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For optimized safety and performance The correct tire pressure is an important factor for safety and optimum performance, particularly in motorcycling. Tires which are inflated to the pressure recommended by the manufacturer offer the best performance with low energy consumption.

  • In order to support this, BMW Motorrad offers a unique RDC system with gradient monitoring for checking the tire pressure in motorcycles.
  • Anyone who has ever ridden their motorcycle with insufficient pressure in the tires knows how crucial or even dangerous the bike’s worsened handling can be.
  • So of course, you should always check your tyre pressure at regular intervals and before long journeys.

A sudden or gradual loss of pressure during the journey for instance due to damaged valves or infiltrating foreign matter is possible all the time – and poses a big risk. Now with gradient monitoring, RDC from BMW Motorrad constantly monitors tire pressure and provides you with real-time updates.

The fact that the values can be displayed in the cockpit at the touch of a button means that you no longer have to get your hands dirty going through the tiresome ordeal of carrying out a pressure test at the gas station. Radio sensors on the wheels supply the required data. Furthermore, RDC also has an active warning function.

As soon as a relevant deviation from the specified values is detected, a yellow info light or a red warning light automatically indicates the loss in pressure. In addition, the warning is also issued when the pressure is still within the safe range but is falling quickly.
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What does RDC stand for mini?

My POD has RDC on it what does this mean? My POD has RDC on it what does this mean? RDC stands for Regional Distribution Centre which is a large warehouse for one or more companies. Such locations have many deliveries every day and can be challenging points to get freight into. To make this process easier we have many agreements that allow freight to be delivered in a consolidated manner including by leaving of a trailer on site.
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How does BMW TYRE pressure monitor work?

Indirect TPMS – Indirect TPMSs dont have their own sensor. Instead, they use another sensor thats located inside the wheel, usually the anti-lock braking systems sensor. It works by tracking the tyres as they revolve. A tyre that is underinflated will have a smaller radius than a tyre thats properly inflated, and therefore it will make more or irregular turns.
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How accurate is BMW TYRE pressure monitor?

Are the BMW tire pressure sensors accurate?


09-02-2020, 02:30 PM # Second Lieutenant Drives: 2019 M2C Join Date: Jul 2016 Location: South Florida Are the BMW tire pressure sensors accurate? The digital tire pressure readout in iDrive always reads lower than my tire gauge. Wondering which one is accurate.


09-02-2020, 02:43 PM # Banned Drives: ’18 M2 6MT Join Date: Sep 2019 Location: Missouri iTrader: ( ) Garage List My gauge always shows a few psi higher than the TPMS does, and I go by my gauge instead of what the car says. All I use the TPMS for is to let me know if I’m below spec.


09-02-2020, 02:59 PM # Brigadier General I was concerned my TPMS was broken because it has showed the same reading consistently (when cold) since I bought my M2 in December. So I decided to recently check (I know, what was I thinking?) and the gauge showed the same, maybe 0.5 – 1 psi lower here and there. I then use a third gauge of measure, the electric air pump, to inflate up to 35 psi (which is my desired psi), and the air literally stopped filling within seconds. So, having triangulated all three sources of data, I’d say my TPMS was fairly spot on.


09-02-2020, 03:12 PM # Major General Drives: 2018 M2 AW DCT Join Date: Aug 2012 Location: Seattle, WA iTrader: ( ) Garage List Varies. Most are off 1 to 2 pounds. They seem to be fairly consistent among themselves.


09-03-2020, 07:05 AM # Major General My TPMS is higher by 1 PSI than both my highly accurate gauges.


09-03-2020, 07:31 AM # Captain Drives: 340 xDrive, M2C Join Date: Jul 2014 Location: Chicago My TPMS is lower by 1 PSI versus a tire gauge.


09-03-2020, 08:11 AM # Colonel Drives: 2009 Z4 35i Join Date: Jul 2009 Location: Charlotte, NC I’d say mine is accurate to 1 PSI. I also had my tire gauges checked for accuracy. One was close 1-2 off, the other like 5 PSI off so don’t use it any more. _ 2020 X3M non-comp, Alpine White over black : Exec Pkg, ventilated M Sport seats, 20″s 2020 M2 Comp, Sunset Orange/Blk : Orange stitching, DCT, exec pkg, bicolor rims Gone ’18 M550i, ’16 X4 M40i, ’15 M5, ’13 X3 35i, ’12 335is, ’11 X5 50i, ’09 Z4 35i, ’08 550i, 06 X3, 06 650i, ’02 M5, ’99 540i


09-03-2020, 11:15 AM # Private First Class Drives: M2, e82 135i, e88 135is Join Date: Aug 2016 Location: Wisconsin My TPMS always reads 2 pounds lower than gauges.


09-03-2020, 11:22 AM # Banned Drives: ’18 M2 6MT Join Date: Sep 2019 Location: Missouri iTrader: ( ) Garage List Now I’m glad you started this thread, as I assumed they were all like mine. Weird that they are so inconsistent.


09-03-2020, 12:25 PM # Private First Class Drives: ’18 M2 Join Date: Jul 2018 Location: PA My TPMS consistently reads ~1 psi low compared to my Longacre gauge and a cheap digital gauge that I have lying around.


09-03-2020, 12:41 PM # Private Drives: 2020 M2C Join Date: Jul 2020 Location: US My TPMS is also about 2 psi lower than my gauge.


09-03-2020, 12:42 PM # Colonel This might seem like a silly question, have you tried to manually set the air pressure, then reset the TPMS sensor on the iDrive screen and see if that shakes out. _


09-03-2020, 01:39 PM # Mand`alor Drives: N-1 Starfighter Join Date: Jan 2007 Location: Chicago Typically see TPMS measures it lower by 0.5 ~ 1 PSI.


09-03-2020, 02:16 PM # First Lieutenant Drives: 2019 M2c BSM, 2020 MB GLC63 Join Date: Aug 2018 Location: NW Burbs of Chicago Quote:

Originally Posted by cncmastr This might seem like a silly question, have you tried to manually set the air pressure, then reset the TPMS sensor on the iDrive screen and see if that shakes out.

Yes. Unfortunately, the conditions were such that I learned nothing. I set all tires at 37PSI and following the TPMS reset, they were all displaying exactly 35.0 +/- 0.1. So then my question became – is TPMS actually measuring pressure, or just assuming a correct set-point (which it declares as “35”) and then inferring pressures from temperature and rolling radius differences? I haven’t had these tires off the rims yet. Are there actual pressure sensors on the M2? I suppose i could let a few PSI out of one tire and reset to see what happens to the display?


09-03-2020, 02:42 PM # Colonel Worth a shot. _


09-03-2020, 03:41 PM # Colonel Drives: 2009 Z4 35i Join Date: Jul 2009 Location: Charlotte, NC TPMS seems to accurately measure the deltas. That’s most important during track days. If it’s 1-2 psi low cold, it will be similar when hot. The pressure and temp go up when in the sun, when driven hard, etc so it is real time measurements when driving. Older systems were rotational based to just warn if going flat but new systems do directly measure temp and pressure. Although I don’t know why it insists on driving first. During the latest autocross after a good many runs and as air temps went up, my psi increased from 35 psi to 41 psi. Temps hit 150 f. My tire gauge was close, 42 tops. I dropped all 4 tires 2-3 psi to regain traction. _ 2020 X3M non-comp, Alpine White over black : Exec Pkg, ventilated M Sport seats, 20″s 2020 M2 Comp, Sunset Orange/Blk : Orange stitching, DCT, exec pkg, bicolor rims Gone ’18 M550i, ’16 X4 M40i, ’15 M5, ’13 X3 35i, ’12 335is, ’11 X5 50i, ’09 Z4 35i, ’08 550i, 06 X3, 06 650i, ’02 M5, ’99 540i


09-03-2020, 04:27 PM # Mand`alor Drives: N-1 Starfighter Join Date: Jan 2007 Location: Chicago Quote:

Originally Posted by BlkSVT Yes. Unfortunately, the conditions were such that I learned nothing. I set all tires at 37PSI and following the TPMS reset, they were all displaying exactly 35.0 +/- 0.1. So then my question became – is TPMS actually measuring pressure, or just assuming a correct set-point (which it declares as “35”) and then inferring pressures from temperature and rolling radius differences? I haven’t had these tires off the rims yet. Are there actual pressure sensors on the M2? I suppose i could let a few PSI out of one tire and reset to see what happens to the display?

That’s weird, it definitley measures the pressure. I over inflate my winter tires by 3 PSI and when I do a reset it’s reads the correct PSI. Did you by any chance inflate your tires when it was hot out and then did the reset in the morning or on a day when it was cooler outside?


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09-04-2020, 01:56 PM # Major General I cant speak for everyone’s car but i can confirm that the TPS sensor probably reads about 1 PSI below what the actual PSI is. I used this fancy electronic machine to put all my tires to the recommended 35 psi. It blows air into the tire until it digitally reads the targeted setting. THen i was kind of speculating so i used my hand held analog reader and sure enough every tire was exactly at 35 psi. So then i checked the car, and it said 34 psi for all.


09-04-2020, 03:08 PM # Banned Drives: ’18 M2 6MT Join Date: Sep 2019 Location: Missouri iTrader: ( ) Garage List I imagine the TPMS is set to read just a bit low because that’s a common issue, especially as soon as it gets colder. Better to correct it early before increased tire wear and decreased performance sets in.


09-04-2020, 03:30 PM # Colonel Drives: 2021 M2C Join Date: Jan 2010 Location: Atlanta I dont have my car yet so the recommended tire pressure on a 19″ wheel for M2C is 35 psi, that high? _ 2021 M2C HS/6MT/Exec/Moonroof


11-22-2020, 03:25 PM # Major General Drives: 2018 M2 Comp 6MT Join Date: Jan 2009 Location: UK Yes our TPMS measures actual pressure and temp with in-wheel sensors. Older systems use wheel speed etc. Coming from a measurement / instrumentation background I would say don’t even worry about 2/3/4 psi difference at our pressures. Even 5% accuracy over say 100psi is good for a home gauge considering temperature variation etc. Fretting about 1 or 2psi is pointless to the extreme. What is more important is setting pressures with cool tyres and doing all 4 at the same time to get relative pressures correct.

Are the BMW tire pressure sensors accurate?
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How much does it cost to replace a TPMS sensor on a BMW?

On average, the cost for a BMW 328i Tire Pressure Sensor Replacement is $210 with $115 for parts and $95 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location. –

Car Service Estimate Shop/Dealer Price
2013 BMW 328i L6-3.0L Service type Tire Pressure Sensor – Driver Side Rear Replacement Estimate $344.17 Shop/Dealer Price $418.97 – $603.98
2010 BMW 328i L6-3.0L Service type Tire Pressure Sensor – Spare Replacement Estimate $324.17 Shop/Dealer Price $399.00 – $584.03
2008 BMW 328i L6-3.0L Service type Tire Pressure Sensor – Driver Side Rear Replacement Estimate $324.17 Shop/Dealer Price $399.00 – $584.03
2013 BMW 328i L4-2.0L Turbo Service type Tire Pressure Sensor – Driver Side Front Replacement Estimate $324.17 Shop/Dealer Price $398.96 – $583.96
1997 BMW 328i L6-2.8L Service type Tire Pressure Sensor – Driver Side Front Replacement Estimate $324.17 Shop/Dealer Price $399.02 – $584.08
2007 BMW 328i L6-3.0L Service type Tire Pressure Sensor – Passenger Side Rear Replacement Estimate $324.17 Shop/Dealer Price $399.00 – $584.03
2000 BMW 328i L6-2.8L Service type Tire Pressure Sensor – Passenger Side Front Replacement Estimate $329.17 Shop/Dealer Price $403.76 – $588.61
2007 BMW 328i L6-3.0L Service type Tire Pressure Sensor – Driver Side Rear Replacement Estimate $329.17 Shop/Dealer Price $404.41 – $589.75

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How much does it cost to fix TPM malfunction BMW?

The average cost for a BMW 328i tire pressure monitor control module replacement is between $597 and $661. Labor costs are estimated between $245 and $309 while parts are priced at $352. This range does not include taxes and fees, and does not factor in your specific model year or unique location.
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What does RDC stand for car?

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What does RDC stands for?

What is remote deposit capture (RDC)? Remote deposit capture (RDC) is a system that allows a customer to scan checks remotely and transmit the check images to a bank for deposit, usually via an encrypted Internet connection. When the bank receives a check image from the customer, it posts the deposit to the customer’s account and makes the funds available based upon the customer’s particular availability schedule. Banks typically offer RDC to business customers rather than to individuals. RDC is made possible by the Check 21 Act, passed in October 2003 and implemented in October 2004, which allows banks to clear checks based on images of the original checks, rather than necessarily having the physical checks in hand in order to post the deposit. RDC is one of the fastest growing trends in banking technology, as it allows customers the convenience of depositing money from any location with a scanner, computer and internet connection, and makes those deposited funds available earlier. For banks, the RDC process circumvents the costly use of paper, and allows check processing to be completed more quickly. However, RDC presents some particular security challenges. If an unencrypted Internet connection is used to transmit check images, for example, customers’ account information could be sniffed and stolen. Another possibility is duplicate check presentment, in which physical checks that have already been scanned and deposited are stolen and re-cashed at a check cashing store. Thus, the privilege of RDC is often extended or denied based on credit worthiness. Learn More About IT: > The FFIEC has presented guidance on how to manage RDC risks. > Learn how AML compliance applies to RDC. This was last updated in October 2009
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Where is RDC?

Coordinates : 3°S 24°E  /  3°S 24°E

Democratic Republic of the Congo République démocratique du Congo ( French ) Repubilika ya Kôngo ya Dimokalasi ( Kituba ) Republíki ya Kongó Demokratíki ( Lingala ) Jamhuri ya Kidemokrasia ya Kongo ( Swahili ) Ditunga dia Kongu wa Mungalaata ( Luba-Lulua )
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: “Justice – Paix – Travail” (French) “Justice – Peace – Work”
Anthem: Debout Congolais (French) “Arise, Congolese” 1:28
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Capital and largest city Kinshasa 4°19′S 15°19′E  /  4.317°S 15.317°E
Official languages French
Recognised national languages
  • Kikongo ya leta
  • Lingala
  • Swahili
  • Tshiluba
Religion (2020)
    • 95.0% Christianity
      • 54.9% Roman Catholic
      • 40.1% Other Christian
  • 2.5% Traditional faiths
  • 1.5% Islam
  • 1.0% Others / None
Demonym(s) Congolese
Government Unitary semi-presidential republic
• President Félix Tshisekedi
• Prime Minister Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde
Legislature Parliament
• Upper house Senate
• Lower house National Assembly
• Colonised 17 November 1879
• Congo Free State 1 July 1885
• Belgian Congo 15 November 1908
• Independence from Belgium 30 June 1960
• Admitted to the United Nations 20 September 1960
• Named Democratic Republic of the Congo 1 August 1964
• Republic of Zaire 27 October 1971
• First Congo War 17 May 1997
• Current constitution 18 February 2006
• Total 2,345,409 km 2 (905,567 sq mi) ( 11th )
• Water (%) 3.32
• 2022 estimate 108,407,721 ( 14th )
• Density 46.3/km 2 (119.9/sq mi)
GDP ( PPP ) 2022 estimate
• Total $121.569 billion
• Per capita $1,316
GDP (nominal) 2022 estimate
• Total $61.800 billion
• Per capita $669
Gini (2012) 42.1 medium
HDI (2021) 0.479 low · 179th
Currency Congolese franc ( CDF )
Time zone UTC +1 to +2 ( WAT and CAT )
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Driving side right
Calling code +243
ISO 3166 code CD
Internet TLD ,cd

The Democratic Republic of the Congo ( French : République démocratique du Congo (RDC) ), informally Congo-Kinshasa, DR Congo, the DRC, the DROC, or the Congo, and formerly and also colloquially Zaire, is a country in Central Africa, It is bordered to the northwest by the Republic of the Congo, to the north by the Central African Republic, to the northeast by South Sudan, to the east by Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi, and by Tanzania (across Lake Tanganyika ), to the south and southeast by Zambia, to the southwest by Angola, and to the west by the South Atlantic Ocean and the Cabinda exclave of Angola,

By area, it is the second-largest country in Africa and the 11th-largest in the world, With a population of around 108 million, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the most populous officially Francophone country in the world. The national capital and largest city is Kinshasa, which is also the nation’s economic center.

Centered on the Congo Basin, the territory of the DRC was first inhabited by Central African foragers around 90,000 years ago and was reached by the Bantu expansion about 3,000 years ago. In the west, the Kingdom of Kongo ruled around the mouth of the Congo River from the 14th to 19th centuries.

In the northeast, center and east, the kingdoms of Azande, Luba, and Lunda ruled from the 16th and 17th centuries to the 19th century. King Leopold II of Belgium formally acquired rights to the Congo territory in 1885 and declared the land his private property, naming it the Congo Free State, From 1885 to 1908, his colonial military forced the local population to produce rubber and committed widespread atrocities,

In 1908, Leopold ceded the territory, which thus became a Belgian colony, Congo achieved independence from Belgium on 30 June 1960 and was immediately confronted by a series of secessionist movements, which culminated in the seizure of power of Mobutu in a 1965 coup d’état,

Mobutu renamed the country Zaire in 1971 and imposed a harsh dictatorship until his overthrow in 1997 by the First Congo War, The country then had its name changed back and was confronted by the Second Congo War from 1998 to 2003, which resulted in the deaths of 5.4 million people. The war ended under President Joseph Kabila who governed the country from 2001 to 2019, under whom human rights in the country remained poor and included frequent abuses such as forced disappearances, torture, arbitrary imprisonment and restrictions on civil liberties.

Following the 2018 general election, in the country’s first peaceful transition of power since independence, Kabila was succeeded as president by Félix Tshisekedi, who has served as president since. Since 2015, the Eastern DR Congo has been the site of an ongoing military conflict in Kivu,

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is extremely rich in natural resources but has suffered from political instability, a lack of infrastructure, corruption, and centuries of both commercial and colonial extraction and exploitation, followed by more than 60 years of independence, with little widespread development.

Besides the capital Kinshasa, the two next largest cities, Lubumbashi and Mbuji-Mayi, are both mining communities. The DRC’s largest export is raw minerals, with China accepting over 50% of its exports in 2019. In 2019, DR Congo’s level of human development was ranked 175th out of 189 countries by the Human Development Index,
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Can I drive with tire monitor system on?

Can you drive with the light on for your tire monitoring system? – If you carefully check your tires, you can drive with your TPMS light. Since these systems often break down for reasons that have nothing to do with air pressure, you can still drive the car even though this light is on.
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How long does it take to reset the tire pressure monitor on a BMW?

Drive the car at 50 mph for about 10 minutes. This should reset the tire sensors, and the next time you start the car the TPMS light should be off.
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Can you ignore TPMS?

Driving Through A TPMS Warning Light – When the indicator shows the low tire pressure sign, pressure has fallen below the manufacturer’s recommendation. Do not wait for the indicator to illuminate to get the pressure checked. Make it a habit to constantly check the tire pressure to ensure you maintain the necessary mileage in your driving and avoid getting stuck on the road when the pressure goes too low.

  • The light indicates that the pressure is below the safe levels.
  • Ignoring the warning and driving with low-pressure tires causes them to flex more.
  • It generates excess heat that overheats the tire components and causes them to wear and tear.
  • The tires further experience excess friction, enhancing the tear and reducing their longevity.

The result can be fatal accidents causing harm to the vehicle occupants and more damage to the vehicle. Low tire pressure reduces the functionality of the vehicle and reduces your gas mileage. This makes driving costlier for you as you spend more on gas.
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What happens if you don’t replace TPMS sensors?

Tips for Proper TPMS Service – If a customer is simply looking for you to turn off their TPMS light without fixing the underlying cause, this type of situation can create unnecessary liability for you and your shop. If you turn off the light without fixing the issue, you are violating the NHTSA’s “make inoperative” provision, which then leaves shops legally responsible for disabling the TPMS.

  1. It is your responsibility to explain this to your customer, and to refuse service if they decline to have the issue properly fixed.
  2. If a single sensor has reached the end of its lifespan, it is highly recommended to replace all sensors at the same time.
  3. Similar to headlights, once one sensor dies, the rest are likely to be close behind.

The same is true for a corroded valve stem or other non-impact sensor replacement. This is an important point for your customers to understand and can help you provide the best service for their vehicle. It also is a convenience to them. For any motorists that swap their tires out for changing seasons, it’s crucial that the TPMS sensors are reactivated and recalibrated each time.
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Do I really need to replace the TPMS sensor?

CARS.COM — Tire pressure monitoring systems, or TPMS, have been required on all vehicles since the 2008 model year and can be found on many earlier cars, as well. They detect when the air pressure in any tire falls 25 percent or more below the recommended level and alert the driver through a dashboard warning light.

  • Like most other systems, the tire pressure monitoring system needs some maintenance to keep it in good working order.
  • Let’s take a closer look at what service the tire pressure system needs.
  • Related: How Do I Find the Correct Tire Pressure for My Car? Tire pressure monitoring systems include sensors that are mounted on the wheels or on valve stems, and the tire pressure sensors can wear out or be damaged by potholes, debris or the weather and need replacing.

In addition, the electronics for TPMS can fail. A TPMS warning light is supposed to flash when the sensors or other parts of the system malfunction; if the light is signaling a tire is low on pressure, it should just stay illuminated. If you notice a warning light or message, check your owner manual to determine what it means.

  1. The sensors transmit radio signals to a control unit, and occasionally the TPMS signals are blocked by other radio signals on the same frequency, causing a malfunction warning.
  2. Most tire shops and repair shops recommend servicing the TPMS after changing or installing new tires or wheels by replacing the valve core, retaining nut, seal and cap on the valve stem, then testing the system to make sure it’s operating correctly.

On many vehicles, the TPMS needs to be electronically reset after changing or replacing tires. On others, driving several miles automatically resets the system as long as the sensors are functioning properly. TPMS come in two types: direct and indirect.

  • The more sophisticated direct type monitors the pressure in each tire (including the spare tire on some models) and will highlight on a dashboard display which tire is low on air.
  • Many direct systems can display the actual pressure in each tire.
  • The indirect type uses antilock brake sensors to detect wheel speed.

An underinflated tire will spin faster as the wheel turns than a fully inflated one, which will trigger the warning light. Indirect systems generally don’t show which tire is underinflated, so you have to check them all if a sensor detects a problem. With either type of system, cold weather can trigger a warning light because tire pressure often drops with the thermometer.

The warning light may go off after the vehicle has been driven and tire pressure increases. Some manufacturers recommend against sealant kits being used to repair flat tires because the sealant could damage the TPMS sensors. Tire experts also recommend checking tire pressure the old-fashioned way — with a tire pressure gauge — at least once a month.

Underinflated tires wear faster and have less grip and less load-carrying capability than fully inflated tires. Low tire pressure can also have a negative impact on fuel economy. While a TPMS light should let you know if there is a problem, it is always a good idea to do manual checks just in case the tire pressure sensors are not functioning like they should.
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Is it worth it to replace TPMS sensors?

Worth it to replace tire pressure sensor batteries Q: My tire pressure monitor light is constantly on for one or more of the original tires on my 2009 Subaru Impreza with 40,000 miles. We love the car and plan on keeping it as long as possible. My repair shop said that there is a limited life on the sensors and the batteries, and when we replace the tires, which I am doing soon, to just replace all the sensors.

  1. However, the sensors are $80 apiece.
  2. Can I just put in the old-fashioned valves and just keep an eye on the pressure, or do I need new sensors? – S.W., Downers Grove, Ill.
  3. A: Tire pressure monitoring sensor batteries are designed to last 10 years.
  4. It sounds as though yours may have died.
  5. The law does not demand that you replace the sensors, but for your peace of mind, convenience and safety’s sake, it makes sense to replace them.

I have found much lower prices for aftermarket ones. Q: I have a 2002 Hyundai Accent and the spark plugs have removable terminal nuts made of aluminum. I have found that after about 5,000 miles or so the engine will give a brief miss when I load the engine too much in lower gears.

I have found that if I take emery board and clean the aluminum bullet tips the problem is fixed for another 5,000 miles or so. The aluminum corrodes as evidenced by the blackish gray on them. I am wondering if you have any suggestions for getting brass tips or to prevent the aluminum corrosion? – E.S., Allentown, Pa.

A: I am not aware of replacement tips for spark plugs, but that isn’t really what you need. Go to your local auto parts store and buy some dielectric grease. Sometimes it is sold as tune-up grease. Squeeze a dab into each spark plug boot. Not only does it prevent corrosion, it makes boot removal easier the next time.

  • I use it on all automotive bulbs, battery terminals and other electrical contacts, as well.
  • Although you can buy a tube for a few bucks, some stores sell small, one use packets.
  • Q: Rear window wipers have become the norm for hatchbacks, SUVs and station wagons.
  • Why are they not offered for passenger cars (sedans and coupes)? – M.H., Racine, Wis.

A: Rain, road scum, dust and such gets on the back glass of square-shaped vehicles. This goes for SUVs as well as semis. Because cars are more streamlined, they do not suffer the same problem. Q: I have a 2017 Subaru which I bought used from CarMax. I absolutely love all the safety features.

  • I’m not sure I am getting correct information from my Subaru dealer, however.
  • On a monthly basis, I get a report card on my computer that says my windshield water is low.
  • This is not true.
  • My concern is that if that is incorrect, what else is also incorrect.
  • My dealer brushes it off.
  • J.D., Westchester, Ill.

A: As long as you know that the reservoir has washer fluid, this should not be a major concern. The fluid level sensor may be shot or, from personal experience, some washer fluid brands may contaminate the sensor. I had to replace mine. Q: Back in the day, it was common knowledge that every once in a while you had to rev up and railroad your car to get the carbon out.

  • Was that true then, and is it true now? – S.P., Chicago A: Not sure about back then, but it’s not any more.
  • But a friend’s wife was pulled over driving her Mustang.
  • She told the trooper that her husband told her to gun it from time to time to get the carbon out.
  • She didn’t get a ticket.
  • Bob Weber is a writer and mechanic who became an ASE-certified Master Automobile Technician in 1976.

He maintains this status by seeking certification every five years. Weber’s work appears in professional trade magazines and other consumer publications. His writing also appears in automotive trade publications, Consumer Guide and Consumers Digest. Send questions along with name and town to Motormouth, Rides, Chicago Tribune, 160 N.
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What causes TPM malfunction?

Dig a little deeper to find the true causes of the most puzzling TPMS problems. The first step in any diagnostic strategy is to figure out if your customer’s vehicle actually has a TPMS problem. Any number of things can cause the TPMS warning light to come on or flash. The light should illuminate when a tire is low, and should eventually go out after the low tire has been inflated to its recommended pressure.

  • If the light remains on after checking/inflating the tires, or if it flashes and remains illuminated, it may signal a TPMS problem that will require further diagnosis.
  • TPMS problems can include any of the following: • A TPMS sensor that has stopped functioning because the battery has died.
  • A TPMS sensor that is working intermittently due to a weak or failing battery.

• The TPMS module is not receiving a signal from one or more sensors because of an antenna or wiring fault. • The TPMS module itself is not functioning properly or has failed because of a voltage supply, wiring or internal electronics fault. • The tires were serviced or rotated recently and the relearn procedure was not done correctly.

  • The vehicle owner does not understand how their TPMS system actually works.
  • Step-by-Step One of the diagnostic mantras preached by service experts today is “Test Before Touch.” Basically, you should always use a TPMS tool to activate and check the response signal from each tire pressure sensor in each wheel before you do anything else.

This will tell you: 1) whether or not each sensor is capable of generating a signal; and 2) if the sensor is generating a signal whether or not the pressure reading is accurate. The pressure reading from a sensor can be easily verified by checking the actual pressure in the tire with a gauge.

If the pressure value displayed on your TPMS tool from a sensor reads 32 psi, you should find 32 psi when you check the pressure with a gauge. A key point here is that your tire pressure gauge must be accurately calibrated. Those cheap spring-loaded stick-style tire pressure gauges often vary up to 5 psi or more.

The most accurate gauges are the electronic digital ones because many have a self-calibrating feature that compensates for changes in ambient air temperature. Bad Stems & Aging Sensors Also watch out for corroded or damaged TPMS valve stems. The valve stem on each wheel should be visually inspected for corrosion or other damage that might affect the integrity of the valve stem.

  1. Consider the age and mileage of the vehicle when doing your diagnosis.
  2. The average life of the battery inside a brand-new factory TPMS sensor is around seven to 10 years, depending on use.
  3. The more the vehicle is driven, the more often the TPMS sensors generate their signals and the faster they use up their remaining battery life.

How to Proceed If you find a TPMS sensor that is not functioning or reading accurately, the natural assumption is that the sensor is the problem and that replacing it will fix the issue. Usually it will. But until you check the rest of the TPMS system, there’s no guarantee a bad sensor is the only problem that may be affecting the operation of the system.

  • If all of the sensors appear to be working normally and all of the tires are inflated to the recommended pressure, but the TPMS warning light is remaining on or flashing, you’ll have to dig deeper to uncover the fault.
  • For the next step, you’ll need a TPMS tool or scan tool that can communicate with the TPMS system via the OBD II diagnostic connector under the instrument panel.

After plugging in your tool, read out any fault codes that are found and write down the code(s) so the information isn’t lost when you clear the module’s memory. You might find a code indicating one or more bad TPMS sensors because there is no signal coming from the sensor.

But if you already checked each sensor with your TPMS tool and didn’t find any problems, you know the problem isn’t the sensor. Consequently, the only explanation is that the sensor signal is not getting through to the module. The problem could be a damaged or short­ed antenna near the wheel, or a wiring fault bet­ween the antenna and the module.

If you suspect the TPMS module is not receiving a good signal from one or more sensors, check the antenna wiring for continuity and problems such as shorts, opens or high resistance. A voltage drop test across any wiring connections should read 0.10 volts or less.

  1. If you find a higher voltage drop reading, it indicates excessive resistance that is affecting the quality of the signal.
  2. If the antenna wiring checks out but the TPMS module is still generating a “no sensor signal” code, the fault is likely within the module itself.
  3. But before you condemn the module and tell your customer the TPMS module needs to be replaced, make sure you check the TPMS module voltage supply and ground connections, because low voltage can make any electronic module misbehave and act quirky.

On some vehicles, the signals to the TPMS module are shared or go through the keyless entry system, so a wiring problem that affects the keyless entry system could cause a problem with the TPMS system. The TPMS module may be working fine but is not getting the right information from the keyless entry system.

That’s why you should always look up the OEM service information for the vehicle you are working on to see how the TPMS system operates – especially if you are having difficulty figuring out a problem. You also should check for any TSBs. Something else that can cause a TPMS system to malfunction or set false codes is electromagnetic interference (EMI).

EMI from another source might be messing with the TPMS signals and confusing the system. Electrical crosstalk between adjacent wiring circuits can occur when the magnetic field around a wire that runs parallel to another wire induces a current in the second wire.
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Can a tire shop replace TPMS?

Sometimes, a TPMS alert means one or more of the TPMS sensor batteries has died. In this situation, you may need to replace the TPMS sensor. All of our store locations can perform these replacement services for you.
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Is it expensive to replace TPMS?

How much does it cost to replace a tire pressure sensor? – As you read earlier, the cost of tire sensor replacement will depend on labor costs. Therefore, it is always the best choice to get help from a technician to replace the sensor, so it fits perfectly.
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How do I reset my BMW monitor?

After filling your tires you will need to reset your tire pressure monitor. From the home menu click car, vehicle status, tire pressure monitor, and tire settings. With the car stopped, and the engine running select perform reset. You will need to go on a short drive for the reset to be completed.
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What is RDC reset?

Precision Reset Domain Crossing Sign-off – Meridian RDC automatically extracts resets and reset domains and performs precise RDC analysis. Meridian RDC’s unique technology allows designers to use effective strategies to guarantee complete reset domain crossing correctness. It verifies:

Asynchronous resets that are crossing reset domains will not cause metastability when resets are activated or de-activated Reconverging synchronized resets are functionally correlated Asynchronous resets are glitch-free

This provides best-in-class quality of results for reset integrity in the market. Meridian RDC allows you to define several related reset signals. You can specify the reset relationships using simple reset groups or through advanced reset scenarios. For more precise modeling of the reset relationships, you can also include constraints that impact reset behavior. The dependencies between multiple resets can be defined in both time-based and event-based manners. By automatically generating signal waveforms from reset specifications, Meridian RDC visualizes correct reset relationships.
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How do I turn off BMW PDC?

How do I activate the parking sensors? – Your BMW is equipped with both front and rear parking sensors called Park Distance Control, or PDC. The sensors monitor the areas at the front and rear of the car and issue an audio and visual alert to potential obstacles.
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