i have tried the remote reprograming.......it work perfectly and was sooooooo easy. thank you all. regards, roseman44. by the way i bought my 2001 530 used two years ago it had 48,000 miles it now has 94,000. i did not know when i got it how many miles the brakes had on them when purchased. but........ it has been almost 50,000 miles i put on, and the brakes are still excellent. this compares with my jeep new pads every 12,000 miles. i drive over an hour in stop and go traffic everyday this is very impressive. i do know that when i need to replace them i will get factory bimmer brakes.