If you're moving TPM sensors over from an old wheel (to a new wheel) and its the same vehicle...then all you'll need to do is go into iDrive and do an "INIT" (initialization).Wow, another wrinkle to figure out. We'll be getting new tires soon on the "new" X5, and I'll have to make sure the shop transfers over the sensors. Thanks for the instructions Q - you're an authority in multiple model forums!
@ Edgy26....If you're just swapping tires & using current wheels & TMPS, just inflate to correct pressure & run the "RESET" in iDrive. No big deal, at least for me. And as posted above, if installing NEW BMW TMPS (from China), all I had to do was run the "RESET". No waking or anything else.Jeez, the complexity - we're just taking summer runflats off a 2016 X5 and putting Continental DWS 06s on. So that's just the iDrive scenario, correct?
Glad it worked out for you. That's what this site is about.As advertised, reset was super simple. Thanks again.
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@ Edgy26....If you're just swapping tires & using current wheels & TMPS, just inflate to correct pressure & run the "RESET" in iDrive. No big deal, at least for me. And as posted above, if installing NEW BMW TMPS (from China), all I had to do was run the "RESET". No waking or anything else.
If you get aftermarket TMPS from someone like Discount Tire, they'll do the "wake" procedure for you and make sure they work correctly.
Hope this helps you.
If you have the FTM (RPA) indirect tire monitor system...you don't need TPM sensors inside your wheels. You don't need them because you don't have a control module that is going to pickup the RF (radio frequency) sent by the sensors.I purchased the 4x TPMS from AliExpress (thanks for your assistance) which have been pre-programmed to a F26 X4 but as I only currently have the standard ABS FTM system, just wondering if all I have to do is have the sensors installed and do so coding to activate.
If you have the FTM (RPA) indirect tire monitor system...you don't need TPM sensors inside your wheels. You don't need them because you don't have a control module that is going to pickup the RF (radio frequency) sent by the sensors.
The TPM (RDC) direct tire monitoring system has a RDC control module that receives the signal from the tire monitors then passes that data along that eventually ends up on the iDrive screen.
Your supposition is similar to implanting ovaries into a male and assuming that he'll be able to have his own kids. Yes, females have reproductive organs and so do males...but you can't just simply take one of the other's organs and implant them...then assume that it will take on the same characteristics. It will take a lot more than ovaries implanted into a male specimen to get it to bare offspring. :eeps:
If you have the TPMS (RDC) "direct" tire monitoring system...then based on the information posted above from the TIS (and highlighted below)...the RDC control module can register a fault and that fault can be seen with diagnostic equipment when there is a malfunction of the system.With TPMS active and working, does a RDC ECU show up as a seperate CU within E-Sys?
Thought I'd post an UPDATE to this thread
I just installed the above pictured TMPS sensors to (2) new front tires & wheels & put them on the F15 last week. I then did the reset procedure via iDrive menu & the system DID recognized the 2 new ones. Just press the option & drive down the road until the reset is done. A closer look at the sensors shows that they are CONTINENTAL.
PM me if you're interested in the site I bought them from. I paid about $11 each
Hope this helps others.
According to the TIS...the functions of the RDC control unit are integrated into the DSC control module...perhaps that's why it is difficult to find:I have recently experienced a "TPMS Malfunction" message on my 2015 F15 X5 (USA), and have been searching for information on the RDC, as well as searching for it on the car without success. Resetting goes to 49%, and eventually indicates the malfunction. Does my SAV actually have an RDC near the rear? I have read on other forums at some point BMW moved it into the BDC - under the passenger footwell.
Any help appreciated, including the RDC part #, and location if someone has experienced! Thank you.