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Aftermarket TPMS Problems - Custom Offsets TPMS Sensors don't work

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by AustinNative, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. Jan 6, 2018 at 12:46 PM
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    chucklefunkk

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    Local tire shop broke one of my OEM sensors and replaced it with an aftermarket sensor. They couldn't get the new sensor to read and I had the TPMS light on (solid) until I brought it back to them. On the second go-round they managed to get it working. Dunno what they did or how they fixed it but they did.
     
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  2. Jan 6, 2018 at 2:42 PM
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    in most cases assuming the sensors are programmed with frequency's specifically for the 3rd gen.. using that bartec tool pictured you just go to the option that says (relearn) once there it will ask for vehicle make, model, and year. then scan all sensors starting with LF, RF,RR and finishing on LR, connect cable to bartec tool and plug in to obd2 port then press enter and it should start writing the new sensor ID's.. only issue I've found is when people install generic sensors that have to be programed 1st with frequency Id's that the vehicle can read prior to programming. sometimes people forget to program them 1st. if you have to sets of wheels best option with tpms is to install generic sensors that way you can clone the factory ID's. once they are cloned you can swap 2nd set of wheels on without having to reprogram sensors as the vehicle still thinks the same set is on. When you purchase aftermarket sensors that are already specific to your vehicle you are buying a sensor with a ID that your vehicle can read but not necessarily the same as what was programed stock.. so in that case you have to write the new Id's so the vehicle knows what to look for
     
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  3. Jan 6, 2018 at 3:03 PM
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    Clone-able or aftermarket sensors would be great but I have yet to see anyone list a specific brand and part number that will definitely work on 3rd gen Tacoma's. There should be something available by now but maybe not for some reason.
     
  4. Jan 6, 2018 at 5:53 PM
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    Where I work we do not have an option for clone-able sensors yet but do have aftermarket sensors #1230 available for 3rd gen
     
  5. Jan 6, 2018 at 9:19 PM
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    I bought the OEM Toyota sensors and had them initialized and programmed to the truck by the tire shop. I was then able to use my Ateq quickset to retrieve all of the sensor id’s for swapping again come spring. I have stock Off Road rims x 2, one set for summer and one set for winter.

    I would contact the people who sold you the sensors and make sure what they sold you is compatible. I know there are different frequencies for different systems so is it that or just a programming issue? Initially my tire shop screwed up and tried to program my new set to the truck with the old set in the bed and go figure it didn’t work. The day after I unloaded my summers into the garage my TPMS light came on. Figured out the issue and they reprogrammed them and all has been perfect since. I now am able to use my quickset to swap the sensor id’s now on my own.
     
  6. Jan 7, 2018 at 10:05 AM
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    The 1230 sensors (Dill) that I found on the web were identical to the OEM one in my picture above. Same manufacturer and everything. The only price I could find was more than what you can get them for from an online Toyota parts dealer.

    http://dillaircontrols.com/dill/tpms-lookup/?ts=Toyota--Tacoma (w/ Alloy wheels)--2016

    So it appears that there is still no alternative to the Pacific sensors.
     
  7. Jan 7, 2018 at 4:34 PM
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    it may just be one of those things.. A lot of things these days are just rebranded and resold ex. almost all sunglasses are made by one company same goes for automotive batteries it may be a similar deal. either way I guess the question with OP is whether the sensors are the problem or is it the tech trying to write the ID's
     
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  9. Jan 8, 2018 at 7:27 AM
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    Got my rims and tires from Custom Offsets with TPMS installed by them. Just had my local tire shop scan them and hooked up to my truck’s obd to set them up. Took about 5 minutes. All works good! I guess you gotta find a place with the right TPMS reader. It was a handheld machine that the guy used. Ross tires in Central, Louisiana was the place.
    Ps. Love my new rims and tires. Raceline 18x9 -6 offset. Bfg KO2s 275/65/18 E rated. $1771 with TPMS and black lugs, mounted, balanced, and shipped ready to put on.

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  10. Jan 8, 2018 at 7:43 AM
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  11. Jan 20, 2018 at 10:49 AM
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  12. Jan 20, 2018 at 11:22 AM
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    Really? My local Discount sells 12 wides haha
     
  13. Jan 20, 2018 at 11:38 AM
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    Yes. Unless you already know the sensor numbers.

    Quickset will download old IDs and upload new IDs.
    TS401 reads sensors and activates /deactivates sensors.

    Even if you buy new sensors and can physically see the IDs you will need to activate them. If you have a second set of rims you can deactivate the ones you are not using when they are stored.
     
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  14. Aug 27, 2019 at 11:35 AM
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