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Dealer wants $50 to program them. They are aftermarket from discount tire. Is there anyway to do it myself? I'll buy a tool if I have to. I hate my dealer.
 

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Take your car back to Discount Tire and have them "learn" the TPMS system. It's the same requirement as when you rotate the tires.
 

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That's BS my dealer did it for free and took less than 2 minutes....I only went in to ask if they would do it and they sent someone out with the tool.
 

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Let me get this straight, when the tires are rotated by the dealer with a oil change and scheduled maint. the car computer needs to be re-learned as to what sensors are where? Been chasing a low tire light for the left front when actually the left rear was the culprit. Guess the dealership has a real tool working for them. Guess that will be question to ask the service writer at the next rotation.
 

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when the tires are rotated by the dealer with a oil change and scheduled maint. the car computer needs to be re-learned as to what sensors are where?
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Been chasing a low tire light for the left front when actually the left rear was the culprit. Guess the dealership has a real tool working for them. Guess that will be question to ask the service writer at the next rotation.
More likely, someone is under pressure to get things Done. It's not something the customer will notice until a tire starts to go down. The chance of it blowing back to the employee - nil. But it does say something about the dealership, priorities and supervision.
 

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Let me get this straight, when the tires are rotated by the dealer with a oil change and scheduled maint. the car computer needs to be re-learned as to what sensors are where? Been chasing a low tire light for the left front when actually the left rear was the culprit. Guess the dealership has a real tool working for them. Guess that will be question to ask the service writer at the next rotation.
The tpms must be 're learned' with every tire rotation.......your dealer evidently forgot......just stop in....it only takes a minute or two using the tool pictured.

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Been chasing a low tire light for the left front when actually the left rear was the culprit. Guess the dealership has a real tool working for them. Guess that will be question to ask the service writer at the next rotation.
I had the exact same thing happen recently to me. Place I bought the tires does rotation for free if you buy 4 tires, but because it was more convenience I just paid the dealer to do it. However when the dealership did the work they never reset the tire location. I will be mentioning this next time I'm at the dealer.
 

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Like Obermd said ... take it back to Discount Tire and have them re-learn your sensors. I have to ask them every time I take any of my vehicles to get a balance/rotate to re-learn the sensors, which should just be a given. If they tell you they can't do it, and the dealership you're taking it to wants to charge you for something so simple, I'd find a new dealership to do business with. My dealership of choice for maintenance has never charged me for that! Talk to the service manager if you choose to stay with the same dealership though.
 

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Guess the dealership has a real tool working for them.
I wouldn't be surprised if the "tool" that wanted to charge you $50 was going to just pocket the cash for his 2-3 minutes worth of work. It seems that the electronic tool that's actually useful is smarter than the other tool in this case!
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