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Is This Brake Pad Warning Light Normal?

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Hi all,

I've had the brake service warning counting down for a while now on my F56 MCS, and it has now gone past '0 miles remaining'. Around the point that it hit 0 miles, the red brake warning light came on in the speedometer, like the image attached, which has made me a little concerned.


I have checked the pads through the wheel, which still have a reasonable amount of meat on them, and have also checked the brake fluid of which there is plenty. The brake pedal also feels normal and there is no grinding noises. I have also scanned my car with an OBD reader and no codes came up.

Does this light just come on when the wear sensor's contact is broken? Or is this another issue that I'm not aware of?

Any advice is greatly appreciated!
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As others have said it is quite normal. It is designed to frighten you to get them changed asap.

As you have discovered, the sensor goes off very early. If you know how to measure your pad wear, then change them when you feel it is proper. I went several thousand miles past this warning last time.

Main dealers will charge you at least £100 more than an independent would. Getting them done at an indy will not affect your warranty.
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