The sensors that I had in my wheels came off a 2012 550 and did not work in my car when I reset the TPMS system. I'm still at the dealer, but he indicated that the part numbers of the TPMS sensors are different between 2012 and 2013.
Did your car still show the tpms warning after you reset it to the new wheels?
I am pretty sure when i bought my sensors from Tirerack they sent me the same sensors that the 2012 F10's uses. I believe they were either made by Bosch or Beru but they work in my car. All i had to do was reset the tpms sensor and all the warnings went away.
I will take a look at the part numbers when I get the sensors back from the dealer. I bought the sensors as part of a wheel/tire take-off package from someone on bimmerpost - he said they came from a 2012 car.
I know that the sensors changed in September 2010, so I guess it is possible that the wheels are older; however the tires that came with the package had a mid-2011 manufacture date on them, so I would tend to believe that the previous owner is telling me the truth...
OK - here's some information. The TPMS sensor part numbers that go with the 2013s is: 36 10 6 856 227. I looked these up on the realoem website and it appears that they are valid on cars from 9/2010 (just as we thought). However, I looked up the part number that I took off the wheels that were not working - 36 10 6 790 054 - on realoem and the website indicates that this part is good from 9/2010 through 12/2011. I'm not sure why there is an end date on this part number. As such, it does not appear that this is just a 2013 change.
In any case - Alan L - that explains why your TPMS still works.
BTW - there is no difference in functionality with these sensors.
Well, I I ended up placing an order for the 36 10 6 856 227, turns out that you need a valve stem for these also as its two part numbers to get it working proper; I will likely have them in next week, and will install and tested (fingers crossed no returns!)
Thanks for posting that info about the part number etc, make it easy to find ones that *should* work!
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