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So I've read through a few threads but couldn't piece it together on what I need to do. Just got new wheels & tires (19" if it matters) and was headed to get them mounted today and just realized I forgot all about TPMS!!

I wanted to keep my stock wheels and tires for a future winter set up, which means no plans to break down the stock tires T the moment, thus the stock TPMS sensors are staying put. So I guess this leds to a few questions...

What do I need? Another set of sensors obviously! Ford stock ones (as if replacements for the stock wheels) or something aftermarket?? Where to buy?

And what will happen to any warnings in the car? Do new sensors need to be set up or "connected" to the car? If running stock psi, shouldn't they work without any warnings?

Sorry if this is a huge repeat question guys. Crap...was all anxious to get this done today!! Guess I'll be doing homework all day.

I guess worst case, I could steal the sensors off the stock wheels and just deal with that set later so that I don't have to buy anything today. Yea, that would work??? Would that be a seamless transfer or would I run into warning issues in the car still?
 

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So I've read through a few threads but couldn't piece it together on what I need to do. Just got new wheels & tires (19" if it matters) and was headed to get them mounted today and just realized I forgot all about TPMS!!

I wanted to keep my stock wheels and tires for a future winter set up, which means no plans to break down the stock tires T the moment, thus the stock TPMS sensors are staying put. So I guess this leds to a few questions...

What do I need? Another set of sensors obviously! Ford stock ones (as if replacements for the stock wheels) or something aftermarket?? Where to buy?

And what will happen to any warnings in the car? Do new sensors need to be set up or "connected" to the car? If running stock psi, shouldn't they work without any warnings?

Sorry if this is a huge repeat question guys. Crap...was all anxious to get this done today!! Guess I'll be doing homework all day.

I guess worst case, I could steal the sensors off the stock wheels and just deal with that set later so that I don't have to buy anything today. Yea, that would work??? Would that be a seamless transfer or would I run into warning issues in the car still?
1. You can buy new sensors. (From Ford, Discount Tire, Ebay, etc.)
2. They can be programmed to the car so you don't get any warning lights.
3. They will still be set to OE pressure (you should probably be running more PSI with 19's compared to stock)
4. Or.....You can disable the TPMS system when the 19's are on using the Focccus app and OBDII (I've done it for friends who have track tires that don't want the light on while racing)
 

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Getting the wheels from Discount Tire. (Tires came from tire rack). I called and he told me the name brand of the sensors. $60 a piece. Didn't want to spend that, but I'd rather have it done right and not worry about it working or worry about any annoying lights. He said these should be plug and play. I guess if I buy these sensors on the new wheels, worst case I'll get a light or fault and I'll have to do the hazard light learning routine, correct???
 

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Getting the wheels from Discount Tire. (Tires came from tire rack). I called and he told me the name brand of the sensors. $60 a piece. Didn't want to spend that, but I'd rather have it done right and not worry about it working or worry about any annoying lights. He said these should be plug and play. I guess if I buy these sensors on the new wheels, worst case I'll get a light or fault and I'll have to do the hazard light learning routine, correct???
Yeah they most likely will not work out of the box, they just need to be programmed using the hazard light thing or Discount Tire can reprogram them for free.
 

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Guess I'll have to try the hazard light thing if they don't plug and play. Won't have the car with me and they're and hour twenty drive away. Guess the dealer or another tire shop could do it as well, worst case???

I really maybe I'm just gonna rob the sensors off the stock wheels for now and worry about it later when I do a winter set up.
 

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So I've read through a few threads but couldn't piece it together on what I need to do. Just got new wheels & tires (19" if it matters) and was headed to get them mounted today and just realized I forgot all about TPMS!!

I wanted to keep my stock wheels and tires for a future winter set up, which means no plans to break down the stock tires T the moment, thus the stock TPMS sensors are staying put. So I guess this leds to a few questions...

What do I need? Another set of sensors obviously! Ford stock ones (as if replacements for the stock wheels) or something aftermarket?? Where to buy?

And what will happen to any warnings in the car? Do new sensors need to be set up or "connected" to the car? If running stock psi, shouldn't they work without any warnings?

Sorry if this is a huge repeat question guys. Crap...was all anxious to get this done today!! Guess I'll be doing homework all day.

I guess worst case, I could steal the sensors off the stock wheels and just deal with that set later so that I don't have to buy anything today. Yea, that would work??? Would that be a seamless transfer or would I run into warning issues in the car still?
I bought a set of these FORD GENUINE OEM TPMS SENSORS 2009-014 SET 4 DE8T-1A180-AA* BRAND NEW TAKE OFFS* | eBay off of ebay. Had them installed when I bought a second set of wheels and tires. No programing needed; they have worked fine for 3+ years now.
 

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So I just went with the ones offered from Discount when they mounted the tires. I'll repost what happens when I get the, on the car and rolling if anyone cares.
 

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So Discount "scanned" the sensors at the shop when installing. I didn't have the car with me, so had to roll the dice and bring them home. Only did a short drive today but no lights thus far. So, couple more questions...

-How far away do I need to keep the stock wheels so the car does NOT pick them up and keep resetting? I'm guess just a few feet will take care of that.

-Lets say I drive and drive and drive and I never get any warning lights, is it still necessary or a good idea to run the learning procedure so the car knows the connection to the new sensors and will work appropriately if ones ever low?

Or just let her be??
 

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I bought a set of these sensors, just had them installed today in my 19" tsw rims. No issues, no reprogramming needed and I have a 2016. Running 35psi
 

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A couple hundred miles now and no lights. However, does that mean the sensors work as designed? In other words, I didn't do the learning routine or anything...just put the wheel on the car and go. Will my light work as it's supposed to if one gets low since I didn't train them? Or should I do that still?
 

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A couple hundred miles now and no lights. However, does that mean the sensors work as designed? In other words, I didn't do the learning routine or anything...just put the wheel on the car and go. Will my light work as it's supposed to if one gets low since I didn't train them? Or should I do that still?
I am wondering the same thing. Put my Winter wheels on with no sensors on Sunday. No lights yet. I plan to ignore it but it is funny that 4 TPMS are missing and no light after about 40 miles. I plan to check my air pressure once a week just to be sure. My old Fusion never had a light until it hit like 20psi in a tire. Way to low for my liking.
 

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If your stock wheels with sensors are near the car and you park near them every night, the tpms light will not come on. If you take a long trip, I guarantee it'll come on after that. Mine did on my second set of wheels but turned off after I parked the car in my garage. I ended up buying the ford tpms19 tool https://www.amazon.com/Motorcraft-TPMS19-Remote-Pressure-Sensor/dp/B001FKSNUI because I didn't want to deal with the random chime telling me the tpms was malfunctioning while driving.
 

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Define "near the car".

Mine are in the garage, but ~15-20' away. Plus I've done a few 60+ mile trips and still no light. From what I've read, even IF I were close enough to the old sensors, that distance should trigger a light if it were going to, correct?
 

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Mine are about 15 feet away with my wife's Tacoma parked in between. Over night the tpms light would reset and go away, and stay off because my round trip for work was only 25 miles. They came on when I drove a continuous 70 or so miles out. Gave an annoy chime at random times to remind me that the tpms was malfunctioning, and I didn't want to constantly deal with that so I bought the tpms trigger tool.
 

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Mine are about 15 feet away with my wife's Tacoma parked in between. Over night the tpms light would reset and go away, and stay off because my round trip for work was only 25 miles. They came on when I drove a continuous 70 or so miles out. Gave an annoy chime at random times to remind me that the tpms was malfunctioning, and I didn't want to constantly deal with that so I bought the tpms trigger tool.
Good to know. Mine are in a shed about 15 feet from the car. Normal drive during the day is under 30 miles.
 

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1,500 mile road trip for the holiday and still no light. I do still have the question...even though the new sensors are clearly keeping the warning light off, does that automatically mean the warning will work as advertised if a tire gets low?
 

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1,500 mile road trip for the holiday and still no light. I do still have the question...even though the new sensors are clearly keeping the warning light off, does that automatically mean the warning will work as advertised if a tire gets low?
I get a light after about 40 minutes. It only beeps once then turns on two lights but is easily ignore-able.
 

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1,500 mile road trip for the holiday and still no light. I do still have the question...even though the new sensors are clearly keeping the warning light off, does that automatically mean the warning will work as advertised if a tire gets low?
Drop the pressure in one of your tires and see what happens.
 

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1,500 mile road trip for the holiday and still no light. I do still have the question...even though the new sensors are clearly keeping the warning light off, does that automatically mean the warning will work as advertised if a tire gets low?
Now obviously you're probably pretty sure of this...but you're definitely positive they don't have TPMS installed? Mine sometimes go away at random and stay off for 40-60 miles before randomly dinging on. Sometimes they come on instantly when I start the car. Random little guys
 
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