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Sensors for tire pressure

Can I use the sensors of the original wheels or do I need to purchase new ones when upgrading the wheels. Is there any additional reset I need to do to the system once the sensors are installed in the new wheels??
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No reset needed, and Hyundai doesn't track the position of each sensor, so they can be transferred to the new wheels and everything will work normally. Just make sure the new wheels can accommodate TPMS sensors (not all can).

You can also buy aftermarket sensors, too, but then the dealer needs to reprogram the TPMS in the car to recognize the other sensors.
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No reset needed, and Hyundai doesn't track the position of each sensor, so they can be transferred to the new wheels and everything will work normally. Just make sure the new wheels can accommodate TPMS sensors (not all can).

You can also buy aftermarket sensors, too, but then the dealer needs to reprogram the TPMS in the car to recognize the other sensors.

Thank you dmlexpert for your help...

Do you know if the original sensors are easy to remove and install in the new wheels without the risk of breakage??
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Not sure about how easy remove&reinstall would be, but I know they sell the little washers or seals as a kit for many types of sensors, and I don't know if the factory sensors can be R&R'd without replacing anything.

I just bought myself a set of winter tires and I decided against adding the sensors (saved $128). Since I can keep one tire from the other set as a spare, I figure I will just unplug the TPMS module and then drive like 99% of the other drivers on the highways, detecting that a tire is flat when flames are shooting out of one corner of the car. To me, TPMS = The Politicians' Money Scheme.
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Apparently some cars need TPMS rebuild kits but if you take the car to a shop who mostly does tires they will let you know. With new wheels I also wouldn't bother with TPMS because I check my tires regularly.

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I am so glad TPMS' did not come with the car in Canada and are not required. I find it to be one of the most ridiculous features "required" on vehicles in the USA. When you rotate your tires, the TPMS' positions change, so if it shows your front passenger tire is low, reality is, your driver side rear may actually be the culprit.

Honestly, if I were you guys, I'd be opening up the gauge cluster and removing the LED's that enable the TPMS warning light, and then do what every other capable person does: monitor their own tire pressure!
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As others have said, the Hyundai system doesn't tell you what tire is low...it just has a single icon that indicates pressure is low in one or more so you can switch them around with no issues. I am fastidious about my cars and check the tire pressures frequently but working for a car dealer, you'd be amazed how many people come in and say, "My low tire light is on but they all look fine. Something must be wrong with the system." I have yet to meet a person who actually even owns a tire gauge and appearances can be deceiving. As a test I dropped one of my SF's tires down to 25 PSI (enough to trip the light) and it looked totally normal. On some cars, it may have to be as low as 10 to 15 PSI for it to actually look low and by then, permanent damage will have already taken place. I'm also not one for the nanny state but if a drastic pressure change takes place quickly, I'd like to know about it.

As for the OP's question about taking them out, I just had new tires put on my SF at work yesterday and popped in on the tech as he was breaking the old ones off. I didn't see exactly how they were held on but it looks like some sort of nut so that the sensor itself is held in place by the valve stem on the interior of the wheel. Any reputable and up-to-date tire and wheel shop should be familiar with TPMS by now.

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As others have said, the Hyundai system doesn't tell you what tire is low...it just has a single icon that indicates pressure is low in one or more so you can switch them around with no issues.
My apologies, sir. I was in the shop the other day where a customer was asking about her rear passenger side tire being low; she swore she checked it and it must be a faulty TPMS (some cars in Canada do come with them). It was explained that due to tire rotations, the low tire was the front driver side tire and that the TPMS sensor stays programmed to the position of the wheel it was installed on...
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Not a problem at all.

I used to work for an Audi dealer and in the A8, those sensors will not only tell you the exact pressure (i.e. 36.2 PSI) but they'll also give you the temperature of the tire down to the decimal, full-size spare in the trunk included. In my opinion, that kind of detail is totally unnecessary and probably more trouble than it's worth but it's still really neat. Leave it to the Germans to come up with that level of precision.

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Miguel, I was late seeing you original post to ask about the sensors on my wheels. I just replied in the other thread.
As I mentioned I had Sears do the transfer for me and they used the old sensors. As there was only a couple of thousand miles on the car, they said there was no need to use the repair kits. As another poster mentioned, there are differences in the manufacturers and some will not take the newer sensors. Be very careful when researching wheels. I looked at lots that I actually liked better but were not compatible with the sensors
I bought mine from Tire rack and cannot praise them enough for how good they are!

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Can I use the sensors of the original wheels or do I need to purchase new ones when upgrading the wheels. Is there any additional reset I need to do to the system once the sensors are installed in the new wheels??
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