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Replacing Brake Lines on an LT with Integrated Brakes

I have an 05 LT with intergrated brakes. I wish to replace the standard rubber brake lines with some Spiegler steel braided ones. Has anyone done this successfully before? I don't want to introduce air into the system as it is such a complicated procedure to bleed this system, and in fact I might have to take it to the dealer if I do get air in it.

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Re: Replacing Brake Lines on an LT with Integrated Brakes

No real, non-messy, way to do that, you will get some air in there. But don't be afraid of the bleed process as there is nothing magical about it. .

You bleed the control circuits with the key off and just like you would any regular brake system except there are three bleed nipples on the ABS unit for the front and three for the rear. Take fluid in a certain order from the three and make one more pass at the first one until all air is gone. The wheel circuits you can use the pumps to bleed but it is handy to have the Beemerboneyard funnel to keep the reserviors full with.

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No real, non-messy, way to do that, you will get some air in there. But don't be afraid of the bleed process as there is nothing magical about it. .

You bleed the control circuits with the key off and just like you would any regular brake system except there are three bleed nipples on the ABS unit for the front and three for the rear. Take fluid in a certain order from the three and make one more pass at the first one until all air is gone. The wheel circuits you can use the pumps to bleed but it is handy to have the Beemerboneyard funnel to keep the reserviors full with.
I have the funnel, but always thought you had to have power on to bleed this system? Is there a procedure or video for doing this anywhere?

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Re: Replacing Brake Lines on an LT with Integrated Brakes

For the wheel circuits you do have to have the ignition on. These are the ones when bleeding from the calipers. For the control circuit (from the ABS unit under the seat) you do not need the ignition on. The funnel is a great help.

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That's the first time I've heard anybody complain about it. I might replace if I find a good one.

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That's the first time I've heard anybody complain about it. I might replace if I find a good one.
I think we were saying it kind of tongue in cheek. Maybe if it didn't blink or blink so fast.

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