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      01-01-2013, 07:51 PM   #1
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TPMS Compatibility

Today I put winter tires on my 2011 328 e90. I bought the tires in 2007 and previously used them on 2007 e92 335. I expected to have the tire pressure light to be on - I read on the forum that 2007 TMPS are different from the 2011 ones. The light is not on and no warnings displayed. How can i tell if the system is working besides deflating one of the tires? Thank you.
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Your sensors will definitely throw a code after 30 min of driving if you use pre-LCI on LCI.

Did you swap the tires only or did you swap the sensors or did you swap the wheels already mounted with snow tires/tpms?

If you swapped tires only to your current wheels with LCI tpms, you are all set.
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I put wheels/tires with with tpms which I bought back in 2007. I drove around 20 miles on them. No light so far.
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I took my Tire Rack snow package from my '07 E90 to my '09 E90 without a problem. When I took them to my '13 F30, the sensors are not recognized, so I have the contant warning. Tires work fine. Sensors not so fine. So be it.
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Drove today all day long and still no warning light - tomorrow will ask a bmw adviser during an oil change.
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Eventually on the 3 rd day of driving the "TPMS Inactive" warning lit up.
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I took my Tire Rack snow package from my '07 E90 to my '09 E90 without a problem. When I took them to my '13 F30, the sensors are not recognized, so I have the contant warning. Tires work fine. Sensors not so fine. So be it.
07 to 09 are pre-lci, so makes sense the tpms are compatible.

Not familiar with the F30's, but did they go away from tire mounted sensors? Newer Audi's did and it makes much more sense.
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07 to 09 are pre-lci, so makes sense the tpms are compatible.

Not familiar with the F30's, but did they go away from tire mounted sensors? Newer Audi's did and it makes much more sense.
I wasn't sure but Tire Rack still runs the winter tire specials for the F30's and it includes TPMS for an adder. Sounds like BMW kept them.
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F30's use actual TPMS sensors for US model cars. For US model cars, BMW used TPMS sensors on all 2008 and newer vehicles (and some 2007 models).
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