R55 :: Clubman Talk (2008+) Discussions revolving around the extended wheelbase Clubman (R55) model.

R55 2014 Clubman TPMS Please Help

  #1  
Old 05-11-2019, 07:54 AM
timbash
timbash is offline
1st Gear
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 13
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
2014 Clubman TPMS Please Help

I need to find the RDC for the 2014 Clubman, on my 2008 it is behind a vent in the trunk space on the left side on the 2014 nothing there. The TPMS is showing Inactive and it will not even attempt tor reset if I hold he Reset button down so it seems it must be the RDC unit (I think I have the acronym right) Also can't seem to find the receiver units near each wheel. I have tried multiple google searches with no luck but somebody out there must have an idea?

Thanksl
 
  #2  
Old 05-11-2019, 08:05 AM
I like mini clubman's
I like mini clubman's is offline
4th Gear
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 367
Received 48 Likes on 42 Posts
If your 14 is like my 09 it doesn't have an actual tpms. It monitors tire diameter by rotational speed compared to a previous driving diameter. It does it through the abs system.
 
  #3  
Old 05-11-2019, 08:24 AM
timbash
timbash is offline
1st Gear
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 13
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
They just replaced the sensors in the valve stems so assumption is that it has the radio transmitters
 
  #4  
Old 05-11-2019, 08:35 AM
Minnie.the.Moocher's Avatar
Minnie.the.Moocher
Minnie.the.Moocher is offline
6th Gear
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: earth PNW
Posts: 4,736
Received 404 Likes on 352 Posts
  #5  
Old 05-11-2019, 08:57 AM
timbash
timbash is offline
1st Gear
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 13
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thanks for that, I am a little confused. My 08 clubman i can clearly see the RDC behind the vent on the left side but on the 2014 theres nothing there, the vent had been previously removed so I pulled it out and theres nothing behind it.
 
  #6  
Old 05-11-2019, 11:49 AM
I like mini clubman's
I like mini clubman's is offline
4th Gear
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 367
Received 48 Likes on 42 Posts
I think the tpms were optional. The abs based system if called a flat tire detector. Run your VIN on a decoder and see if it had the option.
 
  #7  
Old 05-11-2019, 01:47 PM
Capt_bj
Capt_bj is offline
OVERDRIVE
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Melbourne, FL
Posts: 6,443
Received 114 Likes on 101 Posts
Originally Posted by I like mini clubman's View Post
If your 14 is like my 09 it doesn't have an actual tpms. It monitors tire diameter by rotational speed compared to a previous driving diameter. It does it through the abs system.
UMMMM they changed to 'active" TPMS mid year 2007 .... law requiring this went into effect for US with 2008 model year as I recall. I bought a 2007 and mine came off the truck with the 'old' ABS based system (no sensors), everything else on the truck had sensors (US anyway)

For OP: MINI has changed the frequency used but the TMPS system a couple of times over the years. If you bought new sensors they may have installed the wrong ones ..... see this comment on OUTMOTORING.COM listing for MINI replacement TPMS sensors . . .

Please note, as of the Sept 2009 build date MINI has a different frequency for the TPMS sensors. Please note the option on the drop down menu for build date and slight price change for the newer TPMS kit. Also, the Gen3 MINI ("F" series models) use a different kit as well. Please select accordingly.
 

Last edited by Capt_bj; 05-11-2019 at 01:53 PM.
  #8  
Old 05-11-2019, 02:22 PM
I like mini clubman's
I like mini clubman's is offline
4th Gear
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 367
Received 48 Likes on 42 Posts
[QUOTE=Capt_bj;4469033]UMMMM they changed to 'active" TPMS mid year 2007 .... law requiring this went into effect for US with 2008 model year as I recall. I bought a 2007 and mine came off the truck with the 'old' ABS based system (no sensors), everything else on the truck had sensors (US anyway)

I'm in Canada, US and Canada usually mirror each other when it comes to automotive features. All I can say is my 2008 and 2009 clubmans both dont have tpms sensors installed and I've got no dash lights. It does say in the owners manual tpms is optional for the 2009 car. I changed the tires and saw there was no tpms installed in them. I was looking for the frequency to buy when I learned of the abs system. Reset that and the dash light has been off for a month. All said I have been wrong before LOL.
I will say I was VERY happy to learn I did not need to deal with those things.
 
  #9  
Old 05-11-2019, 03:45 PM
Capt_bj
Capt_bj is offline
OVERDRIVE
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Melbourne, FL
Posts: 6,443
Received 114 Likes on 101 Posts
I'm in Canada,

case closed . . .
 
  #10  
Old 05-11-2019, 07:57 PM
I like mini clubman's
I like mini clubman's is offline
4th Gear
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 367
Received 48 Likes on 42 Posts
Originally Posted by Capt_bj View Post
I'm in Canada,

case closed . . .
How is this helpfull to the OP?
 
  #11  
Old 05-12-2019, 05:05 AM
knt
knt is offline
2nd Gear
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 81
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Originally Posted by I like mini clubman's View Post
If your 14 is like my 09 it doesn't have an actual tpms. It monitors tire diameter by rotational speed compared to a previous driving diameter. It does it through the abs system.
[QUOTE=I like mini clubman's;4469035]
Originally Posted by Capt_bj View Post
UMMMM they changed to 'active" TPMS mid year 2007 .... law requiring this went into effect for US with 2008 model year as I recall. I bought a 2007 and mine came off the truck with the 'old' ABS based system (no sensors), everything else on the truck had sensors (US anyway)

I'm in Canada, US and Canada usually mirror each other when it comes to automotive features. All I can say is my 2008 and 2009 clubmans both dont have tpms sensors installed and I've got no dash lights. It does say in the owners manual tpms is optional for the 2009 car. I changed the tires and saw there was no tpms installed in them. I was looking for the frequency to buy when I learned of the abs system. Reset that and the dash light has been off for a month. All said I have been wrong before LOL.
I will say I was VERY happy to learn I did not need to deal with those things.
This is also the case in the UK with those years. Not sure about what system newer models uses, but manufacuteres will tend to use whatever is the cheapest.
 
  #12  
Old 05-12-2019, 07:32 PM
timbash
timbash is offline
1st Gear
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 13
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hmm, still doesn't explain the fact that the RDC doesn't appear to be behind the stated panel. I would have thought even if the wrong transmitters were installed the system would at least try and reset but it says "inactive" and reset does not happen.
 
  #13  
Old 05-13-2019, 05:19 AM
cristo's Avatar
cristo
cristo is online now
6th Gear
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: York, Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,703
Received 61 Likes on 55 Posts
I’m voting for wrong tpms sensors installed, too.
This is exactly what happened when a tire
shopinstalled incompatible sensors on my
2009 JCW Clubman.
Got the right sensors and it reset just fine.
 
  #14  
Old 05-13-2019, 06:41 AM
timbash
timbash is offline
1st Gear
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 13
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
So to be clear, you think if the wrong transmitters are installed they the system won't even say "resetting" if you try to do so?
 
  #15  
Old 05-13-2019, 07:23 AM
cristo's Avatar
cristo
cristo is online now
6th Gear
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: York, Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,703
Received 61 Likes on 55 Posts
Mine did just say inactive.
I used a Schwaben/Foxwell scanner to
clear the codes and could then get the
reset prompt, but when I tried to reset it,
it attempted to do so for a while and then
failed, and it reverted to inactive again.
Not sure if this is all exactly the same on
the 2014 or not.

At the beginning of last winter, a shop
used some programmable universal sensors
on my winter wheels/tires and swore up and
down that they would work just fine,
and even tried reprogramming them
several times without avail, then I
bought a set of vehicle specific Huf
sensors that worked fine in my summer
wheels/tires, had them put in at a different
shop, and bingo - reset within a half
a mile and did fine all winter long.
 

Last edited by cristo; 05-13-2019 at 07:38 AM.
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
-=gRaY rAvEn=-
F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+)
30
07-30-2014 07:59 AM
Alexander Major
F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+)
31
06-12-2014 07:11 AM
steve1ddd
F55/F56 :: Hatch Talk (2014+)
40
05-15-2014 10:21 PM
amberback
United States :: National Events
2
05-09-2014 04:14 AM
panaphobic
United States :: National Events
4
01-19-2014 04:08 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: R55 2014 Clubman TPMS Please Help


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: