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      09-25-2018, 01:28 PM   #1
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Running without TPMS?

so, I bought a set of winter wheels and had the tyres fitted. It just dawned on me that at no point did the seller mention tpms sensors and I dont think I have them fitted.

Question is, can I run the car without the sensors and if so is it likely to cause any issues?
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Does your car definitely have TPMS, or just the old flat tyre warning?
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Yeah pretty sure, It went off today, I had to reset the system by driving and it measured each tyre giving me the psi of each, that sound right?

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I run my winter tyres without TPMS valves (not runflats). It just means that you have to acknowledge the fault on the idrive every time you start up with one press of the knob. A warning light then stays on the dash for the journey but you can use them without.

If you have runflat tyres it is advisable that you have TPMS valves as you may not realise they are losing pressure.
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Yeah pretty sure, It went off today, I had to reset the system by driving and it measured each tyre giving me the psi of each, that sound right?
Ok that is TPMS then. If you run wheels without the sensors you will get an annoying message every time you get in the car (it doesnít appear until after a few miles the first time) and you have to click the idrive knob to clear it.

You can code the car to revert back to the old style flat tyre warning though. I did that for a couple of winters but last winter I had enough and bought some sensors for them.
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I can live with clearing the fault short term, I was reading that it can prevents you from going into other drive modes and also if the fault persists, it locks and the dealer had to clear it ...... Iím guessing that you didnít have those issues?
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It's ok as long as your MOT isn't due while your running them without the sensors

https://www.tyresafe.org/media-centr...s-to-fail-mot/
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I can live with clearing the fault short term, I was reading that it can prevents you from going into other drive modes and also if the fault persists, it locks and the dealer had to clear it ...... Iím guessing that you didnít have those issues?
No there were no issues like that at all.
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It's ok as long as your MOT isn't due while your running them without the sensors

https://www.tyresafe.org/media-centr...s-to-fail-mot/
Hmmm, Mot is at the start of feb.
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Hmmm, Mot is at the start of feb.
Take it on for an early MOT now if you really wanna run the winters without the valves
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