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Old Wed, Sep-13-2006, 06:27:34 PM   #1
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Default How do I disable Brake pad sensor?

mine is completely useless now. i just wanna disable it since the warning light is ALWAYS on right now. Yes i did put new pads. any good way to do it? I have e46 m3.

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mine is completely useless now. i just wanna disable it since the warning light is ALWAYS on right now. Yes i did put new pads. any good way to do it? I have e46 m3.

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The light should not be on unless the sensor was activated. The first time I replaced pads, I cable tied the sensors out of the way and haven't connected them since. If one was activated by pad wear, then you will probably have to plug in a replacement sensor. There is a connection near the caliper where the last foot or so of the sensor wire unplugs. Could be that just removing the sensor end will shut off the light (doubt it).
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If its always on, then the sensor has been tripped and you'll either need a new sensor or you can cut that sensor and strip the wires and short them together to turn off the light. But if you activated the sensor once, you might do it again and 15 bucks for a new sensor is good insurance against possibly serious damage.
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Pull the sensor out of the pad and tie wrap it off.
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well for some reason sensor got messed up after track day. it melted or something. so i was thinking since i tie wrap both front and rear, there should be the way i can disable?
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You can either buy a new sensor and zip tie it to something or cut the cable you have now and short the wires together. Thats how you bypass the system...
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