When to replace the Brake Pad Wear Sensor on your BMW 3 SERIES
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake pad wear sensor : 30000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 318 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 325 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 330 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 318 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 318 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 si, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 325 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 318 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 318 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 325 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 330 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 316 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 323 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 316 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 316 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 325 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 323 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 318 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 328 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 325 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 330 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 i View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

This video shows the replacement procedure of a similar car part on another vehicle

All the parts you need to replace – Brake Pad Wear Sensor for 3 Saloon (E90) and other BMW models
How to change Brake pad wear sensor on BMW E90 320 d – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Brake pad wear sensor
How to change Sensor, brake pad wear on BMW E90 320 d – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Sensor, brake pad wear
Tools
Replacement: brake pad wear sensor – BMW 3 (E90). List of the tools you'll need:
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Drive socket # 10
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake pad wear sensor – BMW 3 (E90). AUTODOC recommends:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for both brake pad wear sensors on the same axle.
  • Warning! Shut down the engine before starting any work – BMW 3 (E90).
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 2
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  2. Step 3
    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: brake pad wear sensor – BMW 3 (E90). Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  3. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  4. Step 6
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    Remove the brake pad wear sensor from the brake pad.
  5. Step 7
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    Disconnect the brake pads wear sensor. Use a crowbar.
  6. Step 8
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    Unscrew the wheel arch cover fasteners. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 9
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    Move the part aside.
  8. Step 10
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    Disconnect the brake pad wear sensor plug.
  9. Step 11
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    Connect the brake pad wear sensor plug.
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