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      05-24-2012, 02:33 PM   #1
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TPMS Battery?

Is there a battery for this system? If so can it be located easy and checked? And changed w/o the stealership's help?
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      05-24-2012, 03:07 PM   #2
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It does have a battery. However, I think you have to (or at least it's just as easy/cost effective) to replace the whole TPMS.
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The battery is supposed to last an average of 7 years...I just checked one on an 08 and 10 e90. Those bastiches are sealed
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      05-24-2012, 03:59 PM   #4
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They can start failing after year 4.
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They can start failing after year 4.
Dammit...that's even worse!
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Check with tire rack, they sell TPMS sensors.
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you can buy them in a lot of places, average price is about $50 a piece
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you can buy them in a lot of places, average price is about $50 a piece
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ok thx
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you can code TPMS system like turn it off and it will not reed tire pressure
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you can code TPMS system like turn it off and it will not reed tire pressure
HOW!
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AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ok thx
I know, that kind of sucks, cause you cant change the battery, they are sealed internally
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oh you mean the battery? i though it was 50 per sensor
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It's ~$50 per sensor which has the battery inside.
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[quote=zipstic;12033697]It's ~$50 per sensor which has the battery inside.[/QU



mmm my sensors are good its the control module that is messed up i think somehow the msg isnt getting relayed from sensors to main center
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It's ~$50 per sensor which has the battery inside.[/QU



mmm my sensors are good its the control module that is messed up i think somehow the msg isnt getting relayed from sensors to main center
in this case, you dont know for sure if your sensor is good or not, there are no separate sensor/control module, its 1 piece + a metal valve stem

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in this case, you dont know for sure if your sensor is good or not, there are no separate sensor/control module, its 1 piece + a metal valve stem

when i got new tire a month ago they chk all the sensors and they were reading back, but for some reason it still says tpms malfunction
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