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Old 03-20-2013, 11:52 AM
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328i Coupe 2010 Wheels on 2009?

Hey Guys,

Quick question. On my newly purchased 2009 328i:

The car (at dealership) had two scuffs on the wheels (rear) so I requested replacements. The dealership took off two (same size/etc) wheels from another 328i (2010) to replace with.

Fits perfect, looks great but now the tire pressure light is on.

The dealership advised this could possibly happen because of a switch in wheels from (the sales person could not recall - either 2008 to 2009 or 2009 to 2010) and said if the light comes up take it back and they'll figure it out.

Is this true? I'm very new to BMW and when I scroll through the dash I see the low pressure sign and when I try to reset (by pushing the button in) it says INACTIVE.

So, am I resetting the switch properly? Is the dealer correct? Do I really need to go half way down town to swap out the wheels?

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Old 03-20-2013, 01:14 PM
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TPMS sensors do have to be programmed specifically for the car they are on. There are changes even within the same body style. I don't specifically remember if it is the case between 09 and 10 though.

There are handheld scanners that most shops should have that can ID what the sensors are programmed for and can reprogram them as well.
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:17 PM
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TPMS sensors do have to be programmed specifically for the car they are on. There are changes even within the same body style. I don't specifically remember if it is the case between 09 and 10 though.

There are handheld scanners that most shops should have that can ID what the sensors are programmed for and can reprogram them as well.
So doing the manual reset would not work? I did not hold down for 5 seconds, I might try here in a few
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:24 PM
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INACTIVE would be indicative of the reset being unsuccessful. Each TPMS sensor in both wheels that were replaced probably just need to be reprogrammed to correctly communicate with your car. If you don't want to drive back to the dealer, maybe a local tire shop can do it for a small fee.
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:28 AM
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INACTIVE would be indicative of the reset being unsuccessful. Each TPMS sensor in both wheels that were replaced probably just need to be reprogrammed to correctly communicate with your car. If you don't want to drive back to the dealer, maybe a local tire shop can do it for a small fee.
Thank you! Yes, the reset failed car is at the dealership as they reset it. They gave me a nice hard top convert loaner car.. Too bad it's cold as piss in ATL today.
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