When to replace the Brake Pads on your BMW 1 SERIES
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake pad set : 30000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 1 Coupe (E82) 120 d, BMW 1 Coupe (E82) 123 d, BMW 1 Coupe (E82) 120 d, BMW 1 Coupe (E82) 125 i View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front brake pads on BMW 1 Series E82 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: brake pads – BMW E82. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Anti-squeal paste
Copper grease
HEX bit no.H7.
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Brake caliper wind back tool
Crow bar
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake pads – BMW E82. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • Perform the replacement of brake pads in complete set for each axis. This provides effective braking.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for all brake pads on the same axle.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: brake pads – BMW E82. Use the following procedure:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the hood.
  2. Step 2
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
    Step 3
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    Remove the wiper arm cover.
  3. Step 4
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    Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
  4. Step 5
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  5. Step 6
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  6. Step 7
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    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  7. Step 8
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: brake pads – BMW E82. Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  8. Step 9
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    Remove the wheel.
  9. Step 10
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  10. Step 11
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    Remove the dust boot caps of the brake caliper guide pins. Use a crowbar.
  11. Step 12
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use HEX No.H7. Use a ratchet wrench.
  12. Step 13
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    Detach the brake caliper retaining spring. Use a crowbar.
  13. Step 14
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake pads – BMW E82. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Tie the caliper to the suspension or to the body with a wire without disconnecting from the brake hose to prevent depressurization of the brake system.Make sure that the brake caliper is not hanging on the brake hose.Don't press the brake pedal after the brake caliper has been removed. As a result, the piston can fall out from the brake cylinder, and brake fluid leakage and depressurization of the system may occur. Check the brake caliper bracket, brake caliper guide pins and boots. Clean them. Replace, if necessary.
  14. Step 15
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    Remove the brake pads.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Measure the brake disc thickness. Upon reaching the wear limit the part must be replaced.
  15. Step 16
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    Clean the brake caliper bracket from dirt and dust. Use a wire brush. Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake pads – BMW E82. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  16. Step 17
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    Treat the brake caliper piston. Use a brake cleaner.
    Replacement: brake pads – BMW E82. Tip:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  17. Step 18
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    Press in the brake caliper piston. Use brake caliper wind back tool.
  18. Step 19
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    Treat the brake pads in the area where their surface comes into contact with the brake caliper bracket. Use anti-squeal paste.
    Replacement: brake pads – BMW E82. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Make sure the disc surface is clean before installing the pads.
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