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Thinking about picking one of these up and some programmable TPMS sensors from autel.

Anyone use one of these before? Does it work?



 

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I had one and used it, but bought oem tpms sensors which are not programmable. So just make sure you purchase the programable tpms sensors. It is able to read sensors through tires so you can even program the sensors after installation if you didn't get a chance prior.
 

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I had one and used it, but bought oem tpms sensors which are not programmable. So just make sure you purchase the programable tpms sensors. It is able to read sensors through tires so you can even program the sensors after installation if you didn't get a chance prior.
I bought his pad, and used it on a set of programmable sensors for my winter tires - as far as I know it only programs on Autel brand sensors.

I did have to update the software a couple of times though in order to get it to work, and then it was fine - reads through the wheels, just slip in between the spokes by the valve stem if it won't read through the sidewall. I wasn't able to get a read through the tread of the tires though.

one side note on the programmable sensors - they weren't assembled from Autel, and they had no assembly instructions, so I had to take them to the tire shop for install on my winter wheels.
 

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I had one and used it, but bought oem tpms sensors which are not programmable. So just make sure you purchase the programable tpms sensors. It is able to read sensors through tires so you can even program the sensors after installation if you didn't get a chance prior.
I bought his pad, and used it on a set of programmable sensors for my winter tires - as far as I know it only programs on Autel brand sensors.

I did have to update the software a couple of times though in order to get it to work, and then it was fine - reads through the wheels, just slip in between the spokes by the valve stem if it won't read through the sidewall. I wasn't able to get a read through the tread of the tires though.

one side note on the programmable sensors - they weren't assembled from Autel, and they had no assembly instructions, so I had to take them to the tire shop for install on my winter wheels.
Can anyone confirm any other sensors this works with? I heard schraeder may work as well??
 

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Can that scan the codes off existing sensors as well or is it a programming only tool?
it does both.
So I can scan my mounted OEM sensors through the wheels then use those codes to "clone" the new programmable sensors for my winter set, all with the same 80 dollar tool? #WINNING
 

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So I can scan my mounted OEM sensors through the wheels then use those codes to "clone" the new programmable sensors for my winter set, all with the same 80 dollar tool? #WINNING
Yup!! Thats why its pretty kick ass. I'm looking to do exactly this, and it does work. There is like 1 video on youtube about this.
 

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So I can scan my mounted OEM sensors through the wheels then use those codes to "clone" the new programmable sensors for my winter set, all with the same 80 dollar tool? #WINNING
$80? Going rate on ebay is $55.

The Sensors are going for about $28/each - we need the 315 MHz ones

An added feature of the scan is that it will display remaining battery life - I just remembered that.
 

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My first search on Amazon brought up listings in the $75 or so range. Went on the 'bay after work early this morning and pulled the trigger on the least grammatically incorrect listing of $62 for the pad and $100 for a set of 4 autel programmable 315 mhz sensors. That matches what Walmart(cheapest place in my town, I've been shopping around for awhile now) charges to install and program their sensors. Fleet and the rest of the local tire shops were ^$275
 

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This sounds like a great answer to having 2 sets of rims.

Quick question. If I clone the sensors to the current TPMS, can I just switch out 2 sets of rims without reprogramming the tpms? how does the car know that it has to read one set of sensors instead of the other?

Thanks!
 

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This sounds like a great answer to having 2 sets of rims.

Quick question. If I clone the sensors to the current TPMS, can I just switch out 2 sets of rims without reprogramming the tpms? how does the car know that it has to read one set of sensors instead of the other?

Thanks!
If they are cloned each set has the same IDs you just have to make sure that no two wheels with the same ID are on the car at the same time.:nerd:

As far as the TPMS in the car is concerned you only have one set of wheels.
 

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My first search on Amazon brought up listings in the $75 or so range. Went on the 'bay after work early this morning and pulled the trigger on the least grammatically incorrect listing of $62 for the pad and $100 for a set of 4 autel programmable 315 mhz sensors. That matches what Walmart(cheapest place in my town, I've been shopping around for awhile now) charges to install and program their sensors. Fleet and the rest of the local tire shops were ^$275
Just did exactly this. Pretty stoked to be able to clone sensors!! Hope it all works out well.
 

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This sounds like a great answer to having 2 sets of rims.

Quick question. If I clone the sensors to the current TPMS, can I just switch out 2 sets of rims without reprogramming the tpms? how does the car know that it has to read one set of sensors instead of the other?

Thanks!
As far as the car is able to tell, the cloned wheels are the original ones it is looking for, unless you accidentally mix in a cloned wheel along with the original it was cloned from.

As far as range, the sensors have a very short range, so even when I had the originals in the trunk with 0PSI, the car was only picking up the signals coming from the wheel wells, and it wasn't throwing a signal for low pressure.
 

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Thinking about picking one of these up and some programmable TPMS sensors from autel.

Anyone use one of these before? Does it work?



I don't know that this was your intent, but it looks like you have recruited a couple of us to be guinea pigs for this product. Might not get your answer as quick as you were hoping but you'll get it nonetheless. :)
 

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I don't know that this was your intent, but it looks like you have recruited a couple of us to be guinea pigs for this product. Might not get your answer as quick as you were hoping but you'll get it nonetheless. :)
I too am a guinea pig (just bought 4 sensors and the PAD).

I actually started looking into these last winter, and since then have read a couple of good reports about them. Found this video on youtube too that confirms my suspicions that its a good product!!

 

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US Postal Service delivered the Autel TPMS tool friday. Sensors(ordered at the same time through eBay, sent via UPS) have not arrived yet. Used the MaxiPad today to scan 2 sets of our currently mounted sensors. Pretty Slick! Hope programming and activation is as easy.
 

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US Postal Service delivered the Autel TPMS tool friday. Sensors(ordered at the same time through eBay, sent via UPS) have not arrived yet. Used the MaxiPad today to scan 2 sets of our currently mounted sensors. Pretty Slick! Hope programming and activation is as easy.
Nice!! Yours came from the land of red that quick?? Sweet! I ordered like a day after you, so mine should be here either today or tomorrow! Hope so.

Picked up some 15" steel wheels this weekend (honda brand) for $50 for all 4. Also go some 185/65/R15 snow tires. Stoked to make this setup work and be able to program my own tpms!

Keep up posted on what you find.

Edit: My sensors just showed up!!
 

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Good find on the wheels, hopefully the sensors mount on the steel properly. Sometimes that's an issue. The programmer I ordered came from a seller in Cali, the sensors from New York. Tracking info shows that they should be delivered today.
 
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