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Old 03-12-2016, 03:31 PM
Maninder3608 Maninder3608 is offline
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2015 TPMS in 2011 535.

Hi,
I have a question regarding TPMS for my 2011 535xi. I have recently replacement my 2011 535xi wheels with 2015 msports take off wheels/tires. These new wheels had TPMS pre-installed, but my 2011 535 is not reading these new sensors. Some one told me BMW has changed the TPMS frequency in 2012+ models so these new sensors not going to work for me. So I would like to know if that is correct.
Also is there any way to get the frequency of these new sensors changes so they start working with my car,so I don't have to swap them with my old TPMS.

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Old 03-12-2016, 04:50 PM
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If your car build date is prior to 09/2010 the wheels off the 2015 will not work. The only way to get it to work is to change the sensors out with the older ones. The frequency is not "adjustable".
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Old 03-12-2016, 05:49 PM
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I recommend buying the sensors from Tire Rack, and having a tire place put them on. I have dedicated wheels and tires for winter, and when I traded in my car, I needed new sensors. From Tire Rack, they were $44 each, versus $65 from Mavis, and even more from the dealer. After I received them, I had Mavis install them, and they charged me $50 to install and program the sensors. The whole thing was painless and easy.
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Old 03-13-2016, 01:51 PM
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If your car build date is prior to 09/2010 the wheels off the 2015 will not work. The only way to get it to work is to change the sensors out with the older ones. The frequency is not "adjustable".
Thanks for your reply! My car build date is 07/11. So do you think sensor from 2015 wheels should have worked. Or BMW has recently changed the sensor frequency.
If you think sensors from 2015 tires should have worked, do I need to get them reconfigured or something. Or my only option is to use the old sensors.
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Old 03-13-2016, 05:01 PM
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You may want to recheck your build date and make sure it is not 2010. If it is really 07 of 2011, the sensors should work.
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