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buy rims/tires from kijiji, how can I verify they have TPMS

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buy rims/tires from kijiji, how can I verify they have TPMS

I am trying to buy sets of rims and tires from kijiji or facebook marketplace, a lot of sellers claim that their ones have TPMS, i.e. the tire pressure sensor. But how can I verify it? Or is there anything I can find from exterior?

For example, I encountered a buyer who sell me an original sets of rims from 2004 IS300 and claimed that they have TPMS. Do 2004 year vehicle already have that? I doubt very much.

If you have a way to identify TPMS from exterior, do let me know.
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Clearly the valve stem with TPMS is alot different than a normal valve.
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cristianosham wrote: Clearly the valve stem with TPMS is alot different than a normal valve.
That's not true. The clamp in type are easy to tell. However, there are rubber-stem screw in TPMS sensors that are very common.

The easiest way to tell? Bring a TPMS tool with you and check!
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Remove air on all tires, break the bead with your feet, ie kicking it, jumping on it. Hopefully not damaging the rims. Look for tpms!
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ilovetoyota wrote:
.........For example, I encountered a buyer who sell me an original sets of rims from 2004 IS300 and claimed that they have TPMS. Do 2004 year vehicle already have that? I doubt very much
My 2005 Honda Pilot has TPMS.
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16 yrs old wheels and you expect the Tpms still functioning ? Now, I really doubt that. Seller may not be lying it has tpms though.
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booblehead wrote: 16 yrs old wheels and you expect the Tpms still functioning ? Now, I really doubt that. Seller may not be lying it has tpms though.
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profile wrote: My 2005 Honda Pilot has TPMS.
Sometimes they still work but not reliable.
Was told by mechanic they usually last ~ 10 years.
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TPMS sensors have batteries in them. They usually die around the 10 year mark. I don't think the batteries themselves are replaceable, you have to replace the entire sensor.
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derass wrote: TPMS sensors have batteries in them. They usually die around the 10 year mark. I don't think the batteries themselves are replaceable, you have to replace the entire sensor.
C'mon this RFD!!! Of course you can replace the battery in a sensor.... Not sure if you would want to, but apparently it can be done. LOL I guess X 4 it would be worth it to someone with lots of time and patience.

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You just have to destroy the potting to get at it, and de-solder it from the PCB...

Changing a TPMS sensor is already not a DIY task. Let alone replacing the battery.

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