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I just have the basic TPMS system, with no EVIC readout. Is there a certain programming procedure that would need to be performed, or do you just install these, and then drive to auto-learn? According to the Amazon reviews, You just need to install, and let the sensors auto-program.

I was trying to get some quotes, for having the sensors installed, and was getting some crazy numbers, and information. The first place I asked, was a mechanic/shop owner friend of my co-worker. He usually is kind of high on quotes, but does very good work. He quoted me $130. While trying to get a lower price, I called a few places today, and got a couple quotes of $415, and $600. I was actually laughing at the guy who quoted me $600. Just for shits and gigs, I asked how much it would be if I had my own sensors, that I bought on Amazon for $13 each. And he said that they wouldn't work. I then told him that I bought $12 sensors for my dad's 2009 Town & Country, over ten years ago, and they still work today. He then quoted me like $160.

I can't remember, but I think my dad had his metal sensors (one had already broken, and was replaced) replaced with the $12 Amazon rubber ones that I bought him, at Discount Tire or Sam's Club. I don't know how much he paid. He might have been buying tires when he had it done too. I wouldn't think that Discount Tire would want to install customer TPMS sensors, and not make that $60 - $80 premium, per tire, that they get to charge you for making you buy from them.

This is an example of what they are selling on Amazon:

https://a.co/fnXiUyH
 

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Nobody knows if you can use "pre-programmed" TPMS sensors with the non-EVIC TPMS system?

What kind of sensor is everyone using? I still haven't put my winter tires/rims on because I wanted to get sensors for them.

I guess I'll just have to order them, and be the guinea pig.
 

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i didn't respond because i'm not 100% sure, and was hoping someone would share there knoledge with all of us,

when you buy sensors they are programmed with a code #, install the sensor into the wheel then program that wheel into the Nitro's computer, i'm pretty sure you can only program 4 sensors to your Nitro, which means everytime you swap the wheels from winter to summer you will need to reprogram the wheels into the Nitros computer,
 
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According to the Amazon descriptions all you have to do to make these work, is air your tires up to the proper pressure, and then drive for over 20 minutes. They say that you can use a TPMS sensor reader and then an OBDII TPMS tool to make them work immediately, but it's not necessary.

I have heard that "cloning" was a thing, for the situation that I'm in, with having two sets of seasonal tires/rims, but I think that just makes it so the computer doesn't have to look for 4 new sensors again, after switching tires/rims every time.

I did stop at a place that said they would install them for $100. I guess I'll find out if they really need any kind of programming or not. If they do end up needing some kind of programming, then I hope the place won't charge too much, if anything, to do it.
 

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maybe a good idea to write down the serial number of each sensor ( it's printed on the sensor) as you put then in the wheel, and maybe mark each wheel so you know which wheel has which sensor just in case, it might save you having to take the tires off later if you need to find the serial numbers, fingers crossed they will be just fine,
i remember some members saying they had no issues, they installed them and where good to go, and then some said they had to have them programmed, depends on the type you buy i guess,
 

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I guess there are some sensors that are called "universal" sensors, that need to be programmed, but I think those are for like tire shops that are servicing all different types of vehicles.

I don't really care if the vehicle knows what wheel has low pressure, I just want the light to go off, and the chimes to stop at start up. And as long as I know that any of the tires are low, I can just check them all. My Nitro TPMS light only flashes a certain amount of times to let you know what tire is low anyway.
 

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Well, I got some 'MOSTPLUS' generic brand preprogrammed TPMS sensors from Amazon. Had a local tire/repair shop install them, while the winter tires/rims were still off the vehicle. Took the winter tires back home, and swapped them with my summer 20" tires/rims. I have now taken my Nitro for several drives, and the TPMS light has never even come on. I guess the Nitro immediately recognized the new sensors, and had no problem with it no longer communicating with the other ones.

Now I hope that they last several years.
 
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