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TPMS Question

I just bought a new 2012 Rav4, and managed to score an extra set of 2012 Rav4 tires and wheels, that I plan on putting studded snows on.

I have gotten mixed answers from the dealership as to whether the TPMS on the new wheels will work with my vehicle. I have been told that they will with no problem. I have also been told that the system will need to be re-programed, and then this will have to be done again when I change back to the original wheels. This sounded a bit strange to me.

Does anyone have experience with the Toyota TPMS? Can you answer this for me? Also is the dealership the only one that can program these?

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There are various choices including having separate TPMS sensors in the new wheel. Yes, the computer needs reprogrammed. The Techstream software can do that. How to disable TPMS (How to turn off TPMS light)

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As Carbon linked to there are lots of options. Post #86 from just yesterday is VERY interesting.

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I guess maybe I wasn't clear on my original message. The wheels and tires I purchased are take-off, and have the sensors in them. Ideally what I would like to be able to do is to change them out with the seasons, with all 8 sensors on the same frequency, so I don't have to have anything re-progammed every time I do this. I would like to keep the TPMS functional. Is this possible?
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I believe that you can register 2 sets of TPMS sensors. May be JuneBug or someone can chime in if this is possible with TechStream software from Ebay. ($25)

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I guess maybe I wasn't clear on my original message. The wheels and tires I purchased are take-off, and have the sensors in them. Ideally what I would like to be able to do is to change them out with the seasons, with all 8 sensors on the same frequency, so I don't have to have anything re-progammed every time I do this. I would like to keep the TPMS functional. Is this possible?
#1Yes. You could get the programmable sensors and have the ID numbers cloned to match your existing sensors.

#2 Yes-- if you get regular sensors with their own pre-programmed ID number, and you do the programming, you would not say you are having to have it reprogrammed [by somebody else].

You can reprogram at each change. Order up the cable and Techstream software. Toyota Techstream and MVCI

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