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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 03-26-2013, 07:08 AM   #1
dmhonda
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Lights on the gauge cluster

So I was I'm driving my 03 BMW 325 XI some lights came on 1 light looks like a gear with an! In it the brake light and yellow came on ABS and yellow and some triangle with a circle around it try turning the car off and restarting the lights are still there any suggestions would be awesome

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Old 03-26-2013, 07:27 AM   #2
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Thats your brake pad wear sensor i believe, when it light up means you need to replace brake pads and sensor itself, rest of light is brake and DSC, should be on due to wear of brake.
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:55 PM   #3
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Your car owners manual is available to download from the General Forum topic links. Search for "owners manual" in the phrase box. It explains all the indicators. There are two brake pad sensors that are inserted into the pads themselves front and rear. Take a peek at the pad condition from looking at your pads between your wheel spokes. Don't even have to remove the wheels. They should have at least 1/4" material left. If 1/8" or so, the sensors are scrapped down by rotor contact tripping the brake warning lamp.
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