When you replace the brake pad wear sensor(s) on many BMW’s the system will not recognize they were installed and you will need to use a scanner for the system to relearn them.  Our Schwaben scan tool works perfectly for this.  We are performing this on our 2008 E90 M3, and the procedure will be the same or very similar on most BMW models.

1: Switch the ignition on (do not start engine) and plug the scanner into the OBDII port

2: Select “BMW”
3: Select “BMW” again
4: Select “Scan Vin”
5: If the information is correct select “ok”
6: Select “Service”
7: Select “Maintenance”
8: Select “CBS reset”
-Note: the scanner may tell you that this function is not available.  Proceed with step 9 to continue
9: Select “Back”
10: Select the brakes you are working on
11: Select “Reset”
12: your brake pad wear sensor(s) are reset

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Professional BMW/MINI Scan Tool

Developed specifically for BMW/MINI vehicles, connect through the OBD diagnostic port or using the BMW 20 pin adapter (ES2992111).