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gehmjc21 11-17-2012 03:46 PM

Hey guys. I just put on my winter tires with a set of 5 series rims I picked up. No TPMS on the rims.
I'm getting an error warning in my car and I went to the dealer to clear the error code and they said there's nothing I can do because the TPMS is missing. This was a service manager not a technician. Does that make sense?

My wife's a6 didn't have TPMS on her winter set and it doesn't have a error.


pan 11-19-2012 09:20 AM

Makes sense since the TPMS is required for safety reasons.

Itinj6 11-19-2012 03:04 PM

I just put a different wheel on my car (no TPMS sensor) to get my original one touched up. I too got a TPMS error. Funny thing is that I didn't get the error for an hour after driving that way.

Can you just get the TPMS sensors and put them on the new wheels?

svp66 11-19-2012 04:26 PM

Get TPMS sensors from any online vendore (TireRack or such) - much safer. You can probably get the set for ~200-250 total. BMW re-learns the sensors, you do not need a service reset (anyone at Infinity reading this?). Too bad you did not get the wheels / rims with TPMS already installed

dogofwar 12-17-2012 12:23 PM

Tire rack is awesome, just ordered a set of Michelin X-Ice Xi3 w/ rims and TPMS sensors for a bit under $1500 - delivered. Their customer service is fantastic.

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