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
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).
Will TMPS pipe bomb work for dead batteries in original sensors?
My 2008 IS 250 now has perpetual false tire pressure warnings because the batteries in one or more sensors are dead. My question is, if I buy four sensors on eBay and put them in the pressurized PVC container, will that turn off the dash lights even though the original sensors are still in my wheels?
BTW, it was really annoying when I first went to the dealer about the warning light and they pretended to not know TPMS batteries were dead and offered to sell me a $50 computer diagnostic. There ought to be justice.
If you get new sensors, you will have to program them so they can be recognized. No 2 ways about it.
Legally the tire suppliers can not remove TPMS sensors, if your car is so equipped, because they can be liable.
The TPMS was implemented and are now almost standard due to accidents caused by tire pressure issues, over and under inflation. And with the whole MPG push, they want cars to have the optimum tire pressure at any given time to save on gas.
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