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TPMS Sensors - 2013 Model S Retrofit?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Buckeye2320, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. Buckeye2320

    Buckeye2320 Member

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    So I am looking for Winter tires for my wife and I noticed that the sites all have TPMS sensor, but my wife's 2013 CPO Model S P85 does not currently have TPMS Sensors.

    Can these be retrofitted to her 2013 Model S P 85?

    Thanks for the help
     
  2. mknox

    mknox Well-Known Member

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    All Teslas came with tire sensors, but the style was changed mid-production. If your wife's 2013 does not have wheel sensors, it should be throwing up a persistent TPMS error on the dash. Is that the case?
     
  3. AmpedRealtor

    AmpedRealtor Well-Known Member

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    Your 2013 Model S has TPMS sensors, it just doesn't display the individual tire pressures. Whoever replaces your winter tires should also replace/rebuild your TPMS sensors, but contact Tesla Service if you want the exact brand and model number.
     
  4. Buckeye2320

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    No, I looked at the pressure and 1 tire was at 39, while 2 other were 41 and one at 42. No alarms at all.
     
  5. Lump

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    No alarms triggered on my July 13 "Classic"...in exactly 5 months all 4 tires went from 45 down to 38, wonder what the threshold is?
     
  6. strider

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    It's usually 10% so since the recommended pressure is 42, it won't trigger until it goes below 38 (or above 46).
     
  7. brantse

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    TPMS sensors became mandatory for all vehicles sold in the US since 2008.
     
  8. mknox

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    No, I meant that you would have a TPMS "Error" message on the screen if no sensors present... not just a low tire pressure warning (I've had both on my 2013 car).
     
  9. PinkGasT

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    Not all TPMS have an actual sensor on the valve (as in my previous Audi's). Question: Will any 433 MHz sensor work? I have a new set I never used but was ordered for another car.
     
  10. Cathy

    Cathy New Member

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    I have a set of TPMS for a 2013 Model S that I am about to post as For Sale.
    Please contact me if interested in purchasing them.
    Best Offer.
     

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