Check Brake Linings light
So my Check Brake Linings light came on recently and given my car has stoptech big brakes which it's had since 2005 and the sensors in not attached to the pads this was a bit shocking. I thought maybe it was the parking brake as I was told about 2 years ago that will soon need replaced. (I drive the car about 2000 miles a year at this point). I had the shop check it and they tell me the pads have plenty of life left, parking brake is good and the sensor even checked out good. They tried resetting the light but it just came back on. They suggested getting a bypass for the sensor.
So with that my question is simple. They say this just happens some time, but I've never heard of such a thing. Is this true? Is the bypass the only work around?
Also, while it was in it had some other work done IE the lower oil pan gasket, oil level sender, valve cover gasket, and pinion seal all replaced. I noticed on the way home in about 68 degree weather the car's oil temp was above what i'm used to seeing. Not supper high just past the 210 degree mark, but that's higher than normal in this weather on the highway. Is there anything that could have been done that would cause that? It seemed a bit odd to me and i'm hoping just a coincidence.
Thanks in advance.
2003 LeMans Blue Bmw M5-Stoptech 4 wheel brakes, Eibach sway bars, Bilstein PSS9 coilovers, Dinan Brake ducts, UUC short shifter, UUC trans mounts, Dinan Clutch and flywheel.Sirus Radio, Dinan strut brace