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Old 11-10-2012, 10:51 PM   #31
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I have the tool and used it last year when I put on my snows. I put my snows on this year ... in the snow ... so I did not get a chance to "wake up" the TPMS in the snows. After 20 miles of driving the car noticed they old tires were not on and threw a code. I continued to drive and after another 25 miles it found the sensors and now they are found!
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:17 AM   #32
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Well I have had my new Wheels and Winter Tires (yokohama IG20) installed on the ST for 5 days and about 180 miles and no TPMS light has come on? (knock on wood) I had Discount Tires Direct (DTD) install the TPMS sensors on the new wheels ($168) and all I did was remove the OEM wheels and tires and install the ones from DTD.



Still no TPMS light is been 10 days :)

knock on wood again...

Update Still no TPMS Sensor lights and its been two weeks, kn on wood again, guess the system recognized the new sensors with no reset. Go figure.

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Old 11-14-2014, 07:36 AM   #33
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Update: Thanks for the disable tip Alex! Certainly worth checking into as I've got my eye on a nice set of Sport Edition rims at the Tire Rack for some hi po all seasons next year, and would like to dodge the nearly $200. bullet for TPMSs & a reset tool. You da man!
What was the tip Alex shared?

Thanks! I expect the fault warning message every year I put on my winter tires & rims that don't have sensors installed. Normally, I just get a ding sound, the warning message and I hit the reset button and it goes away until the next time I start up. This time however, I also got the warning light staying on and it won't go away. So am concerned something else is going on.
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I went with the Sport Edition Rims and Blizzak. I did go for the TPMs.

On my Mustang I went with rims with out the TPMS. I parked my car in the garage. The rims with tires that were on the car sat close to the Mustang. They were filled. As long as I drove less than 20 minutes from the house the sensor in the car dd not go off. I guess the car "sees" the rims in garage every morning. After 15-20minutes the car has "separation anxiety."

I know the Mustang does not alter the car's performance if the sensors go off, but some cars do. Not sure if the Focus, being as sophisticated as it is, does.
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