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Hi Steve, New issue : regarding...
Hi Steve,
New issue : regarding TPM - tire pressure monitor. how can I disable this prompt? I told this to my bmw service advisor and she told me that I have to get them to diagnose and possibly replace the module, estimated cost is 600-850$.
does this TPM prompt a safety issue, what do you suggest?
tnx
Roger
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so it is simply warning you that you have low tire pressure? has the underlying problem been diagnosed?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
good to be connected to an expert.
can we chat on line?

has the underlying problem been diagnosed

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have you tried to rese the warning?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I did try to reset but is not changing

okay, if the tires are properly inflated, and you have tried the reset procedure, and it is not resetting, then that means the system is faulted... has the fault been diagnosed?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
not unless I pay up 125$ to diagnose

okay.

what was your question about this then? how can I help ?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
where are the sensors located and can i localize the problem by individual tire or something else before going to the so called 'module'

the sensors are inside each wheel, and the antennas are at each wheel well.

there is no way to localize the issue to one sensor without a high end scan tool that can scan the system and read the live data. you would have to swap in a known good sensor repeatedly wheel to wheel to test manually, which would involve removing the wheel and tire each time, which would take forever and cost more than a diagnostic scan.

if you want the warning to go away, you will need to rectify the underlying fault - which could be a bad sensor/sensors, bad antenna, or bad module. And the only reasonable step towards doing this is by investing in a proper scan. I am sorry there is no easier answer but I do trust that my honest, thorough and prompt reply is appreciated.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
you have been a great help Steve. i have a better appreciation on faults of my car as it gets older.
i sure would rate your expertise a 5*****.
thanks for your time again.
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