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Aftermarket TPMS & clone .. do it?

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  • Oct 17th, 2015 4:49 pm
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Aftermarket TPMS & clone .. do it?

Hi

Id like to get a set of winter tires for my car ... is it worth getting an Aftermarket TPMS and cloning the OEM TPMS?

I would like to not have to low tire pressure light comes on
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aftermarket tpms is fine.

What do you mean cloning the OEM ?
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booblehead wrote:
Oct 17th, 2015 4:44 pm
aftermarket tpms is fine.

What do you mean cloning the OEM ?
Some aftermarket TPMS sensors are programmable, so you can copy the codes from your OEM sensors. This way you don't need to do anything to relearn each season. If they're not cloned, then you have to follow a procedure to let the car know which tires it should be looking for. And from what I've read here, some manufacturers have a system that needs to be taken to a dealer or an expensive tool purchased to change tires.

I wouldn't buy clone-able sensors since my vehicles can have new tires registered just by letting air out of the tires, or with a cheap tool. But if it wasn't that easy, I'd look into cloning the sensors.

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