The parking brake shoes are adjusted through one of the wheel bolt holes-E36 models shown, E30 similar
the parking brake may be tight.or there is a binding on the parking brake system.
The star wheel adjuster is moved by pivoting the adjustment tool-E36 models shown, E30 similar
September, 30, 2009 AT 8:57 PM
But I'm not sure you understood my question.
The "malfunctioning Brake" light is illuminated, but there is no binding. Simply put, the Parking Brake will NOT engage when I press the electronic parking brake button.
Is this due to worn parking brake pads? Or shall I try to adjust them? Could this be an electrical problem? A fuse burned out?
I can check all, but thought maybe to ask first as this may be a common problem/function of this model.
Thanx in advance.
September, 30, 2009 AT 9:16 PM
The parking brake is electrically actuated and may need service, it will need to be checked by a BMW knowledgeable technician who can scan the car and deliver the diagnosis. It is not possible for me to pinpoint the issue from here. Do you have a repair facility that has been servicing the car?
October, 1, 2009 AT 4:45 PM
That is correct Dr. Hagerty, a continually illuminated brake warning light may be cause by a grounded wire to the parking brake switch, or a continually closed parking brake switch, or. Low fluid level one section of the master cylinder reservoir.
Follow what Dr. Hagerty, take it to a BMW facility. You have a nice car there.
June, 10, 2010 AT 10:35 PM
I wanted to know how it was resolved..
The light is yellowish instead of red as it is when engaged.