Fast & Free Shipping - 91 Day Returns ×
How to Install Snap-In TPMS Sensors

How to Install Snap-In TPMS Sensors

The goal of a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is to help avoid traffic accidents, poor fuel economy, and increased tire wear due to under-inflated tires. Due to the influence tire pressure has on vehicle safety and efficiency, TPMS is required on vehicles manufactured for sale within the United States after 2007.

You’ve probably noticed the TPMS warning light on your dashboard at some point. This is a warning to let you know that one or more of your tires is under-inflated. In most cases you can pull your vehicle into a gas station and fill your tires with air to reach the manufacturer recommended tire pressure. However, this can also be a warning that one or more of your TPMS sensors are failing and it’s time for a new sensor.

Before you install your snap-in TPMS sensors

  • The following guide is meant to be used with DP-Accessories brand snap-in TPMS sensors only.
  • Any maintenance and repair work must be carried out by trained experts. Failure to do so may result in the failure of the TPMS sensor. The manufacturer does not assume any liability in case of faulty or incorrect installation of the product.
  • Read the installation and safety instructions carefully before installing the sensor.
  • When the tire bead is initially broken, ensure the valve is on the opposite side of the wheel from the bead breaker blade.
  • When a tire is removed or a sensor is serviced it is highly recommended to replace or service the sensor. A snap-in sensor always requires the valve stem to be replaced. Shop for replacement valve stems.

What’s included with your snap-in TPMS sensor?

What’s included with your snap-in TPMS sensor?

Installing Snap-In TPMS Sensors

1. Break the bead of the tire ensuring the valve is located on the opposite side of the rim from the bead breaker blade. When the tire is dismounted the valve must be located at 1 o’clock to the tire fitting head.

Snap-In TPMS Installation - Step 1

2. Apply lubricant to the valve stem.

Snap-In TPMS Installation - Step 2

3. Place the valve stem through the valve hole, ensuring the rubber makes good contact with the valve hole all around.

Snap-In TPMS Installation - Step 3

4. Use the valve puller to pull the valve stem through the hole until it snaps into place, ensuring that the valve angle is perpendicular to the hole. If using a metal valve puller, protect the rim.

Snap-In TPMS Installation - Step 4

5. Please note: failure to pull the valve through at the correct angle can result in damage to the valve stem or prevent the rubber from creating an air-tight seal.

Snap-In TPMS Installation - Step 5

6. Attach the valve stem to the sensor using the nut. Place the anti-rotation pin provided through the base of the valve stem, to keep the valve stem in place. The nut must be tightened to 12.5 in-lbs (1.4 Nm) using a T15 Torx bit and torque tool.

Snap-In TPMS Installation - Step 6

7. When remounting the tire on to the rim ensure that the valve starts on the opposite side of the rim from the tire fitting head.

8. Now that your sensors are installed, they will need to be relearned to your vehicle. Contact a Driven Products Fitment Specialist for help identifying your vehicle’s TPMS relearn procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much does it cost to install snap-in TPMS sensors?

The cost of installing TPMS sensors will depend on the installer. Assuming you already have your snap-in TPMS sensors purchased and ready to install, you can expect to pay between $20-$50 per sensor installation.

How long do snap-in TPMS sensors usually last?

DP-Accessories brand snap-in TPMS sensors are equipped with an advanced Maxell battery. The typical life expectancy is 7-years or 100,000 mile. Our sensors come with a 3 year / 36,000 mile limited warranty.

What is the difference between TPMS relearn and TPMS programming?

Don’t confuse TPMS relearning with TPMS programming. Your DP-Accessories TPMS sensors are preprogrammed for your vehicle before we send them to you. When installing new TPMS sensors replacing, your vehicle manufacturer has specific steps to put the vehicle in learn mode and program the sensors. There are some vehicles that will relearn sensors automatically when your tires are rotated. However, most TPMS sensors will require an action by you to relearn them.

What is the TPMS relearn procedure for my vehicle?

Each vehicle manufacturer will have their own unique TPMS relearn procedure. Contact a Driven Products Fitment Specialist for help identifying your vehicle’s TPMS relearn procedure.

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published

Loading...