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Tire Pressure Sensors

Hey guys, I have a 2014 Impala 2LT. I recently upgraded my stock 18? wheels to the stock 19? wheels and now my tire pressure light is on and I?m getting a message every time I start my car. I?m assuming I need to get my computer reset to the new wheels but I?m not very savvy in that department. Could somebody direct me in the right direction un updating my car to sense the new wheels? Thank
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first, did you have the sensors in the tires swapped to the new ones/did the new ones come with new sensors? your manual will tell you how to sync them in, look up TPMS.

(should work similarly with newer body style as well).
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The new wheels and tires have sensors installed. I just don?t know much about them and how to update. I?ll check out that video and see if that helps
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I don?t have the tool, so it looks like I?ll be gong to a tire store or the dealership
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nah, don't go to the store/dealer. as you get to each tire you can increase or decrease the tire pressure until the horn beeps. then go to the next tire. I typically decrease the tire pressure until the horn beeps at me. your manual will describe the exact process on how to sync the tires in. it should take 5 minutes or less. once they're synced, you just need to adjust the pressures back to normal levels (inside of the drivers door will tell the cold pressures (morning time is best to get a cold pressure and they fluctuate with the outside temps such as the colder it gets the lower the pressure will go on you)).

while you're doing the syncing it may take several seconds so hold with it until the horn beeps. it would be helpful to do so near a tire inflator of some sort so you can restore tire pressures to the proper levels once you're all synced up.

reply back on how it goes for you. you can't hurt anything so give it a shot. worst case you restore your tire pressures back to the normal levels and try it again. also after getting new tires on my car a couple of weeks ago it did take a couple of miles for the tires to resync back in. so after doing a sync, go for a quick drive and keep an eye to see if they pop back into sync.
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I know that method works on some older cars, but I'm almost positive that it doesn't work on the 2012+ Impalas (unfortunately)... What year f Impala have you used it on?

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2010 impala and 2011 cruze. Cruze takes longer to sync each tire. They have to give the user a way to do something that simple their selves, otherwise its a worthless system. Again if that doesnít work I stand by check your manual.


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2010 impala and 2011 cruze. Cruze takes longer to sync each tire. They have to give the user a way to do something that simple their selves, otherwise its a worthless system. Again if that doesnít work I stand by check your manual.


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Yeah, I know the manual for my 2012 says that you have to use a TPMS tool and I'm pretty sure I tried it before I broke down and got the tool. The tools are dirt cheap nowadays (under $50 I think) and make it super simple and really fast. Really, most people don't rotate their own tires or do their own tire work, so most people probably don't care. I do rotate my own tires though, so I wanted the ability to do it myself.

I'd like to hear from others, but I'm 99% sure that it doesn't work on the 2012+ Impalas. They would rather make you take it to them and take your money. It's the same for programming keyfobs - or maybe it's new keys - they also took away the ability to do those yourself on the newer Impalas (can't remember if it was programming new fobs or new keys off-hand).

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You need a tool to relearn new style TPMS system. This is about as cheap as Ive found them:



Additionally, your new wheels may have A: failed sensors, or B: incorrect frequency sensors that arent compatible with your car. Theres no way to know without programming via this tool and the procedure in your owners manual
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Damn, is that tool cheap nowadays!! I got mine about a year ago (maybe 2) and I think it was like $80!! It's the Kent Moore-branded one, but still!!

The one linked to above is $18.99!! :-)

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Yeah theres at least a half dozen clones of the original KentMoore badged tool made by Orange. Im no longer convinced the original is better than the clones.

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Yeah, I know the manual for my 2012 says that you have to use a TPMS tool and I'm pretty sure I tried it before I broke down and got the tool. The tools are dirt cheap nowadays (under $50 I think) and make it super simple and really fast. Really, most people don't rotate their own tires or do their own tire work, so most people probably don't care. I do rotate my own tires though, so I wanted the ability to do it myself.

I'd like to hear from others, but I'm 99% sure that it doesn't work on the 2012+ Impalas. They would rather make you take it to them and take your money. It's the same for programming keyfobs - or maybe it's new keys - they also took away the ability to do those yourself on the newer Impalas (can't remember if it was programming new fobs or new keys off-hand).

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Pretty sure without looking that the manual on our 2012 says a tool is required or to take it to your dealer for tpms programming.

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I think I've tried letting the air out or adding air to relearn the positions, didn't work or I could've been doing something wrong as I was a little younger and less patient. This is for my 07'.

I have another question, not trying to hijack the thread but does anyone know if discount tires will install tire pressure sensors that you brought yourself? Or do will they only install the ones you buy from them? I could call them and ask but just thought I ask here first.

If that tool is only $18 I see one in my near future, I am finally getting tired of the TPMS light in my car lol.

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...but does anyone know if discount tires will install tire pressure sensors that you brought yourself?
Here in DFW, I've paid Discount Tire about 60 bucks each , two times if I recall correctly, using their sensors. I thought that was a decent price for the sensor, installation and balancing.

If you have the tool, I suppose you can do it yourself, but keep in mind, it's not hard to knock the tire out of balance while you're installing it.

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Here in DFW, I've paid Discount Tire about 60 bucks each , two times if I recall correctly, using their sensors. I thought that was a decent price for the sensor, installation and balancing.

If you have the tool, I suppose you can do it yourself, but keep in mind, it's not hard to knock the tire out of balance while you're installing it.

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If it was only 60 bucks per tire then I'll gladly pay that. That is a really decent price.

For some reason I recall them wanting to charge around $90 per tire and I was not prepared to spend that much so I've been dealing with the light.

Thanks for the info, I am going to check with them again on their pricing.

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