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Old 08-03-12, 12:24 AM   #106
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^ that is smart! did you get the wheel from home depot or something?
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Old 08-03-12, 03:10 PM   #107
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^ that is smart! did you get the wheel from home depot or something?

I couldn't find it from home depot. They only had 30 max psi so I bought it from eBay (50psi). I think it was like $10 with shipping.
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Do you have to put all 4 TMPS in the canister or spare, or can you get away with just one?
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How does the dealer program new sensors? Do they need the sensor itself or a number on the sensor? I have all the parts to get this done just need to know about the programming.
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How does the dealer program new sensors? Do they need the sensor itself or a number on the sensor? I have all the parts to get this done just need to know about the programming.
They need all the numbers on the sensors. Don't know how much they barge tho. Just call them first.
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Old 09-06-12, 09:52 AM   #111
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I did this too but it leaked after few months so I got $8 hand truck / wheelbarrows tires that hold 50psi. Deflated to 0 and I squeezed all four sensors in there and inflated back to 40psi and never had problems

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I've never had a tire with a TPMS in it - do they unscrew from the inside or do you have to push them from the outside back in without destroying them in the process??

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Building a canister this weekend, decided not to buy sensors for my new milanni z453 wheels and I can't tolerate the warning on the dash any longer. it's just too bad that lexus designers forced this decision - would be nice if they gave a simply option of turning the feature off when you don't want to use it.

btw. for any other tpms noobies, they unscrew from the outside (just a hex cover over the stem).
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Pretty sure it is a legal issue, not a Lexus issue.

You have to remove the tires to get the TPMS sensors out. You can find 4 new sensors on eBay for like $40. Much cheaper than removing and remounting tires.
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