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      11-09-2012, 10:19 PM   #1
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TPMS sensors for new 2013 X6M?

I have a set of 19" 211 style wheels/ snow tires for my winter setup with original TPMS that I used for my 2007 X5. Can anyone tell me if these TPMS will be compatible with my 2013 X6M?
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      12-26-2012, 01:38 PM   #2
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They changed the TPMS sensors sometime in 2010 - completely incompatible before vs. after the switchover.

I just found this out myself... I have a winter setup that I used on my 2009 X6 50i--and replaced that car a few months back with a similarly equipped 2013 X6 50i. Figured I could use the same wheels for winter. TPMS would not reset (i.e., constantly said "TPM is resetting"). Quick googling showed many BMW search results about the change.

So, the good (?) news is you can just order the newer TPMS sensors and corresponding new vavle stems and have them swapped out. I'm having this done as I write (~i.e., car literally at dealer right today). It is $113 per sensor plus extra for install, etc. Not cheap. Tirerack can sell you all 4 sensors and stems for $200 total it seems like from some research... I just didn't have the time to order and find a shop to install--and was more convenient for me to have the dealer do this since my local one will do a loaner car, etc.

As for your X5 wheels, I'm not so sure they will directly go on the X6... there might be a different offset. Not too knowledgable on that aspect but figured would share the TPMS story ;-)
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      12-26-2012, 08:58 PM   #3
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Just ran into this problem myself! My 2010 Winter setup does not work with my 2013 and as mentioned they changed them for the 2011 model year.

Found these though!

http://www.bavarianx.com/BMW_TPMS_Ti...x6-r12-kit.htm
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      12-27-2012, 02:45 PM   #4
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Definitely avoid getting them at the dealer if you want to save some $ (i.e., see link in post above or try tirerack)... I paid $112.23 per sensor (x 4!) + install ($130 - which was remove wheels from car, remove tires, put on sensors, re-mount, etc, etc). The only upside was I called dealer at 9 AM and was able to bring car right in and had all this done on the same day I called while receiving a loaner X5 while they did the work. Usual adage of pay more for convenience one-stop shop vs. more time & effort for cost savings I guess ;-)

They gave me the old sensors in a baggie... lol
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