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TPMS Sensors

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by jordanthompson, Oct 24, 2013.

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  1. gregd

    gregd Active Member

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    I'll take that as good news... I've replaced all 4 of mine in the past year, so I should be good to go for at least another 4. :)
     
  2. bolosky

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    My 2.0 sensors seem to fail on a painfully regular basis. I also had the receiver fail once, too. I really dislike the TPMS on the 2.0. Pretty much everything else is great, though.
     
  3. DaveD

    DaveD EVs Kick Gas!

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    I stumbled across a different source for v1.5 compatible sensors just now. I can't vouch for them, but it's interesting that they list two different sensors, at costs of $49.98 and $72.98 ea.

    2008 Tesla TPMS
     
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    The 2010 Tesla Roadster search comes up with the exact results :) My guess is that the most expensive one, the black one, is the 1.5 and the orange cheaper version is the 2.x TPMS. The black one looks exactly like the same company / style as what came stock on the 1.5 Roadster.

    2010 Tesla TPMS
     
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  5. glight2000

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    I picked up the $18 TPMS from Tesla and will have Discount Tire install at $20/each.


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    I'm at Discount Tire and the sensors are not registering on their scanner. I called Tesla and they said I'd have to bring the car to them in a month (next available appointment) to have them programmed. Do you know of anything that Discount Tire can do to program the sensors?
     
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    The vehicle needs to be put in learn mode, which only Tesla can do at the moment. Most other cars can easily be reprogrammed, but as always, Tesla decided to be different.
     
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    Crap. I wish they would've told me that at TSC. Thank you for the info!
     
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    Hindsight is 20/20 vision. I wish I'd bought the programming tool back when Tesla had it for sale.
     
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    #50 wiztecy, Jun 11, 2016
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    FYI: You might want to include your Roadster version so not to confuse people with the TPMS choices, this thread is getting confusing for people without it.... Right now if its cheap, its for the 2.x and it not its for the 1.5 version.

    My best guess is that you have a 2.0 version.
     
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  11. glight2000

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    I have the 2.0 Roadster with the $18 TPMS.
     
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    The TPMS warnings were on all day yesterday and I drove at least 80 miles. They didn't pop on at all today. Maybe the car figured it out while charging overnight. Am I being too optimistic?
     
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    Mine went off and on like did that for awhile before they died. Probably limping into death sadly.
     
  14. wiztecy

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    He just installed new ones as he indicated in the thread. I've heard of TPMS sensors taking some time before they begin to work/register properly. Sounds odd but I guess its true. If you're able to drive a few more days without any alerts, I presume that's the case and all is good.
     
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    The TPMS warnings are back. No Bueno. Need to have a Tesla home visit as the TSC is too busy.
     
  16. jaanton

    jaanton Roadster NA #1026

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    My friend who has a Corvette Z06 told me he's heard of people with these kind of sensors who have been able to open up the sensor device and replace the battery in it and get it working again. If that can be done, it seems to me that reprogramming might not be needed.
    Anyone want to try that or research it?
     
  17. dhrivnak

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    The 1.5 Roadsters do not need to be programed. You just need to drive 20 miles. The 2.x while cheaper MUST be programed with Tesla's proprietary tool. I know as I watched the service tech change mine and the warning did clear after about 20 miles. He did use a tool to determine which one was bad which is helpful.
     
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    I could be mistaken, but my understanding is, this isn't a battery / rebuld issue. It's a "the sensors go bad within 3-12 months and need to be replaced" thing.
     
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    I just ordered the following TPMS sensors from Ebay for my 1.5 Roadster. Price was $170 for a set of 4, so it comes to about $43 per TPMS which isn't bad. The part number is: Huf UVS2000

    Here's the ebay Link, will expire over time:TPMS fits Tesla Roadster 2008 - Tire Pressure Sensors Set of 4 CP | eBay

    The ad indicated it would fit the Tesla Roadster, 2008-10 models between the vin 1-500. Since they listed the VIN I felt they did their homework. However I got cold feet after I ordered thinking this can't be possible and they can't be that cheap. I called trying to cancel the order the following morning, talked to a tech, and they indicated that the UVS2000 is a programmable sensor and it will work on the 1.5 Tesla. He then said they program the sensor there for the application/vehicle. So I said, ok, I'll give it a shot! Will give an update once I install the TPMS installed.

    The Huf sensors are also made in Germany!!! Not in China. Not sure how long the Chinese ones would last.... so I'm happy about that.

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  20. Msjulie

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    I'd be interested in how this set performs; I recently ordered from TPMS direct the sensors from one of your earlier posts

    Porsche Carrera TPMS Sensor | Huf Beru RDE010

    They are working perfect, hoping they'll last another 7 years or so..
     

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