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Old 09-26-2015, 01:12 PM
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Welcome and Brake Pad wear light

Hi guys,

I'm new to the forum and BMW. Before my BMW world I rode a ST1300. Now I'm on a K1200GT - 2007.

I just replaced the tires and brake pads. Tires - Road Pilot 4 GT. I replaced the pads because the red wear warning light had come on. Even though I replaced the pads the wear light has stayed on. Am I being dumb, is there something simple I am missing?

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Old 09-26-2015, 01:24 PM
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Re: Welcome and Brake Pad wear light

Welcome to the asylum Tommy! There is a wear sensor in the pads that may be causing the issue...someone will come along and explain. Congrats on the new bike! How about a picture?
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Re: Welcome and Brake Pad wear light

If you replaced the pads yourself, there is another step you have to do to clear the break pad warning fault from the ECU. The dealer can do this or you can do it with a GS-911 tool. The warning needs to be cleared by someone with the proper equipment.*********MdMn****
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Re: Welcome and Brake Pad wear light

Thanks guys. That's very helpful to know.
I'll post a picture soon.
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Re: Welcome and Brake Pad wear light

For the newer models of K1200GT you don't need a visit to the dealer or a GS911 to clear the brake pad warning light, just get up to speed (60-80KmH) and actuate the front brake lever 4 or 5 times in a row, you don't need to stop or fully brake, just slowly actuate the lever and warning will go off.

p.s.of course, if you have access to a GS911 you can also clear the warning with it.
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Re: Welcome and Brake Pad wear light

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For the newer models of K1200GT you don't need a visit to the dealer or a GS911 to clear the brake pad warning light, just get up to speed (60-80KmH) and actuate the front brake lever 4 or 5 times in a row, you don't need to stop or fully brake, just slowly actuate the lever and warning will go off.

p.s.of course, if you have access to a GS911 you can also clear the warning with it.

This was my experience as well with my '07 that displayed the pad sensor fault. After I replaced the pads the light didn't immediately go out; however, it did clear during my commute the next day - after getting up to speed and normal braking....

The GS911 is a great diagnostic tool and will assist you in future trouble-shooting efforts and is worth the money - I now have 2 BMW's and the GS911, along with the knowledge of the members here, have been key to my enjoyment of this great machine... and, man, what a great machine it is!
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Re: Welcome and Brake Pad wear light

Thanks Guys - I tried the "pump the front brake" in a variety of way, pulses durations, pressures. It didn't seem to work for my 2007. It will just have to wait for the next service...

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