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11-21-2014 06:29 PM
2012FocusSESport Just installed 4 new Conti Extreme Winter Contact tires on new steel wheels with new Ford TPMS sensors. Low tire light came on 52 miles later. Using the TPMS-19 TPMS tool and having the car in the learning mode did not work to train the system. Trying the other way by letting air out did not work either. I ended up at the Ford dealer and they put the car in train mode used a bigger TPMS tool, and voila each tire sensor checked in ok. The technician then took my TPMS-19 trigger tool and I put the car in training mode and it worked this time. The mx tech said they are seeing some of the new TPMS sensors that need to be initialized the first time with the tool he used then they work fine with the little TPMS-19 trigger we bought. $30 and 30 minutes from driving in to leaving. I tried 3 times before going to the dealer, but nothing worked. Hope this sets it up for the remainder of the times we'll be swapping tires in spring and winter.
11-20-2014 04:21 PM
ehlersgrub I have a 2012 Focus. I was able to get in the program mode quite easily but could not get the first step (LF tire) completed. I made sure all the tires were at the correct pressure (35 psi) before I started. I bled the tire almost flat with no results. I did this seveal times included running the car around the block to hopefully activate the sensors.
11-20-2014 04:16 PM
Originally Posted by JMD787 View Post
Hey guys and girls. I came across a way to train new TPMS sensors. Use this if you're installing winter wheels/tires that have sensors already installed, or even if you are just doing a tire rotation. Not sure if this has been posted before. I tried searching but didn't see it posted anywhere. No need to go and buy the TPMS learning tool.

1) Make sure your tires are inflated to the recommended psi. Mine is 40psi.

2) Turn ignition to the on position. If you have a push button start, push the start button without pressing the brake pedal.

3) Push the hazard light button 6 times. The horn should honk and you should see "Train left front tire" in the LCD display between the tach and speedo.

4) Release air pressure in the front left tire until you hear the horn honk. The LCD display should now read "Train right front tire".

5) Release air pressure in the right front tire until you hear the horn honk.

6) Repeat for the the right rear tire, and then the left rear tire.

7) You should now see "Training Complete" in the LCD display.

8) Fill your tires back up to the recommended pressure.

I have a 2012 Focus. I was able to get in the program mode quite easily but could not get the first step (LF tire) completed. I made sure all the tires were at the correct pressure (35 psi) before I started. I bled the tire almost flat with no results. I did this seveal times included running the car around the block to hopefully activate the sensors.
11-17-2014 04:05 PM
Tabor I just installed snow rims/tires from TireRack. I was unable to train my aftermarket (TireRack) TPMS sensors with this method. I was however able to use a the Motorcraft TPMS19 which I got off of Amazon for $36. This is for a North American 2014 Focus SE.
11-15-2014 09:07 AM
Juicedz I have to swap mine over to the new rims. I'm may just leave them on the new wheels and get normal valve stems installed on the old ones. However, if I decide to sell them I feel like this sort've screws over the buyer in more way than one. Might just throw the eBay tpms sensors in the old wheels. Is there a specific ebay set that has been proven to work 100%?
11-14-2014 06:41 PM
29Tudor Can't get this to work. I can get it to say "train left front" but let almost all of the air out and nothing. I tried this 4 times. I got my sensors from the same place as Satchmo_Pops, wonder if they aren't the right ones?
11-12-2014 12:31 PM
Satchmo_Pops Is there a risk in doing this with already "learned" sensors? I'm planning on buying Motegi MR116 17" rims and buying sensors from either titan TPMS online or ebay. My hopes are that I can verify that the process works and then repeat it with the new sensors on new rims. Any risks here?
11-04-2014 08:22 PM
mazlovski I bought these sensors on ebay and had them installed on my steel rims

When I tried resetting the sensors it wouldn't work. I started with front left tire and went from 36 psi to less than 10 (40 to less than 10 in 2nd attempt) and each time it failed. Are the sensor "location specific" meaning each sensor has to be installed in a particular spot, or it does not matter which one goes where?
06-03-2014 02:05 PM
fixyasometea Hello thought I'd let you guys know carries pretty much every make and model tpms. I have all the relearns. I'm a agent for them email me with any questions!
05-16-2014 07:03 PM
5speedRuby i find i dont believe this, not so the procedure but i have had 3 sets of wheels and 3 different sets of TPMS sensors of off 3 different types of cars and never once has my focus needed a relearn. i had factory 16" wheels with ford tpms. than switched to 18" aftermarkets with TPMS sensors from an ST. and currently have 19" 2014 ford fusion wheels with the factory fusion TPMS sensors installed and as soon as i switched my wheels all three times the focus automatically relearns itself like its supposed to. never once had a tire light on due to needing a relearn procedure
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