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Old 12-05-2012, 09:59 PM
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Flat tire warning light stays on

My 08 X3 flat tire warning light flashed for about a minute and then stays on. I haven't changed the tire pressures and all the tires look good. According to the manual, if the light stays on then there is a malfunction with the warning light. Any ideas please?

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Old 12-05-2012, 10:24 PM
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you mentioned that all the tires look good - but do they "measure" good? the pressure monitor is measuring the rotational speed of each tire and detects about 10% difference in circumference of the tire - so the tire may "look" good but not be "good"...
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I'll check him this weekend...

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Old 12-06-2012, 06:59 PM
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I wouldn't rely on appearances and warning lights as sufficient evidence for a properly-inflated tire. Get down on your knees and measure the tire pressures with a gauge while the tires are still cold.
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u just need to reset the tpms ..........put key in cyclinder...2 clicks bt nt start the car.....ON position......hold the (!) button....for 10 seconds...should be clear after
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All back to normal...not sure why it came in the first place. I didn't change the tire pressure...maybe a change in the weather.

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You didn't mention whether you actually checked the tire pressure. If you didn't, but just reset the light, then you are probably driving around with a tire below the proper pressure.

The light comes on for a reason.

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You just need to reset the TPMS
Not true. You just need to set the tires to the correct pressure, then you need to reset the TPMS.
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I need to argue on the "come on with a reason". I have owned my car for 2 years and it sometimes needs a reset when I change from winter to summer tires, twice a year, but I did get the light on a few months ago during snowy weather. I checked the pressure directly and had just recently checked it. Nothing weird and after reset it has been off. I usually would agree with the "reason" part but in this case it seems to have done just that.
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:21 PM
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After many "pops up" red lights tire pressure, the dealer solved changing the module using ext. cover. Never comes on again. Reseted and checked million times before. Now running perfect.
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Old 02-02-2013, 06:28 PM
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Christiano, nice avatar you got there!!!
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