- 05-07-13 01:53 PM #1
Has anyone had luck replacing the battery in a TPMS wheel sensor ?
- 05-07-13 04:10 PM #2Cadillac Owners Fanatic
- Join Date
- Mar 2012
- columbus ohio
Subsailor613, I thought the tmps sensor was a sealed unit and no way to replace the battery. Hey that how the sell more parts. Danny
- 05-07-13 07:13 PM #3
I am getting ONE replaced soon, and I will get the old one to play with.
Just put it out there, maybe someone got lucky with a procedure,
to also reseal it ?
- 05-07-13 07:18 PM #4
I have heard some people have had success with this (not sure about on the STS forum), but to me it seems like a lot of work with a reasonable potential of future problems or limited life expectancy versus the costs of a new replacement. It may be interesting to pull one apart out of interest though.
- 05-07-13 09:05 PM #5
Yeah, not worth the trouble to me. I get replacements for $60 installed at Discount Tire.
- 05-07-13 10:06 PM #6
Whoa, I got an estimate from Firestone for around $ 180.00/one wheel.
Definitly will check out Discount tire !
- 05-07-13 10:11 PM #7
Sounds like there's a franchise owner looking to retire... on your business.
- 05-07-13 10:13 PM #8Originally Posted by Subsailor613
- 05-07-13 10:13 PM #9
$30 for the sensor. I'm going to give battery replacement a try with the old one. Why not?
- 05-08-13 02:02 AM #10
So you're going to drive to the tire shop, pay to have the tire dismounted, TPMS sensor removed, standard valve stem installed, tire mounted and balanced. Then drive he, try replacing the battery, drive back to the tire shop, and pay for another dismount/mount/balance?
- 05-08-13 04:41 AM #11
- 05-08-13 12:37 PM #12
- 05-08-13 01:08 PM #13
unless the shop was within a mile or so from your house.
But honestly I would just bring some tools with me and do it in the parking lot if I was hellbent on saving a little bit.
- 05-08-13 08:48 PM #14
No, I spent $30 for a replacement sensor. When I next have my tires rotated, I'll have the shop replace the sensor & give me the old one.
I'll fiddle with it and get it to work. Next time either my wife or I have one go bad, I'll have it replaced with my spare. And we will see how that works, or how long!
- 05-14-13 11:46 PM #15Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
- Automobile(s): 2005 STS N*, 1SF, 144K mi.
- Join Date
- Apr 2011
- Fort Worth
I kept two of the old sensors, one OEM one not, from my recent new tire mounting.
I found 'em for $40 ea. on Amazon. They work just fine and were the same style as what came out.
This said, looking at them, I can't see how I'd get them back together solidly enough to last in a tire for infinity-minus-1 revolutions.