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Double Cab TPMS woes, TPMS receiver location?

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by keenxxx, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. Oct 7, 2019 at 10:13 PM
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    keenxxx

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    My 2005 Double Cab has a flashing TPMS light. All 5 sensors have been replaced and a re-learn was performed with a Bartec 400Pro. All the sensor ID's and pressures read on my Snap On Verus. The light will sometimes go off but always return within a few minutes. I ordered a used TPMS module I will receive this week (will also check powers / grounds during install). I noticed there is a TPMS receiver somewhere near the roofline possibly under the headliner. Anyone have experience w/ this receiver? I'd rather not throw parts @ this thing but the light is driving me crazy. Thanks.
     
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  2. Oct 8, 2019 at 11:11 AM
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    is it the right sensor ID? i had the same problem and had to go into my shops Snap On versus and manually change them myself. correct sensor ID will be stamped or printed on the sensor.
     
  3. Oct 8, 2019 at 12:27 PM
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    I did not physically ID the sensors but I assume the Bartec should properly ID the sensors during the re-learn.
     
  4. Oct 8, 2019 at 1:00 PM
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    I want to ask a question, of what real benefit is the TPMS Module sensor. I am 68 yrs old, and have been driving for the past 50. Only in the last 5 yrs have i been involved in watching this controversy with the sensors and the lights and what not. In the old days you looked at your tires, if they looked low you put in air. End of story. If I start having issues with it I am sure I will have to find a way to disconnect the whole system. To me it is ridiculous at best and expensive at worst. Am I the only one that feels like this? Is there a real serious enough benefit to this that I am missing?
     
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  5. Oct 8, 2019 at 2:39 PM
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    I'm not familiar with bartec but i know my shops scanner we used for relearning wouldnt change the ID's in mine and they had the same problem. it maybe worth a shot one day when you get time to break the bead down on the tires and see.
     
  6. Oct 8, 2019 at 2:55 PM
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    If you have some good rims and tires and holding air...RELAX. I’m entirely with Direwolf. (70 years young). My idiot light has been blinking since I bought my 2006.
     
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  7. Oct 8, 2019 at 2:56 PM
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    I work in the trade (auto tech) and have had my share of hair pulls w/ TPMS systems but on the whole I feel they are a good thing. I have found @ least 1/2 the vehilces I service have low tire pressure. I think w/ the amount of low profile tires it is harder to judge air loss by tire appearance. Most modern vehicle require less maintenance and most consumers translate that into less vehicle safety checks.
     
  8. Oct 8, 2019 at 2:59 PM
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    Bartec reads the sensor ID’s then checks for system DTC’s then writes the new ID’s to the TPMS ECU.
     
  9. Oct 8, 2019 at 3:39 PM
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    Still dont think they are worth the trouble or expense i have a tire pressure checker which i use regularly and it is very accurate
     
  10. Oct 8, 2019 at 4:39 PM
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    Agreed!! I did the same thing on my truck, now! Because I had one go out not too long after i got some new Nitto Ridge Grapplers 285x75r16
     
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    My wifes 2017 Highlander has 2 warning lights...."Honey my tire light is on again" !
     
  12. Oct 8, 2019 at 6:25 PM
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    I self check my tire pressure regularly. Old fart thing. I check under the hood every weekend. Old fart thing. I hate subsidized ethanol based fuels. Old fart thing.
     
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  13. Oct 9, 2019 at 12:16 PM
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    Bypassed that nonsense in my 06 access cab. The diy how-to can be found on the forum, use the search.
     
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  14. Oct 9, 2019 at 4:37 PM
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    It just hit me and i hope the answer is no, do you have to recalibrate the TPMS System every time you rotate the tires or get new tires installed?
     
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    suppose to. But not a deal killer. If you don’t, the system still thinks the tire location never changed.
     
  16. Oct 9, 2019 at 5:28 PM
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    Sigh, thats the part i hate, now you have to pay for the calibration and unless my local mechanic (garage) can do it then thats where the dealership gets you and the closest dealership to me is not local.
     
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    Thing is, you are in the minority. Newer radials don't always appear low to the eye and unless you go to a full service gas station, most people don't check their tires.
     
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    I bought a little scanner and programmer. Thinks its an Autel? It has been a purchase well used. It can scan sensors and program the computer all in one unit. Its been the best investment, especially since all vehicle models have the tpms monitoring now. I do pretty much all the maintenance on my vehicles, rotating tires and what not. I can scan the sensors in tire and reprogram each time. I don’t even bother going through the manual steps dictated in vehicle user manual. this way i know its correct every time.
     
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    i was going to attemot it ince but looked too complicated and not worth the trouble i dint even recognize the light anymore fr
     
  20. Oct 10, 2019 at 7:18 AM
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    Autel TS501 MaxiTPMS is the model i have. They make lower models of this unit that may still do what you need. This is just the one I settled on. My wife drives an Audi and it interfaces with it. It does everything i need it to plus some. I use it regularly. You can even purchase clean sensors and program them to a preferred code. Do a search online and you can spec the different Units. At minimum, it would need to scan the sensors and program the ecu.

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    Here is a high level of the features...

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    Thank you
     
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    My TPMS is working great. But when I replace my radio in the near future, I will get in there and by pass the unit. When I by pass it, I will include a double throw switch. That way as long as the system is working, all is great. But, if and when the system becomes a headache, just flip the switch. No more light, no more headache.

    I change my oil and rotate the tires at 3000 miles. I'm always looking at my tires.
     
  24. Oct 10, 2019 at 9:46 AM
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    Been surprised before but I'd be surprised regardless if it's a Tire place or Local Mechanic that they don't have the means to reset TPMS after tire rotation and should be part of the work. Whether it's my Toyota Dealer, Gateway Tires or my Local Mech, they do this after tire rotation. I actually know before I go and after the work whether they indeed performed TPMS reset by using Techstream. I got bit once and I used to physically mark my tires and other items before the work and checked afterwards if they indeed did the work....trust but verify !
     

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