turning off a brake warning light - K-Bikes.com - Excellence in Motion
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jun 18th, 2014, 2:30 pm Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Bath, wiltshire, England
Posts: 1
turning off a brake warning light

When a brake warning light comes on on a K12GT doe's it need a computer reset to turn it off.
JayBee is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Jun 18th, 2014, 3:00 pm
IBR# 366
Meese's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Oxnard, CA, USA
Posts: 3,140
That depends on which software version you have, and whether the sensor has been repaired or replaced.

First, are the brake pad wear sensors (front and rear) still giving continuity, or is the wire broken or worn through somewhere? If it's broken, then it needs to be replaced, or just jumpered out at the plug.

If the sensor is good (or bypassed), then later versions of the software will reset the light after getting up to speed and braking a few times (normal riding ought to do it).

If you're still running an earlier software version, then you have to either have the dealer reset it, or get a GS-911 tool to reset it yourself.

And no, there's no easy way to tell what version of software you currently have, besides going to a dealer or hooking up a GS-911 . . .

Pacific NorthWet
'13 Dark Graphite Metallic K16GTLD, 24K miles and counting...
'09 Magnesium Beige Metallic K13GT, 60K miles miles and counting...
'02 Mauve Metallic K12LTC, 106K miles and sold
BMWLT#145, IBA# 366, MOA# 111996, SCMA# 24032

All lower 48 states plus Alaska on the K13GT in two weeks . . .

Some people see the gas tank as half empty. Some see it as half full. All I care is that I know where the next tankful is coming from...
Meese is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Jun 28th, 2014, 12:51 pm
Tom07K1200GT's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Posts: 54
My brake pad warning light comes on every now and then, even though I unhooked both sensors and tied them up and out of the way of anything.

I read somewhere on this site months ago that getting up to 50 MPH or better and then tapping the front brake 3 times consecutively should clear the light.......if you have the right software as Meese has mentioned.

For my bike, and whatever reason, "normal" riding won't reset the light for me. I always have to pull the front brake lever slighty 3 times consecutively to get it to turn off for me.

There must be a short somewhere in my pad warning system but I'm not inclined to tear the bike down to find the problem.

2007 K1200GT
Dark Graphite Metallic
Bought it with 2,055 miles on the clock - June 2013
Rode 1,100+ miles to get it home
Current miles: 10,350+
Xenon, Remus Hexacone slip-on
BMW small top box (that now likes to fly away on it's own) with pad for the lady

Other Toys
1987 Buick Grand National
2007 Trailblazer SS
Tom07K1200GT is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the K-Bikes.com - Excellence in Motion forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Absolutely the most detailed description of the K1200S I've come across... sinc K12/1300S 20 Jul 19th, 2014 10:04 am
Brake pad warning light reset Windsor_K12GT_08_Blue Technical, Repair and Maintenance 2 Oct 27th, 2012 6:52 am
18K Service - How many hours? Captain K12R K12/1300R/R-Sport 8 Jun 17th, 2011 12:18 pm
Brake pad warning light. ???? bucky1943 K12/1300GT (Next Gen) 36 May 9th, 2011 8:46 pm
Front brake light switch vicgreg Other K-Bikes Discussion 6 Aug 13th, 2009 2:58 pm

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome