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TPMS now double in price!

Discussion in 'Canada' started by sataponw, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. sataponw

    sataponw Member

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    Just went to Oakville to pick up my TPMS and centre cap order and to my and the service guy's surprise, Tesla just doubled the price of the TPMS. :(

    TPMS = $136 CAD + HST each
    TPMS sensor nut = $5.71 CAD + HST each
    Center cap = $7.14 CAD + HST each
     
  2. hingisfan

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    Can get sets off ebay for less than half that price.
     
  3. sataponw

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    Ya I was already there and was caught a bit off guard... and I drove like 100km to get there. I should have asked the price beforehand. I just assumed the old price and this was just recently increased.
     
  4. chargeshare

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    If my car is the old style, would the car show the pressure for each tire individually if I sourced the newer style off ebay?
     
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  7. brkaus

    brkaus Active Member

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    I thought the receiver setup changed along with the sensors.

    Surprised about the 2012-2017 year range. I thought I read they changed.

    Any experts know for sure?
     
  8. Bitjockey

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    From what I recall the switch was made somewhere just above the 50000 VIN, like 54000?
     
  9. HugoBoss

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    I I buy these off eBay for model X do I need any other part from Tesla? Or just this goes on aftermarket rims?
     
  10. Knightowl

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    No, I had the retrofit done on mine and the receiver+wireing harness had to be replaced as well for it to work.
     
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  11. chargeshare

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    Thanks. That sounds like a $500+ ordeal...
     
  12. Canuck

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    Yes, I recently bought a new set of center caps and noticed the price raised from $5 to over $7 since I last bought a set. But that's all you really need from Tesla and you don't need to buy OEM on ebay. There are universal sets -- just check your VIN since Tesla changed them a couple years back. Then you just use the settings in the car to program them as you drive -- it provides instructions on screen. Teslas can read up to 8 sensors so you don't have to reprogram when you switch your summer/winter rims.
     
  13. dasRad

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    That's not what I've experienced with our vehicle. Most of the time that I do a switch over between our winter and summer wheels I forget to reset the TPMS. Well, at least until the vehicle nags me, and then it's a simple task of driving 40km/hr (or something like that) for 5 minutes or so. It's very straightforward.

    Note that this is on a 2013 Model S with the earlier version of the TPMS that does not display tire pressures on the dash.
     
  14. dmd2005

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    Wow! I was fortunate enough to pick up 2 sets of sensors from a trip thru Portland Oregon, recently and they cost $160 USD per set and the sleeves/nuts for $1each. I thought I was saving just the taxes so I bought a few things at the Tesla SvC while I was there.
     
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    I bought them from eBay for $160(US) a set includes nuts and shipping. They work fine on 2017 model S
     
  16. shelbri

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    I just brought my winter rims which were from my older 85 and had the TPMS changed as the new system doesn’t read the sensors from 2014. Tesla SC did the job in less than 1 hour and they charged me $70 per wheel plus $120 for labor for a total of $400 installed. Worth it IMHO.
     
  17. Doug_G

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    My 2012 P85 had its TPMS system and sensors switched out under warranty a couple of years ago, because it was flaking out. All the sensors on both sets of rims had to be swapped because the old ones were not compatible. As a result my old winter rims and sensors work just fine with the new 2017 100D. (They are looking kinda rough though... the rims appear to be corroding.)
     
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  18. shelbri

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    . By corroding do you mean yellowing in color? Mine have a yellow tinge to them which I assume it from the salt during winter. Is that what you are seeing?
     
  19. Doug_G

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    The paint is bubbling up, and there's some residue.
     
  20. int32_t

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    Ouch! My understanding is these things are "disposable," meaning if you get a major flat and have to change the tire, you need to purchase a new sensor as well? At that price, I'd be desperate to salvage the old one! :eek:
     

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