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    I have a 2010 tundra double can that came with factory steel rims. I just installed the 2012 20" tundra platinum rims on my truck but the wheels did not come with tire pressure sensors. Can I use my sensors from the 2010 steel wheels on the 20" alloys? If not what part # sensors do I need to order. The sensor light actually didn't activate for the first 24 hours but is now illuminated. Please help

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    The steel wheels take 40 degree sensors. The alloy wheels require 20 degree sensors. The are not interchangeable.
    The option is to seal the sensors from your steel wheels inside a piece of plastic pipe and pressurize it.
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    Thanks for the help! And this is a reliable fix?

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    So if I buy 20 degree sensors and have them installed will the work correctly. How much do you think a shop would charge me to apply them. If I don't install them for a while it won't damage anything correct, it will just keep the annoying light on right???

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    The cheapest fix is some black tape over the light, unless your state requires the TPMS to function for inspection.
    I suggest you shop around a bit. The factory sensor price is quite high, but dealers have the Techstream to enter the new sensor serial numbers into the ECU.
    Some tire shops have the tools to enter them into the ECU but a lot of them don't. Tire shops are always questionable when it comes to installing them without damage.
    If you buy aftermarket sensors (much cheaper) make sure you write down all four serial numbers before you install them. These numbers must be entered into the ECU to get rid of the light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mendonsy View Post
    The steel wheels take 40 degree sensors. The alloy wheels require 20 degree sensors. The are not interchangeable.
    The option is to seal the sensors from your steel wheels inside a piece of plastic pipe and pressurize it.
    EASY....TPMS ISSUES SOLVED! Pictures Included
    Come on Mendonsy that's the caveman approach. You steered me to the wiring work around by bstevens a month ago. I purchased the parts for like $4.00, did a little soldering and problem solved. Sure beats carrying a pressurized canister around.

    Firemedic71 - Check out this thread for a quick fix. See post #11

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    Why you gonna take a chance with your life and your 30k truck to save $150 on tpms and $60 to install bro? Tires are the most important part on your truck.


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    Most people including me have lived quite safely for years w/o TPMS just check your air pressure and look at your tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dndodd View Post
    Most people including me have lived quite safely for years w/o TPMS just check your air pressure and look at your tires.
    My thoughts exactly. If TPMS were a $500 option I suspect that very few would opt in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delaware View Post
    My thoughts exactly. If TPMS were a $500 option I suspect that very few would opt in.
    AND ........... For those of us with '07s the sensor batteries are due to die of old age soon so it's about $500 to replace them.
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    You can just buy new stems that will work with the 20's and use your old sensors. To install a sensor you don't have to dismount the tire, just break the front bead. It should be under a $100. Do the new wheels you bought not have sensors? I'd check that first, cause they can be learnt to you truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mendonsy View Post
    AND ........... For those of us with '07s the sensor batteries are due to die of old age soon so it's about $500 to replace them.
    And when the batterie[s] die does the pressurize tube do you any good?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delaware View Post
    And when the batterie[s] die does the pressurize tube do you any good?
    Nope, not one bit of good!
    And for those of us who have to have a functional TPMS to pass inspection, it will require a bit more elaborate bypass circuit.
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