When to replace the Brake Pads on your BMW 1 SERIES
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake pad set : 30000 km
This replacement procedure can be used for:
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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 Pads for 1 Hatchback (E87) and other BMW models
Replacement: brake pads – BMW 1 (E87). Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Anti-squeal paste
Copper grease
Combination spanner #13
Combination spanner #15
Drive socket # 13
Wheel impact socket #17
Torque wrench
Brake caliper wind back tool
Flat Screwdriver
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake pads – BMW 1 (E87). AUTODOC recommends:
  • 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.
  • Please note: all work on the car – BMW 1 (E87) – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    Open the bonnet. Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
    Step 2
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 3
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 4
    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 5
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. BMW 1 (E87)
  4. Step 6
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 7
    Clean the brake caliper fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 8
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use a combination spanner #13. Use a combination spanner #15.
  6. Step 9
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  7. Step 10
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake pads – BMW 1 (E87). AUTODOC experts recommend:
    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.
  8. Step 11
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    Remove the brake pads. Use a flat screwdriver.
  9. Step 12
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    Remove the brake pads retaining clips. Use a flat screwdriver.
  10. Step 13
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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 1 (E87). After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  11. Step 14
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    Install the brake pads retaining clips.
  12. Step 15
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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.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Make sure the disc surface is clean before installing the pads.
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