TPMS sensor replacement

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by Rick2007, Nov 11, 2020.

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  1. Rick2007

    Rick2007 Junior Member

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    I just replaced my TPMS sensors fairly inexpensive and easily. I bought Autel 2 in 1 sensors (Amazon asin B07FTLX2L4) for $119.80 and Autel programming tool ts408 (Amazon asin B07VZFHJ6H) for $159.95. Only one sensor was readable with the tool but to my pleasant surprise the id numbers are written on the outside of the Pacific OEM sensors. I removed the valve core and broke the bead near the valve stem. Then using some blocks held the tire down to have room to work, changed the sensor stem with the Autel, programmed with the same ID number. After the four were replaced, pressed the TPMS button under the steering wheel until the light flashes slowly and waited 20 min. I have recorded the numbers for 5-6 years from now when the battery in these sensors go bad. Most states will allow inspection with the TPMS light on but I like to have it working. This process was super easy.
     
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    Do you think the tool couldn't read oem sensors because they were dead (battery)? I'm trying to diagnose a persistent light myself (on a '13). But it's also time to swap out for snow tires package, and I'm wondering if I'll be able to diagnose the tpm sensors on wheels that are not on (and no where near) the vehicle.

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  3. avocadoman1

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    My ‘09 with 131k miles had its first TPMS go out.
    I’m off to the local tire guy in the morning.
    He’ll use a tool to tell me which one
    Then I’ll prob pay him to fix

    I’ll see how it goes for a while.
    But will probably change-out the other 3 when I get 4 new tires in 12mo
     
  4. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Sand Pounder

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    I see a lot of hits for the TS508. Anyone care to explain the differences, beside the price bump? Is the 408 all you need; what extra does the 508 have, and is it worthwhile?

    Also, any opinions on the Quickset TPMS Reset Tool.
     
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