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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Wed, Oct-10-2018, 03:47:43 PM   #11
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Did you check/equalize the pressure in the new tire with the other rear? What is that pressure?

Did you do the full re-learn procedure in key position 2?

The fact that this follows a new tire installation suggests that you aren't doing the correct re-learn procedure.
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Did you check/equalize the pressure in the new tire with the other rear? What is that pressure?

Did you do the full re-learn procedure in key position 2?

The fact that this follows a new tire installation suggests that you aren't doing the correct re-learn procedure.
Tire was replaced Saturday night, so I was very carefully monitoring pressures after. I think I did the relearn with the car running; should I have done it not running but position 2?
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1. Check Tire Pressure to make sure no variance from side to side.
2. Sit in car, with out touching the pedals.
3. Key in ignition, Turn key on to engine off position (second position).
4. Press and hold TPM until TPM lights go out completely on the dash.
5. Press and hold TPM again until yellow TPM light indicator comes lit on dash.
6. Start car and drive. Light will go off itself once it has calibrated tire pressure. (might go out at idle).



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Old Wed, Oct-10-2018, 11:58:46 PM   #14
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I'm having the same problem. I'll attempt the relearn procedure once more tomorrow (ensuring engine off) just to make sure I'm not crazy.

Though I'm skeptical, I've seen it suggested that bad RTABs can cause enough rotational difference to throw the light; they should be worn with my mileage but I've not observed any uneven tire wear or other typical symptoms.
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Old Thu, Oct-11-2018, 12:01:21 AM   #15
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1. Check Tire Pressure to make sure no variance from side to side.
2. Sit in car, with out touching the pedals.
3. Key in ignition, Turn key on to engine off position (second position).
4. Press and hold TPM until TPM lights go out completely on the dash.
5. Press and hold TPM again until yellow TPM light indicator comes lit on dash.
6. Start car and drive. Light will go off itself once it has calibrated tire pressure. (might go out at idle).



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Old Thu, Oct-11-2018, 10:26:27 PM   #16
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1. Check Tire Pressure to make sure no variance from side to side.
2. Sit in car, with out touching the pedals.
3. Key in ignition, Turn key on to engine off position (second position).
4. Press and hold TPM until TPM lights go out completely on the dash.
5. Press and hold TPM again until yellow TPM light indicator comes lit on dash.
6. Start car and drive. Light will go off itself once it has calibrated tire pressure. (might go out at idle).



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My light is acting up again (since I read this thread...LOL).


I have exact pressures side to side. I have two matching 256/35-18's up front and two matching 265/35-18 in the rear.

I just rotated the pairs. I bet the calibration procedure will fix my issue. I never remember having to do this before.

Other issues may possibly be ancient possibly dirty sensors.

But many thanks for the calibration instructions.
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I'm having the same problem. I'll attempt the relearn procedure once more tomorrow (ensuring engine off) just to make sure I'm not crazy.

Though I'm skeptical, I've seen it suggested that bad RTABs can cause enough rotational difference to throw the light; they should be worn with my mileage but I've not observed any uneven tire wear or other typical symptoms.
This is certainly interesting and seems very possible.
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I had mine acting up for a while even though pressures side to side where equal. I had to drop pressures a few psi and then it stopped acting up.

So equal doesn't mean proper.

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My red warning light came on again tonight. I recently rotated my tires and that's probably why.

I pulled over on the way to work tonight, and followed the instructions for the relearn process. The yellow light went out before I started rolling. I bet this is going to solve the problem.

I vaguely remember doing this a long time ago. But I had completely forgotten about it. Thanks for the reminder.
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I'm having the same problem. I'll attempt the relearn procedure once more tomorrow (ensuring engine off) just to make sure I'm not crazy.
Update: I had in fact been attempting the reset procedure with the engine running previously. Light went off at idle after following the correct procedure, and I put 1000 miles on since Thursday; no light. To think I stared at that daily for the past several months... Ouch!
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