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Braking System Warning
04-12-2019, 01:06 PM,
#1
Braking System Warning
This morning I heard the gong and some warning was triggered: "Braking System, Continue journey at moderate speed, brake pads need to be replaced, have brake pads checked by service".
Stopped at Tyremart Menlyn, took off the 4 tyres and they saw the one rear sensor 'not set properly'. Warning still persists. My pads are fine, what I think what happened is that the sensor got damaged, false triggered. If i buy new sensors from Goldwagen, and have that fitted, will the warning be gone? I am 100% sure there is nothing wrong, but obviously the stealers want me to book the car in. It's on 156 000 km.
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04-12-2019, 01:40 PM,
#2
Braking System Warning
There is a sensor on the right back or left front.
It's possible for one sensor to go and trigger the entire front and rear warnings.

Once the sensor has been replaced, you will need to clear the faults, either via diagnostics tools or via the dash controls
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04-12-2019, 01:53 PM, (This post was last modified: 04-12-2019, 01:54 PM by SubLoaded.)
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RE: Braking System Warning
I'm assuming the sensor is shot but before replacing, the sensor, try reset via the cluster (YouTube this if you don't know how).

If that does not work, plug in an OBD2 scanner (whatever it's called) and reset it via there. I had trouble resetting mine and then realized that the handbrake had to be "up" before doing so.

Edit: Can't remember if handbrake needs to be "up" or "down" but you can try either.

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04-12-2019, 02:04 PM,
#4
RE: Braking System Warning
Will do it tomorrow morning, the reset I normally perform from the dash is where you reset the mileage, my mileage still shows 24 000, so I have low hope of this working. Anybody know of any tyre places in Menlyn/PTA East that will do the OBD reset?
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04-12-2019, 02:21 PM,
#5
RE: Braking System Warning
Just go get two sensors?

take it from there...

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04-12-2019, 04:33 PM,
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RE: Braking System Warning
(04-12-2019, 02:21 PM)Nick Wrote: Just go get two sensors?

take it from there...

You still need to reset it after replacing the sensors.. My E series wasn't so finicky iirc

Current: F10 520D M Sport
Current: Audi A4 B8.5 1.8T
Ex: E92 325i M LCI
Ex: E90 323i Exclusive LCI
Ex: E90 320i Individual LCI
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05-12-2019, 09:11 AM,
#7
RE: Braking System Warning
They have just replaced the rear sensor, and the warning lights are still on.
I have to re-iterate this is not the normal warning for brake pad wear that you reset the mileage in the cluster.
It will at least require an OBD2 'reset', so if there's anyone more or less in the PTA region willing to assist, I'll appreciate it.
My pads are fine, so I feel comfortable driving fast, but it's annoying as hell, and to explain to anyone that happens to be in the car....
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05-12-2019, 10:23 AM,
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Braking System Warning
Not in PTA, but can assist if needed. You welcome to PM me
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05-12-2019, 11:37 AM,
#9
RE: Braking System Warning
FINAL UPDATE

Took it to BMW, they said I should replace the front sensor, git it from Goldwagen, fitted, problem solved.
I still assume it was those terrible roads that caused some excessive vibrations.
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05-12-2019, 11:53 AM,
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RE: Braking System Warning
Jees, Imagine that...


Thanks Nick!

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