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I've searched for some info here but haven't had much luck. What's the best solution for DIY TPMS work? Looks like some folks use ATEQ?

I have a 2013 XT with snow tires on steel rims from Tire Rack. I have the sensor ID codes. They're Schrader sensors as far as I can tell.

I want to get the car's TPMS system to recognize them. Would rather do it myself, but I keep reading some bad reviews of products I've found (on Amazon mostly), so I thought I'd ask the people with the same vehicle.

If I missed a relevant thread, just point my blind *$$ in that direction. :grin2:
 

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I only have experience with the Autels units.

The sensors and the handheld data pad have never failed me. No need to mess with the ECM. Just copy stock codes to the handheld and dupe them on to the sensors. Then, just mount and balance. Good. To. Go.

Sry, no exp with Schrader. I guess if they are programmable, yuo can always ping around for someone local who has a handheld that can dupe over the stocks to them. Check your local car clubs/meets. GL!
 

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Thanks. I'm not sure the snow tire sensors can be cloned but I can try to find out.
 

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As a related question, if the sensor ID codes are not available, as with already mounted tires, what would be needed to read them?
 

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As a related question, if the sensor ID codes are not available, as with already mounted tires, what would be needed to read them?
I've seen devices on Amazon (for under $20) that (apparently) read the codes, but I don't know if they're any good.

I have no experience with these systems at all, though. I was just hoping to turn off the dash light without visiting a tire shop or dealer twice a year. The light offends me. :grin2:
 

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I'm with you on that. However, I haven't yet seen any solutions that I consider cost effective. One idea is mobile TPMS resetting businesses that offer to have someone visit your home or work to do it.
 

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CloneMyTPMS online offers a rental device service if you purchase sensors through them:

-Buy the 4 programmable sensors through them
-They send you a TPMS scan tool to record your current sensors, send the tool back
-They program the 4 sensors you bought, and mail them to you. Mount and balance, good to go (hopefully, heh)

It is an option, but a slightly more expensive one. Saves you from hunting down someone with a scan tool though. Also, not sure what their sensor options are, quality-wise.

You can always take a road trip down here to MD and I'll hook ya up. :p
 

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I just did this for my '09 XT. Parts I used were:



When I got new tires mounted, I had the tire shop install the new sensors, but for whatever reason, they couldn't get the light to turn off. And so I purchased the ATEQ products listed above, followed the instructions in the Windows App, and was able to get the light to disappear.

Note: The VT31 may not be necessary in your case if the battery in your sensors are still good. For me, I wasn't sure if the tire shop was able to wake up the new sensors and so I bought/used it just as a precaution.
 

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I use the black tape fix with my winter tires.
 
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