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post #1 of 5 Old 06-17-2016, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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TPMS Sensor Relearn/Programming tool

Just wondered if any of you have ever looked into these tools. I have ordered a set of Sonic wheels and snow tires for my new Trax and plan on buying the GM Sensors (13598772) if the wheels, (Take-offs), don't come with sensors. Dealer says new sensors will have to be programmed to car. There are many tools available to relearn/program, (separate functions), the sensors. Prices run from under $100 to over $1000. Is anyone familiar with these tools and their function? I would rather not have to go to the dealer twice a year to reprogram my car.
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All you need to buy is the sensors that are for your car, the numbers work on many cars not just Trax, the tools can be found all over the net they sell for as little as $50

GM TPMS learn procedure: http://www.diagnosticnews.com/gm-tpm...rn-procedures/

http://www.ebay.com/itm/13598772-Tir...FWhEEu&vxp=mtr

A set of GM Sensors for the TRAX, note how many cars they interchange with. the GM part number for your car is: 13598772

When you buy sensors its always good to check them, I have bought dead ones that were promptly returned for full credit.

The tool I have is called the TIPS tool it works on just about everything.
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/13598772-Tir...FWhEEu&vxp=mtr

Here is a set of sensors that are priced about right don't pay more for them, make sure you take them to where your going to have tires mounted have them checked to see if they are alive when they come.
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Thanks beeguz, I had the sensors from ebay in my save file. I'm just waiting to see if the wheels come with sensors. Can the TIPS tool check to see if the sensors are any good? I have my own tire changer and balancer but have no way to check the sensor function.
TIPS seems to be a generic term. Have you found a brand that you're happy with?
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The tool name I have is TIPS # TIPS003B, but there are a whole lot of makers. its a foot long and bright green.
http://www.usatoolwarehouse.com/usat...-TIPS003B.html


I remember tire rack had a tool after I bought mine for around 50 dollars, the one I bought was 100 bucks when I got it, I didn't realize they went up that much.

This tool works on all sensors all frequencies, I use it to check the sensors when I get them in the mail.

I suppose by now there are other models and new sensors, but I never had a car yet that this one didn't work on, I have it a very long time.

On the older cars you could put the car in the lean mode, then get the computer to see the sensors using a big magnet, one end of the my TIPS is a magnet.
or you could let air out of the tire then the computer in the car would recognize the sensor.

On the older chevy's between 2008-12 you could use the air method but I'm not sure you can on the newer cars.
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