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Old Jul 19th, 2011, 08:34 PM
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United-Kingdom R56 Front Brake warning light won't reset

I have recently had my front brake pads changed along with the sensor (R56).Got it done privately as local Mini Garage wanted 165. Found reset instructions on this forum from user ONED(nice one) . Followed them and got to the service menu. Attempted to reset and the little clock symbol comes up to say that its processing the reset but then it just goes back to zero and the warning light stays on. ARGGGHHH! so frustrating. Looks like another trip to mini unless anyone else can help!
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I'm having the exact same issue. Can anyone help out there?
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I have this issue too. Brake pad has 75% left as it was changed months ago with new sensor, brake warning says only 490km left. Tried resetting it in the service menu - I can reset the other issues (oil, brake fluid etc) but the front brake pad refuses to reset and remain 490km.

Any one has ideas?
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Hi ya

I used a link of YouTube and it did not work.
But my mistake was not closing the drivers door, was as simple as that now my hair has started to grow back :-)))

Second problem with mileage reset the sensors are graduated.
Easiest way to exes plane is imagine a ladder with 12 runs (steps) each run is 1000 miles,
as you ware the sensor away the resistance changes and changes the mileage on the display.
That's why the brake ware indicator jumps in such large jumps steps.
Only way to reset it properly is to change the sensor :-(


Hope this helps guys
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I've read elsewhere that the second generation brake wear sensor has two steps, in addition to being unworn, so that it has three conditions:
- un-triggered;
- triggered part-wear sensor;
- triggered full wear sensor.

So although the mileage 'left' just after a reset is the standard Mini have programmed in, the countdown of the last few thousand miles, after the part-wear sensor is triggered, becomes more accurate.

And even the full wear sensor appears to be set that there's time to get the car booked in for a brake service, rather than showing the pad backing plate has already damaged the disc.
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Old Jan 17th, 2013, 08:58 PM
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This is exactly correct. I had to get a new sensor for a Front rotor / pad change to get it to reset.

EBC drilled & grooved rotors with green stuff pads rocks, 100% recommendation from me.


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Quote: Originally Posted by Angib (original)
I've read elsewhere that the second generation brake wear sensor has two steps, in addition to being unworn, so that it has three conditions:
- un-triggered;
- triggered part-wear sensor;
- triggered full wear sensor.

So although the mileage 'left' just after a reset is the standard Mini have programmed in, the countdown of the last few thousand miles, after the part-wear sensor is triggered, becomes more accurate.

And even the full wear sensor appears to be set that there's time to get the car booked in for a brake service, rather than showing the pad backing plate has already damaged the disc.

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