Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006 Discussion, Newbie with Tire / Rim Issue in Cadillac Escalade Forums; Hello all...
I have a 2004 Escalade and I just bought a nice set of 2009 18" factory rims (to ...
I have a 2004 Escalade and I just bought a nice set of 2009 18" factory rims (to replace the older 17" style ones), I took them to a tire shop and bought a great set of new tires (265/65/18) and now it looks great.
The issue that I now have is that I now get a message that states "SERVICE TIRE MONITER"
I read the manual and went step by step through the reset process and still nothing.
1: How do I know if my Escalade has TPMs in the first place? Do all 2004s have them?
2: Since I swapped tires and rims completely, are the sensors still in my old tires (How can I manually check)
3: How can I manually check if my new tires have them?
The TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitor Sensors) are the issue. Im pretty sure all 2004's have them but the way to tell is if you have/had metal valve stems (where you would inflate the tire). If they are metal then you have TPMS sensors, if not then you dont. When you put the new wheels on did you just have them take the factory 17's off and put the 18's on with new tires? If so they are probably still in your old tires and need to be swapped over which means they will need to dismount the tires, install the TPMS sensors, then mount and re-balance the wheels/tires. If they did swap them over then the issue is they probably didnt use the proper TPMS rebuild kit or they did not seal the TPMS sensors properly to monitor the tire pressure. Those would be the two things I would check first.
Unless you specifically asked the shop to transfer the sensors, then I can guarantee you they didn't.
If your new wheels/tires don't have the sensors, then you'll either need to buy some and have them installed or pay to have the tires removed from the old rims, then have the tires removed from the new rims so that the sensors can be installed.
If your new rims have regular valve stems (where you put air in) then they aren't sensors. This also includes chrome 'tipped' valve stems. If they have the fully metal valve stems, then they're the TPMS sensors.
If you do choose to buy sensors and have them installed, I suggest going through ebay. I bought 5 sensors for less than half the price of what 4 would have cost from the dealer. I have them on my truck now, and no problems whatsoever.