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Old 06-14-2018, 12:10 PM
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Second owner of this vehicle. Suspect the batteries are finally beginning to fail. The sensors are those with a metal valve stem. Right front fails to reset with the magnet approach. So, I need to replace it. Likely should do all four of them.

Tire shops says they can replace with sensors that are rubber valve stem. Since the ones on the car (I assume) are OE, is there a specific reason they have a metal valve stem? Can I use the replacement product the tire shop has (rubber stems)? If anyone has sourced these OE (metal) devices on Amazon or similar do you have a product number for what you acquired?

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There are plenty of horror stories on this Forum about members that bought after market TPMS to save a few $$ and then could not get them to train to the C5. There is a specific procedure to train TPMS to the C5. It requires a magnet if you use the OEM sensors. See below.

After market TPMS each have their own procedure to get them to transmit on command. Some use proprietary tools, some require letting air out of each tire, some require waving a dead cat over you head 13 times on the 2nd full moon of the month at exactly midnight, well you get the idea.

If it were me I would stick to the Schraeder or Delco brand OEM sensors and avoid the problems you will run into getting the aftermarket sensors trained up to the C5:




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Moved to C5 Tech.

I do agree with 8VETTE7 that going with OEM sensors can avid many sync problems that the aftermarket sensors have.
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Originally Posted by 8VETTE7 View Post
There are plenty of horror stories on this Forum about members that bought after market TPMS to save a few $$ and then could not get them to train to the C5. There is a specific procedure to train TPMS to the C5. It requires a magnet if you use the OEM sensors. See below.

After market TPMS each have their own procedure to get them to transmit on command. Some use proprietary tools, some require letting air out of each tire, some require waving a dead cat over you head 13 times on the 2nd full moon of the month at exactly midnight, well you get the idea.

If it were me I would stick to the Schraeder or Delco brand OEM sensors and avoid the problems you will run into getting the aftermarket sensors trained up to the C5:

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These should last 6-10 years and when you factor the added cost over that period of time it really is pretty minimal.
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Originally Posted by rx4arx View Post

Tire shops says they can replace with sensors that are rubber valve stem. Since the ones on the car (I assume) are OE, is there a specific reason they have a metal valve stem? Can I use the replacement product the tire shop has (rubber stems)? If anyone has sourced these OE (metal) devices on Amazon or similar do you have a product number for what you acquired?

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Never hear of TPMS that have rubber stems. Everyone I have seen is made of Aluminum. If they are telling you they can replace them with rubber stems then essentially they are doing away with the TPMS and putting run of the mill valve stems in.
And as stated by 8VETTE7 and Vetteman Jack, save yourself grief and headaches and purchase either Schrader Sensors... Schrader is the supplier to GM

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Thanks 8VettE7. Yes I used that procedure in an attempt to reprogram. It would not pass the Left Front sensor. So, I assume, that's the failed sensor.

I see some Schrader sensors on Amazon and the description and comments state they work for an '04 Vette. So, I guess I'll buy 4 of them and then find an independent tire installer to put them in.

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Just an FYI.

Once the new TPMS are installed and trained/programmed to the car you need to drive the car a bit before the new pressures will show up in the DIC.
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