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I want to install sensors onto my aftermarket imitation wheels. I discovered these items on the internet and just want to confirm whether they are the correct ones. Do I need to bring it to a BMW dealership or can any independent BMW shop programme them?

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Can you confirm whether your car is equipped with TPMS sensors? I am asking because you are now at a location, and if you have a specialised car like the one shown in your avatar, it is likely that you do not have tyre sensors installed. Prior to 2014, specialised vehicles were equipped with the FTM (flat tyre monitor) system instead of TPMS (tyre pressure monitoring system). They operate by gauging the tire's rotation rather than the tire's pressure. I am aware that this is true for my 2013 X6M. If you are uncertain, you may verify by visually inspecting the tyre valve.

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I own a 2010 X6 activehybrid that is specifically designed for the US market. The original 19-inch wheels were equipped with sensors, however after replacing them with aftermarket wheels, a yellow warning light appeared on the dashboard.

The wheels I now own are imitations. Is there a method to ascertain if these wheels are capable of accommodating sensors?

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They should easily and seamlessly fit your reproductions without any issues. In order to ensure that you get the exact components that were initially specified, you may verify them on the realoem website by entering your vehicle identification number (VIN) and doing a search. It is unnecessary to visit the dealer for programming. To resolve the issue, you must reset the TPMS in the idrive system and then drive for about 10 minutes. The electronics should establish communication with the module in order to operate the idrive and synchronise their functions.

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Thank you for the information. I had doubts regarding the programming aspect of the sensor since the description said that it is compatible with several devices and would need programming.

I will simply request the tyre shop to mount the tyres onto the wheels during the process of switching to winter tyres, and thereafter go on an extensive journey.

If the devices continue to fail to register, then I would have to resort to seeking assistance from a professional shop to programme them, I presume.

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Upon visiting the ECS website, I discovered an alternative collection of sensors that are purportedly suitable for an E72. I have sent an email to them in order to confirm compatibility.

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That is the matter at hand. Currently, I do not own any TPMS sensors. The original equipment manufacturer (OEM) wheels were equipped with sensors. Subsequently, I have acquired three sets of aftermarket wheels. According to online sources, programming of these devices can be done using a multi tool, but they can also be reset using iDrive. Maybe contacting a nearby store can provide me with some information.

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The cost for all four sensors is $239.

A few years back, I purchased four brand-new non-OEM replacements from Ebay for a total cost of $67. These replacements were intended for my aftermarket winter rims, and they have been functioning well.

I did not need the assistance of the dealer; instead, I used the iDrive to prompt the system to acknowledge and identify them.

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