DIY Video – BMW and MINI Brake Pad and Rotor Change – Brake Job
Note that these DIY videos apply to most single piston BMW calipers on models from the early ’80s through the mid to late 2000s. Many later model BMWs have a different style caliper. This applies to many 3, 5, 6 and 7-series models from the mid-2000s to current.
Even though the caliper does look different, the procedures are mostly the same as shown in these videos. See the link below for a listing of the specific BMW model using this new design and a DIY update that is to be used along with these videos.
PART-1: REPLACING BRAKE PADS
We’ve separated the brake pad and rotor replacements into two videos (above). Part-1 shows the brake pad replacement. Part-2 shows the brake rotor replacement. If you are replacing both the pads and the rotors (which we typically recommend), watch both part-1 and part-2, for the complete procedure. MINI models are similar but do have minor differences.
In addition to these videos, the applicable Bentley repair manual will detail the specific steps for each BMW or MINI model.
PART-2: REPLACING BRAKE ROTORS
Caliper piston retractor tool: