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I rotated my tires and the TPMS sensors are still reading as though they are located in the same locations before the rotation as opposed to their new location (fronts to rears, rears to fronts).

For example, my front right tire has a small nail and leaked a bit of air, so the pressure is down to 35psi whereas the rest are at 38. That leaking tire which was in the front and is now in the back, still shows that it is in the original (front) location on driver's display.

Is there a way to reset the TPMS signals so they are accurately reflected in the driver's display?

P.S. I'm getting the tire patched today...
 

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Thank you, much appreciated. It looks like the process of resetting the TPMS sensors only works on 2011s and that the later years all need to reset tool. Is that true or will it work on my '13?
Your understanding is correct -- you need the tool. If you have Discount Tire/America's Tire repair the tire (for free), ask them to do the relearn procedure. Throw a few bucks in their tip jar.
 

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Your understanding is correct -- you need the tool. If you have Discount Tire/America's Tire repair the tire (for free), ask them to do the relearn procedure. Throw a few bucks in their tip jar.
Ok, thanks for confirming. I actually found the tool on ebay for $12 brand new, so I just bought it and will deal until with the issue myself moving forward since I'm a DIYer anyway.
 

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I have a tool, have barely used it since I bought it. If you bring you car over, I'll happily reset your TPMS for free. that said, I have stopped rotating my tires altogether. All it does it spread out the wear more evenly amongst the 4 tires. I have chosen to let the fronts wear, then when I feel they are unsafe, buy two new tires for those two wheels, and move them to the back, putting the existing rears into the front.

I did this for years because the BMW owner's manual for my 5 series said not to rotate at all (despite the dealership still offering to do so). You might save $50-100 of wear in exchange for much more spent in money, inconvenience, and hassle waiting for you car at the tire shop. I still need my reset tool for when I swap in snow tires for all season tires. Plus I meticulously monitor the tire wear to make sure I'm not out of alignment. Seriously, if you are constantly rotating every 5k miles as they often recommend, there's no way to tell if a particular corner is wearing prematurely, since you are always moving it around. Plus, think about what happens to the tire as it gets used to going one direction, then you flip it around and the belts have to settle into their new positions rotating the other direction. I have become anti-rotational as I now believe it's just a way to get your car into the shop for them to find something else to also fix.

The only vehicles where it is really important to rotate the tires is something like a Subaru with AWD as they need all four wheels to be the same size to avoid tearing up the AWD system. And the Uber high performance vehicles have different size tires in the front and back anyway.
 

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I actually found the tool on ebay for $12 brand new, so I just bought it and will deal until with the issue myself moving forward since I'm a DIYer anyway.
Do you have a link for that item? That is about $50 cheaper than I've ever seen a relearn tool listed for. At that price, everybody here would probably be interested.
 

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Do you have a link for that item? That is about $50 cheaper than I've ever seen a relearn tool listed for. At that price, everybody here would probably be interested.
^^^This!^^^
 

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Do you have a link for that item? That is about $50 cheaper than I've ever seen a relearn tool listed for. At that price, everybody here would probably be interested.
^^^This!^^^:)
 

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I hope the OP isn't referring to the $12 magnet that is being sold on ebay as a TMPS relearn tool. It won't work on the Volt TPMS. You need the battery-powered guy that outputs a specific reset frequency.

The orange or blue EL-50448 that is all over ebay for $25-$35 works well. I've used it on my car a few times.
 

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I have a tool, have barely used it since I bought it. If you bring you car over, I'll happily reset your TPMS for free. that said, I have stopped rotating my tires altogether. All it does it spread out the wear more evenly amongst the 4 tires. I have chosen to let the fronts wear, then when I feel they are unsafe, buy two new tires for those two wheels, and move them to the back, putting the existing rears into the front.

I did this for years because the BMW owner's manual for my 5 series said not to rotate at all (despite the dealership still offering to do so). You might save $50-100 of wear in exchange for much more spent in money, inconvenience, and hassle waiting for you car at the tire shop. I still need my reset tool for when I swap in snow tires for all season tires. Plus I meticulously monitor the tire wear to make sure I'm not out of alignment. Seriously, if you are constantly rotating every 5k miles as they often recommend, there's no way to tell if a particular corner is wearing prematurely, since you are always moving it around. Plus, think about what happens to the tire as it gets used to going one direction, then you flip it around and the belts have to settle into their new positions rotating the other direction. I have become anti-rotational as I now believe it's just a way to get your car into the shop for them to find something else to also fix.

The only vehicles where it is really important to rotate the tires is something like a Subaru with AWD as they need all four wheels to be the same size to avoid tearing up the AWD system. And the Uber high performance vehicles have different size tires in the front and back anyway.
I appreciate that, but I live in WA state, so it'd be a bit of a drive to chitown. :)

Do you have a link for that item? That is about $50 cheaper than I've ever seen a relearn tool listed for. At that price, everybody here would probably be interested.
^^^This!^^^
^^^This!^^^:)
I hope the OP isn't referring to the $12 magnet that is being sold on ebay as a TMPS relearn tool. It won't work on the Volt TPMS. You need the battery-powered guy that outputs a specific reset frequency.

The orange or blue EL-50448 that is all over ebay for $25-$35 works well. I've used it on my car a few times.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/EL-50448-Auto-Tire-Pressure-Monitor-Sensor-Activation-Tool-OEC-T5-for-GM-/112401254164?vxp=mtr
 

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Offer still stands for any other forum members in the area. By the way, I'm about 2.5 hours south of Chicago. By Illini country I really mean the Fighting Illini at the University of Illinois.

Dang, that tool looks almost identical to mine in shape, though the color isn't the same. I think I paid $85 for mine. It works great, but looks like a crappy device made in China.
 

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I'm sitting here shaking my head in amazement. At $12.89 they are even shipping free from China . . . ????? Seller has only one feedback (for a brooch), but probably worth the risk at that price. Nice find . . . surprised you found it since the title doesn't include "Relearn" or "TPMS".

Thanks for the link.
 

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I am still waiting for it to be delivered, so once it is I'll report back my findings. In the meantime, I stopped by my local tireshop and they took care of the relearning for me this time.
 

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To provide an update, I placed my order My 10th. The estimated delivery window was May30th to July 5th. No delivery, no communication during that time. On July 20th I asked for my money back from Pay Pal. I was fully reimbursed on July 24th. I guess it was too good to be true.
 

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To provide an update, I placed my order My 10th. The estimated delivery window was May30th to July 5th. No delivery, no communication during that time. On July 20th I asked for my money back from Pay Pal. I was fully reimbursed on July 24th. I guess it was too good to be true.

Same thing here. It was worth a shot...
 
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