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Old 05-28-2013, 08:16 PM
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RDC Antenna Replacement

Anyone know where this is located and how easy it is to replace. My Low tire pressure light stays on and the dealer said this is the cause.
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:25 AM
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I have the same question, except I have a 2007 530xi. I've seen the replacement part online (looks almost like a really big USB flash drive), but not sure where the broken RDC anntenna is located. Would appreciate someone's input. Thanks in advance!
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I believe that there is one in each wheel well. (From a discussion in other thread/forum).
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Each wheel well has an RDC transmitter (more like a little box), but I'm looking for the other side of that... the RDC antenna that receives the communication and talks to the RDC Control Unit. Any ideas where the RDC antenna is located?
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Anyone know where this is located and how easy it is to replace. My Low tire pressure light stays on and the dealer said this is the cause.

In the wheel well next to a body panel you should find a little square antenna.

Bentley has a not very descriptive pic - not wishing to create an issue, I'll refer you to that rather than post the photo.
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:28 PM
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Hey guys, this may help clarify. There are two different parts:

1. RDC Transmitter Trigger (This is the square box that goes in each wheel well)
http://parts.bmwofsouthatlanta.com/p...236771042.html

2. RDC Antenna (This looks more like a big USB Flash Drive)
http://parts.bmwofsouthatlanta.com/p...236771043.html

For the E60's there are 4 transmitters and only 1 antenna (I called and confirmed at a couple dealerships... although they weren't sure where the antenna is located. They guessed either in the rear bumper or possibly in the front drivers side wheel well or underneath the car...) The antenna is what actually talks to the RDC Control Unit. I'll try to look around some more for it when I get home.

Anyhow, I need help (anyone know from experience? ) finding the RDC antenna. I'm sure the service department knows... but don't think they're willing to share.
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And... I just noticed I'm in the 3 series forum!! Sorry guys, Anyway, I would think there would be some similarities. Anyone?... Bueller?
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