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Cadillac STS Forum - 2005 through 2012 Discussion, TPMS computerized reset machine in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; No, however for a seasonal wheel & tire swap it works great. I have winter tires mounted on separate rims ...
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    Re: TPMS computerized reset machine

    No, however for a seasonal wheel & tire swap it works great. I have winter tires mounted on separate rims so it makes life much easier than using the deflation method or driving to the tire shop. If I have a bad sensor I'm off to the tire shop anyway since I don't have the tools or interest in trying to swap it myself. There is a lack of diagnostic data but my experience is that most problems are dead/dying batteries and not really system or other type of sensor fault.

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    Re: TPMS computerized reset machine

    That's the same tool I have. Works great for what it does.

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    Re: TPMS computerized reset machine

    That's the one I got, too. It was el cheapo but works great.

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    Re: TPMS computerized reset machine

    Thanks guys for your replies. I bought an OEM ACDELCO #25758220 at Rock Auto for just over $63 and am planning to have my tire dealer install it since they did the last ones for me. I figure it'll run me about $70 -$75 total, a lot less than the nearly $200 the dealer wants. I figured that $48 for a test with NO guarentee of success was a bit much. I don't mind paying an honest price for honest work but $200 for this job is a bit out of line. Thanks again.

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    Re: TPMS computerized reset machine

    I've written up a couple of time that a TPMS replacement is an hour or less DIY job for a 74 year old man, particularly the front.
    Jack up the wheel.
    Remove the valve core.
    Break the beard on the outside of the rim with a tire spoon ar a humongous screwdriver.
    Use a couple of irwin quick clamps on each side of the stem to squeeze the tire down to where you can get a hand in to remove the TPMS sensor after you remove the nut that holds it in.
    Carefully fish the new sensor into place and tighten the nut to the proper torque. Don't drop it inside the tire.
    Remove the clamps and pull the tire out to set the bead so you can air it up.
    If the bead won't seal squirt a little starting fluid into the tire at the crack between the rim and the tire and pass your lit cigarette lighter over the crack and presto the bead is set.
    Air up the tire.
    Pat yourself on the back.
    Don't mess with Binky Bear!

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