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      07-29-2012, 03:45 AM   #1
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TPMS doesn't warn which tyre is down?

Got a warning the otehr night statig that a tyre had lost pressure.
looking at the display I had all 4 tyres dsiplayed as yellow.
popped into a garage and put some air in again to ensure the right pressures were there, reinitilaised the system and warnings have gone.

my issue is if the system thinks a tyre has lost pressure, why doesn't it tell me which one it is?
Visually, I couldn't tell

I know form people coding here on thes forums, you can get system to display presures and temperatures but why doesn't BMW do this by default?

Am I missing something here?
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Are you talking about the standard run flat tyre deflation warning or the optional Tyre Pressure Moniiter (2VB)? The info on the Tyre Pressure Monitor seems to show it monitoring and displaying the temperature and pressure of each individual tyre. I ordered this assuming it monitors and displays info on each tyre because I'm fed up checking the pressure on my 19" low profile run flats every other week on my E92.
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just the standard one. So you have to specify the option just to get it to tell which tyre is low even though it must know?

Is that why enabling via coding is popular, saves some money with what amounts to couple of changes to be coded?
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This is probably of of BMW's biggest bonehead moves in recent years. (other than deleting the oil dipstick) There are numerous vehicles on the market at half the cost that tells the consumer what their specific tire pressure is.

Having the tire "Green" is pretty much useless.

Dear BMW, please listen to your consumers and allow us the ability to have this feature.

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just the standard one. So you have to specify the option just to get it to tell which tyre is low even though it must know?

Is that why enabling via coding is popular, saves some money with what amounts to couple of changes to be coded?
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I could be mistaken, but this feature is not offered in the states, no matter what packages are bought with the vehicle. I guess BMW thinks Americans don't know how to deal wtih specific tire pressures.
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I could be mistaken, but this feature is not offered in the states, no matter what packages are bought with the vehicle. I guess BMW thinks Americans don't know how to deal wtih specific tire pressures.
I think it is available in the US - see the photo in this thread a few threads below this one:

http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=723942
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heh, at least in states TPMS is required by law... in here all we get is lousy spin velocity check with ABS, which can't detect slow leak, and no temp/pressure =(
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I think it is available in the US - see the photo in this thread a few threads below this one:

http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=723942
No, we do not have either the specific tire pressure or temperature display in the states. (other than the new M) What was shown on this thread was the result of a code change on someones vehicle. They hacked the system and were able to activate this feature in the software of the car.

I would like to see BMW do the same throughout their dealership network and make this feature available for those that would like it.
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No, we do not have either the specific tire pressure or temperature display in the states. (other than the new M) What was shown on this thread was the result of a code change on someones vehicle. They hacked the system and were able to activate this feature in the software of the car.

I would like to see BMW do the same throughout their dealership network and make this feature available for those that would like it.
There is a pretty significant thread over in one of the other forums on this code change. Success on getting the TMPS active is hit or miss for no apparent reason (that we can figgure out.) For example, I have a 2012 535i GT and my system had been coded. All I get is the display showing the graphic for the tires with the temp and pressure but no data. There is another 2012 GT owner that has coded this exactly the same way and he gets the data.

We've looked at build dates, tire/wheel size and combinations (RWD v. AWD), F10 v F07 and the data is all over the place. (See the attache pdf for the data we have looked at.)

One of the guys here in Houston asked a local delaer about it and was told that BMW-USA does not activate this option because they are afraid they would get too many service calls when the pressure drops a point or two. That could be smoke.

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