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Re: Better replacement TPMS batteries
« Reply #25 on: December 16, 2015, 12:46:37 am »
My car sensor batts are over 10 years old, and still working fine. They cost $35 each to replace the sensors, but there are four.

My C14 batts were toast after 4 years, and are much more expensive to replace, unless I take it upon myself to re-solder in new batteries, which is what I am trying to do.




It's really an injustice upon the consumer.


I will not spend my time and money to replace a sensor I dont really need unless it becomes an error that interferes with normal operation of the display.

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Re: Better replacement TPMS batteries
« Reply #26 on: December 17, 2015, 03:09:12 pm »
My car sensor batts are over 10 years old, and still working fine. They cost $35 each to replace the sensors, but there are four.
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My Nissan Xterra TPMS cost $180 each. And I can't find an independent shop that can replace them. I wish I could replace mine for $35 each.
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Re: Better replacement TPMS batteries
« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2015, 09:29:52 pm »
My car sensor batts are over 10 years old, and still working fine. They cost $35 each to replace the sensors, but there are four.
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My Nissan Xterra TPMS cost $180 each. And I can't find an independent shop that can replace them. I wish I could replace mine for $35 each.


Just be glad the fools that run your state legislature dont make it an INSPECTION requirement.

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Re: Better replacement TPMS batteries
« Reply #28 on: December 18, 2015, 01:04:40 am »
Bringing back an old post....Has anyone done this mod? Seems a bit easier than having to desolder/resolder batteries every few years:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=857GC7M4sOE


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The additional height of the sensor with that battery holder on it is most likely going to result in the sensor getting damaged during tire removal and installation.
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Re: Better replacement TPMS batteries
« Reply #29 on: January 30, 2016, 12:11:27 am »
Just ordered three five batteries from Digikey Amazon - thanks for sharing your secrets Fred! 
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Re: Better replacement TPMS batteries
« Reply #30 on: January 30, 2016, 03:14:43 pm »
Thanks Fred. Great information!

Unfortunately, mine has the newer sensors.
I've seen several times that the battery in the new style can't be replaced. (because of the potting)

Dumb question, but is "can't be replaced" absolute?

Thinking that one of these day an old sensor could be cut apart (to find where the battery is) and "maybe" they could be repaired?

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Re: Better replacement TPMS batteries
« Reply #31 on: January 30, 2016, 05:09:05 pm »
Thanks Fred. Great information!

Unfortunately, mine has the newer sensors.
I've seen several times that the battery in the new style can't be replaced. (because of the potting)

Dumb question, but is "can't be replaced" absolute?

Thinking that one of these day an old sensor could be cut apart (to find where the battery is) and "maybe" they could be repaired?

Ride safe, Ted

It may be possible. I haven't gotten my hands on one yet to try.
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Re: Better replacement TPMS batteries
« Reply #32 on: January 30, 2016, 05:20:16 pm »
It may be possible. I haven't gotten my hands on one yet to try.   Fred

Hmmm, that gives me a brilliant idea.  :dance:
   I'll spread the word.

If anyone has replaced the new style sensor, (and still has the old one) send it to Fred so he can operate on it!!!
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Re: Better replacement TPMS batteries
« Reply #33 on: January 30, 2016, 05:47:00 pm »
That ^^^ brings up a good question.

When the dealer replaces a newer style TPMS do they just throw them away?
Send them back to Kawasaki?  Then Kawa replaces the batteres somehow and then sends
them back to the dealer to sell as new or a replacement for warranty work?

After all how many customers SEE the new (replacement) sensors
actually put back on the wheel?  Most dealers won't let customers in the service area claiming insurance won't
cover them if something happened, so they don't allow it, to save there butts - which I believe is  :ecomcity:

Seems a waste to throw away the new style ones when they go dead. 

NOW the chance of anyone having a dead new style one in their possession seem unlikely as I would assume that the dealer
holds on to the dead one or sends it back.  The customer is unlikely to receive it - especially if covered under warranty.  Only
if they paid for it out of their own pocket could I see them demanding it back.  Since the new sensors are in the 2013's and up and supposed to last
longer - I doubt there would be many around that have been replaced - especially NOT under warranty.  JMO

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Re: Better replacement TPMS batteries
« Reply #34 on: January 30, 2016, 07:21:48 pm »
That ^^^ brings up a good question.

When the dealer replaces a newer style TPMS do they just throw them away?
Send them back to Kawasaki?  Then Kawa replaces the batteres somehow and then sends
them back to the dealer to sell as new or a replacement for warranty work?

After all how many customers SEE the new (replacement) sensors
actually put back on the wheel?  Most dealers won't let customers in the service area claiming insurance won't
cover them if something happened, so they don't allow it, to save there butts - which I believe is  :ecomcity:

Seems a waste to throw away the new style ones when they go dead. 

NOW the chance of anyone having a dead new style one in their possession seem unlikely as I would assume that the dealer
holds on to the dead one or sends it back.  The customer is unlikely to receive it - especially if covered under warranty.  Only
if they paid for it out of their own pocket could I see them demanding it back.  Since the new sensors are in the 2013's and up and supposed to last
longer - I doubt there would be many around that have been replaced - especially NOT under warranty.  JMO

Dealer told me that I could not have them.  Had to be turned into kaw.  Intimated they had til be turned in to be destroyed

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Re: Better replacement TPMS batteries
« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2016, 07:50:50 pm »
Dealer told me that I could not have them.  Had to be turned into kaw.  Intimated they had til be turned in to be destroyed

I believe that's against the law....

They're your parts, working or not.

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Re: Better replacement TPMS batteries
« Reply #36 on: January 30, 2016, 07:56:42 pm »
Dealer told me that I could not have them.  Had to be turned into kaw.  Intimated they had til be turned in to be destroyed

I believe that's against the law....

They're your parts, working or not.

I doubt that's true when the parts are replaced under warranty.

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Re: Better replacement TPMS batteries
« Reply #37 on: January 30, 2016, 09:33:16 pm »
Yes, it's the same with all dealerships, Ford/Chevy/Kawasaki/etc.
The dealerships do the repair under (Company) warranty.
They then send in parts and a bill to the Company for compensation.

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Re: Better replacement TPMS batteries
« Reply #38 on: January 31, 2016, 08:30:02 pm »
Dealer told me that I could not have them.  Had to be turned into kaw.  Intimated they had til be turned in to be destroyed

I believe that's against the law....

They're your parts, working or not.

I doubt that's true when the parts are replaced under warranty.

Since the picture in his profile is an 08 or 09, I assumed it was out of warranty - you are correct, if under warranty then they dont have to give them to you.

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Re: Better replacement TPMS batteries
« Reply #39 on: February 04, 2016, 12:52:12 am »
Bringing back an old post....Has anyone done this mod? Seems a bit easier than having to desolder/resolder batteries every few years:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=857GC7M4sOE


Mike

The additional height of the sensor with that battery holder on it is most likely going to result in the sensor getting damaged during tire removal and installation.
Can I ask where you got holders? All I have seen are for 2 batteries.

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Re: Better replacement TPMS batteries
« Reply #40 on: February 07, 2016, 12:22:02 am »
My dealer reports that the new TPMS transponders are better than the previous ones. I will replace me when I find a spare $500.

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Re: Better replacement TPMS batteries
« Reply #41 on: June 05, 2019, 01:04:57 pm »
Mike14

Saw your post (video) of your TPMS battery replacement.

Did not see a follow-up.

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Re: Better replacement TPMS batteries
« Reply #42 on: June 05, 2019, 01:10:32 pm »
When I changed my batteries, I did not follow that youtube video and simply removed the sensors, desoldered the wires and soldered the new batteries in. I sold the bike in September of 2018 and they were working fine.

Good luck.

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Re: Better replacement TPMS batteries
« Reply #43 on: June 05, 2019, 03:55:22 pm »
My dealer reports that the new TPMS transponders are better than the previous ones. I will replace me when I find a spare $500.


Your dealer is full of it. PM in bound . Don't forget the cost of installing the new sensors to the computer. They won't read till they are paired to the computer.
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Re: Better replacement TPMS batteries
« Reply #44 on: October 17, 2019, 04:54:45 pm »
So....I did exactly as Fred recommended.
SUCCESS!!!
I used the string-spin method and the Connie showed Low Pressure error!
Last weekend I used the BIG CLAMP method of re-installing the TPMS' and upon the first test ride, MORE SUCCESS!!

The collective knowledge you all possess and choose to share is very much appreciated!!!!

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Re: Better replacement TPMS batteries
« Reply #45 on: October 22, 2019, 02:33:55 pm »
I replaced my batteries recently, no longer have the low battery warning, but not getting any reading from the sensors either, just 3 dots on each readout. Not too concerned as i mostly wanted to address the annoying warning, but it was kind of a pain in the a** to not have them work. The front one was reading fairly accurately before it died completely previous to the battery change. Any input is appreciated.
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Re: Better replacement TPMS batteries
« Reply #46 on: October 22, 2019, 03:04:52 pm »
I now have two 08 vintage sensors that do --- with fresh batteries. I believe the rotation detector switch (blanking on the correct term) can fail after many miles, just wears out.  If you have a newer bike with low mileage (less than 50,000) I'd guess you may have botched the solder jobs. 

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Re: Better replacement TPMS batteries
« Reply #47 on: October 22, 2019, 05:34:39 pm »
Mines an 09, the battery warning is gone, just no air pressure reading. Nbd, just curious why they don't work. Thanks for the reply.
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Re: Better replacement TPMS batteries
« Reply #48 on: October 22, 2019, 08:14:21 pm »
My two cents.....

I had CONSTANT low battery warnings before I removed the sensors at the tire change early this year.  Then it was the "---" and no warning once they were out.
When I changed the batteries and did that string-spinny thing I got a LOW PRESSURE warning.  When I put the sensors back into the wheels it took ABOUT 1 mile for the pressure to display.

If I had to guess, I would think the (new) battery wasn't so new OR was soldered in backwards. 

If so, bummer....but an easy/inexpensive fix.

Good luck!

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Re: Better replacement TPMS batteries
« Reply #49 on: October 22, 2019, 08:56:59 pm »
This may be common knowledge but - when the TPMS battery warning shows, press/hold the top display button then press/release the bottom display button.  You get a red warning light but a complete display and no flashing.  Once the tire warms up, the warning goes away (if its just a weak battery and cold weather); otherwise the red warning light will last till you turn off the bike. REPEAT AS NECESSARY TO MAINTAIN SANITY!

BTW - I took "opened up" TPMS to Batteries Plus and they removed old battery and cold soldered (regular solder heat will kill a battery) in new battery.
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