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hello - where on the vehicle is the noise coming from? can you describe it more?
dose the tapping vary with road speed?
so it doesn't tap faster or slower if you are going faster or slower when you break?
as far as I can tell. you would need to check with customer service. did you have mini parts installed, or after market?
Supplier brand of the Pads is key in finding out if they are the cause or not..especially with BMW which of course supply MINI.ive worked on all sorts of BMW's and MINIs in the UK.as and when pads,sensors are usually one of things that need to be replaced..its often best in some circumtances to get them from the dealer or stay clear of cheap after market like from eurocarparts,ebay for example! ..If they are branded Pads from BMW itself then they shouldnt be an issue..but id say likely what id be doing if a customer came to me with this problem..would be to get the back wheels off and inspect them..ensure the caliper mounting bolts are secure.aswell as the carrier bolts...if aftermarket pads have been put in then ensuring the new shims,retainers are fitted and the pads arent loose on the carrier..i could probably bet if all else is in order.if you had cheap pads installed then that will be your problem...and the cost basically would be the a better brand set of pads..you shouldnt need to do the wear sensor again as long as it hasnt worn through yet.which it shouldnt of done given the time scale from when it was last done