BMW Cars 1999-06

Pedal Travel Switch

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The brake pedal travel sensor is mounted to the brake booster. Note, the E30 models do not have a brake pedal travel sensor.

Removal & Installation



E36 Models
  1. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position.
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  3. Detach the electrical connector from the sensor.
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  5. Using a suitable flat blade prytool, lift out the snapring.
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  7. Carefully pull the sensor from the guide sleeve.
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To install:


WARNING
The brake vacuum booster is color coded. A spacer cap of the same color must be installed onto the tip of the sensor plunger.

  1. Install the spacer cap on the sensor plunger.
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  3. Install a new O-ring onto the sensor, flush with the sealing edge.
  4.  
  5. Install a new snapring on the sensor holder in the vacuum booster.
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  7. Install the carefully until the snapring can be heard and watched to be fully engaged, then reconnect the electrical connector.
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