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Old 04-27-2014, 08:14 PM
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Over the winter I picked up this set of wheels for a good price. Two had decent dings in them, though they held air just fine. I went ahead and sent them out for reworking, and had them painted black while there were there.

Wrapped them in some Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 tires and they came out great. 255/35 rears and 225/40 in the front


Car handles great again, feels like a new car after riding around on the soft snow tires.

I think the next step is some light tint.

Still need to figure out the TPMS, as the sensors in these wheels are not communicating with the car. Tells me they are inactive, and will not reset, but they are the 433 mgz same as the stock wheels set up. Even the re programmer will not reset them. It can read them but not working.
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:19 AM
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Those wheels painted black look verrry sharp on your E90! Check with whoever did your wheels and ask them if they used either a catalyzing paint, or baked on the finish? Either would be good. If they were sprayed with regular enamel then they are probably not resistant to either brake cleaner or brake fluid. You'll have to be very careful not to let any solvents get on them or you'll be sending them back for a respray.
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:51 AM
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You certain that the battery contained within the TPSM sensor is still good? Can you communicate at all with the sensors?
I have read that all you have to do is reset using iDrive to tune into the different transmitters. Don't know how this is done if no iDrive.

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Old 04-28-2014, 08:58 AM
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Those wheels painted black look verrry sharp on your E90! Check with whoever did your wheels and ask them if they used either a catalyzing paint, or baked on the finish? Either would be good. If they were sprayed with regular enamel then they are probably not resistant to either brake cleaner or brake fluid. You'll have to be very careful not to let any solvents get on them or you'll be sending them back for a respray.
I am fairly certain they are a powder coat, At least that is what they appear to be.

Thanks I was a bit leery on how the black on black would look, but I dig it
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:00 AM
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You certain that the battery contained within the TPSM sensor is still good? Can you communicate at all with the sensors?
Yes, which is the weird part. When using the scanner at the tire shop, each wheel reads, but they do not read with the car.

The wheels are off an 11, my car is a 09. Both are 433 Mhz

My car displays that they are inactive, and when I hit reset, it says resetting, but then just does not.
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DD, much history on your kind of TPMS problem. Search it for some good reading, there may even be an active thread only a page or two down.

Edit: If they powder coated then that is a baked finish and good news.

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Just read a post on another forum:
"We've just been informed by BMW that they changed sensors mid year on the 2011 models. Build dates before 9/2010 use the same sensors as the '08-'10 vehicles. Cars built during or after 9/2010 use a new sensor ($45.) Both use the same valve.


"the dealer who confirmed 9/10 is the date of the change.. My car was built ifrom 9/22 - 9/30 '10 and thats the most likely cause for the reset issues.. The sensor is till a 433 mhz sensor, however, they told me the antennas were also updated as of that date..Plus, they told me its not just the mhz; its the way they communicate with the car module, which has also changed, that is effected. I have the parts sheet, and here is the new info:

new tpms sensor: 36 10 6 790 054
screw in valve (antenna): 36 14 6 192 829"
So just maybe you have the wrong TPMS, so it is not compatible with your car.

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Old 04-28-2014, 09:30 AM
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Just read a post on another forum:
"the dealer who confirmed 9/10 is the date of the change.. My car was built ifrom 9/22 - 9/30 '10 and thats the most likely cause for the reset issues.. The sensor is till a 433 mhz sensor, however, they told me the antennas were also updated as of that date..Plus, they told me its not just the mhz; its the way they communicate with the car module, which has also changed, that is effected. I have the parts sheet, and here is the new info:

new tpms sensor: 36 10 6 790 054
screw in valve (antenna): 36 14 6 192 829"
So just maybe you have the wrong TPMS, so it is not compatible with your car.

Thanks. That is what I was thinking, I have read different dates listed for the change over between the two.

Considering the sensors themselves read, and the car with the other set of tires read just fine, I am going to assume that what you just posted is indeed the issue. Even though they are both 433, there is some thing else different between them, which is blocking communication.
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Thanks. That is what I was thinking, I have read different dates listed for the change over between the two.

Considering the sensors themselves read, and the car with the other set of tires read just fine, I am going to assume that what you just posted is indeed the issue. Even though they are both 433, there is some thing else different between them, which is blocking communication.
Yes, the BMW "changeover" had the same frequency, but different part number. It may also be worth checking the TPMS battery life...an easy task with any dealer with a TPMS diagnostic device (as DSX has). I don't think this will cost very much to check...
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