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      10-15-2009, 11:51 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by indivisi0n View Post
UPDATE:

So I was able to reset the tire pressure sensor within the cabin. I had to wait for the car to think it was OK again, stop, reset it, and then continue on. It lasted for about 10-15 miles before it crapped out again and all the errors came back.

So at this point I've come to the following conclusions:

I am in no way required to use runflats, despite the tireshop telling me so.
The sizes of the tires fit the stock requirements.
Resetting the TPM doesn't help.

Seems to me the answer is to take it to someone familiar with these cars and have them look it over and repair/reconnect whatever is messed up.

The problem with that is that it costs money, money I shouldn't have to pay for someone else's screw up. Taking it back to the people who screwed it up is useless because they don't know what they're doing anyway.

What would you guys do? Pay to have it fixed, then bitch at the tire shop and hope they reimburse you? That's looking like the only option at this point....

Thanks guys
I would take each wheel off one at a time and check the sensor wires. Simply make sure they are plugged in. I am going to bet that will work. Sounds like you have reset the FTM. It is also possible that you have a different problem that just popped up. I had a similar issue and it turned out to be a bad wheel bearing. I am pretty sure in your case it is a ABS sensor issue. If one is bad or has any problem all of those faults will pop up. I know this from personal experience.
I would not let the tire shop touch it. If they are dumb enough to screw it up they cannot fix it. You can PM me if you need help. I might be able to assist.

BTW, I have non-runflats and have had my car in for repairs without issues. BMW makes the M3 which does not come with RFT's and no manufactuer can require a specific tire as a basis for the entire car warranty. The law requires that they prove that any aftermarket product used caused the issue. From the cars point of view a tire is a tire. Of course non-RFT's are lighter so they are acutually easier on the suspension of the car.

I just noticed you have a 2006 325i, I have a 2006 330i, both cars are known to have issues with the rear wheel bearings and that causes this issue so keep that in the back of your mind. As far as the dealer goes, find another dealer and don't bother mentioning the tire change, once you check the sensor connections the tire change is irrelevent. The fault code will tell the dealer exactly where the issue is. In my case I had to bring my car back twice and force them to dig deeper before the discovered the wheel bearing issue.
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