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    P Monk
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    tire pressure sensor

    My 2011 R1200RT has had an on and off again failure reading the rear tire pressure. It finally gave out so I just replaced with a new one. BUT I still don't get a reading from the rear tire. What is the next step? Is there a way to disable the tps on the computer so I don't constantly have a warning light?
    P. Monk
    74 R90/6 (the Black Hole) Harvey couldn't kill it. . 09 R1200 GS, drowned in Harvey replaced by 2011 R1200RT. Wife, 1953 model survived aplastic anemia and a bone marrow transplant.

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    I think that you will need to 'relearn' the new tpms sensor, and that the learning process gets the computer to reognize the new tpms.
    You can search the forums for the specifics. You'll need a GS911, or a dealership with the official BMW computer to do the relearn procedure.

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    Hopefully you recorded the TPMS ID before you installed it.

    Here is the GS 911 reference. http://www.hexcode.co.za/products/gs-911/procedures/rdc

    Here is a GS911 Forum reference.

    https://forum.hexcode.co.za/forum/in...?topic=1702.15
    2008 R1200GS

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    oops

    I found in my Haynes manual that the sensor needed to be woke up, and of course I did not write down the number from the sensor before I installed the tire. Looks like a trip to a dealer is in order.
    P. Monk
    74 R90/6 (the Black Hole) Harvey couldn't kill it. . 09 R1200 GS, drowned in Harvey replaced by 2011 R1200RT. Wife, 1953 model survived aplastic anemia and a bone marrow transplant.

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    Bummer on that....

    in the FWIW department....

    I did a bit of online research about the wake up and registering of the the sensor numbers. Long story short is a late model Chevy TPMS, 2012 on, will wake the sensors up. I have a TPMS learn tool for my 2013 Silverado and a 2008 R1200GS. Turn the GS ignition on and cycle to RDC, hold the TPMS tool to the tire next to the BMW wheel sensor and give it a 3 sec wake up. Bingo TPMS registers on both wheels.

    This gives the procedure for registering the new code. They must be in decimal vs hexadecimal. Converter

    The tool I used is the EL-50448, under $15 with a Google search.
    Last edited by Coma; 09-03-2018 at 06:01 PM. Reason: Tool
    2008 R1200GS

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    El-50448

    If the GM instrument wakes up the sensor, will I still have to get a GS-911 to make my bike computer communicate with the sensor?
    P. Monk
    74 R90/6 (the Black Hole) Harvey couldn't kill it. . 09 R1200 GS, drowned in Harvey replaced by 2011 R1200RT. Wife, 1953 model survived aplastic anemia and a bone marrow transplant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpmonk View Post
    If the GM instrument wakes up the sensor, will I still have to get a GS-911 to make my bike computer communicate with the sensor?
    It's my understanding from this post that the GS911 is required to learn the new sensor code.
    2008 R1200GS

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    Any possibility you could replace the battery in the old sensor? That is likely why it failed as they do die after 5-7 years. There are youtube videos on this subject. Looked messy but possible if you can get the right battery with tabs already soldered on it. Otherwise there is the possibility of exploding the battery if you try to solder on it.
    Bill in Highlands Ranch, CO
    2012 R1200RT and some other older junk

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    Replace battery

    Quote Originally Posted by ajaxthegreater View Post
    Any possibility you could replace the battery in the old sensor?
    Suppose it is possible, but already tossed the old one and just need to get the new one going.
    P. Monk
    74 R90/6 (the Black Hole) Harvey couldn't kill it. . 09 R1200 GS, drowned in Harvey replaced by 2011 R1200RT. Wife, 1953 model survived aplastic anemia and a bone marrow transplant.

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