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LNLYCRPR 10-11-2009 02:01 AM

TPMS Activation/Setup?
sooo, i decided to just bite the bullet and I purchased a set of aftermarket rims and some performance snow tires. i didn't want to waste my time looking for used X3 rims with all weather tires. at least these are brand new and are rated for the autobahn when it's nice out.

my question is about the TPMS. i had the TPMS sensors installed by tire rack, but is there an activation process or is there anything i have to do/setup for the BMW system to recognize whatever system was installed by tirerack? is this like a bluetooth function or will the BMW system just recongnize the new/different sensors?

i did a search and there were some topics on TPMS, but nothing really answered the question i have.


LNLYCRPR 10-11-2009 02:23 AM

BTW, just in case anyone is curious, this is the package I ended up going with. MB Rennen 18X8.5 and Falken Eurowinters HS439

LNLYCRPR 10-11-2009 03:25 PM

no one?
not trying to be a dick, but does anyone know or am I just askinga an insane question that no one has specifically answered on the X forum? anyone have an idea?

ducx3 10-11-2009 05:19 PM

The answer should be in your manual. On my 06, you press and hold the tire pressure button for 3 seconds I think and then drive off.

AzNMpower32 10-11-2009 07:12 PM

Simply reinitialise the system.

With the vehicle started and at a standstill, push and hold the (!) button next to DSC and HDC in front of the shifter. The yellow (!) symbol illuminates on the dash. At this point, simply drive off normally. The system will figure out the rest.

LNLYCRPR 10-12-2009 04:07 AM

thank you

LvdB 10-12-2009 12:38 PM


Originally Posted by LNLYCRPR (Post 4590762)
BTW, just in case anyone is curious, this is the package I ended up going with...

Post a pic of your X3 with the new set fitted...

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