Newbie TPMS question

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chat and Discussion' started by Mayhem, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. Mayhem

    Mayhem Active Member

    I don't know things. And I accept this.

    I have been super busy with work and have yet to swap my summer tires back on and the winters off.
    Originally I did the swap through the dealership, and they set the new TPMS for my winter set with some handheld device.

    Does this mean I'd need that device again when I put on the summers? Or would it still register the old TPMS?

    I'd like to maybe not pay the dealership to do something as simple as swapping my tires every winter/summer for me... if I can just figure it out myself.

    Yes I can proudly say that I have never changed a wheel/tire. /flex)
     
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  3. eRic

    eRic Active Member

  4. Mayhem

    Mayhem Active Member

    Thank you sir
     
  5. SpaceFish

    SpaceFish Member

    For my '13 Focus ST and my '14 Mustang GT TireRack tried to sell me the TPMS training tool when I bought my winters and yet both cars automagically detected the new sensors and I never needed the tool. Maybe I just got lucky?
     
  6. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I needed to use the training tool on our 2013 Escape when changing summer and winter tires.
     
  7. spangenb

    spangenb Active Member

    Do you keep the other set of tires near the car? If you don't drive more than about 20 miles before the car is near the other set of tires again then it will still detect the set that is off the car and the light won't come on. With my '08 Mustang and '12 Focus the light eventually came on and I had to retrain the car with the tool.

    Also there is a whole thread on this, but the procedure for training on the FiST is different depending on whether you are just rotating tires or swapping on a different set.
     
  8. BlackBird

    BlackBird Active Member Staff Member

    The tool is useful to have. I need to get it when I get my winters on, as it gets too cold in here to store my summers in my non-temp controlled garage without severely messing up the compound by subjecting it to 0 F or lower temps.
     
  9. SpaceFish

    SpaceFish Member


    No - I store them in the basement on the far end of the house. There were some on the Focus forum that had the same experience as I did. I'm not complaining. I kept the tool just in case.
     
  10. spangenb

    spangenb Active Member

    Yeah that's strange. Guess it's a bonus as long as the sensors still work as expected :)
     
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