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      12-11-2015, 09:20 PM   #1
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Ok I've looked in all other threads and it said TPMS is located where the battery is. Then it said, they changed it on 2011 models to rear passenger wheel well. Well if you look at the photos it's in neither of those places.

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      12-11-2015, 10:44 PM   #2
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Check inside the rim
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      12-11-2015, 10:53 PM   #3
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OP means the master receiving unit.

I always forget myself. I thought it was in the trunk area, but that's all I remember.

Side note: I've had mine replaced (dealership) because it went bad.


EDIT: If no one can help you, I recommend RealOEM -- just put in your exact model, look for the Tire Pressure receiver, and it should show you on the car diagram.
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Sorry! I thought OP meant the sensors.
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      12-12-2015, 05:23 AM   #5
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This is a pic I found on M3 forum. By the battery, inside the liner.
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      12-14-2015, 12:00 AM   #6
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Thank you both for helping out. I found what it looks like, now I'm going to dig up the truck to find it.
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      12-18-2015, 01:07 AM   #7
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Did you ever find the exact location?
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      12-20-2015, 03:56 PM   #8
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Did you ever find the exact location?
No man, I can't find it.

I dogged up everything in the trunk on both sides and nothing.
I did find the module in the second picture that I don't know what it is, but it doesn't look like TPMS.
Anyone know or any other tips?
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      12-21-2015, 03:13 AM   #9
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Did a quick look around the various BMW forums. MAN does BMW like to put the TPMS receiver in odd places.

I've read of: trunk (behind batting), behind the rear wheel wells, under the car attached to the rear subframe, and even this (convertible) behind the right rear seat, in a plastic box.
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Did a quick look around the various BMW forums. MAN does BMW like to put the TPMS receiver in odd places.

I've read of: trunk (behind batting), behind the rear wheel wells, under the car attached to the rear subframe, and even this (convertible) behind the right rear seat, in a plastic box.
yeah its bs....gave up on it while i'm busy, when i get some time i'll get back into finding the damn thing.
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      12-24-2015, 08:58 PM   #11
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Its located on the right rear area of the subframe. The RDC master control unit is outside on the E90, not inside the car.
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The module you had a picture of is the old system. The new "cheap" system or whatever it's called has a different one usually mount underneath the car somewhere in the area of the rear subframe. It's a scavenger hunt every time I have to find one

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The module you had a picture of is the old system. The new "cheap" system or whatever it's called has a different one usually mount underneath the car somewhere in the area of the rear subframe. It's a scavenger hunt every time I have to find one

Thank you I'll get under and see if I can find it.
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Thank you sir! Finally found it, driver side subframe area.

Now I'm going to get that TPMS crap coded out
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Thank you sir! Finally found it, driver side subframe area.

Now I'm going to get that TPMS crap coded out
Hey do you have pictures as to where you found yours?? I am trying to find mine and its literally impossible

I have a 2010 e90 so I'm assuming it should be in the same area
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      04-21-2016, 11:18 AM   #17
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Hey do you have pictures as to where you found yours?? I am trying to find mine and its literally impossible

I have a 2010 e90 so I'm assuming it should be in the same area
actually i haven't yet, what i thought it was it wasn't... have you found it?
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actually i haven't yet, what i thought it was it wasn't... have you found it?
Yup! It's a popsicle/USB drive looking thing that sits right behind the fender of the rear passenger wheel. Literally you just have to pop off the first two clips from the bottom of the fender as well as the clip on the undercarriage and you have access. It's the easiest thing

Hope this helps
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Yup! It's a popsicle/USB drive looking thing that sits right behind the fender of the rear passenger wheel. Literally you just have to pop off the first two clips from the bottom of the fender as well as the clip on the undercarriage and you have access. It's the easiest thing

Hope this helps
thanks man, i'll try that and let you know if it works
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thanks man, i'll try that and let you know if it works
So this is what it looks like

https://www.ecstuning.com/ES2859529/...Q8waAhan8P8HAQ
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      04-24-2016, 04:29 PM   #21
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Is this it? I just unplugged it and I'm hopping my TPMS light turns off since I had it coded...
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      05-31-2016, 08:15 AM   #22
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Is this it? I just unplugged it and I'm hopping my TPMS light turns off since I had it coded...
You've probably figured it out by now, but yes.
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