re-prog...

Scared the crap outta me cuz I just boosted my wife's car and it came on after I started the car again after the boost!
i've had the EXACT same problem....i've tried the re-set thing on my car but i can't get into the menu to choose to reset anything. all i get is the yellow triangle then nothing for a few seconds then a whole bunch of really small mumbo/jumbo of numbers and letters.
I officially HATE my bmw, can't not wait until my lease is up in 15 months and will be getting my STi back without all this electronic crap that goes wrong!!! URGH!!! worst 50 grand ever spent!!!!
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Wow what a headache. I read this entire thread and it appears there is no DIY fix to get rid of the "red car on lift" and "parking brake light". This is a new car to me and it is out of warranty.

Anyone else have an idea? I wonder what the dealer will charge to clear this problem(or atleast temporarily clear the problem). Can someone fill me in on what Progman and 29.2 is?? I am guessing a software upgrade??

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Checked my rear brakes and the pads and sensor were worn pretty bad. Changed them out and the codes are now all gone...
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