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      11-07-2010, 10:34 PM   #1
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Question Brake sensors for 06,E90 xi ?

I would like to know how many brake sensors do I need for a E90/2006 325xi ? Is it 2 or 4 ?
Should I purchase OEM or if not, which brand is recommended?
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are you getting a warning, if not you dont have to replace them, i didnt. otherwise i think its always safe to go oem and where ever you buy them from can tell you how many you need, all the bmw's ive had have two i dont see why an xi would have four.
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My xi has two sensors. One in the front and another in the back.
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You only need 2 sensors. Id go for OEM, cant go wrong with that
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The only warning I see is when I start the car the car symbol comes up 'Red' and then I check the setting that shows I need about 3k left to change the brake pads. Would this be the warning you mean, or is it something else?
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are you getting a warning, if not you dont have to replace them, i didnt. otherwise i think its always safe to go oem and where ever you buy them from can tell you how many you need, all the bmw's ive had have two i dont see why an xi would have four.
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Once the BRAKE light lights up and stays red while driving that's when the sensor has been tripped. If still not sure u can pull the sensor and see if it has been tripped by seeing if its warn down
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As stated previously, should only be (2) sensors. (1) DS Front/(1) PS Rear
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You only need 2 sensors. Id go for OEM, cant go wrong with that
+2 I tried aftermarket sensors with my e46 and even though they looked identical it would not fit; purchased OEM and it snapped right in.
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