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      03-22-2012, 11:59 PM   #1
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How to install BMW TPMS

We thought that it would help out them members to go over the correct way to install TPMS in most aftermarket and OEM wheels. There will be slight differences if you have multi-piece or older wheels that are NOT TPMS friendly. They may require an adapter.

First you will need your new TPMS sensor and correct size valve stem.



You should have an extra washer and holder stick with them valve kit.



Attach Torx valve screw to base of sensor.



Insert valve stem into new wheel. Make sure it is a standard valve stem hole.



Add single washer.



Attach valve stem nut.



For BMW's BERU/HUF TPMS set torque tool to 35in/lbs.



Tighten to torque.









Most shops will have a TPMS testing tool to make sure the sensor is activated properly and ready to perform on your new set of wheels.



Done. We would like to thank the guys at ShopTPMS for the great pics. Post up any questions you have. Thanks
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Where would you recommend to buy the TPMS? Does it need to be from a BMW dealer or can you just order from a performance shop?

Awesome walk through!! Thanks!!!
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Thank you, that's really informative. Just a question of if you think they're necessary for temporary winter tires/wheels? It can be pretty pricey to get the sensors, roughly $350+ for a set so, hence my question.

Any adverse effects besides having to check tire pressure yourself? I usually do anyway, even if the car says "OK." I've found that it won't pick up if the tires are off by 1 or 2 psi (at least that was my experience in my e90).
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We thought that it would help out them members to go over the correct way to install TPMS in most aftermarket and OEM wheels. There will be slight differences if you have multi-piece or older wheels that are NOT TPMS friendly. They may require an adapter.

First you will need your new TPMS sensor and correct size valve stem.

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Done. We would like to thank the guys at ShopTPMS for the great pics. Post up any questions you have. Thanks
This is gr8 - very informative. However, what do you have to do to to get the TPMS to register on the screen (I've seen lots of postings re a screen graphic that shows the pressure for each tyre); do you have to code it in yourself or does it magically appear because you have added the TPMS sensors to yr wheels.

This is quite important for me as I'm buying a new F10 535d (with Navi Pro) but the BMW TPMS option (2VB) is $700 & I can get the sensors (bought, delivered & fitted) for around half that price. so am looking for some thoughts as to which is the best way to go.

Appreciate yr help here...thanks.
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The F10 is now using the RDE012 sensors.
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Update!

There is now a generation 2 valve stem. Huf has eliminated the extra washers and replaced them with an attached plastic washer as well as a squared end self locking attachment screw. Be aware there is also a break away washer inside the valve nut that breaks loose when torque is achieved.

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