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Old 12-10-2012, 09:49 PM   #1
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TPMS programming failure issue

I have a 2013 ST and I purchased a set of 9L3T-1A180-A TPMS sensors to be mounted in my winter wheels. I also purchased the FORDTRIGGER 8C2Z-1A203-A to program them.

I was able to enter into the TPMS programming mode successfully with the method described on the TireRack .pdf (using the push-button start activation method). Each time I got the center display telling me I should go out and program my front left tire, I would put the transmitter on the sidewall adjacent to the valve stem, press the button on the transmitter, and the little LED goes on, off in 5 seconds, but no confirmation horn. I pressed it again and again and again until finally the vehicle goes out of programming mode (horn chirps twice) and tells me that the programming has failed and to restart the process. So, I restarted the process three times to no avail.

I then tried to program the TPMS by entering the programming mode using the hazard button method described on these boards. There I also successfully entered the mode, but when I deflated the tires, nothing happened (no horn chirp).

What could be wrong?

Do I have the right sensors and transmitter for a 2013 ST (9L3T-1A180-A TPMS12 & 8C2Z-1A203-A TPMS19, respectively)?

Please help. Thanks!


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Old 12-11-2012, 11:04 AM   #2
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Is this of any help? http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=301692
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Thanks, but no. I've already tried that. While the method of pressing the hazard button six times did also get me into the TPMS programming mode, but releasing the air in the tire didn't program the sensor, it just left me with a flat.

Does anyone know if the sensor part numbers I purchased are indeed correct for my vehicle?
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They are the right sensors. My guess is either you have a bad sensor or the person that mounted them broke the sensor, or simply forgot to screw it onto the valve stem and it's not actually there.
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They are the right sensors. My guess is either you have a bad sensor or the person that mounted them broke the sensor, or simply forgot to screw it onto the valve stem and it's not actually there.
Dang, that's what I was fearing. However, when I went to try the passenger front tire first, it also didn't work.
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Chances of having 2 bad sensors like that, espcially new is very low. I'd take it to another shop and ask them to check to make sure the sensors are bolted to the bottom of the valve stem. If not, take it back to the first shop and raise all hell.

If these are new Ford sensors, there is only 1 part number for all vehicles that use that style sensor. Its not a part number mix up.
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Chances of having 2 bad sensors like that, espcially new is very low. I'd take it to another shop and ask them to check to make sure the sensors are bolted to the bottom of the valve stem. If not, take it back to the first shop and raise all hell.

If these are new Ford sensors, there is only 1 part number for all vehicles that use that style sensor. Its not a part number mix up.
Thanks for the info!
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C264 - just noticed the "other Car" info.,

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Update

So, I went to Ford to have them program it and NO DICE. They couldn't get it to program the new sensors either!

This leads me to believe that they're actually not there at all. The sensors are probably still sitting in a bag on the desk of my tire guy. I'm bringing it back tomorrow for them to break a bead and see if they're really there. I'll give you an update to this update after tomorrow.

@ sailor: Thanks! I try to keep the "fleet" interesting.
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Ask them if you can go in the shop after the break the bead and confirm that the sensor is actually there. You never know when they might try to pull a fast one on you.
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