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Old 09-21-2012, 10:43 PM   #14091
ST Eye
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Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: MD
2008 STI Boost Wagon
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid


Originally Posted by jr0bb5 View Post
Well that certainly isn't cool. I guess going to the dealership twice a year to have two sets of wheels/TPMS reprogrammed isn't too bad as long as they don't charge much.

Do you know if the dealership would need certain info off the new TPMS modules themselves in order to program them? For example, if I bought a set of tires and rims from Tire Rack with new TPMS units already installed, would the dealership not be able to program the new ones without being able to see them and get numbers from them?
As long as the sensors from tirerack are compatible, they just plug the SSM into the obd port and they use a transmitter device and touch the valve stem area (externally) to train the computer. I have two sets of Subaru TPMS sensors but I only have the winter tires trained since they are more likely to drop in pressuredue to the cold weather.
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