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Having difficulty initiating tire pressure monitoring sensors ...

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by mandavdle, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. Dec 17, 2015 at 3:28 PM
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    mandavdle

    mandavdle [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I recently installed winter tires (Blizzaks) on my new truck which I bought at Tire Rack mounted on dedicated alloy rims. Unfortunately, my Toyota dealer was unable to see the pressure sensors with the dedicated tool used for matching to the truck system. All four remained dead. Tire Rack had me go to their local installer instead (Firestone) believing that Toyota was not properly equipped. Same problem there. I will now buy new sensors at my Toyota dealer and see if they will install correctly. Tire Rack will credit the non-working sensors upon return and pay for the installation of the new sensors. The OEM wheels with OEM sensors function properly.
    Tonight I ordered the replacement sensors. all the sensors involved (old, defective and just-ordered) are 42607-06030.
    It seems unlikely that all four sensors in the new rims are defective! Has anybody else on here experienced similar problems?
     
  2. Dec 17, 2015 at 7:00 PM
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    If I recall someone posted how these OEM sensors are different then the standard units because they transmit the pressure. So for now, oem seems to only work.
     
  3. Dec 18, 2015 at 2:22 PM
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    There are a couple of TPMS threads here, and I went through a bunch of stuff to get mine working after a wheel swap from steel's to alloy's.

    The new sensors are different and even some dealers don't know how to deal with them yet.

    Do a search. I did a write-up just the other day after getting my new alloys and tires set up.

    G.
     
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  4. Dec 18, 2015 at 4:15 PM
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    Garyji,
    Thanks, your posts are very helpful.
     
  5. Dec 29, 2015 at 3:03 PM
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    I finally went back to the dealer and had new sensors installed. They were able to read them and calibrate the truck to these. They are part# 42607-06030 delivered in a Toyota Motor Sales bag. The sensors that were in the Tirerack alloy wheels that did not work were Part# PMV-CO15 from Pacific Industrial. The Toyota tech informed me that only OEM sensors work in the 2016 and that "aftermarket" parts will not do the trick. Tirerack did agree to credit me the cost for the returned sensors and the installation labor for the replacement units.
     
  6. Dec 29, 2015 at 3:08 PM
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    PMV-C015 sensors will work. There is a good chance that whoever was doing the work, didn't know what they were doing.
     
  7. Dec 29, 2015 at 3:10 PM
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    So it may be a safe bet to just have a Toyota dealer do the wheel swap when I get my TRD wheels.
     
  8. Dec 29, 2015 at 3:14 PM
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    America's Tire can read them, but you cannot read them as a Tacoma sensor. You have to read them as a 2014 Camry sensor, and then update the computer in the truck.

    I bought a set of sensors out of a 2015 Camry (PMV-C015) for $27 off of eBay and had them installed with new rebuild kits. Worked perfectly. I do know they had installed aftermarket sensors in another 2016 Tacoma and made it work.
     
  9. Dec 29, 2015 at 3:35 PM
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    The whole thing is very perplexing to me. Toyota tech could not see the PMV-C015 sensors. Then nor could the recommended Tirerack installer (Firestone). Both claimed to have the latest/greatest testing units. Same thing happened to my buddy who bought steel winter wheels for his 2016 Tacoma. Seems like Toyota has worked it so that only their distributed sensors work on the 2016.
     
  10. Dec 29, 2015 at 3:39 PM
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    So long as you buy the wheels and rims separately and have the dealer assemble/mount the wheels with the Toyota approved sensor you can avoid some aggravation.
     
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    My intent is to order TRD pro wheels online for cheaper price, then have my local dealer swap my tires from oem rim to the new ones.
     
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    Why bother..?? Anybody that relies on those is a dingbat, in MY opinion... Just check your pressure yourself...then YOU know it's good.

    A small round piece of electrical tape over the dumb-ass light works well for the winter...when the tires with the sensors are in the garage...!!

    I'd remove that damn TPMS system if I could...!!
     
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    I would normally agree with you, especially for motorcycles. However, I have had 2 occasions where a tpms light has come on before feeling a down wheel and even showing which one that was dropping saved me a tow or two. It was a nice heads up that allowed me to get it repaired each time by driving quickly (luckily as well) to a better spot to swap to the spare.
     
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    Tpms is great offroad. Let's you see a punchured tire before it's too late
     
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    Plus. I don't like spending big bucks on a new truck and putting a piece of tape over a warning light.

    Give me a break.

    G.
     
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    Bravo - this is the way you contribute to a thread - sound, wise, unbiased and helpful..... (WTF?!?). I guess you check your pressure every time you get into your vehicle. I commend you, your attention to detail is impeccable. I on the other hand am a dingbat and this dingbat will let my truck do that for me and also monitor them while driving 50+ miles for a commute. PM me next year around Christmas and I'll send you a roll of electrical tape.
     
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  17. Dec 29, 2015 at 7:02 PM
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    If you move the TPMS over to the new wheels the truck will remember them and all will be fine. I purchased new wheel and tires didn't move TPMS over for two weeks and after I got them in my truck recognized them and all was good again.
     
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    This true and it's a liability to because I know discount tire won't let you drive off if they worked on your vehicle with functioning TPMS and can't get them to function after the job is completed.
     
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    That's not true for my local store. :) They put forth reasonable effort.

    I was there today getting my tires rotated and balanced on my 2002 Taco 4x4 and some guy was pitching a fit about the fact they wouldn't repair his tire when it only had 1/32 of tread left. They said they cannot service a non-legal tire, the guy got all pissy and stormed off in his Audi SUV. I also had America's Tire not have a replacement tire in stock, and they would not put my spare on because it was over 10 years old. They mounted up a used tire for zero charge, so that I could go on my way until my replacement showed up. When it did, I asked if I could keep the used tire and they tossed it in a plastic bag and then into the trunk of my car without one word. I love America's Tire - even today, never serviced my 2002 Tacoma - free rotation and balance.
     

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