BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Replacing A Brake Pad Sensor (Front)

IMPORTANT: The brake pad wear sensor must be replaced once it has been removed (brake pad wear sensor loses its retention capability in the brake pad).

If a brake lining sensor that has already been ground has to be replaced even though the minimum brake pad thickness has not yet been reached, you must observe the following: The new sliding contact must be filed down with a file to the same length as the ground sliding contact.

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Disengage cable guides (2).

Open cover (1) on plug housing.

Disconnect plug connection.

Disengage cable from cable guide (3).

Brakes
Fig. 98: Identifying Cover And Cable Guide

Pull brake pad sensor (1) in direction of arrow out of brake pad.

Installation:

Make sure brake pad sensor (1) is correctly seated in brake pad.

Disengage cable of brake pad sensor from holders (2).

Brakes
Fig. 99: Identifying Brake Pad Sensor

REPLACING A BRAKE PAD SENSOR (REAR)

IMPORTANT: The brake pad wear sensor must be replaced once it has been removed (brake pad wear sensor loses its retention capability in the brake pad).

If a brake lining sensor that has already been ground has to be replaced even though the minimum brake pad thickness has not yet been reached, you must observe the following: The new sliding contact must be filed down with a file to the same length as the ground sliding contact.

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Open housing cover (1).

Disconnect plug connection (2).

Installation:

Ensure proper locking of the plug connector and proper seating of the cable in the brackets.

Brakes
Fig. 100: Identifying Plug Connection And Housing Cover

Disengage cable (1) along marked lines from holders.

Installation:

Ensure proper locking of the holders and proper seating of the cable in the holders.

Brakes
Fig. 101: Identifying Cable Route

Pull brake pad sensor (1) in direction of arrow out of brake pad.

Installation:

Make sure brake pad sensor (1) is correctly seated in brake pad.

Disengage cable of brake pad sensor from holders (2).

Brakes
Fig. 102: Identifying Brake Pad Sensor

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