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2018 Tundra SR5 OEM 18'' Steel Wheels to OEM 20'' Aluminum Wheels TPMS Question

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by crandlem52, Oct 4, 2018.

  1. Oct 4, 2018 at 7:44 PM
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    crandlem52

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    Sorry for the likely duplicate question (I did search but couldn't find the exact answer), but I bought a 2018 SR5 Double Cab with the 18'' OEM steel wheels and tires and bought a set of takeoff 20'' OEM Aluminum wheels off a 2018 Tundra Platinum Edition and still had the original TPMS sensors on them.

    The TPMS sensor light went off as expected and I know that the codes for the steel are 7 digit and the aluminum are 8 digit.

    My question is, will the dealership have to tear down the tires and wheels to get the codes or can they simply have their hand held computer read them automatically and reset them?
     
  2. Oct 4, 2018 at 7:50 PM
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    Lost track after #1.
    I've wondered this as well, so.... :popcorn:
     
  3. Oct 4, 2018 at 7:57 PM
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    I have never found a solid answer on this. Going to the dealership tomorrow and it will be the difference between free and $150.
     
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    The dealership will have to program the computer to pick up the different sensors. The steel wheels and alloy wheels have different sensors due to the angle they are at. It cost me $220 when I was stationed in California. I tried going to some tire shops but none could program it.
     
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    Did they have to break the wheels down to get the sensor codes or did they charge you $220 for programming them with their hand held?
     
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    Sorry... but no they didn't have to break them down? Not sure what no means.
     
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    My bad, i read the first part and not the rest. They did not have to break them down. They can scan them and have them programmed to be picked up by the system. 15387431359347825103517338562972.jpg
     
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    Well, I'm an idiot and the tires and wheels didn't have the TPMS in them after all. The guy was nice enough to give me $200 back at least.

    With that said, going from the steel wheels to the aluminum and if I need to buy new TPMS sensors, which ones will actually be needed? Did they find a solution to this with any aftermarket TPMS sensor or are you still stuck with OEM sensors?

    This is a frustrating weird problem to have.
     
  10. Oct 6, 2018 at 11:49 AM
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    Don't buy new sensors. I used the sensors off my steel wheels and transferred them to TRD pro wheels. Just have the tire shop flip the sensors.
     
  11. Oct 6, 2018 at 11:51 AM
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    I would have done that, but unfortunately I sold the other wheels and tires that still had the sensors in them, so I am screwed there.
     
  12. Oct 6, 2018 at 11:58 AM
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    I bought my new sensors from discount tire/America tires. I believe they were about 40 each and they were OEM ones .

    They programmed to the truck with no issues.
     

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