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Tire sensor help

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Alex261, Aug 24, 2020.

  1. Aug 24, 2020 at 2:13 PM
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    Alex261

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    I have a 2020 tundra platinum and I put my back up stock 2018 TRD wheels on it. I paid over $400 for the sensors in those wheels to have winter wheels for my 2018 tundra. Anyways Toyota can’t program the sensors in those wheels to my new truck. I won’t spend another $400 just for parts to get the stupid light off. Anyone know why 2018 sensors won’t work in my 2020. Both year trucks display the actual pressure on the display. I’ve been to a tire shop and Toyota and no one knows why they can’t be programmed
     
  2. Aug 24, 2020 at 3:27 PM
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    8MINT8

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    Tire shop needs to install programmable sensors for 2018+. If it was thru discount, verify they installed UV3041 and not UV3040.
     
  3. Aug 24, 2020 at 3:33 PM
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    rebmo

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    Have you considered buying a tpms tool so you can program yourself? When you switch twice a year you'll need to reprogram anyways. Not to say the 2018 sensors are compatible. But might need the tool in long run and could fix your problem. I deal with this having two sets of wheel for wife's Camry which I swap myself every season. Tpms is a PITA, but tool make it's doable.
     
  5. Aug 24, 2020 at 4:23 PM
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    My dealership tried programming them and they said they won’t work. Maybe Roman can verify if 2018 sensors will work in the 2020. My dealership said it is a different part number so that’s why they won’t work. I’m shocked if that’s truly the case
     
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    Pretty sure @ElNopal had this issue, and they are different parts, IIRC.
     
  7. Aug 24, 2020 at 4:57 PM
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    They switched frequencies in 2019 I believe. may be the issue. I found this on accident right before I had some new tires put on my new SCS wheels for the wife's 4runner. They are supposed to get programmed on Wednesday. Hoping I don't run into this issue. Back up plan pull sensors off stock wheels and stick in SCS ones.

    But back to your question. Hopefully its the frequency issue and if you still have the stock ones from the 2020 just swap them.

    https://www.4runners.com/threads/2020-4runner-tpms-sensors-not-linking-up.11544/
     
  8. Aug 24, 2020 at 6:34 PM
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    ElNopal

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    The difference lies with the 2020 Tundras that are equipped with the Push-To-Start, PERIOD. The sensors ARE specific and the ones, per my experience, that are required for alloy/aftermarket wheels are the 42607-06030’s.
     
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    I got that light :bananadead:

    I’m doing a five tire rotation... not even sure I can get the TPMS to work. Toyota dealership said for $270 maybe :/
     
  10. Aug 24, 2020 at 6:40 PM
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    Alex...Read that thread that rebmo posted. I'm in the same situation, i want to get a set of winter rims for my 2020 Limited, and conserned about the sensors and the light being on all winter.
    Read thru the old topics on here, i think the sensors are new / different with the trucks that have the push button start.
    And some guys are posting that the ebay sensors won't work/can't be programmed/truck won't read em...etc....
     
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  11. Aug 24, 2020 at 6:52 PM
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    Yes, five tire rotations can work! They just have to have their own sensor. My experience is to just go OEM to achieve the expected end-result and not get scammed by the fakes out there.

    I have now done three tire rotations with ZERO issues. The truck knows and reads the sensors perfectly and “neglects” the fifth one that is not “rolling”.

    I have a winter tire set as well. However, I have not tried them out yet but anticipate the same outcome.

    2018-2019 sensors are supposed to be compatible with one another... However, the 2020 (Push button start) ones are not retro-for capable with 2018-19 models. I am not sure about the 2020’s that are not push button though.
     
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    Thank you everyone for your responses. I figured something was up and gotta love the help these forums give because my tire shop and dealership didn’t have a clue why they wouldn’t work. If I decide to pony up the money for a new set I guess I can try to sell the Toyota ones I bought for my 18. Thank you all
     
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    Quote of $400 for sensors and $200 for install and program just seems crazy. That’s like 3 hockey sticks for the boys
     
  14. Aug 25, 2020 at 5:13 AM
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    Might consider non OEM sensors. I put on new wheels (granted mine is a 2019) and my tire shop ended up using Autel sensors - they work just fine.
     
  15. Aug 25, 2020 at 5:26 AM
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    I can appreciate that... I just recently sold an OEM set of four near new sensors for a heck of a lot less than that quoted price, even with new install kits for them...

    If you do go OEM, Roman is the parts guy here from Toyota of Cool Springs. His prices appear to come under the $400.00 above mentioned.

    Best and great day!

    TPMS
    https://parts.toyotaofcoolsprings.c...-pressure-monitoring-system-sensor-4260706030

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    https://parts.toyotaofcoolsprings.com/oem-parts/toyota-tpms-fit-kit-044230c170
     

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