This is the first I have ever read that you MUST use BMW genuine wear sensors.I have never been able to get anything but a BMW sensor to work. All OEM's I have tried never worked, never got a good connection in the socket. None of them seated like the BMW one If you have state safety inspections and/or do you own work, best thing to do is to cut the sensor off and join the ends. Not a great loss since the system doesn't provide any wear information.
Can someone verify this?
I am getting sick and tired of chasing this.
Where exactly do I cut the sensor.
It's this lightOne of your brake pad sensors must be bad. It could be front or back. Are you sure the warning light that is on is the brake sensor light and not another brake warning light. Good luck!
This is already the 2nd sensor.Sounds like you have destroyed the rear sensor. Buy a new one and get done of the copper U shapes clips as extras.
Installing it does require a lot of force. It should slide easily into the brake pad. And make sure it pointing the right way
I installed it correctly into the brake pad.
Already have. I prefer not to buy sensors for the third time. F that.You could chase this for days......
Go to the dealer or online. Buy two (front & rear) GENUINE sensors. Install and listen for the click and w/o depressing the tab try to see if they pull apart? If not the connector is solid.
Let us know if this puts to rest your issue?
When people cut the sensor and tie it together, it still needs to have a perfect connection at the junction, right?
If the connection at the junction box is bad, cutting off the sensor and tying the wires will not fix this, right?
The sensor is brand new out of the box.I'd start by confirming that the wear sensors are good. Just disconnect the sensor and put an ohmmeter or test light on the leads to the sensor. You should get close to zero ohms if it's good. It's also a good idea to wiggle the wire while the meter is connected to see if there's a break somewhere.... those wires are a pretty small diameter and can break easily.
I am testing the sensor and not the cable connected to the car, right?
The sensor has female leads in a deep cavity, so I have no idea how I could connect a MM to it.
Have you ever actually done this?
He posted such blatantly wrong information and I had to clear it up.You screwed up now! Strickland is one of the few members here who can be considered an expert.
The test is done in POS 2, like I Said all along.
Please get lost with your idiot trolling.