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Old 01-26-2019, 11:07 PM
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I understand the sensor has a battery that can go dead. Has anyone pulled the unit apart replaced the battery, added cement to seal the unit and had success? My bike is a K1300GT, but any bike with the TPS would likely be the same. Instructions please
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Old 01-26-2019, 11:35 PM
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Re: How do you repair a tire pressure sensor??

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I understand the sensor has a battery that can go dead. Has anyone pulled the unit apart replaced the battery, added cement to seal the unit and had success? My bike is a K1300GT, but any bike with the TPS would likely be the same. Instructions please

The answer to your question is Yes, can I tell you how to do it No, but I've read threads written by people who have changed the batteries out so either someone will come along and post instructions or you can use the search feature.
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Re: How do you repair a tire pressure sensor??

Have a look at this link, the sensor is the same https://youtu.be/Mpjz0cDjnK4
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Re: How do you repair a tire pressure sensor??

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Have a look at this link, the sensor is the same https://youtu.be/Mpjz0cDjnK4
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another you tube site that shows all, including buying Chinese TPS product https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAiJy4ZC-u4 which has the title BMW R1200RT Tires And New TPMS Install. The two videos relate to GS models but by the look of the sensors they are the same as the ones in my K1300GT.
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Re: How do you repair a tire pressure sensor??

I took one apart.From a car but very similar.Battery is potted in.Heat crumbles the potting compound so I took my small butane soldering torch with the pointy tip and removed the potting.

But only to find a button battery soldered in as some of them batteries can be bought with solder tabs.

Tiny solder tabs that may require some rather small soldering tools if even possible that solder job? Not much room to work and the electronics/radio transmitter may easily get damaged if the heat from soldering sinks into them?
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Re: How do you repair a tire pressure sensor??

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I took one apart.From a car but very similar.Battery is potted in.Heat crumbles the potting compound so I took my small butane soldering torch with the pointy tip and removed the potting.

But only to find a button battery soldered in as some of them batteries can be bought with solder tabs.

Tiny solder tabs that may require some rather small soldering tools if even possible that solder job? Not much room to work and the electronics/radio transmitter may easily get damaged if the heat from soldering sinks into them?




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Re: How do you repair a tire pressure sensor??

HenrikHansen> https://youtu.be/Mpjz0cDjnK4

I did it few weeks ago. The renewed sensor responded immediately and works well in my rear wheel. The cost was ~20$ in the tire service and 2$ in the supermarket where i bought three CR2032 batteries in a pack. You need 10minutes, a knife and a hot glue gun only. Is there cheaper and faster solution?
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Thanks I just did the same. Now to mount the tire and check it out.
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Re: How do you repair a tire pressure sensor??

There are posts by me and others on how to do the battery replacement. Things to keep in mind:

You need solder tab batteries. This means a coil cell battery with tabs already welded to the battery. You solder wires to the tabs. You'll damage the battery if you try to solder to it directly.

You need decent soldering skills. This is a delicate sensor that is not intended for user servicing.

The Chinese tire pressure sensors are so-so. I ordered a couple for my GS, they appear to be identical to the BMW ones but one sensor was dead out of the box with a dead battery. You may still have to do the battery replacement even with the new sensor.

I don't know if this applies to the KS, but on my GS i had to buy a tool to wake the new sensors so I could then use the GS911 tool to program the bike with the new sensors. In other words, this job requires a few electronic tools.
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Re: How do you repair a tire pressure sensor??

Please see the attached instruction set outlining the procedure.

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Re: How do you repair a tire pressure sensor??

That is a nice writeup but I'll offer a comment and an update:

I disagree with soldering directly to the new battery as outlined in the procedure. I think you risk damaging the battery from heat. It may work for a while, but you can reduce the battery life and have to repeat the job. Much better to order the proper solder tab batteries and solder the old and new tabs together.

The sensor battery in my GS wheels is a CR2050HR. This is the same size as the CR2032, but the 2050 has a higher mAh capacity and is rated for higher temperature. Either battery will work, but the CR2050 will last longer.

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