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Where do you all get TPMS sensors programmed at (for free/cheap)?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by tAcomaPueblo, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. Sep 28, 2018 at 12:27 PM
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    tAcomaPueblo

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    For those that deal with the TPMS, where do you get them programmed at? I got the $25 Autel MX programmable TPMS on Amazon, installed them in the Tire at a DIY shop, and now I need to program them. Looks like the cheapest tool is the Autel TS401 ($140), and tire shops are so busy here and said I'd have to schedule an appointment late the next day, there has to be a cheap way to do this.

    I already have Techstream to program them to my car, but I want to program my new TPMS to match the same sensor ID of the wheels I have on my truck so I can swap them out without even having to program, but even if I wanted to the programmable sensors are currently blank and won't be read until I give them an ID. Any idea of where to go? Also, can they be programmed without being mounted? The DIY shop said they can't clone sensors there and they need to be mounted, which I highly doubt unless I'm programming my car to read the new IDs.

    Anyone in Virginia Beach area have one they bought I could borrow for $$?
     
  2. Sep 29, 2018 at 10:43 AM
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    arcenik

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  3. Sep 29, 2018 at 10:57 AM
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    tAcomaPueblo

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    Yeah I swear that but Amazon did same day free delivery and got the TS401 this morning. Worked well. Now I have a $140 programmer used once lol.
     
  4. Sep 29, 2018 at 1:43 PM
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    Armed in Utah

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    I honestly think my next set of aftermarket wheels....

    I'll skip the TPMS......save the $100 & program fee.......
     
  5. Sep 29, 2018 at 1:51 PM
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    AKTacoParty

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    I think your best bet is going to be a tire shop. Not sure on cost though. I have had dealerships program things in the past for free as kind of like a way to try and get you to come back, but that would be a dealership you haven't been to before
     

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