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    So, I did some research on other Chevy models, found that some have sensors in the valve stem, and othes have the sensors on the wheel at the hub of the rim. Those with the valve stem sensors claimed a large magnent could trip the sensor into setting off... I'm about to go out and try it... updates forthcoming.

    P.S. Tools to do this online range from $4,000 to $200. NAPA had one on sale that "may work" for $200... Tire shops seem to think it takes $15 to do this.

    UPDATE: Didn't work. I held a large speaker magnet up to the valve stem and had no horn chirp, then for grins I tried to get the sensor throug the edge of the rim / through the rubber sidewall... Maginent probalby wasn't powerful enough for this. But this does tell me it's likely a rim clamp version ( shows what that looks like). I'l swing by NAPA on way home tonight and see if what they have for $200 looks like it'll work...
    Last edited by BornAgainBiker55; 08-02-2010 at 02:15 PM. Reason: Update
    2007 Silverado 1500 NNBS - Work truck and daily driver
    2002 Malibu - The wife's car, for now. I smell a Suburban in my future
    1976 Stingray - NOW OVER 100,000 MILES!

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    Didn't buy the $200 one, but they had a $400 one that would work with Chevy's system. However, I managed to convince Discount Tires to do it for free as my family has bought so many from them... I live to fight another day I guess

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    When I put BFG's on my truck I noticed within the first 2000 miles I noticed the tires cupping from too much pressure... Yes I was at the recommended setting on the door but it was just too much air for these tires. I had the dealership reprogram the range of tire pressure. This was right after I rotated the tires so they took care of reprogramming the sensors to the right location in the DIC.

    They assured me that when you purchase tires and you take your ride in to get rotated. They are suppose to reset the TPMS so that they register correctly. I think that have to reprogram every time you rotate through the PCM.
    2010 Chevy Equinox LT2 FWD
    2007 Chevy Silverado CC SB 4X4 Duramax 2500HD
    2002 Chevy Crapalier LS 2 Dr Coupe LS 5 Speed (Sold Feb. 2010)
    1999 Chevy Silverado K1500 Z71 Ext. Cab 350 5.7L 220k Miles
    1998 GMC Sierra 4X4 Ext Cab

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    A lot of places that do tires don't even touch sensors. My Sam's Club doesn't touch any sensors. We have all new sensors and what not, but no computers to wake up the new sensors.
    2010 Equinox LT
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