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TPMS Registration

Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:06 pm
by mellobob
I just moved a set of snow tires from one Mitsu to another. They have Mitsu TPMS "things" in them, but the car is not seeing them. A quick internet search leads me to believe that a special device is needed to determine the devices and transfer them to the car. Is is something only a dealer (a 2 hour return trip) can do or would any decent tire shop have the equipment?

Re: TPMS Registration

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:23 am
by littlescrote
A decent tire shop may have compatible equipment, but it's by no means a certainty. Most likely a dealer job. Once it's done once, you can switch between set 1 and set 2 yourself when you change over from summer to winter and vice versa.

Re: TPMS Registration

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:53 am
by mellobob
Thanks for the reply. I'll have to start calling around here to see ... otherwise it's another day off to travel to the dealer. Yeah, I know about the set 1/2 ... my problem was that when the dealer switched the tires I assumed he'd set the TPMS sensors.

Re: TPMS Registration

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:52 am
by greendwarf
Only the dealer can reprogram the car to match the TPMS codes. What a tyre shop can do is reprogram some non-Mitsu valves to match an existing set. Of course if you are swapping to "older" tyres the batteries may have expired - as happened to me with a set of valves that had never been used. :evil:

Re: TPMS Registration

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:04 am
by mellobob
Well, got it all fixed yesterday at my local tire shop. The sensors were genuine Mitsubishi. The tire guy had a handheld reader unit which he used to scan each tire, then he plugged into the port under the dash on the car ... the car and computer talked for a minute or so ... and all is now perfect :) Guess the fellow had a relatively new device.

Re: TPMS Registration

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:00 am
by littlescrote
Good to hear :D

Re: TPMS Registration

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:19 am
by greendwarf
Useful to know I was wrong :roll:

Re: TPMS Registration

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:52 am
by mellobob
Well, there's always another time to be right :P