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Tire sensors

I am looking into upgrading my rims to the 2013 ltz rims.
If i get the malibu ltz rims and tires will i have to go to the dealership to program the sensors? And is there anything i need to know about switching the wheels out?
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I want to piggyback on this thread because I am switching mine this weekend
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I want to piggyback on this thread because I am switching mine this weekend
Did you have to do anything when you switched ?
I figured someone on here would have known the answer by now lol.
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If I remember reading correctly I believe you need a tech II scanner to reprogram the TPMS.
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Re: Tire sensors

You can just go to any tire shop and ask them if they can reset your tire sensors. I had summer/winter wheels I switched out on my Camaro and Tire Barn would always reset the sensors for me so the TPMS alarm would quit going off. Some tire shops may try to get you to buy all new sensors but you shouldn't have to. The stock Camaro wheels I put on my Malibu were already set to the Camaro and Discount Tire reset them for me free of charge. All they have to do is just plug the year and model of your car in a scanner and scan each wheel! Don't let them sell stuff to you haha



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Re: Tire sensors

I bought a set of sensors to go with my steel wheels/winter tires at Costco.

I had to buy a tool to sync them up, I think it was around $100. (Kent-Moore EL-50448 TPMS Tire Pressure Monitor.)

You just set the car to "learn" mode and go point the tool at each tire, going clockwise from driver's front all the way around the car. Takes 1min. It's a bit disappointing because there used to be a trick where you could let out 3psi of air to sync the sensors up, but that's no longer true with current BCM programming.
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If I remember reading correctly I believe you need a tech II scanner to reprogram the TPMS.
I purchased this and program my own wheels for summer and winter swaps.

ATEQ VT5 TPM Sensor Trigger
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I bought a set of sensors to go with my steel wheels/winter tires at Costco.

I had to buy a tool to sync them up, I think it was around $100. (Kent-Moore EL-50448 TPMS Tire Pressure Monitor.)

You just set the car to "learn" mode and go point the tool at each tire, going clockwise from driver's front all the way around the car. Takes 1min. It's a bit disappointing because there used to be a trick where you could let out 3psi of air to sync the sensors up, but that's no longer true with current BCM programming.
How do you put the car in "learn mode"?
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