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Old 12-11-2012, 11:02 AM
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TPM sensor malfunction '07 335i convertible

have a 2007 335i convertible with sport package, the TPM has a malfunction and have that warning light its not a big deal. Went to the BMW dealership, pretty expensive to fix, went to have my tires fixed and they said they can I think replace the sensors, any thoughts on whether companies like americas tire company etc would be able to fix it, i mean is it as simple as replacing the sensors?
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:15 AM
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I think I read that the life expectancy of TPMS is like 5-7 years. Anybody can replace one - it is very simple, just take the tire off and replace the sensor, as long as they get the correct sensor, it will work fine.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:19 AM
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Thanks alot, make's sense.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:12 PM
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You can replace just one or all 4 at a time. A full replacement set of 4 sensors is only around $200 from TireRack. Add $100 to remount and balance your tires, and the cost to do all 4 is only $300 or so. Anyone charging you much more (or shooting for more that $80 - $90 per wheel) may be taking you for a bit of a ride.
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An even cheaper solution would be to take off the TPMS sensors, ditch the run-flats for regular tires, and go with the standard optical sensor.
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An even cheaper solution would be to take off the TPMS sensors, ditch the run-flats for regular tires, and go with the standard optical sensor.
Not sure what an "optical" sensor is, but without the TPMS in the OP's car, he'll have a continuous warning light displayed on his dash. If he has a lease, he has to replace them. If he ever intends on trading in the car through BMW for another BMW, the dealership will "ding" him on the trade as they'll be obligated by federal law to reinstall the TPMS system.

With non-RFs installed, the TPMS system is probably more important to warn of a leaking tire, therefore I'd recommend keeping the system.
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Remember there are TWO TPMS frequencies that BMW uses. I believe they changed over to the new frequency in 2009. The 2007 TMPS sensor is reported to be a li-ion battery with a life expected to be 8 years.
I know that we all will face this with our cars. Why they didn't allow battery replacement is beyond me but just like battery registration I guess...
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Remember there are TWO TPMS frequencies that BMW uses. I believe they changed over to the new frequency in 2009. The 2007 TMPS sensor is reported to be a li-ion battery with a life expected to be 8 years.
I know that we all will face this with our cars. Why they didn't allow battery replacement is beyond me but just like battery registration I guess...
More margin in selling a new sensor than letting you replace the batteries yourself.
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