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TPMS and Wheel Installation Questions

kholy

Member
Aug 9, 2017
72
16
Cleveland, OH
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!
 

Proxlamus

Member
Jun 11, 2017
78
53
Colorado
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!
 

Road.Runner

Member
Apr 2, 2016
24
11
California
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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cookie99

Member
Mar 14, 2016
911
459
California
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!

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.
 

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