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Old 12-16-2011, 05:36 PM   #41
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So ive done this everytime ive swapped wheels. Today i put my winter wheels on and forgot to do the TPMS relearn cuz i was in a hurry. Well out driving i got the service msg so when i got to where i was going. I tried to get into the TPMS setup mode but it wouldnt let me. Can i get around this? or have to go to the dealership? Ive never had this problem before cuz ive always did the TMPS learns soon as i was done swapping wheels. But now that the msg is set, I cant get into the TPMS start mode.

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I went back out to the car to try again with no luck getting it into TPMS learn mode. Was just getting the service msg. So i unhooked the battery for 5minutes, Then tried it again and the msg was cleared and i was able to get into the TPMS learn mode and do it..
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:59 PM   #42
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no need to increase or decrease the pressure to reset the TPMS. i work in a tire center. all you have to do is the turn key on (engine not running) hold the lock and unlock buttons on the key fob till the horn chirps, then go around with a magnet starting with the drivers front. once you end on the drivers rear the horn should chirp a couple of times. turn the key off and your done!
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Now that is handy! How big of a magnet? And how close do you have to pass it near the TPMS sensor?
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:51 PM   #44
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I just bought new wheels and tires and of course my fault light is on, thanks for the info I am going out to try it now. Keep your fingers crossed
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:41 PM   #45
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I tried 4 times to pair my TPMS and my computer and no luck. So I took it to the dealer to have to done just to find out the goof balls at the tire store never put the new sensors in. Now I have to take the car and waist another hour waiting for them to install them. Thanks Hot Wheel City!!
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that would explain it every time.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:54 AM   #47
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Just to help others out... today on my lunch break I took a youtube video of my newest toy for the G8. I bought a KTI p.s.t. model 71990 TPMS sensor programmer tool from amazon.com for around $150 shipped. To say it simplifies the TPMS learning process as described in the users manual (and post 1 in this thread) is an understatement.

Don't even need to pull off valvestem covers or let any air out. Quick and painless. Sorry for my "off the cuff" narration, figure most with a G8 know what I'm trying to do anyways. lol

Enjoy!

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I just got back from the tire store, I had my sensors installed in the new wheels. I stopped at the dealer to have the sensors matched to the car. He couldn't get the sensors to link to the car and I still have that pesky light on.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:00 PM   #49
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For anybody having a little or maybe big problem, trying to complete a successful TPMS relearn, I just read this in my 09 GMC truck service manual. The procedure is exactly the same as the G8. A statement in the manual says, that once the procedure is underway, to let air out for 6 to 8 sec. then release. During that time frame, the horn may sound off (most of the time it does), indicating that *that* tire has been learned. But if it has not, to allow as much as 30 sec. to elapse before giving up, to see if it will sound off (like its a slow learner). Then move on to the next wheel in the sequence *only* if it finally does sound off.
Don't know if it will work as stated. On the bad side, if all 4 tires *are* slow learners, it might exceed the allowable maximum time limit allowed for the complete relearn procedure prior to getting the double horn (finished) on that last wheel. If anybody is having problems right now, you could try again allowing for this possible delay length, to see if it might work.
This of course is for those who as of yet, do not own one of those neat learning tools talked about (which includes me).
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Just to help others out... today on my lunch break I took a youtube video of my newest toy for the G8. I bought a KTI p.s.t. model 71990 TPMS sensor programmer tool from amazon.com for around $150 shipped. To say it simplifies the TPMS learning process as described in the users manual (and post 1 in this thread) is an understatement.

Don't even need to pull off valvestem covers or let any air out. Quick and painless. Sorry for my "off the cuff" narration, figure most with a G8 know what I'm trying to do anyways. lol

Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et4al7ryQh4

OK, this tool is awesome and I may need to buy one (now $167). Normally using the pressure to reset all the sensors isn't too bad, but what do you do if you have a nitrogen fill? I don't have a nitrogen tank and don't want to screw around with going to the dealer. I changed out the car's battery yesterday, and now all I get is "--" for the tire pressures. I haven't tried driving it yet to see if they'll come back on by themselves, but am assuming they won't. Any other way to reset the TPMS besides Zepcom's tool or inflating/deflating pressure?
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You should be OK. It says that if the battery is disconnected, you will get the display you have. The sensors IDs are still remembered, but have become untrustworthy for now. All you have to do is drive the car for at least 2 min above 25 mph, and all 4 transponders will start reporting in their rolling mode of operation and the readout of all 4 positions will return to the DIC.
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I have just purchased some new tires and GT 19 rims. I wanted to purchase nice New TPMS but with the metal aluminum housing...NOT the black rubber ones.
I was looking into ORO-TEK, DORMAN, and ORANGE. Is there anyone of these that are better than the other and will this work with our G8s?
Any suggestions would really be appreciated.
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Just to help others out... today on my lunch break I took a youtube video of my newest toy for the G8. I bought a KTI p.s.t. model 71990 TPMS sensor programmer tool from amazon.com for around $150 shipped. To say it simplifies the TPMS learning process as described in the users manual (and post 1 in this thread) is an understatement.

Don't even need to pull off valvestem covers or let any air out. Quick and painless. Sorry for my "off the cuff" narration, figure most with a G8 know what I'm trying to do anyways. lol

Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et4al7ryQh4
Thinking about picking one of these up since it works with pretty much all makes/models.

I'm wondering what the difference is between these two. Just an updated version?

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79990A 79990A
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Just pulled this up for a friend who just signed up. Thanks guys really appreciate the knowledge base here.
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I have just purchased some new tires and GT 19 rims. I wanted to purchase nice New TPMS but with the metal aluminum housing...NOT the black rubber ones.
I was looking into ORO-TEK, DORMAN, and ORANGE. Is there anyone of these that are better than the other and will this work with our G8s?
Any suggestions would really be appreciated.
Just buy oem one, u can get them for like $37 on amazon


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no need to increase or decrease the pressure to reset the TPMS. i work in a tire center. all you have to do is the turn key on (engine not running) hold the lock and unlock buttons on the key fob till the horn chirps, then go around with a magnet starting with the drivers front. once you end on the drivers rear the horn should chirp a couple of times. turn the key off and your done!
Thought I would post again here, just to summarize my recent experience with the G8 TPMS. Maybe it will help someone later that is doing a search.

1)GOPHERIT was right on my TPMS resetting itself from the "--" reading after a battery change. They came right back on after about 500 feet down the road.

2)Everyone knows that its easy to reset all TPMS by doing the inflate/deflate routine and walking around the car. This information and process is useless if you have a nitrogen fill. You'd end up just going somewhere to get reinflated, so you might as well just go to a shop to have the TPMS reset. The above method given by RJKMotion only works if your type of TPMS is magnetically activated. I actually purchased a magnet for this, and even tried more powerful speaker magnets, and neither worked. This is because the G8 sensors are frequency activated. Thus - if you have a nitrogen fill and don't want to do the inflate/deflate routine, then you have to use a tool like what Zepcom posted. I bought the exact same model (got lucky and found an open box deal for $125 shipped), and it worked like a champ right out of the box. There are cheaper models, but this one can be updated and can be used on many different models. A lot of the cheaper ones are only for specific makes, so read carefully. Thanks for the info Zepcom.

Hope this helps.
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I picked up one too. Figured why not Amazon prime price was good and still no tax, free shipping, and I've got 4 vehicles with TPMS so it should come in handy. Just got delivered this afternoon haven't had a chance to use it yet though.
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Just to help others out... today on my lunch break I took a youtube video of my newest toy for the G8. I bought a KTI p.s.t. model 71990 TPMS sensor programmer tool from amazon.com for around $150 shipped. To say it simplifies the TPMS learning process as described in the users manual (and post 1 in this thread) is an understatement.

Don't even need to pull off valvestem covers or let any air out. Quick and painless. Sorry for my "off the cuff" narration, figure most with a G8 know what I'm trying to do anyways. lol

Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et4al7ryQh4
Does this tool read new TPMs or do I need to have the dealer program them first so the car's computer recognizes them?
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Thanks for the instructions, worked perfect!
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Just to help others out... today on my lunch break I took a youtube video of my newest toy for the G8. I bought a KTI p.s.t. model 71990 TPMS sensor programmer tool from amazon.com for around $150 shipped. To say it simplifies the TPMS learning process as described in the users manual (and post 1 in this thread) is an understatement.

Don't even need to pull off valvestem covers or let any air out. Quick and painless. Sorry for my "off the cuff" narration, figure most with a G8 know what I'm trying to do anyways. lol

Enjoy!
Thanks Zep! I got one off ebay for $90. It confirmed that I had two bad sensors on my widened rear summer wheels...less than a year old sensors I should add, bought off ebay as well. I replaced them with VDO units purchased from RockAuto, nicer units with metal valve stems, which I prefer.

The tool worked perfectly...wish I had this for all the years I've owned cars with TPMS...

Thanks again for the tip!!
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