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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 10-17-2011, 12:13 PM
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TPMS ?'s

I am in the process of buying a set of 18" wheels and tires for a winter setup. I have a 2012 X5 SAV with 20" wheels and have a few questions about the TPMS's.

1. My car was built in 6/2011 and the wheels i'm looking at came off a car with a 2010 build date so i assume the TPMS's that are on the 18" tires i'm looking at will not work?
2. If they are not compatible with my vehicle what is the downside (error msg, audio tones, etc). Will i just see the tire pressure icon on the instrument cluster or will i always have to deal with a warning tone and message on the idrive screen?
3. What is the part number for the TPMS that will work with a car that has an 06/2011 build date?
4. Do the tires have to be removed from the rim to swap TPMS?

Any information would be appreciated.

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Old 10-18-2011, 12:19 AM
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you could have it coded to remove warning.. As of couple weeks ago I could not find after market sensors for late 11-12
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:44 AM
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Interesting, so the aftermarket 433MHz Tire Pressure Sensor that everyone is selling wont work?
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:50 AM
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If anyone could add info i would greatly appreciate it as im in the process of ordering a winter tire and rim package with sensors from tirerack?

I was under the impression it was pretty simple to reset the tpms and resync through i-drive.

Appreciate the help,
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:24 AM
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BMW changed TPMS starting Oct 2010. If your car was built on or after 10/10 then you need the *new* tpms sensors.

m3the01, if you select a 2011 BMW X5 at tirerack, it will ask you if you vehicle was built before or after 10/10 -- that is how it knows what sensors to include. If you select 2012 model, it will automatically use the new sensors.

http://www.bavarianx.com/BMW_TPMS_Ti...x5-r12-kit.htm
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Old 12-14-2011, 05:08 AM
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2. If they are not compatible with my vehicle what is the downside (error msg, audio tones, etc). Will i just see the tire pressure icon on the instrument cluster or will i always have to deal with a warning tone and message on the idrive screen?
IIRC, you'll get a bunch of TPMS malfunction messages/lights, and then it will be just a little yellow triangle in the cluster
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4. Do the tires have to be removed from the rim to swap TPMS?
Yes, although probably you can manage to access it w/o completely removing the tire, just compressing it to move off the rim's edge.
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Old 12-14-2011, 12:58 PM
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2012 TPMS sensors

I recently purchased TPMS sensors for my winter rims on my 2012 X5 3.5. They are they 433 MhZ and are listed for the 2011 models. Had them installed this past weekend and they worked fine, no error messages so far. I purchased them online from Bavarian X:

http://www.bavarianx.com/BMW_TPMS_Ti...sors_BERU_p/45
.tpms.bmwx5-r12-kit.htm

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Old 12-14-2011, 01:53 PM
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I heard you can reprogram easily in i-drive, can u confirm?

thanks
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Old 12-14-2011, 02:30 PM
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I heard you can reprogram easily in i-drive, can u confirm?
No, it has to be coded to European version (which uses inputs from ABS).
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Old 12-14-2011, 05:47 PM
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I am not sure reprogramming is needed. I am unfamiliar with the OP comment about european coding. All you need to do is "reset" the TPMS from the Vehicle Setting menu in iDrive. Very easy to do. Here is a screen shot:



Just click the second button down with the little exclamation point. The reset takes a minute or two and then just drive off and it will be good to go.
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:26 AM
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To clarify:
'Reprogramming' as in 'reseting TPMS', like after you rotated tires or mounted another set with compatible sensors - yes, you can do it in iDrive as described above.
'Reprogramming' as in 'disabling TPMS altogether' has to be done via coding.
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:41 PM
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Getting x5 35i w20's and looking to get 209 style 18's. BMW parts mentioned that sensors changed again starting in 12/2011. Can someone confirm - the way I understood is that sensors post 10/10 will not work if production of x5 was Dec 2012.....
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:56 AM
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Mine X5d was a late Dec '11 build. This is the first I've heard of this. Seems like a collosal waste to install the 433mhz sensors for only ~1 year...

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Old 01-25-2012, 08:21 AM
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@all - just to fill you in. Went to the parts department with my vin and was informed that the TPMS for my x5 late Dec 11 production has a diff sensor and currently on back order from Germany.
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Old 08-09-2014, 07:13 PM
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I bought a used OEM 215 21" wheels (for summer) with TPMS from e-bay for my 2013 X5 (built 6/2013) and it supposed to be from a 2013 X5 with 500 miles on it. I have it installed from a tire shop (Les Schwab) where I bought the tires, but it will not reset and I was told that the sensors need to be registered thru the (s)tealership. So, I went in hope that's all I need to do. I was told that the sensors are not good and it's an old TPMS - huh? What to do!!!! The SA said that 2013 BMW TPMS is a "split" year and the one installed is the early version! Does anyone knows about the 2013 TPMS early and current TPMS part number? It'll cost $90/tire + $30 installation. Or, I can look for an indy shop to try (do they have the ability?) to "register" the one that is on the wheels now for $55/hr. Thanks.

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Old 08-09-2014, 08:10 PM
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I bought a used OEM 215 21" wheels (for summer) with TPMS from e-bay for my 2013 X5 (built 6/2013) and it supposed to be from a 2013 X5 with 500 miles on it. I have it installed from a tire shop (Les Schwab) where I bought the tires, but it will not reset and I was told that the sensors need to be registered thru the (s)tealership. So, I went in hope that's all I need to do. I was told that the sensors are not good and it's an old TPMS - huh? What to do!!!! The SA said that 2013 BMW TPMS is a "split" year and the one installed is the early version! Does anyone knows about the 2013 TPMS early and current TPMS part number? It'll cost $90/tire + $30 installation. Or, I can look for an indy shop to try (do they have the ability?) to "register" the one that is on the wheels now for $55/hr. Thanks.
What kind of car are you putting them on? Assume E70 not 535i? What year?
The TPMS change was with LCI meaning model year 2011. There is no need to go to dealer register the new style. Just put the idrive in TPMS set mode and drive for a bit.
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Old 08-09-2014, 08:48 PM
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Yes, it is for my 2013 X5 E70.

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Old 11-19-2014, 11:24 AM
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What was the resolution to this? what was the part number of the TPMS that did not work? I have a similar situation with a '13 X5 also. I have the sensors that all part numbers say should work, but they don't.
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Old 11-19-2014, 11:44 AM
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This site has the production cut off for old to new style:
http://www.bavarianx.com/BMW_HUF_TPM..._BERU_s/62.htm

I ordered from them for my winter wheel / tire set. Look on the driver's door jamb sticker for your production date (month and year) if you fall in a gray area.
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Old 11-19-2014, 12:27 PM
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I am 05/13, which is no where near the cut-off of 10/2010.
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Old 11-19-2014, 01:42 PM
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What was the resolution to this? what was the part number of the TPMS that did not work? I have a similar situation with a '13 X5 also. I have the sensors that all part numbers say should work, but they don't.
PepBoys (and possibly others) have a device that would be able to test the TPMS even when they are not mounted: I recently bought a used set of rims with TPMS to use to mount some snow tires and wanted to check if the TPMS are operational before mounting tires. The handheld device they used will read frequency under which is operating (also stamped on the TPMS itself), the battery life and the pressure as well as serial number and other less useful info.

You may want to take your TPMS there and ensure they are not defective or the battery is not dead (it's not replaceable).
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