How do you reset the brake light on a BMW X3?

My uncle recently replaced the brakes on my car, but the warning light hasn’t disappeared yet. Is there a way to reset the brake light on a BMW X3?

Jack Walsh · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
The brake light warning on a
needs to be reset whenever the brakes and brake wear sensors are replaced, and fortunately, resetting the brake light is easy and should only take a couple of minutes.
The easiest way to reset the brake light on a BMW X3 is to:
  • Turn the ignition to the on position but do not start the engine
  • Open the driver’s side door and wait 30 seconds
  • Turn the ignition to the off position and wait another 30 seconds
  • Start the car
If the above doesn’t work, you should:
  1. Turn the ignition on but do not start the engine.
  2. Hold down the odometer or trip reset button until the service menu appears. The button is typically left side of the speedometer, and the service menu should appear after holding the button for about ten seconds.
  3. Use the reset button or, depending on the model, the controls on the turn signal lever to scroll through the settings until you find the brake warnings.
  4. Hold the reset button or BC button on the end of the turn signal lever until you see a prompt to reset the warning.
  5. Press the reset or BC button until the display shows it is resetting and confirm reset if prompted.
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