Requested instructions and a list of tools required for a handbrake replacement

Tiny
ALYSSA GELMAN
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  • 2005 BMW X5
  • 3.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 136,000 MILES
I ran across a previous post where someone had requested instructions and a list of tools required for a handbrake replacement (interior components) in a 2005 X5 and was wondering if I could also have that information forwarded to me as well. I have the 3.0L version. I believe the teeth inside are shredded as I can barely get the car to hold on at the very tip top. I barely was able to pass inspection with it. I recently bought the entire assembly from a used car online, however I'm not sure where to start and haven't had much luck finding instructional videos online. Thank you in advance!
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Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 AT 1:45 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

Replacing front brake pads really isn't too hard. When you do it, make sure to get lifetime pads so you never have to pay for them again.

You can expect front pads to last approximately 25,000 miles. However, that can change based on driving habits and terrain.

To get you started, here is a link that shows how it is done in general. You can use this as a guide.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-front-brake-pads-and-rotors-fwd

If you look at the attachments, they include the directions and pictures specific to your vehicle for replacement. Use these directions for the procedure.

I hope this helps. Let me know if you have other questions.

Take care,
Joe

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Thursday, April 1st, 2021 AT 11:09 PM

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