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Wondering what I should expect (if anything) with the "Tire Pressure Monitoring System" when I change over to my winter wheel/Nokian tire set up next winter.


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I'd be interested in how this works.
I would think changing the wheel would be a problem, but maybe the censor can be moved from the OEM wheel to the aftermarket wheel.
Anyone know??
 

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When I bought mine I had winter tires installed on the original rims and I installed the original 4 season tires on chrome mags that I had from my Chevy HHR,American Racing Casino,I bought sensors and installed them in my chrome rims,in fact I put my chrome rims on today and had the sensors coded also.I think your best bet is to buy sensors and install them in your rims,I don1t know if you can change them from rim to rim.Those sensors are expensive though cost me about 200.00 bucks for the set.
 

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Wondering what I should expect (if anything) with the "Tire Pressure Monitoring System" when I change over to my winter wheel/Nokian tire set up next winter. Thanks, Ken
Ken if you haven't installed TPMS sensors in your winter setup, then you'll get an error signal. The warning lights themselves are no big deal, however, the Vehicle Stability System may shut down. This is the case with my Ridgeline and not someting you would want with your Canadian winters. :(

I'm sure there is at least one GM mechanic registered here who can give a more precise answer.
 

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Thanks guys. I'll check with dealer about cost & ordering as well as seeing what might be on Ebay.

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Thanks guys. I'll check with dealer about cost & ordering as well as seeing what might be on Ebay. Ken
One more thing, Ken. when you put your winter set on you'll need to recalibrate the TPMS Sensor System. How to do it is outlined in the Owners Manual. It's a bit complicated and requires the use of the key fob to identify which wheel is being taught.
 

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Well it looks like it will cost approx. $88.61 Cdn each from GM for the TPMS for my winter steel wheel/Nokian Hakkapeliita RSi tire set up. Just a heads up.

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Wheel & Tire Question:

If you want to trade in your 17" set up and put on full size 18" wheels and tires can the dealer's service people readjust the computer to keep the numbers right?

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There is a tool one can buy to do it yourself but it cost around $200. Other wise you will have to go to the stealer for a reprogram. Depending on the cost say $50 twice a year it would pay for itself in two....
 

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There is a tool one can buy to do it yourself but it cost around $200. Other wise you will have to go to the stealer for a reprogram. Depending on the cost say $50 twice a year it would pay for itself in two....
I assume your answering my question. I actally did get an answer directly from the (st)dealer. It is about $50 to get them to reprogram the computer numbers for a new tire dia.

Are you also saying that the small diagnostic readers that are available will also allow writing access to the codes? Do you know of any sites that publish alterable codes for specific vehicles?

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^ I'm new to this car but my other ride you either have to have the stealer sync up the new TPM sensors to the vehicle with each winter/summer swap or get the reprogram tool and do it yourself. What would be nice was if someone local bought a tool then charged $20. The tire size may be part of the parameters for setting up new sensors but it would not be stored in the sensor it self but the system controller that the sensors communicate with.
 

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From what I've read so far the data transmitted from each tire sensor is only Pressure, Temperature, and a Serial Number.

Sooner or later wireless sensors will likely send info about your most recent highway speeds, registration expiration, safety belt status, etc, etc, just so that an automated road side detector would be able to issue you an automatic summons. They could call it EZFine. (I here by declare a (c) 2008 copyright on the name EZFine. Rights to the use of this name can be rented for a mere $49.95 a month, but if you call now you can get the first month at an incredible 50% off, don't delay,,, call now.)
 

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^:D Yea, anyone with onstar is already monitored by the Govt. Someone knows when your speeding or not and keeping track. Big Bro is watching......
 

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EZ Fine - we're doomed, all doomed I tell ya! Is George Orwell in the house?
 

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Just ordered my new Konic Hot Swaps....what do we do with aftermarket wheels....

Just ordered an 09 LT2 with the V6 package and it came with 18's, but the after market wheels I wanted dont come in that size to fit the bu. Only in 17's. So I called the dealer and they said they would trade me a set of 17's with tires so I could then use my new aftermarkets.

So Im still needing to get them recalibrated I suppose. Im hoping the dealer knows all about doing this set up.
 

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What are you guys all talking about???

If you go to a tire shop & have them mount the tires onto your wheels....they'll automatically reprogram the TPM sensors FOR FREE

When they swapped my stock tires to the Cobalt wheels...they swapped the TPM sensors from the XR wheels to the Cobalt wheels & then mounted them onto the car....then they turned the key on & then went around to each wheel with a little box that programmed it & it would chirp/honk & it was all set....took about 1-2 minutes total

As for the TPM sensors....you can get a set on ebay for like $80 or from GM they are $35.71 MSRP each new.....go to:
http://www.gmaccessorieszone.com

Click on Malibu & a 18" wheel & you'll see a list of the optional stuff....part number 19155710....$35.71 each


TireRack.com wants $193 for a set of 4 of them
 

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snobrdrdan...

I think everyone is getting mixed results with regards to the TPMS - Seems some are saying shops will charge and some shops are saying that they won't. I think it really comes down to personal preference for the shops and just how good of a relationship you have with your own shop.
 
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