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TPMS and Wheel Installation Questions

Discussion in 'Model S' started by kholy, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. kholy

    kholy Member

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    Hi,

    I have a 2017 Model S 75D. I was looking at possibly purchasing the turbine rims (used) and a set that I was interested in has TPMS Gen 1 sensors. Would these technically still work with my car? Any limitations to these sensors versus the Gen 2?

    Also, installation of the wheels and alignment, is this something i should take to Tesla or any reputable shop would be able to do? Tesla said it would cost 350$ mount/align

    Thanks!
     
  2. Proxlamus

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    I literally dealt with this today!

    I could not get my Gen 1 sensors in the Turbines to work on my Gen 2 MS.

    I went to discount tire and had them swap out my old sensors on my old 19s and put them into the 21s. It cost $170 in labor to do the following:
    8 tire dis mounts
    4 tire mounts
    4 tire disposal (toss old 19" tires) ((so you can get it cheaper without this fee))

    Tesla quoted me $125 per hour and would take roughly 2 hours. So I chose discount tire since it was next to my house.

    Everything works fine now!
     
  3. Road.Runner

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    dealt with this too.

    keeps it simple; my explanation:
    car sensor and tire sensor have to be the same company.

    gen1= car-detector=baolong , tire-tpms sensor =baolong 1010938-00-B
    gen2= car-detector=continental, tire tpms sensor= continental-vdo 1034502-00-A/ 1034502-00-c/ SE52068

    to my understanding.
    tmps sensor doesnt work/transmit - you'll get a notification flag on the mcu
    car detector doesnt work/transmit - the car need service, may be in-operable. federal law issue; so tesla makes this error type a hard stop & disables the car.

    bought tires at Costco. gave them the rims, tpms, tires. no extra fees on top of the 1 cent tire install promo.
     
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  4. kholy

    kholy Member

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    anyone have a recommendation on where to buy Gen 2?
     
  5. crmartin9

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  6. Road.Runner

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    Do you know if EU and US use the same frequency? Thanks
     
  8. heinzcatsoup

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    I purchased 21" turbines and tpms separately. then i went to tirerack to purchase tires for the 21" turbines. The local firestone unmounted my 19's, mounted the tires on the 21" and installed the new TPMS. $88 in labor from firestone because I didn't need tire disposal.
     
  9. heinzcatsoup

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    also wanted to note that I did not buy the official TPMS. purchased a full set of 4 from ebay for $120 and its been working fine for me so far.
     

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