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Old 03-20-2014, 05:28 PM
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TPMS Battery Replacement

I stumbled on this and figured it maybe helpful to some. Stickey??
The sensor may be slightly different on some models, but I bet the surgery is about the same.
I did a quick search and couldn't find any prior posts on this subject.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...pjz0cDjnK4#t=1
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Re: TPMS Battery Replacement

Interesting, that CR2032 is a common computer battery. It keeps the bios settings and time constant when the main power is pulled from the computer itself. At least BMW kept things on common ground because they could have used something exotic and hard to find.

Good find Terry.
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Re: TPMS Battery Replacement

Also, I think that I'd use a penny, or something like thereof,.. perhaps ground thinner (leaving no burrs nor sharp edges where it could wear at the tape with vibration) if the unit had to remain flush in that area.. then just use a piece of Gorilla Tape and rap it around that area. This would be a whole lot easier, not only making sure the top of the battery was terminated with the element, but also it would make it much, much easier to change out the next time than trying to remove all that hot glue. JMO
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Re: TPMS Battery Replacement

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Also, I think that I'd use a penny, or something like thereof,.. perhaps ground thinner (leaving no burrs nor sharp edges where it could wear at the tape with vibration) if the unit had to remain flush in that area.. then just use a piece of Gorilla Tape and rap it around that area. This would be a whole lot easier not only to make sure the top of the battery was terminated with the element, but also it would make it much, much easier to change out the next time than trying to remove all that hot glue. JMO

I think making sure the battery and internals remained water tight would be necessary.
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Re: TPMS Battery Replacement

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I think making sure the battery and internals remained water tight would be necessary.


Oh the Gorilla Tape would do just that.. fantastic stuff opposed to duck tape, believe you me.
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Re: TPMS Battery Replacement

Cool....I have to do that with my car and had seen "methods" to do so. Summer/winter wheels so 8 of them all approaching the age limit and one is dead already.

I don't have a problem with the glue gun but I think the "potting compound" is also easy to find. On my list as of right now, I have to go to the good electronics supply store in the next few weeks.
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Re: TPMS Battery Replacement

Can I get some feedback from those that have actually done the battery change per the video, please?
Was there any paring issue to the bike after replacement?
Was battery connection reliable?
Anyone have a method to test the unit before re-install in the wheel/tire assy.?

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Re: TPMS Battery Replacement

Hi James

No How to in the forum I think , but

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Was there any paring issue to the bike after replacement?
Yes, if not have BMW computer or GS911, it needs to calibrate to work

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Was battery connection reliable?
Is a sealed transducer, I think yes

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Anyone have a method to test the unit before re-install in the wheel/tire assy.?
I think not, one of the causes is the unit switches on @20 Mi/h. I mean you need movement and pressure
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Re: TPMS Battery Replacement

Thanks bernardo, I have the GS911 for the paring exercise. My system has been dead from purchase of the bike and I intend to replace one of the sensors with another used unit that I am doing the battery replacement on.
One other question, I hear a rattle when I shake the sensor, is that normal?
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Re: TPMS Battery Replacement

As you have a GS911, there is a good write up about the sensors at this link and the different methods for activating them.
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Re: TPMS Battery Replacement

Great, Thanks blouw. I will try the manual reset and hopefully won't have the need to buy more special tooling for this bike. Hmmm, maybe the local tire shop has this gadget and will assist for a small fee? The VT15, base unit, goes for $115.
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Re: TPMS Battery Replacement

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One other question, I hear a rattle when I shake the sensor, is that normal?
I don't know James, never heard sound but is possible I didn't realize
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Re: TPMS Battery Replacement

Made it a sticky Terry.
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Re: TPMS Battery Replacement

Seems you could stack a couple and double the battery life.
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Re: TPMS Battery Replacement

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Seems you could stack a couple and double the battery life.

Stacking batteries would double the voltage as you are putting them in series putting 6v to a 3v device. Further I think that would compromise battery connection issues. So no.

I'm fine with changing the batteries for $3 and a little labor rather than spending $300 for replacement transmitters. I have access to a m/c tire machine so dismount/remount is no issue. If I need to buy a reader/activator for the change, I'm back to grumbling under my breath.
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Re: TPMS Battery Replacement

I've done this on a 1400GTR, no problems at all - took all of 5 minutes in the office of the tyre shop while he changed my tyres. You can get tabbed CR2032 batteries on ebay making a soldered connection much easier and reliable.
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Yes wired in parallel of course. This doable on the cars as well?
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Re: TPMS Battery Replacement

Well I finally got back to this exercise. Tires were due so I dismounted them and re-batteried the transmitters per the youtube video. New tires mounted and balanced and reinstalled wheels on bike.
I recorded numbers off the installed transmitters stickers but they are only part number not xmitter s/n ID. So not knowing the xmitters ID I attempted the "manual reset" by valve stem air release. Tried numerous times with no luck. The GS-911 never found them, and just gave the searching message.
So I have front and rear xmitters that won't go into "Alert" mode with the air pressure release,(common), or poor new battery connection issues, plausible,or a problem with the system. I've never seen it work as it was dead when the bike was purchased.
Next step is to try an activator tool, it's a shop visit or buy/borrow one. Ideally a tool that will activate and read the ID codes.
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Re: TPMS Battery Replacement

Went to may local auto tire store and they were good enough to give it try with two different activator tools. No Joy, neither sensor was found.
So still haven't ruled anything out other than their tools did not work.
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Grew tied of the yellow ! on the dash and broke down and bought the front p/n 36318532732, and rear p/n 36318532731 for my 2010 K1300S. New replacements had s/n ID number stickers on them. Made note of them and installed. Then used my GS911 to assign the s/n positions F & R. Did not need to activate them, just rode the bike a short distance and both activated and pressure was displayed in the GDC window within 1psi of my shop gage. Pricey fix, but finally done.
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Re: TPMS Battery Replacement

The number on the sensor may be hexadecimal. I read about that problem in another thread.
http://www.binaryhexconverter.com/he...imal-converter
Just another trick they play on old farts.
Probably does not apply to you but thought I'd throw it in.
http://advrider.com/index.php?thread...#post-30399705
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