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2016 transit: no tpms in spare?

Wife's 2016 transit connect had a flat,so I put the spare on. Now the low tire pressure light won't go off and it says tpms fault. I tried to train the tires by letting air out for 10 seconds. That worked for all tires except the spare I put on. What do I need to do to get the spare tire trained?
 
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Old 03-09-2018, 09:16 AM
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You will need to put a sensor in the spare lol... Yes they do not come with a sensor.
 
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Old 03-09-2018, 09:34 AM
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You will need to put a sensor in the spare lol... Yes they do not come with a sensor.
The tire has to be taken off the bead to do that,right? Which means I have to take it to a tire shop or just deal with the light being on and check tires once a week since we live on gravel. Light is fine with me,but maybe not so much with my wife.
 
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Old 03-09-2018, 09:39 AM
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Yes the bead has to be broken and a new valve stem which includes the sensor installed. I have done it with just breaking the bead without removing the tire from the rim.
 
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Old 03-10-2018, 08:11 PM
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I went through the same thing with my wife's Subaru. It came with one of those little fake tires and we had it replaced with a full sized spare--and the light came on. It's a pain, but probably worth dealing with in the long run.
 
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Obvious solution is to fix the flat or replace the damaged tire, then remount it to it's original position.

I am driving with the spare right now, and the original tire is in the spare tire well. The TPMS will activate the dash light, and the display will show TPMS fault. But it does not effect driveability.
 
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Old 09-16-2018, 01:10 AM
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Obvious solution is to fix the flat or replace the damaged tire, then remount it to it's original position.

I am driving with the spare right now, and the original tire is in the spare tire well. The TPMS will activate the dash light, and the display will show TPMS fault. But it does not effect driveability.
yeah had the crappy tires that came on it replaced a couple months ago. Spare is back under it,no tpms light. Wife is happy $600 later.
 
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Old 09-16-2018, 01:45 AM
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$600? What kind of tire did you buy?

I've been looking at OEM size tires, 215/55R16, and I am seeing prices under $50 per tire.

This is a Transit Connect. Not a performance vehicle. All that I need is something that is legal for sale in USA - approved by US DOT with a DOT number stamped onto the sidewall. Even the cheapest tires I see are "All Season", have a reasonable amount of tread depth, and offer a minimum of 40,000 mile warranty - The OEM tires on a new Transit Connect are "All Season" with a 40,000 mile warranty.
 
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Old 09-16-2018, 02:33 PM
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actual tires were $480 installed I think, Had some other work done for the total $600. Not using it as a performance vehicle,we live on gravel and were having flats every other week with only 33,000 miles on the factory tires. 13,000 miles on these no problems yet. Really thinking about seeing If I can get light truck tires in this size next time we need tires. Something more durable then all seasons.
 
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Along the same lines, my tire pressure light on the 2015 Connect went on. Every tire is within 3-4 lbs of 40 but the light stays on (no spare tire involved). Is there a magic button somewhere that needs to be pushed?
 
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I would make it closer to the 2-3 PSI closer. But you might need to reprogram the sensors to the vehicle.
 
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Did you, or a service technician, rotate the tires? Try resetting the TPMS system.




 
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Old 11-08-2018, 05:06 PM
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Did you, or a service technician, rotate the tires? Try resetting the TPMS system.




I finally sat down and read ALL the directions, did it right, it's all good. And, thanks for the help. Evan
 
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Old 11-09-2018, 03:18 AM
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TPMS has been around for about a decade now. The process to reprogram the sensors works every time, when you follow the directions. I believe that tire shops have a tool which connects via OBDII port. But I doubt if any of us will spend $$$XXX to buy such a tool. Hang tight. Eventually, it will be available via a cell phone app. Technology is already there. Nobody wants to give the technology away for free. That is why you have to pay for the good version of Torque app, and FORScan app.
 
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