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      03-07-2009, 12:17 AM   #1
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DIY Request: Removal of TPMS from wheel

Does anyone know of a DIY to remove TPMS from a wheel?

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      03-08-2009, 03:03 AM   #2
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I'm actually not sure this could be a DIY. To remove the TPMS sensor from the wheel, you would need to let all the air out (preferable by removing the valve core). Then you would need to de-bead the wheel using something pretty strong...like a pneumatic shovel. After that, you have to push the tire down to expose the TPMS where you can remove it with a socket wrench.

The sheer force required to do it would be pretty hard to manipulate at home without a tire mounter.
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      03-08-2009, 03:42 AM   #3
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and even if you did manage what he said above, it'd be amazing if you didn't damage any part of the wheel or tire or break the tpms itself
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There is no TPMS device installed!
These cars have DTC, remember. So instead of relying on TPMS, DTC feeds back info on individual tyre speeds. In case of air-loss, tyre size reduces, changing tyre speed, and thus the system reports a flat. (This is why you need to reset flat tyre monitor every time you air up).
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      09-13-2009, 11:15 PM   #5
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Just took a look at my OEM wheels with the TPMS and it looks to be easy to remove once the tires have been removed from the wheels. All you need is a screwdriver with a T20 (hexagon type) head (first 2 pics below). Then a wrench to remove the metal valve stem part (3rd pic). My only problem is to remove the rubber valve stem from a wheel with a no TPMS....how do you do that??? check my last 2 pics below if you're not sure what i'm talking about.
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      09-13-2009, 11:24 PM   #6
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Why not have a tire shop take care of it? They have the tools and knowledge. I am sure they would do it for free or very nearly for free. The rubber stem can be cut on the inside of the wheel and it will pop out. I assume you have an 06 and bought one of the wheels from an 07 or later that is why one has a sensor and one does not. Tire shops have a tool to remove the rubber stems, heck you can probably grab it with pliers from the inside and yank it out.
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cool thanks...i was just bored/curious. plus i tend to like to get my hands dirty and mess with things. thought there would be a way to remove the rubber valve without cutting it.

btw, i have an 08 and the forum member i got the wheels from had the pre 07 version
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all you need to remove to take it out is the i think 12mm(could be an 11 i forget off hand) to remove the nut on the front side of the wheel..then simply pull the sensor off with the stem and electronics and all...obv with the tire removed
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thanks volkswackin but i was referring to removing the non-TPMS wheels rubber valve stem.
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just came back from the tire place today and it turns out they just use a razor blade and cut the rubber valve off.
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