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Hello All,

I recently swapped a broken TPMS from one of my rims. The tire shop that I brought my car to have the tires flipped had cracked the TPMS and did not tell me.

Finally I got around to installing the new one today.

What I did:
Drove around for 15 miles, nothing
Did the hazard button 6 times, air down trick, nothing

Before I purchase the tool, I want to make sure that I bought the right sensor and it just needs to be programmed. Can somebody please confirm.

TPMS purchased:
One (1) Genuine Ford Motorcraft Tire Pressure Sensor TPMS DE8T-1A180-AA | eBay

Tool I'm thinking of purchasing:
https://www.amazon.com/Motorcraft-T...r/dp/B001FKSNUI?tag=vs-auto-convert-amazon-20

Thanks for your help and input in advance!
 

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Hello All,

I recently swapped a broken TPMS from one of my rims. The tire shop that I brought my car to have the tires flipped had cracked the TPMS and did not tell me.

Finally I got around to installing the new one today.

What I did:
Drove around for 15 miles, nothing
Did the hazard button 6 times, air down trick, nothing

Before I purchase the tool, I want to make sure that I bought the right sensor and it just needs to be programmed. Can somebody please confirm.

TPMS purchased:
One (1) Genuine Ford Motorcraft Tire Pressure Sensor TPMS DE8T-1A180-AA | eBay

Tool I'm thinking of purchasing:
https://www.amazon.com/Motorcraft-T...r/dp/B001FKSNUI?tag=vs-auto-convert-amazon-20

Thanks for your help and input in advance!
Before buying the tool, drive thru your local Ford dealer and ask about it. I went to the dealer and some guy just trained them right on the spot in 1 min for free.
 

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I had an almost identical problem. With the new TPMS sensor installed I kept getting a sensor error alert. All I did was let all of the air out of the tire with the car totally off. Turned the car on, then filled the tire back up. Turned the car off, back on again, and the error was gone. Never had a problem since.
 
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they should sync automatically so long as they are TPMS-12. I original purchased new rims and winter tires back in Oct and too cheep to get the sensors at 60$ each. Got tired of the dinging and flashing lights and found 4 on Kijiji for 60$. Got them put in and no programming or reset required. Car recognized them immediately.
 

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My winter set that I bought synced with my car last year automatically. This year it's not as happy. I'll be trying that havazrd method later today.
 

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To everybody in this thread, thank you very much for your input!

Things I did:
6 times hazard button, air down: didn't work
Air all the way the down with car off, and air up, turn car on: didn't work

SOLUTION:
Going to the dealership and stopping by the service center to have them reprogram the TPMS with the tool

aka get the $30 tool on Amazon because it might come in handy.
 

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Maybe I just got lucky? I've also had a few BCM updates done on my car as well. Maybe the updates are more compliant?

Then only thing I did differently was turn the car back on before air'ing back up. My thought was it would reset whatever sensor is in the tire and re-initialize it. Granted, I was probably over thinking it.
 

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they should sync automatically so long as they are TPMS-12. I original purchased new rims and winter tires back in Oct and too cheep to get the sensors at 60$ each. Got tired of the dinging and flashing lights and found 4 on Kijiji for 60$. Got them put in and no programming or reset required. Car recognized them immediately.
I experienced something similar. Bought 4 genuine TPMS sensors for my winter wheels. After 2 driving cycles, the car recognized them, and the light went out. I saw a few on here report this before, and I thought, no way, it won't work...but it is true...at least on my '16 with OEM sensors. Honestly, this is how they should all function. The reprogramming thing is ridiculous. I've always had to reprogram with all of my GM vehicles, but some Chryslers will automatically recognize them as well.
 

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Try entering TPMS training mode the other way - that's the only way that worked for me with the tool

http://www.focusst.org/forum/focus-st-wheels-tires/23973-does-anyone-have-tpms-reset-tool-will-work-2013-st-3.html#post1382274
 

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I experienced something similar. Bought 4 genuine TPMS sensors for my winter wheels. After 2 driving cycles, the car recognized them, and the light went out. I saw a few on here report this before, and I thought, no way, it won't work...but it is true...at least on my '16 with OEM sensors. Honestly, this is how they should all function. The reprogramming thing is ridiculous. I've always had to reprogram with all of my GM vehicles, but some Chryslers will automatically recognize them as well.
I agree! Theoretically, you should just slap the sensors in, and they should sync up without using any tools or troubleshooting tricks. What I have gathered is, when all of the tpms have been replaced with a whole new full set, the car will register it. However, in my situation it was one that needed to be swapped and I think that the system was rejecting just that one new one.
 

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I tried all of the methods listed above and no luck on my winter setup.So took it to the dealer and they did it but charged me 16 bucks,which is not bad but I still said to them that they should have done it for free as I bought the car from them.They said its after market wheels and they normally charge $45.Oh well its done and no more annoying lights.
 

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I tried all of the methods listed above and no luck on my winter setup.So took it to the dealer and they did it but charged me 16 bucks,which is not bad but I still said to them that they should have done it for free as I bought the car from them.They said its after market wheels and they normally charge $45.Oh well its done and no more annoying lights.
That some BS. The dealership I went to were kind enough to do it for free, regardless of the aftermarket wheels. I had told them the TPMS sensors were OEM Ford and they proceeded to fix it.

Maybe in your case, it would be cheaper to get the tool if you'll be swapping rims during winter seasons. Glad, you were able to find this thread semi-useful
 

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I m assuming the light wont come back on as the tpms is programmed in.when I swap the wheels.And I hear u on the BS as I had asked another dealer on my route I drive for UPS and he said bring it in and they will do it for free,but was 45 mins away from me.
 

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I tried all of the methods listed above and no luck on my winter setup.So took it to the dealer and they did it but charged me 16 bucks,which is not bad but I still said to them that they should have done it for free as I bought the car from them.They said its after market wheels and they normally charge $45.Oh well its done and no more annoying lights.
What year car and what TPMS sensors were used?
 
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