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Old 10-31-2012, 09:19 AM   #41
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I'm not worried I'm gonna let it go and see if it eventually throws the light. If it does ill reprogram. If it doesn't I'm just gonna return the reset tool. Will be good info for others too I'm guessing so ill report back after a week or so.
I just got my winters thrown on last Saturday. Made the mistake of assuming that they would just know to take care of it and reset the sensors. Should have double-checked before I left though. Had to head out to the in-laws on Sunday and about 45 minutes into our drive down the Thruway, BAM, there is the warning. Guess I have to head back there this Saturday and get them to reprogram as I am sick of the warning on every startup.
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:29 AM   #42
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I just got my winters thrown on last Saturday. Made the mistake of assuming that they would just know to take care of it and reset the sensors. Should have double-checked before I left though. Had to head out to the in-laws on Sunday and about 45 minutes into our drive down the Thruway, BAM, there is the warning. Guess I have to head back there this Saturday and get them to reprogram as I am sick of the warning on every startup.
interesting that they would do that... as others posted here, and i just confirmed w/ my local tire guy (having new tires put on tomorrow) the ford sensors are self setting and so long as they are not removed need not have anything done to them... odd.
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interesting that they would do that... as others posted here, and i just confirmed w/ my local tire guy (having new tires put on tomorrow) the ford sensors are self setting and so long as they are not removed need not have anything done to them... odd.
The original set may still be set to the car, but that doesn't explain why they recommend that you re-train them when they are rotated or when new wheels/ sensors are installed. They also sell a kit with the trigger tool through Ford Racing, ergo the sensors are not self setting in any way shape or form, or the tool would be unnecessary.
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interesting that they would do that... as others posted here, and i just confirmed w/ my local tire guy (having new tires put on tomorrow) the ford sensors are self setting and so long as they are not removed need not have anything done to them... odd.
Oh, they certainly did do it and like I said, I'm getting sick of hearing it every time I start the car. I guess I could throw one of my summers in the trunk to take care of it for a while but they are all buried in the back of my shed for the winter and I don't feel like digging one out. I can make it a couple more days I suppose.
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I am sick of the warning on every startup.
Haha I dealt with it several times a day every day during the last winter. It's not that bad...
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Haha I dealt with it several times a day every day during the last winter. It's not that bad...
Eh, it is the lights on the dash and I am easily distracted by shiny things!!!!

I bought them for my winters just so I wouldn't have to deal with it. When I first had them put on last winter and then when I had them swapped out with the summer this past Spring, I made it a point both times to ask if they reset them after the swap. Both times they said "Yep, all set, reprogrammed". Based on those two experiences I just made the mistake of assuming this time that they just knew to do so. Assuming....always a bad idea I guess as I'll be heading out there again this Sat.
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The original set may still be set to the car, but that doesn't explain why they recommend that you re-train them when they are rotated or when new wheels/ sensors are installed. They also sell a kit with the trigger tool through Ford Racing, ergo the sensors are not self setting in any way shape or form, or the tool would be unnecessary.
That is whay I understood. I've never heard anything to suggest they were self training. When I bought a set of TPMS sensors from my Ford parts department to put on my snow tire rims they told me I would have to use the training tool to prevent the light from coming on (fortunately the tool was only about $34). So if the Ford service department says it doesn't auto-train I'm inclined to believe them.
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I bought my TPMS sensors off ebay and was told they should work with any training/reprogramming tool. Should I get the tool from tirerack? What if it still doesn't work? :-\
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I bought my TPMS sensors off ebay and was told they should work with any training/reprogramming tool. Should I get the tool from tirerack? What if it still doesn't work? :-\
Don't spend the cash. I bought one when I ordered my winter tires.
We can get together for a reset if you want. Only takes a few minutes.
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Well I've got 1000 miles on my snow tires and no warning yet. Copper icum..... R u sure they didn't remove your sensors? To me it looks like they auto program
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