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TPMS Tool

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by bart513, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. bart513

    bart513 Member

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    Does this tool "program" the TPMS? I'm not sure what "resetting" actually means versus programming the TPMS? It seems as if we are now being charged for this service even under warranty. I had 2 TPMS replaced and there is a cost to this.
    Thanks!
     
  2. strider

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    Are you talking about when swapping with winter tires or the car just loses its TPMS connection? I had the latter about 3 or 4 times over the years and Tesla has fixed it every time under warranty for free. Each time they made some noise about upgrading or fixing the antennas use to hear the sensors. Hasn't happened yet out of warranty.

    But to answer your question, the tool will allow you to "pair" the sensors with the car and to tell the car which sensor is on which wheel. You can call it resetting or programming or whatever.

    I don't believe the tool is available any more for purchase but a few folks here have them. Maybe you could borrow one?
     
  3. bart513

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    When they mounted the winter tires they said that 2 of the 4 sensors could not be either programmed or reprogrammed, I don't recall. The charge for labor was 1.2 hours and Idk if programming was included as part of this?
     

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