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will it throw that code or sensor though?
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so in the next yr or so when i get after market rims, what will happen and what will i need to do?
they can put the sensors from your stock rims on your new aftermarket rims, but you will need new bands for the cradles to attach to. i bought mine off ebay for like 60 bucks shipped for all 4, but i am sure tire shops will have them too, up here no one had any but the ford dealer wanted over 200 bucks for 4 news ones and you need a special tool to install the clamp on them or some BS
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so in the next yr or so when i get after market rims, what will happen and what will i need to do?
If you want too keep the sensors:

You will need 4 new bands. Most tire shops and the dealer will charge you an arm and a leg. The shop is required to transfer the sensors over to the new rims. They may charge you labor to transfer the sensors though. They should reset the system for you, once again they may charge you. You should be able to do it yourself, let me look tomorrow.


If there is a Costco near you go and talk to their tire people a month or 2 before you do it and ask them for the bands, even if you arnt having them install the tires, they will sell you the bands. They probably only have 1 or 2 on hand so they will need to order them for you, hence the month or 2 before.


If you do not want to keep your sensors:

You will have to carry in your rims to be mounted, and then carry them out and put them on your truck at home. Remove the gauge cluster and pull the bulb.
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they can put the sensors from your stock rims on your new aftermarket rims, but you will need new bands for the cradles to attach to. i bought mine off ebay for like 60 bucks shipped for all 4, but i am sure tire shops will have them too, up here no one had any but the ford dealer wanted over 200 bucks for 4 news ones and you need a special tool to install the clamp on them or some BS
Aftermarket bands are like giant hose clamps. The factory ones are a metal strap with a goofy clip on it.
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All I did was walk in and ask 'em to mount the set of tires in the bed of my truck onto the rims in the cab of my truck. They were well aware of the TPMS system in the truck but either they didn't care about the law or they didn't say anything since I didn't have them actually mount the wheels to the truck. It might be worth it (if your buying new wheels & new tires) to just have them mount the tires on the wheels and mount them on the truck yourself.
They looked the other way. Since they were not mounting them onto the truck they were not removing the sensors and therefore not violating any laws.

If anyone came after them all they have to say is we mounted the tires to the rims, we dont know what vehicle the rims were mounted on.
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I got a price from ford at $60.00 per band... I said f' it and I plan on pulling my cluster and painting/taping the light.
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i would just pull the bulb. im one of the few who actually checks the pressure weekly and keeps an eye on them if the look low so i wouldnt need it
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i would just pull the bulb. im one of the few who actually checks the pressure weekly and keeps an eye on them if the look low so i wouldnt need it
there is no bulb, the led for the tpms light in soldered right into the cluster, i would be quite hesitant to remove it, just put a piece of tape of the back of the speedo face like i did, light blinks, but you can't see it. now if you have a lariat, the message center with flash "TPMS FAULT" and you will get a light too
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there is no bulb, the led for the tpms light in soldered right into the cluster, i would be quite hesitant to remove it, just put a piece of tape of the back of the speedo face like i did, light blinks, but you can't see it. now if you have a lariat, the message center with flash "TPMS FAULT" and you will get a light too
The F-150 cluster is different from the Ranger cluster. It might have a bulb in it, no promises though.
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^^ I think F150s got LEDs before we did... but I can't promise that... I would just put tape over it...
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The F-150 cluster is different from the Ranger cluster. It might have a bulb in it, no promises though.
he is talking about his 07 f150
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he is talking about his 07 f150
Touche!

I didn't look in his sig.
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yup. so there is a bulb to remove or isnt? and how hard is the cluster to take apart?
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yup. so there is a bulb to remove or isnt? and how hard is the cluster to take apart?
there is no bulb that can be removed, it is led soldered into the cluster, all you have to do is pop off the clear lense, pull back the applique, find that damn the tpms light and put a small piece of electrical tape on the back. light still flashes but you can't see it.
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ok, thats the same thing my gpaw did w/ his CEL on his old chevy. came on ALL the time for the smallest thing like air bein in the fuel line or something. thanks
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Icon4 Disable tire pressure monitor sensor

I have an '08 Ranger 4.0 4x4, and anyone who's drive one of these can tell you what an unbelievably bouncy ride it has. I dread ever time I hit uneven pavement because the truck literally bounces into the adjacent lane. A person could get killed with this truck! So, I rotated my tires and now that friggin' tire pressure monitor light is on. Since the truck bounces around now on the tire pressure I have +-30 psi), the last thing I want to do is add more air and make the truck even bouncier. Is there any way to disable that sensor?
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Funny - I've got a 2008 FX4 and have had the tires rotated every year for the last 4 years or so and never had the tire pressure indicator come on. And I usually run 36 lbs in the front and 34 lbs in the rear.
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Same. I get my tires rotated every oil change and have no problems. One of your tires must be low. You also may need shocks.
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it could be the spare theres a sensor in those to if its low it'll trip the light i hate dealing with them at the shop they are extremely moody and usually have to be recalibrated with the tool if the pressure is to low for extended periods. Also the batteries in them don't last long at all.
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I have an '08 Ranger 4.0 4x4, and anyone who's drive one of these can tell you what an unbelievably bouncy ride it has. I dread ever time I hit uneven pavement because the truck literally bounces into the adjacent lane. A person could get killed with this truck! So, I rotated my tires and now that friggin' tire pressure monitor light is on. Since the truck bounces around now on the tire pressure I have +-30 psi), the last thing I want to do is add more air and make the truck even bouncier. Is there any way to disable that sensor?
rotating your tires does not affect the ford TPMS sensors, band or valve stem style. I rotate tires all day long doing services on ford vehicles and we do not have to re-train sensors for a rotation. Ive also ridden in my buddies 08' 4L 4x4 ranger and it rides fine on and off road, dunno whats wrong with yours lol
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Its hit or miss on the rotation causing issues I've seen some of the older systems that have a reset procedure for them. But i was just eliminating his concern of low pressure that most likely its not the four tires on the road causing the light since it has to be off by 5 pounds or more to trip the light. And i believe 30psi is the factory setting on hat truck so its most likely the spare thats low and its probably just a coincidence that it happened after a tire rotation.
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Wow, this thread was like 4 years dead. I do have to agree with the new comments. The only time mine has come on in 5 years is when I remove air to wheel offroad or when I had a nail and it did its job.

No issues in rotating.


As for bouncy? When I got my 265's they put 60 psi in them cus they are a E load tire. That was bouncy. I dropped it to 37 front and rear and I have had no issues since. Even my TPMS has not been triggered.
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