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      12-05-2012, 10:19 PM   #1
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TPMS malfunction... Replaced RDC, now what?

So went to the dealer with a TPMS malfunction error that would go away, come back, go away, and now it's pretty much stuck on. Tried a reset (when it's not malfunctioning), replaced all 4 tires and sensors. No tires are low on air.

Dealer says RDC unit is bad (this is after they replaced a receiver, which they claimed was throwing codes, but yet, the TPMS malfunction still persisted). They wanted $500, I said F that. Paid Tischer $110 for a new RDC, spent 10 minutes installing it (it's near the battery, behind the soft carpet liner for anyone interested) and thought I had fixed my problem.

Nope... TPMS malfunction still persists.

Do I need to reprogram the new RDC to the receivers I have? Or should it just plug and play? Any other ideas that might be causing this?

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      12-06-2012, 02:32 AM   #2
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I had a similar problem took the car to the dealer and they said nothing is wrong even though I was getting the error. At the end it turn out to be my hid fogs were interfering with the front sensor. So I just moved the hid ballast far away from the front sensor and problem solved. But if you don't have hid fog then idk sorry.
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I have LUX angel eyes but the problem started before those were installed.

Ugh... World's most obnoxious error.
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So went to the dealer with a TPMS malfunction error that would go away, come back, go away, and now it's pretty much stuck on. Tried a reset (when it's not malfunctioning), replaced all 4 tires and sensors. No tires are low on air.

Dealer says RDC unit is bad (this is after they replaced a receiver, which they claimed was throwing codes, but yet, the TPMS malfunction still persisted). They wanted $500, I said F that. Paid Tischer $110 for a new RDC, spent 10 minutes installing it (it's near the battery, behind the soft carpet liner for anyone interested) and thought I had fixed my problem.

Nope... TPMS malfunction still persists.

Do I need to reprogram the new RDC to the receivers I have? Or should it just plug and play? Any other ideas that might be causing this?

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I also have this issue, so you got the rdc from tischer, what's the part number thanks.
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36236785279 is what I bought.
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Did dealer replaced also sensors in the wheels. If yes there is not much you can do just to recode your car to EU spec RDC and sell all those stupid sensors.
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They replaced one antenna which they claim was faulty (did no good in the long run).

A couple days ago, it didn't error for ~30 miles worth of driving. But now, it's back again. Can't figure this one out...
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