jadnashuanh
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Re: anyone import a US i3 into Canada

Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:52 pm

The i3 requires a module with a receiver and (probably) the coding to enable it. If you're lucky, just adding the receiver may make it work, but that's unlikely. The wiring harness for it probably isn't there either.
Jim DeBruycker
2011 535i x-drive GT, 2014 i3 BEV

tman66
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Re: anyone import a US i3 into Canada

Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:14 pm

jadnashuanh wrote:The i3 requires a module with a receiver and (probably) the coding to enable it. If you're lucky, just adding the receiver may make it work, but that's unlikely. The wiring harness for it probably isn't there either.
Well that would be quite unfortunate!! :( Thanks for the info.
2014 i3 BEV | 2011 328xi Wagon

PBNB
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Re: anyone import a US i3 into Canada

Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:29 pm

I just installed my winter set that I got from BMW (Black #428 with Blizzaks). They had a notation that they were for an "i3s". I asked if they had the TPMS installed and the parts department said they did. I replied that I understood that TPMS was not used in Canada and they said it is now on the newer cars.

It worked out great for me as I needed the sensors for our US version car. I installed the wheels and reset the system and they are working perfectly.
2015 i3 REX

jadnashuanh
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Re: anyone import a US i3 into Canada

Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:59 pm

FWIW, the quick way to tell (almost) for certain if a vehicle has TPMS installed, is to look at the valve stem. All TPMS have a metal stem. While you can get a metal valve stem, they aren't really all that common as the rubber coated ones are much cheaper. When servicing a tire, you almost always end up replacing the stem, so with the TPMS, that part unscrews from the sensor itself. A rubber one just would be problematic which is why they went with a metal one.
Jim DeBruycker
2011 535i x-drive GT, 2014 i3 BEV

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