How did you install the aftermarket TPMS? Is it the device that mounts on top of the dash? Or is it the type that fits in the blank spaces for switches?The only changes I have made to the wife's are: 1. To replace the imitation spare with a full-size tire. Requires some woodworking. 2. Added an aftermarket TPMS to give a readout of actual tire pressure for each tire and alarm when one goes too low. Did that because the winter wheels had no TPMS sensor. The wife likes the change, so I included it with the summer wheels. Also added some aftermarket floor mats; but I don't consider that a mod.
I was able to find one but it's not complete yet. I'm waiting to get a new set of tires since the sensors will be enclosed inside the tire, the harness gets connected to a fuse and it's complete, just need to connect it to the back of the receiver.This one plugs into the cigarette lighter socket or mounts where ever you want, with a wire and plug to the lighter socket. Haven't seen one that fits into the switch spaces.
It is not a Toyota part. According to the listing from Amazon; It says it shows the following:Interesting. How long are the batteries expected to last? What info does it provide? Is this a Toyota item? How about a link.
The version I have is apparently not made any more. The later version from the manufacturer uses sensors inside the wheel. IMO a bit more of a hassle for battery replacement.
Interesting. The link says it uses external sensors, with 5 year battery life. Also that the readout must be recharged periodically.
I was unaware that any US sold vehicle in the last 10 years or more did not have TPMS.
No,Looked again at the link. There is an internal sensor version available. The batteries are replaceable, a + over the OEM system, but the life is stated as 5 years, which, in my experience, is likely to be optimistic. There is no indication how often the unit has to be recharged. There is a wrench included. Does that mean the batteries can be replaced without removing a tire?