TPMS Sensor Batteries

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.

There are many types of original equipment manufacturer tire pressure monitoring sensors being factory installed in different automotive makes and models. What is common between most system is that sensors are designed to transmit tire pressure data to the vehicle ECU at regular intervals…..Click here to Read on or go to:

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HUF TPMS Sensor Blowout!

We’re offering great deals on the Huf RDE001 (433MHz), RDE008 (433MHz), and RDE011 (433MHz) OE TPMS sensors.

Supplies are limited! Contact us at for more information!

Huf RDE001
Frequency: 433MHz
Compatible with: Audi, Bentley, Ferrari, Maserati, Porsche, Volkswagen

Huf RDE008
Frequency: 433MHz
Compatible with: BMW, Mini

Huf RDE011 (supersedes the Huf RDE007 and RDE010)
Frequency: 433MHz
Compatible with: Audi, Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Porsche, Volkswagen

All Huf sensors include the GEN 2 RDV021 valve stem and service kit. 

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Huf RDE014 and RDE015 TPMS Sensors

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.


The Huf RDE014 replaces Ford, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury, Roush, and Saleen vehicles that were factory equipped with banded-type TPMS sensors. For more information on the Huf RDE014, please go to:

The Huf RDE015 replaces Ford vehicles that were factory equipped with banded-type TPMS sensors. For more information on the Huf RDE015, please go to:

Both sensors are available for purchase at TPMSDirect

TPMSDirect is your #1 source for the latest in original equipment TPMS sensor technology, programming and diagnostic tools, and various TPMS accessories.

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Brea, CA. 92821

BMW TPMS Sensors

Do the factory installed TPMS sensors on your BMW need to be replaced? Are you looking to install TPMS sensors in your spare wheel set? TPMSDirect is your #1 source for the latest in BMW TPMS Sensor technology. 

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. 

We carry original equipment TPMS sensors produced by leading European TPMS manufacturer Huf / Beru. The following BMW vehicles come factory equipped with Huf / Beru TPMS: 1 series, 3 series, 5 series, 6 series, 7 series, X1, X3, X5, X6, Z Series, Alpina, and all BMW M models.  

Visit TPMSDirect to find the latest in original equipment tire pressure monitoring sensor technology for BMW and get your vehicle back to being the Ultimate Driving Machine. 



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Brea, CA. 92821
(714) 482-3996 
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Maserati Recalls 458 Vehicles Due to TPMS Malfunction

A TPMS malfunction has prompted Maserati to recall a total of 458 of its 2012 Quattroporte, Granturismo, Grandcabrio, and Granturismo MC vehicles. 

The NHTSA claims that this TPMS malfunction is due to a software error, in which the vehicles tire pressure monitoring system may fail to notify the driver of low pressure in one or more tires. 

If you believe your vehicle has been affected by this TPMS malfunction, please contact your local Maserati dealer to schedule an appointment. 

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Huf / Beru TPMS Sensors Keep it Real

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. 

So what happens to the TPMS sensors when the ignition is switched off? Learn more here. 

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Brea, CA. 92821
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2011 BMW Split Year – Huf RDE008 or RDE012?

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. 

Learn more about 2011 BMW Split Year and TPMS fitment here

Click here to purchase Original Equipment BMW TPMS sensors

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Brea, CA. 92821
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BMW 3 Series TPMS

BMW 3 Series TPMS Sensors 

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2007-2009 BMW 3 Series TPMS Sensor OE Beru Huf RDE008 36236781847 433MHz
List Price: $78.65 
Our Price: $60.50 
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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. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at or give us a call at (714) 482-3996 M-F 9AM-5PM PST.