Bmw Z4 Tire Pressure Reset
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Lmao!!!! There is an indepth discussion on m3forums about this... lol. If you have after market tires, there is the possibility if you didnt keep your valve stems then it wont happen. Currently, the discussion is on-going, however, BMW Hon told me the same thing. It refers to having an indirect TPMS rather than a direct TPMS. Check the M3forum (see below)... I am having the same issue. 1. Check Tire Pressure to make sure no variance from side to side. 2. Sit in car, with out touching the pedals. 3. Key in ignition, Turn key on to engine off position (second position). 4. Press and hold TPM until TPM lights go out completely on the dash. 5. Press and hold TPM again until yellow TPM light indicator comes lit on dash. 6. Start car and drive. Light will go off itself once it has calibrated tire pressure. (might go out at idle).
With the runflats fitted, you wouldn't tell by looking at the tyre that you've had a puncture,it'd look fine,just no air in the thing!! That's why they have the sensors fitted.With normal tyres you'll clearly know when you've got a flat.I've had my tyre sensors go red a few times when there's nothing wrong with the tyre pressures,it just gives you a bit of a scare when on the motorway for example.
Started up the car this morning and got a red low tire pressure light (and a yellow icon) on the dash. Originally had pressure set at 39 psi and one tire was at 3 lbs the other at 32-33psi. TPMS system worked as designed since I was 8 psi lower than the setting. Inflated all tires back to 39 psi and the warning lights did not go off. Tried to reset TPMS pressure and it won't let me do it because it says "low tire pressure". Last 2 times I went in for service the SAs wanted to do an ECU update that they said had to do with problems with the TPMS system. Since I had no problems, I declined the update. Obviously, I could just take it in the the dealer for service,but there just is no convenient time for me to do this in the next 2 weeks and since i know that the tire pressures ar fine, I am not inclined to do such. The SA told me that it is not unusual to have the have the tech reset the light. Can i do this on my own? I would appreciate some advice. TIA
There are two buttons below the clock in the drivers display. Hold the left one in until the hours start flashing. Use the right button to change the hours. Use the left button to advance from hours to minutes and use the right button to change the minutes. When you are at he correct time, press the left button momentarily to set the time. This procedure will also change the time on the radio. BTW use the OBC button on the turn signal stalk to get to the clock.
BMW has offered Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) on most of its vehicles since 2002. Some 2002 and 2003 models have an indirect system called Flat Tire Monitor (FTM) that compares the inputs of the wheel speed sensors to detect a flat tire. These early indirect and direct systems were implemented not to meet the 2007 government mandate, but to inform the driver when a run-flat tire was deflated.
How many times have we had the tire light come on, whether due to rotating tires, changing wheels, etc? In the past, there was no way of resetting the light unless we brought it to the dealer, which would cost 50-150 bucks. I didnt want to pay for something that would've taken anyone 5 minutes to do. After doing a lot of research, I finally found a DIY method to reset it using only a paper clip. Step 1: Set the tires to the following pressures, they have to be exact: Tire position Tire pressure kPa (kg/cm2, psi) Front LH 240 (2.4, 34) Front RH 220 (2.2, 31) Rear RH 200 (2.0, 29) Rear LH 180 (1.8, 26) Step 2: Locate the TPMS interface plug. This is a white female plug that is attached to the OBD II wire loom under the dash right about where your left knee would be when sitting in the driver's seat. You may have to cut the tape that is holding the TPMS interface plug to the OBD II wire loom.
Tire Inflation Pressure Monitor Systems (TPMS) are now required on all new vehicles. Low tires are potentially dangerous, especially if a vehicle is heavily loaded and traveling at highway speeds during hot weather. A low tire under these conditions is a blowout waiting to happen. The inflation pressure of the tires should be checked regularly, but many motorist do not check their tires. That is why Tire Pressure Monitor Systems have come into use.
I went to 3 dealers and all of them refused to replace the sensor. They all wanted to keep the car for 1-2 days to update the software. In the end I went to an independent high-end custom shop and they replaced the sensor with an OEM BMW sensor. The cost was $170. This fixed the problem. Shame on my local BMW dealers for refusing to do a simple warranty repair and trying to do more expensive time wasting things first. I reckon they probably just wanted to keep my car to do some joyriding. BTW I highly recommend CEC in Miami. Excellent custom shop - very good work they showed me.
First off, please check the tire pressure at all four wheels with a tire gauge. Our parents, wives, husbands, etc. are always nagging us to keep one in the car, so there should be one lying around. If not, most gas stations have them available for purchase. Make sure all tires are within the recommended tire pressure range. This PSI varies depending on make and model of the vehicle and also what kind of tires are on the vehicle. If you are not sure what PSI the tires should be at, please give us a call so we can advise you. If the pressure is low please fill to the correct PSI.
How can you tell the difference between a TPMS warning that you get because your tire is low and one that you get because your tire is actually flat? I've gotten a TPMS warning twice: front passenger side on my X5 about 6 months or so ago and rear driver side on my X6 this weekend. Both happened in my parent's driveway. They didn't appear 'flat', so I just topped 'em off and went on my way. No further problems. I've never seen a RFT that's 'flat'; will I be able to tell that the tire in question is 'flat' and that more is required than just more air?
Finally got it sorted with a set of TPMS sensors from tire rack. They were $27 less EACH from Tire Rack than from the dealer. Went back to the tire shop that mounted the winter tires and they installed them. Easy peasy. Tire shop guys tried to learn and program them with whatever tool they use but couldn't. They didn't have ANY info for 2015 BMW m235i and when they tried to read them anyway their tool just showed an error. Figuring I'd press on and let the car learn the sensors, I started a TMPS reset. It failed. Nothing
This is the year of the TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitor System). It’s been coming for some time. In response to a rash of highly publicized rollover accidents caused by tire failures on SUVs, Congress passed a law called the TREAD Act in 2000 which required all vehicle manufacturers to have TPMS on all their cars and light trucks by 2008. Time has run out, and as far as we know, all the vehicle manufacturers have complied.
We had taken a ramp of the highway and it felt like we ran over a huge rock even though there wasn t anything visible on the road. While sitting in the drive-thru line at Chick-fil-A, I wondered what the hell we’d hit. Even though there were no warnings on the dash, I pulled up the iDrive to check on the tires. Sure enough, our passenger rear tire is down 15 psi. Three minutes later, I was down another 5 psi and now the low tire pressure alarm goes off.
Air vs nitrogen A number of tire dealers are now inflating the tires with nitrogen gas. Using nitrogen gas in tires is great, because it is much more stable than air over a broad temperature range. This means your pressure will stay consistent in hot and cold weather. Nitrogen molecules are also bigger than many of the molecules in regular air, so tires filled with nitrogen will seep less air and hold their pressure longer.
Most people would know that the tyre full of air has a reasonable level of compliance acting as our first line of defence deflecting the poor road condition however things appear to be quite different with the Run Flat. By compromise, all BMW's fitted with RFT's have downgraded (softer) suspension to absorb the migration of these road shocks. Unfortunately this doesn't appear to be perfect as we are starting to notice that this shock migration appears to transmit some of these forces to the wheel rim, and actually cracking it in some cases without amazingly, any apparent harm to the tyre itself. We are currently monitoring this but it is something that owners of Run Flat Tyres must keep a keen eye on and in the avoidance of doubt... stay away from pot holes.
BMW Z4 E89 Roadster flat tyre warning light - if this symbol illuminates in RED it indicates that there is a flat tyre or loss of pressure in a tyre. If the light illuminates in YELLOW it indicates the there is more that 1 flat tyre or loss of pressure in more than 1 tyre. If the warning light flashes then stays on permanantly, it means that a flat tyre cannot be detected and they system has a malfunction. You can use the
So I've been reading a lot about the TPMS. What I read is that if the tires get down to 42 psi you get an idiot light that comes on the screen. Now I'm fine with a single light, but when I finally order a Raptor it won't be a 2010 so it will have the flashing screen in the cluster. I run my tires in the 32-35 psi on my trucks(I run the same size as the Raptor) and refuse to run anywhere near 44 psi. So my question is this, can the TPMS be shut off or can the computer be tricked or reconfigured so that I don't get the same constant flashing screen like the video below?
, Start the engine,, On the turn signal stock flip the control switch up or down until you see INIT.,, When INIT appears, press the BC button on the end of your stock.,, Press and hold the BC button for approximately 5 seconds until INIT is displayed with a check box. ,, Note: If no check box appears, there is an issue not allowing your TPMS to be initialized. Please try again, if still unable to initialize diagnose the system for errors.,, Begin driving. TPMS will complete initialization when the vehicle is in motion.,
I was checking out a winter wheel/tire package at Tire Rack and was surprised that I was not given the option to add TPMS to my purchase, so I sent an email to Gary to see if I was missing something. Although this may have been mentioned previously in this forum, I thought I'd pass on his response for others like me who didn't pick this info up in the owner's manual or elsewhere: "For 2010 we are showing that your vehicle uses a system that does not use pressure sensors. Instead, we show that it uses a system that detects how many times the tires rotate/spin in a given distance (a tire low in pressure is deflected and rotates more often per mile). If one tire spins more often than the other three, a warning is sounded. This type of system does not use TPMS sensors." Interesting...