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TPMS sensors for second set of wheels

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

  1. Oct 5, 2018 at 10:03 AM
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    phdog

    phdog [OP] Well-Known Member

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  2. Oct 5, 2018 at 10:07 AM
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    I have same concern with getting winter rims for Corolla. Subbing for info...
     
  3. Oct 5, 2018 at 10:07 AM
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    ZYBORG

    ZYBORG Let's roll...

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    $60/each?? DT have them to me for $30 when I bought winter tires from them. Try to talk them down.
     
  5. Oct 5, 2018 at 10:13 AM
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    ZYBORG

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    Also, there are several aftermarket sets of TPMS available. Discount does use the highest quality / non-issue aftermarket TPMS, hence the price.

    You really do get what you pay for. Some of the lower end / cheaper aftermarket sets available will give you issues down the line.
     
  6. Oct 5, 2018 at 10:14 AM
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    ZYBORG

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    Agreed. Try to negotiate. Im sure that if you buy tires, it will really help with price of tpms.
     
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  7. Oct 5, 2018 at 10:21 AM
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    I did buy the tires there, but last year. Not sure how much they negotiate but I can ask. Can I really expect them to halve the price?
     
  8. Oct 5, 2018 at 5:02 PM
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    What tires did you select? Thinking of doing the same thing.
     
  9. Oct 5, 2018 at 5:11 PM
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    Cudgel

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      1. Got aftermarket ORO-TEK TPMS sensors installed when I ordered new wheels/tires online with a reputable site. Fine print on Invoice even said "Guaranteed compatibility with 2017 Tacoma" <- it pays to read fine print.
      2. After mounting wheels on Truck, the tire pressure idiot light and the dash pressure gauges did not reflect anything (light blinked for 1 minute and then stayed on, pressure on all 4 tires showed "---").
      3. Did the useless Toyota reset button dance for the fun of it.
      4. Using my Autel tools I did the relearn procedure...did not work...did the reset and unlock...did not work, I did see it uploaded the Hex values to the ECU but the ECU and the TPMS were not talking to each other. Looked to me like compatibility issue as my Autel could see the ECU and the TPMS but they could not talk to each other.
      5. Reviewed ORO-TEKs documentation on the TPMS sensors (which was not easy as they are a knock-off of a knock-off China company), but I eventually found a fact sheet which showed ORO-TEKs compatability for Sienna/Sequoia and Tundra but Not Tacoma.
      6. Called site I got the wheel package and they called ORO-TEK who confirmed the sensors were not going to work, nor does ORO-TEK have any yet that will.
        • SideBar: The most likely cause of the incompatibility is that the GEN III Tacomas expect a 7 character HEX value for the sensors and the current aftermarkets are mostly just 6 character. This I read on some other sites and I confirmed I do have 7 character TPMS senors installed with my read tool.
      7. The site that sold me the wrong stuff stated only a Dealer had the proper sensors but they would refund the cost, shipping and labor to reinstall.
      8. Got job done at local dealer, no problems, works well and fresh batteries.
    Lessons learned:
        • New Trucks with New Technology likely should start at the Dealer.
        • Forums have lots and lots of idiots who have absolutely no idea what they are talking about.
        • Expensive trucks cost more to maintain as full retail for sensors will be $94 each next time around.
        • It pays to have good tools.
     
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  10. Oct 5, 2018 at 6:50 PM
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    I got nokian hakkapeliitta. Have them on my outback too. Love them.
     
  11. Oct 5, 2018 at 6:53 PM
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    Thanks for the feedback. I'm thinking either get used take offs or go with discount tire. At least they'll fix it if it doesn't work.
     
  12. Oct 5, 2018 at 9:41 PM
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    FWIW: I like to have a complete 5th wheel for tire rotations. I bought a OEM TPMS and had it mounted... Would not sync up automatically so took it to two separate dealers. Seems like my 2017 has the ability to "Hold" four sensors. They could swap one out, but I would have to pay to have the truck reprogramed every time I rotated the 5th wheel in or out of the mix. So, I'm just living with the TPMS light most of the time now. (Also, if one is missing, none of them will show pressure on the dash)
     

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