You're not even suppose to resuse the wear pad sensor if its worn or damaged anyways. Make sure that the dust boots and the clamping rings inside the caliper are not ripped or damaged. Did the wires break off? When the brake pad wears down, the brake pad wear sensor is also worn down and will eventually trigger the warning light to alert you. Take your Mini to an authorised repair workshop as soon as possible. March 23, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback.
A good rule of thumb is that when the warning light is red or flashing, this presents a very timely issue; however, when it's orange or yellow, it means you can likely wait until you get home to diagnose it. In performing the brake pad replacement, the pad wear sensor must also be replaced. Make sure you wear safety glasses during this step, as the clip can come flying off if you're not careful. After replacing the sensor, turn the ignition key to the 2 position for around 30 seconds without turning over the engine. Most auto parts stores will check your charging system for free. High engine load will result in damage to the.
Note that if you have no one next to you, the passenger's side could be deactivated; however, if this appears on the dashboard, then something is wrong. If this sensor is activated then the entire sensor must be replaced. It's a wise idea to replace the pads, and inspect your discs as soon as you See that warning lamp go on. My car is a 2009 but how do I tell if it's before or after Sep? If the light comes on and there is no mileage, you need to shut the car down immediately and check the oil level. Once the sensor has been replaced, the warning must be reset.
They can figure out what part or repair kit you need. For example I enter the car, year, model and details. Your Mini is known for its adept. Using the brakes during this condition will not only give you inadequate braking, but will also begin to wear grooves in your brake discs. April 13, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: two sensors.
Once i have changed the break pads and replaced the sensor, is there anyway i can reset the warning light? From there you should check the coolant level and ensure there is no coolant leak. You are now in the service menu. Does not happen when braking normally, or making a right handed turn. If seat belt tensioners have failed, use seat belts as normal. Also, make sure you take the parking brake off, otherwise, the piston will not move at all See. This symbol indicates a malfunction within the engine system, and needs to be diagnosed and fixed quickly to prevent any damage to your engine.
These type of comments add so much to the Pelican tech community. Check your car for leaks and have someone cycle the steering wheel as you listen to the pump for functionality. Have you checked your manual or a Haynes? Next, remove both of the 7mm guide bolts from the caliper See and. At this point, you should inspect the brake discs carefully. If the caliper won't fit, then you need to push in the piston a bit more until the space in-between both pads is wide enough for the brake disc to fit. Yellow indicates the battery has a low charge.
This article applies to the Mini Cooper 2007-2013. If yellow, the Hill Starts Assist feature has failed and the car will not be held in place after the brake has been released. If you encounter resistance, double check to make sure that the inside of the caliper is clean. I would suggest you grab a repair manual, you should own one. See for information on having too high and too low pressure in tyres. AutoZone's brake pads for Cooper vehicles last longer than your factory set, restoring full stopping power for longer periods between replacements.
Always depress the brake to engage a gear. If the level is high, you may have to siphon out a bit from the reservoir to prevent it from overflowing. If you ignore the warning lamp, you may indeed get to the point of metal on metal contact, where the metal backing of the pads may be contacting the brake discs. November 20, 2013 Followup from the Pelican Staff: You do have to rotate the piston with a special tool. Vehicle will still operate though at a reduced speed. .
Most difficult part is resetting the service light, but I followed the instructions above and managed in the end! For replacement Brake Fluid, see. You will need to take a C-clamp and push the caliper piston back into the caliper. Make sure that you avoid any heavy braking or emergency maneuvers during this period. The warning indicator should go out! June 30, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the additional info and feedback. April 23, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for sharing your installation process and experience. Due to the construction of this setup, the piston needs to be rotated at the same time it is pressed back into the caliper.
Reduce speed and avoid situations that require full or heavy braking. Thanks August 23, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Did you check if the switch contacts at the parking brake lever are closing and opening properly? If you need to replace the sensor, you'll also need to remove the inner fender liner to access the connection point. Power Steering Light The power steering warning light doesn't necessarily mean your power steering pump is bad; this could go on if you have air in your power steering pump or if you have a power steering leak. Due to the construction of this setup, the piston needs to be rotated rather then pressed back into the caliper. Turn Off and On the Ignition again - Warning should now have gone! So I can say that I have my sensors tied up and held away from the pads and you too can do the same if you want. Then remove the brake pad retaining clip which keeps the pads from rattling using a screwdriver See.