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Old 09-17-2013, 03:45 PM
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TPMS Reset for original set of wheels

I've decided to outfit my 328 with a second set of wheels, keeping the originals intact for spring/summer driving.

My question is, will the originals reset with the TPMS after being off the car for several months or will I need to go to the dealer or tire center to change the wheels out and re-activate the TPMS sensors?

Would rather change them out in my garage if possible. Thanks!
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Old 09-17-2013, 05:09 PM
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No worries, they will be fine. Shortly after the first time you start the car after swapping wheel sets, the car will alert you that TPMS needs to be initialized. Follow the normal reset procedure and Bob's your uncle.
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:24 PM
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I've decided to outfit my 328 with a second set of wheels, keeping the originals intact for spring/summer driving.

My question is, will the originals reset with the TPMS after being off the car for several months or will I need to go to the dealer or tire center to change the wheels out and re-activate the TPMS sensors?

Would rather change them out in my garage if possible. Thanks!
Zeichen is correct. The TPMS will "go to sleep" when not being used (no tire rotation). So your second set of wheels will not have TPMS installed? Therefore you'll get a dash "malfunction" indication I believe.
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:30 PM
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This depends on model year. If you have a car built before March '07, your car has FTM which uses the ABS sensors in your hubs to calculate rotational speed of the wheel.

Post March '07 models utilize the TPMS system, which uses sensors in the wheels and receivers in the wells. TPMS sensors have non-replaceable batteries and they do fail after a few years.

There was also a change in sensor frequency sometime in 2009. So make sure you get the right sensors.
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Btw if you're interested, TPMS can be coded off. Remove the option code from your VO, code the affected modules, pull TPMS fuse in glove box, and unplug module in trunk.
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This depends on model year. If you have a car built before March '07, your car has FTM which uses the ABS sensors in your hubs to calculate rotational speed of the wheel.

Post March '07 models utilize the TPMS system, which uses sensors in the wheels and receivers in the wells. TPMS sensors have non-replaceable batteries and they do fail after a few years.

There was also a change in sensor frequency sometime in 2009. So make sure you get the right sensors.
IIRC, it was 9/09.

OP: What is the year of your car?
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:28 AM
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It's a 2009. Saw the posts about the part number changeover in September 2009. Will check the manufacture date. Yes, new wheels will have factory TPMS installed. Going with aftermarket, factory spec. Getting 5, as I do a lot of driving on secondary roads (more turns, less traffic) and don't want to have to nurse a run-flat home.

Appreciate the responses!
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