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    Brake pads

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    How much should it cost to get this taken care of?

    I've been in warrantees since '08 and before then, I changed my own, so I have no idea.

    And would it be unsafe to make that trip since the light just came on?

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    I thought my question would be too easy

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    I read on a forum that a dealer charged him $1600 to replace the pads on his 335i.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by sr20seb Click here to enlarge
    I read on a forum that a dealer charged him $1600 to replace the pads on his 335i.
    WHAT?!?! not even rotors?
    I only go to the dealer if I'm in factory warranty or it's covered.
    I'll probably just go to the brake shop down the road but I won't be able to until after this trip tomorrow.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by e92 Click here to enlarge
    WHAT?!?! not even rotors?
    I only go to the dealer if I'm in factory warranty or it's covered.
    I'll probably just go to the brake shop down the road but I won't be able to until after this trip tomorrow.
    With rotors.
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    hah ok.

    That sucks :/

    i hope I don't do that

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    any idea how much it should be, give or take? I'm thinking it's just a couple pads but I just read that the sensor may also need to be replaced.

    even a guess?? I can't call until tomorrow, just before my trip Click here to enlarge

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    do it yourself, it takes about 10 minutes a corner (+10 minutes per if replacing rotors as well). it is really simple. I drove about 120 miles on mine after that warning started before replacing them last weekend. All pads and sensors cost me about 250 all said and done.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by r45t4335i Click here to enlarge
    do it yourself, it takes about 10 minutes a corner (+10 minutes per if replacing rotors as well). it is really simple. I drove about 120 miles on mine after that warning started before replacing them last weekend. All pads and sensors cost me about 250 all said and done.
    Well, that's high for a DIY. I used to pay like $60 for a set of pads. I don't even have a jack here :/

    looks like they're about $80 a pair

    Thanks

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    guy at the brake shop said, "they want you to wear the rotors". Click here to enlarge

    F'n brake pads!! Such a simple thing but it's been racking my brain.

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    just get a local place, or buy some hawk pads and DIY, i think $80/set

    the sensor is about 100, but not always needed, sometimes is..

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    Get a independent to change them out for you. I see your in new York. Take it to AutoCouture Motoring they are great.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by e92 Click here to enlarge
    guy at the brake shop said, "they want you to wear the rotors". Click here to enlarge

    F'n brake pads!! Such a simple thing but it's been racking my brain.
    He's right... the dealer and BMW do not care about you.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by r45t4335i Click here to enlarge
    do it yourself, it takes about 10 minutes a corner (+10 minutes per if replacing rotors as well). it is really simple. I drove about 120 miles on mine after that warning started before replacing them last weekend. All pads and sensors cost me about 250 all said and done.
    Thanks again. That's an accurate estimate.

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    He's right... the dealer and BMW do not care about you.
    LOL.


    And FYI, and from my personal experience so far, if the brake pad warning comes up, I guess you just hit the sensor and you can still go over 600 miles ( maybe not city ) without causing any damage.

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