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Old 08-09-2003, 11:40 PM   #1
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Anyone know the average lifespan of a tire sensor monitor before the battery wears out?
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The 97-00 units are starting to fail a little more regularly now. 5-7 years on (more or less) a watch battery isn't bad... just sucks to change them... along with the expense :eek:

We normally carry replacements in stock. Give us a call if you need one :)

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Anyone know the average lifespan of a tire sensor monitor before the battery wears out?
Severe temperature cycling will cut it down but the lithium batteries should be good for about 10 years. Which means early failures should start showing up on some c5s now.


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8 to 10 years. Of course individual driving conditions may affect that (probably downward) their life to 6 to 8 years.

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I don't know.. my experience is alot worse than that posted..

On my 99 coupe, I had two replaced before I dumped it.

On my 00 coupe, I had two replaced before I dumped it.

On my 02 coupe, I just had my first replaced..
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these early failures , were they from the rear tires where you spin them up more?
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The sensors switch themselves off if not in use so I think their life span is mileage based instead of time based.
I have 67K miles on my '99 and so far I had to replace the RF sensor. It just started giving a reading above 55Mph.
All others are still original and working fine.

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