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    Dear All,

    I need help.
    I own an F800R 2012 model.

    Unfortunately I live in Islamabad, Pakistan where there is no official BMW service centre so we have to reply of the "un-official" mechanics who do their best.
    My machine has been showing ABS alarm, meaning ABS used to switch off by itself. Upon diagnosis, I was told the TPMS battery could be the issue. We tried to change the battery but didn't work (I know its a workaround but didn't have any option as no spare parts locally available)

    Then I was forced to order the new TPS which costed a lot (the sensor plus the customs). Now the new sensors arrived were slightly different (As I was told by mechanic) and upon inquiry, I was told this is what BMW is sending and supporting for my bike and this should work.

    Now the mechanic is unable to register this sensor at all (he has used all the numbers mentioned on the new sensor as ID). I am attaching the photos.

    Ideally I would like the new (very costly ) TPS to work. May be we are missing something interns of registering it with the bike. May be wrong ID. Else, I will try to find another set of sensors and these ones will go waisted.

    Any help with be GREAT Help.

    Many thanks for reading.

    Br
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    I'm not sure where the link from the ABS sensor issue means you've replaced the tyre pressure sensor.

    Did you get the error codes read?
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    Hi. The error codes were for TPMS. The ABS sensor was fine and no errors as such. The TPMS used to stop sending reading sometimes which was supposedly turning off ABS. For now, I am looking for someone to help me register the new TPMS sensor please. I don't even know which one of the IDs to register (from the attached photo) as none is registering.

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    Can he see the current registered TPMS? that should guide him to what numbers to use on that sensor.

    Of what i have read you need to wake them up, in order for them to become active and found by whatever tool you are using to register them.
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    Howdy,

    This youtube video might help. Watch from the 4:00 minute mark.
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    In my experience, the TPMS code is not printed on the device but read electronically. These devices "wake up" the sensor and capture the id number. Many automotive tire shops carry such a tool (hopefully, in Islamabad too.) You would just need to bring the sensor to the shop.

    On different note, Welcome! I enjoy seeing new members and learning where they are located in the world.
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    I rebuilt a TPMS years ago and have had it installed...but it took a awhile to replace the other at dealership. The dealer service nowadays says they won't register indicating they are both bad. They must expect me to replace them both. I'm going to dig out my receipts and see which dealer replaced the one and probably get the setup shown in the youtube clip and try and register them myself

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    hrbaloch . Its three weeks since this post, did you solve the problem?. I replaced my own TPMS in the rear wheel last week. If I can help let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackieburger View Post
    hrbaloch . Its three weeks since this post, did you solve the problem?. I replaced my own TPMS in the rear wheel last week. If I can help let me know.
    Tell us how you went about this. Did you purchase and install and program yourself?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Mariner View Post
    Howdy,

    This youtube video might help. Watch from the 4:00 minute mark.
    That is the video I used to change my own TPMS sensors. The tool he shows costs about $14 on Amazon.

    I cannot imagine any way the ABS is connected to the TPMS.

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    I bought two new Schrader sensors from China 18.80 for the pair plus 6.72 for P+P from a well known website - W***.
    I bought the TPSM activator Model no 50448.
    The OBD Link interface plug model LX101, (my bike is a 2018 model earlier models need a round one I BELIEVE. CHECK YOUR PLUG)
    Then I had to buy the Motoscan app. about 20-30 .
    I took the rear wheel off, the front sensor was working. I took the tyre of(just one side to get at the unit. i took the unit off and dug out all the
    black resin to get at the battery. Sure enough it was reading less then 0.5v..I renewed the battery and used hot glue to hold it in place
    then I tried to wake it up- no luck- so i didn't bother any longer with it, instead used one of the new ones I'd bought from China.
    Switching on the bike ignition after connecting the LX101 and after pairing with the motoscan app on my android phone-going into the motoscan app
    to the appropriate section F800/RDC I pressed the button on the 50448 activator and the readout on the motoscan showed the ID code ( which IS written on the side of these sensors
    that I'd bought. I did not expect that, seeing as how little I'd paid for them. I put the tyre back on, balanced the wheel, put it back on the bike and
    went for a ride- within 100 yards it was working perfectly. How did i learn to do it? You Tube.
    You are supposed to do both at the same time but I had such a difficult time with the rear tyre, and since the front was working anyway, i will do it at the next tyre change.
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