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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 06-26-2011, 07:51 AM
Cachaco Cachaco is offline
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TPM not resetting

Howdy,

When I had a flat (rear passenger side) on my 2007 525i the normal indication of a flat tire got activated and when tire was fixed, I was hoping that TPM system will evaluate change and make corrections for indication of a flat tire to turn off by itself. I did not reset TPM service electronics system right away and later on when I tried to do it manually, started having issues with TPM system. I am able to start the TPM resetting cycle everytime and when doing so, "Resetting TPM...." is displayed but TPM system malfuction is not allowing system to finish resetting cycle and when trying to access it for diagnostics with dealer computer was told that they are not able to access TPM module. Is there any way to physically unplug TPM system and retry manual resetting from onboard computer?

I thank you in advance for your help.

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-Juan
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Old 06-26-2011, 09:27 AM
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Did you have the tire replaced? If the tpm sensor on the wheel was not installed or damaged the system will never reset. I would take it back to where you had the tire mounted and have them pull the tire.
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Old 06-26-2011, 11:22 AM
Cachaco Cachaco is offline
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Hi nam11b:
Thank you for your prompt reply.
Flat was fixed and tire was not replaced; besides, sensor is not in the tire but on the rim itself. When I took car to dealer was told that they could not access TPM module using their diagnostic computer and can not estimate repairs. I am afraid of charges and want to start doing basic troubleshooting like unplugging TPM system module or something along those lines.
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-Juan
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:18 PM
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hit tpm reset and drive the car it will work
The tpm is set from tire rotation.
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:43 PM
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I know this is true of FTM, but later cars have true TPMS that is a radio transmitted from sensors mounted in the rim/valve stem. FTM counts wheel revolutions to check for flats, TPMS is a pressure sensor. You do need to reset in park then drive before either will reset.
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