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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 2012, 4:35 pm Thread Starter
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Exclamation Brake pad warning light reset

I recently purchased a K12GT 2008. The warning light for the brake pad limit went off, so I ordered and replaced the pads but the light is still lit up.
How do I reset the warning light? Anyone know?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Oct 22nd, 2012, 4:09 pm
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Hello ,
Dont know for sure but I have a 08' K1200gt and I have to use a code reader to read and reset fault codes (or go to the shop).
I bought a GS911 reader and it comes with software to read and reset. It is not cheap @$300 but has already paid for itself for me.
Got it at Beemer Shop online ( (831-438-1100). They are knowledgeable about the unit and may tell you over the phone if you need to buy the unit to reset your code.

Hope it is not a constant "brake failure" light on? This is a problem with the brushes in your abs unit motor. If that turns out to be the case there are a lot of threads .. look up "brake failure light constant now".. read here first before going to the shop.. could save you thousands of dollars.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Oct 27th, 2012, 6:52 am
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I do not have your later bike with the (troublesome) pad warning indicator as reported by others. However, I would be very surprised if any owner of this model had to make a dealer visit and pay for diagnostics to do a reset on a brake pad warning. it is rather like saying my rear tail bulb failed, I replaced the bulb and now I have to pay the dealer 20 times the cost of the bulb to reset a bulb failure warning indication!

You may have another fault as Boggsy suggested. But first you need to check the wiring to your pads. The pads usually have a thin metal foil strip in them at about 1mm depth remaining and if the two pad warning wires are looped together, you can make the pad warning system think the pads are not worn (as the metal foil strip is not broken).

In fact many have reported so many problems with false warnings they do just that - loop the wires to the pads (connect them together) so the pad warning light goes out and then go back to visually checking the pads for wear. It appears that eyes on the pads are more reliable than their wear indicators!

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