Introduction: Repair Tire Pressure Monitor Sensor (TPMS)
Tire pressure monitoring is mandated on all new cars.
These systems are fragile and expensive to repair.
After the tire stem broke off on my 2013 Nissan Altima I make research
for a economical fix.. I was dismayed to find that the tire stem/TPM part for 2013 Nissan Altima costs more than $120. Moreover, the engine computer must be reset to recognized a new sensor, The repair, parts and labor, can cost nearly $250 in Nissan Dealership and $290 in PepBoys. This instructable describes how a repair can be made for less than $15 The sensor and transmitter of the TPM were still good.
All that is needed is to change the broken stem.
Reprogramming the engine computer is therefore avoided.
Step 1: Step 1
I found that same stem I can buy on Amazon just for $8.10 + free shipping.
In my case it was "Vdo Instruments Se54191 Tpms Rplcmnt Stem Kit Tg1c"
Step 2: Step 2
- Remove all nuts from stem,
- Keep the TPM sensor in left hand and push stem down by your right hand, (no special tools needed.)
Step 3: Step 3
- Take new stem and push it up right on this place were was old one.(no special tools needed)
Step 4: Step 4
- Put all nuts which came with replacement stem Kit, or use old nuts if you want.
Step 5: Step 5
- Setup the TPM Sensor back to tire.
- Reprogramming the engine computer not needed
You saved $250 - $8.10 - $15 (tire service).= $226.90