We receive tons of questions asking about the batteries installed in TPMS sensors.
What type of batteries do OEM sensors use? Can a depleted TPMS battery be removed and replaced? How do you know when a TPMS sensor’s battery has failed? What is the life expectancy of a TPMS sensor?
Most TPMS sensors are powered by a 3-volt lithium ion battery. Some TPMS sensors use a 1.250-volt nickel metal hydride battery. The battery is encased in the sensor’s molded plastic housing. A battery that is running low on or is depleted requires the replacement of the ENTIRE TPMS sensor assembly.
Tired of having to go through the hassle of using a TPMS mounting strap kit to install your Ford/Lear banded TPMS sensors?
Huf (formerly Beru) assisted in the design of the Ford/Lear banded TPMS sensor and are now able to use the sensors protocol in their own design.
Huf has released two valve-mounted TPMS sensors that are designed to replace the Ford/Lear 6F2Z-1A189A and 8C2Z-1A189A banded TPMS sensors.
The Huf RDE014 and RDE015 follow the traditional valve-mounted TPMS sensor style and eliminate the need to use a TPMS Mounting Strap Kit for TPMS installation. Both the RDE014 and RDE015 sensors function 100% like the OE Ford/Lear banded sensors and include the valve stem assembly and service kit.
BMW utilizes a Direct tire pressure monitoring system in all of its vehicles. A Direct TPM syste uses tire pressure monitoring sensors installed in each wheel to measure pressure in each of the four tires. Pressure data is then transmitted wirelessly to a central receiver unit. The unit interprets the data and relays the information over to the driver. Modern technology allows TPMS data to be displayed on the vehicle’s on-board computer, with individual pressure readings in each tire. A traditional, more widely used system, simply displays a TPMS warning light (_!_) when the pressure in one or more tires is 25% or more below factory specifications.
Your Huf / Beru tire pressure monitoring sensors get right to work as soon as your turn your vehicle’s ignition on. The sensors collect tire pressure and temperature information and transmit it to the vehicles electronic control unit. From there, this information is interpreted and the tire pressure monitoring system has to make the decision to inform the driver if his/her tire pressure is low.
If you drive a 2011 BMW 1, 5, 7, X5, or X6 and need to replace your factory installed TPMS sensors, you may be faced with a dilemma: Does my vehicle require the Huf RDE008 or Huf RDE012 TPMS sensor?
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TPMS fitment for the 2011 BMW 1, 5, 6, X5, X6 depends on the production date of the vehicles. To confuse matters, BMW decided to use two different types of TPMS sensors for some early and late 2011 BMW models. You can locate the production date (month/year) of your 2011 BMW by checking the vehicle placard on the door sill on the drivers side.
2011 BMW 1, 5, 7 models built before 9/10 require the Huf RDE008 TPMS sensor. Models built ON or AFTER 9/10 require the Huf RDE012 sensor.
2011 BMW X5 and X6 models built before 10/10 require the Huf RDE008 TPMS sensor. Models built ON or AFTER 10/10 require the Huf RDE012 sensor.
List Price: $78.65 Our Price: $60.50 Sale Price: $60.50
2007-2009 BMW 3 Series TPMS Sensor OE Beru Huf RDE008 36236781847 433MHz
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2009335i xDrive Sedan
2007328i Cabriolet Base Model
2007328i Cabriolet Sport Package
2007328i Coupe Sport Package
2007328i Sedan Base Model
2007328i Sedan Sport Package
2007328i Wagon Base Model
2007328i Wagon Sport Package
2007328xi Coupe Base Model
2007328xi Coupe Sport Package
2007328xi Sedan Base Model
2007328xi Sedan Sport Package
2007328xi Sedan Sprt Pkg Staggered
2007328xi Wagon Base Model
2007328xi Wagon Sport Package
2007328xi Wagon Sprt Pkg Staggered
2007335i Cabriolet Base Model
2007335i Cabriolet Sport Package
2007335i Coupe Base Model
2007335i Coupe Sport Package
2007335i Sedan Base Model
2007335i Sedan Sport Package
2007335xi Sedan Base Model
2007335xi Sedan Sport Package
All sensors are sold as complete units. Compatible with most stock and aftermarket rims. Please contact your wheel manufacturer to confirm fitment. If you’re unsure about fitment and compatibility, please provide us with the VIN# (vehicle identification number) of your vehicle. Doing so will help us confirm and guarantee TPMS fitment. The VIN# can be found on the vehicle placard on the door sill on the drivers side.