458 Brake Pad Wear Sensor? Only as a part of OEM Pads?

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by pfl, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. pfl

    pfl Karting

    Jan 7, 2013
    So I called the dealer to get an understanding of this and basically it seems like the 458 brake pad sensors cannot be purchased separately and are only a part of the full OEM pads package. For those who want to run any aftermarket/more aggressive pads for 458, it seems like the "Brake Pads worn" warning will have to stay on.

    Has anyone else had any experience about this? Can the light be reset only by dealer? My friend's car's light stayed on even after he erased all codes using OBDII scanner.
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  3. rlips

    rlips Formula Junior

    Jul 29, 2011
    New Jersey, USA
    we used to pull the sensors out our 997.2 gt3, cut the wire off about an inch off the connector and solder them together. Then plug the connector back in. Was able to fool the car to thinking all is ok.
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  4. Jason B

    Jason B Formula Junior

    Apr 7, 2006
    Hbg, PA
  5. fatbillybob

    fatbillybob Two Time F1 World Champ
    Consultant Owner

    Aug 10, 2002
    From around 2008+ the bmws were a total pain but you could buy sensors. This is oems trying to control your aftermarket purchase. You cannot fake out the bmw. You had to plug in good sensors turn off light with their scan tool and tue the sensor out of the way. On bmw I would rather wear out my pads tham my brake sensors. Bmw mil lights also go off with "TIME" or wear. thats extra suckage. Hope ferrari doesn't do that
  6. mdrums

    mdrums Formula Junior

    Jun 11, 2006
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    As flips mentioned...just tie up the original sensors....or see if your dealer will give you any worn out ones and just cut the wires a couple inches from the plug and solder them together. A brake pad sensor is just a simple loop system...when the pad wears and the sensor opens the loop and triggers the light.
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  8. Il Co-Pilota

    Il Co-Pilota F1 Rookie
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