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The sixth generation of the BMW 5 Series Sedan (F10) was produced from 2011 - 2016 with LCI updates arriving in 2014. In the US BMW offered a hatchback 5 Series Gran Truismo (F07) and the rest of the world also go a Station Wagon/Touring version F11.

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Old 06-13-2019, 05:50 AM
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As I could understand from so many posts on these forums and even youtube, my particular car BMW 2011 535i (Manufactured 8-2010), has 4 TPM sensors on each tire and RDC controller somewhere in the car. Is that so or does this model also has other TPMS modules for each sensor? The link that you attached with a picture shows how to remove RDC, but is it located? under the car, back of trunk or elsewhere?
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:30 AM
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The link shows it under the compartment in the trunk.
There are also aerials on each corner.
Browse the link for more info on them.
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Old 06-13-2019, 08:29 AM
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There is a lot of info on the TIS website...but you've got to take advantage of the info that is there by digging just below the surface.

Those that are confused about different sensors...indicates that there may be a change in production. When I did a quick search using a single search word "RDC"...I found info about the 2nd & 3rd generation RDC wheel electronics and it also included the date that the 3rd gen RDC starts (9/2010). So those that have a build date prior to Sept 2010 may find things slightly different than those after that date:

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Old 06-13-2019, 03:35 PM
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JeffDunes, have you find RDC on your vehicle? I have the same car 2011 BMW 535i F10, but I looked and RDC IS NOT behind lower left side of the rear bumper.

Car symptoms: TPMS Malfunction displays. RESET option is grayed out and is not available for reset.
All 4 TPMS sensors were replaced and are working properly.
When TPMS Malfunction failure occurs, on 2 occasions I had a local shop reprogram my car and it all works fine for several days, then TPMS Malfunction displays again.
Since I replaced all 4 sensors, this time it leads me to believe that it just could be RDC controller. According to some posts in these forums, it shouldn't be a big deal to remove and replace it. Right? Well, it has been a week and I can't even locate my RDC and based on all those tips in here, it is getting more and more confusing with each day. Today, I went to another shop and they reprogrammed it again. It works again now, but I don't know for how long. But I was told by this shop that RDC is built into ABS. Is that possible? Can someone please advice where else I can locate RDC Controller on F10 2011 BMW 535i (Manufactured 8-2010), if it is not behind rear left side of the bumper. Thank you in advance.
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Old 06-13-2019, 03:37 PM
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One more, possibly helpful symptom:

When TPMS Malfunction occurs, during initial start of the car Yellow warning light blinks for about 15-20 seconds then goes on solid.
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To back to newtis, input the last 7 digits of your VIN, then search for "Replacing RDC Control Unit", this will give you links that are relevant to your build year.
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Old 06-13-2019, 04:01 PM
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Maybe the problem is a slang that a lot of car-buffs are using and I do not understand? Wouldn't want to assume that it could be spelling issues.

What exactly means: "To back to newtis " in a previous post?
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Sorry, " To" should be "Go".
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The rdc antenna are prone to have moisture seep in where the body 2 halves are glued together and rust the connection inside.
New or replacement RDC will need to be coded/program to the vehicle. E-sys will work as you need to add a cafd for the new rdc. I added extra silicone to the seam for extra seal to the joint
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To the OP, I assume you are aware that the F10 had (at least) two different TPMS sensor versions? Did you buy new wheel sensors or are these the old ones that stopped working? Just an out-of-the-box thought that you might have the wrong version in your wheels. Hope you get your issue solved.
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Old 06-20-2019, 06:46 AM
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I want to thank everyone for your input and your efforts. Unfortunately, I still can't find an answer to where exactly RDC is located on my 2011 535i F10 vehicle (Manufacture date 8-2010). I replaced all 4 TPM sensors in the tires about a year ago. All 4 sensors were OEM BMW part # P/N 36236798726 /433 MHz . They are all working fine. Problem is: TPMS Malfunction displays and RESET option is not available (grayed out). On 3 different occasions, I went to 3 different friendly shops and they would reprogram the system. It works fine for about 3-5 days and then, again, light comes on TPMS Malfunction. When I start the car, yellow TPMS indicator flashes for about 15 seconds and then goes on solid, if that helps to resolve an issue. All these symptoms lead me to believe that RDC Controller may be causing this problem. I would like to find it, unplug it and check for erosion, if I could only find it. I checked behind rear, lower, driver (US) side bumper. It is not there. One friendly shop told me that RDC controller is build into ABS. Nobody in here mentions it built into ABS. Can someone suggest where else to look for RDC controller on this vehicle? Thank you.
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Old 06-23-2019, 08:27 PM
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I want to thank everyone for your input and your efforts. Unfortunately, I still can't find an answer to where exactly RDC is located on my 2011 535i F10 vehicle (Manufacture date 8-2010). I replaced all 4 TPM sensors in the tires about a year ago. All 4 sensors were OEM BMW part # P/N 36236798726 /433 MHz . They are all working fine. Problem is: TPMS Malfunction displays and RESET option is not available (grayed out). On 3 different occasions, I went to 3 different friendly shops and they would reprogram the system. It works fine for about 3-5 days and then, again, light comes on TPMS Malfunction. When I start the car, yellow TPMS indicator flashes for about 15 seconds and then goes on solid, if that helps to resolve an issue. All these symptoms lead me to believe that RDC Controller may be causing this problem. I would like to find it, unplug it and check for erosion, if I could only find it. I checked behind rear, lower, driver (US) side bumper. It is not there. One friendly shop told me that RDC controller is build into ABS. Nobody in here mentions it built into ABS. Can someone suggest where else to look for RDC controller on this vehicle? Thank you.
It's locate near the driver side jack pad. You need to remove the underbody cover in that area. The symptoms on my wife x3 was the exact same as yours. Open the rdc with a razor blade around the seam and check for corrosion. You can always silicone it back together if everything looks good.
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Old 06-24-2019, 07:51 AM
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Thank you V8power! Greatly appreciate it!
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