So I read about the whole TPMS thing regarding the tire/wheel and how
they have to be specially synched using some gizmo so that it
communicates to the TPMS. Seeing as how the 2013 Elantra GLS doesn't
come with a spare, much less a full sized one, if I were to get a full
size OEM rim and tire and had to replace a tire due to puncture or
whatever, would there be any problem in putting it on? Would it work
just like replacing a regular tire and TPMS would "learn" or would
TPMS come on because it has not been synched?
You'd need to swap the sensor from the wheel being removed or purchase a new
sensor and use a special tool to program the sensor ID to the car in place of
the one on the removed wheel.
Of course, if the warning lamp doesn't bother you, you can just put in a regular
valve stem and not worry about the lamp.
Thanks for the info and yes, 4-Door GLS. And the sensor is in that
tiny little valve stem? So if I buy a rim and that valve stem the
dealership can program it to my car? Any idea what that costs?
- Thee Chicago Wolf [MVP]
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