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