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      05-31-2006, 09:39 PM   #1
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Low tire pressure warning with new wheels???

We have a 325xi and I just had a set of 162's put on them and the low tire pressure indicator came on as soon as it was driven off the lot of the tire store. Took it back and everything checked out, no leaks, no punctures, etc. Has anyone else had this come up? Is it something that happened because the different wheel sizes and just needs to be calibrated? Thanks
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i read somewhere on here that you have to reset something when you switch wheels

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You do it yourself. Page 80 in the Owner's Manual
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      05-31-2006, 09:59 PM   #3
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I just put 162's on my xi last week. reset and have had no probs.
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We have a 325xi and I just had a set of 162's put on them and the low tire pressure indicator came on as soon as it was driven off the lot of the tire store. Took it back and everything checked out, no leaks, no punctures, etc. Has anyone else had this come up? Is it something that happened because the different wheel sizes and just needs to be calibrated? Thanks
The only thing I can think of resetting is the tire pressure system.
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      05-31-2006, 10:12 PM   #5
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Thanks a bunch, foofighter and jcase33 for you help. Man you guys respond quick
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yup....you'll need to reset FTM
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Funny, mine has never gone off. Wish it did to prove it's working. Even after I got my new tires installed, no warning. Didn't reset the computer until 3 days after.
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Funny, mine has never gone off. Wish it did to prove it's working. Even after I got my new tires installed, no warning. Didn't reset the computer until 3 days after.
When I had the 2 nails in the rear, it did not go off until i had the other tire fixed. The warning system did what is was supposed to do and that is great! Atleast I know. Just glad that I didn't have to purchase new tires.
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Has anybody switch to a staggered wheel set? Any concerns with the FTM?
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the FTM will work on any wheel.
it measures a decrease of pressure with the ABS Sensors and not with an extra sensor in the wheel.

everytime you checked your pressure manually and now that this is correct you have to reset the FTM. (procedure is shown in your manual)

the system does not now the correct pressure, but it realizes when the pressure is too low, so it got to know if the pressure is correct (thats why you reset it)
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