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Old 12-14-2012, 04:28 PM   #11
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The sensors are actually installed!

Here's a peek at a pic I took when my trusted tire guy broke the bead on the left-front tire:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12...214_122523.jpg

So, now I'm totally at a loss as to why I, nor my dealer, can't get these blasted Ford sensors programmed to my ST (here's a closer pic of one of the sensors prior to install: http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12...104_171806.jpg).

I really don't want to buy 4 new one's nor waste the $100 or so I spent on these. I mean, all four can't be bad, right? Yet none program.

Does anyone have any ideas?

BTW, here's a pic of my wheel/tire setup on the ST for the winter:
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:26 PM   #12
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Update

Well, I brought back out my summer wheels from storage (with the original sensors on them) and the first wheel programmed almost immediately with the Ford Trigger. So, obviously, I either purchased four bad sensors for my winter wheels (unlikely) or the Ford 9L3T-1A180-A sensors I purchased are incompatible with my ST.

So, I'm back to square one and down $100 bucks. Dang.
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:02 AM   #13
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Conclusion

Just thought I'd share my conclusions.

It turned out that, though my TPMS sensors were the correct ones, they were ALL bad. I had the fortune of being introduced to a Ford TPMS engineer that had a service tool. There were no signals from any of the sensors in my winter wheels, but my summer wheels all were broadcasting fine.

So, basically I think I was intentionally sold four bad sensors on ebaY. It was so long ago, I don't have the auction information anymore, so I'm just going to live with the lights on the dash and with the lesson that if you attempt to go cheap and find an inexpensive set from a private seller rather than buying from a dealer or a good retailer (like Tire Rack), you run a risk and I lost.

BTW, I found out that the proper way of entering in the programming mode is with the "push-button start method". The "hazard button method" is only for tire rotations on your already programmed sensors.
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