Steelcity
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TPMS 2011/12 & 2013 not compatible

Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:53 am

I had to find out the hard way that the 2012 TPMS sensors are not the same as the 2013 , I had purchased 4 new sensors (Schrader 28204) for my separate wheels/snow tires and after 2 days of trying to program I did some more research to find out there is a difference. I would imagine some where on here I could of found out this but I figured gen1 is gen1. So if anyone with a 2011 or 2012 needs 4 TPMS sensors 2 days old let me know. Thanks Steelcity
2013 S Bought used 2020 33,000 11 bars
Led headlights
4.8 miles per kwh
4.9 miles per kWh (8/14/20)
5.0 miles per kwh (9/30/20)
Snow Tires(4) installed (12/1/20)
4.9 mpkwh (12/10/20)
4.1 mpkwh (1/2/21)

alozzy
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Re: TPMS 2011/12 & 2013 not compatible

Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:44 pm

I'm glad I looked at your thread. I have a 2013 as well and like you, I thought the 2011 - 2017 TPMS were all 315 MHz and therefore compatible (after re-registration, which I think can be done via Leafspy).

Out of curiosity, what steps did you take to re-register the sensors to your 2013 LEAF?

The main reasons I haven't installed sensors in my winters is that I haven't been able to find clear how to steps (there's a lot of contradictory info) and I'd like to purchase used ones, but haven't found any from a 2013 yet.
Last edited by alozzy on Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:02 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Vancouver, CA owner of a 2013 Ocean Blue SV + QC, purchased 01/2017 in WA
Zencar 12/20/24/30A L1/L2 portable EVSE
1-1/4" Curt #11396 hitch
After market, DIY LED DRLs
LeafSpy Pro + Konnwei KW902 ELM327 BT OBDII dongle
Loving my first BEV :D

Steelcity
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Re: TPMS 2011/12 & 2013 not compatible

Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:09 pm

Alozzy, I had bought a TPMS tool a couple of years ago for a few of my vehicles Autel TS508 and it came with lifetime free updates and works with all cars and it definitely paid for itself with swapping out snow sets back and forth. But this tool hooks up to the OBD connector under the dash and u follow the instructions from the tool, go to tire to tire and reads the new ID then hook up to OBD then download and bingo your done. But what I did do is go back to rockauto and order TPMS sensors for the 2013 and now they had $13 sensors!! VDO / CONTINENTAL is the brand. Installed them and they programed fine and been on for maybe 2 weeks with no problems. You are right about the 2011/12/13 using 315MHZ which is why I thought they would work. BTW rockauto still has the $13 ones. Tip use retailmenot.com for rockauto and save %5.

Edit: retailmenot.com then search for rockauto.com coupon code.
Last edited by Steelcity on Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:41 pm, edited 1 time in total.
2013 S Bought used 2020 33,000 11 bars
Led headlights
4.8 miles per kwh
4.9 miles per kWh (8/14/20)
5.0 miles per kwh (9/30/20)
Snow Tires(4) installed (12/1/20)
4.9 mpkwh (12/10/20)
4.1 mpkwh (1/2/21)

alozzy
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Re: TPMS 2011/12 & 2013 not compatible

Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:06 pm

Thanks for the details! Unfortunately, we don't have Autorock in Canada (at least, not in Vancouver), but I'll see if I can source VDO / CONTINENTAL sensors elsewhere. Hopefully on Amazon.ca
Vancouver, CA owner of a 2013 Ocean Blue SV + QC, purchased 01/2017 in WA
Zencar 12/20/24/30A L1/L2 portable EVSE
1-1/4" Curt #11396 hitch
After market, DIY LED DRLs
LeafSpy Pro + Konnwei KW902 ELM327 BT OBDII dongle
Loving my first BEV :D

Steelcity
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Delivery Date: 13 Jun 2013
Location: Pittsburgh

Re: TPMS 2011/12 & 2013 not compatible

Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:37 pm

Rockauto.com it's by far the biggest and cheapest online parts store, I would think they ship anywhere.
2013 S Bought used 2020 33,000 11 bars
Led headlights
4.8 miles per kwh
4.9 miles per kWh (8/14/20)
5.0 miles per kwh (9/30/20)
Snow Tires(4) installed (12/1/20)
4.9 mpkwh (12/10/20)
4.1 mpkwh (1/2/21)

alozzy
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Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:25 pm
Delivery Date: 18 Jan 2017
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Re: TPMS 2011/12 & 2013 not compatible

Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:25 pm

Yup, but the shipping charges are significant and brokerage fees can be unpredictable.
Vancouver, CA owner of a 2013 Ocean Blue SV + QC, purchased 01/2017 in WA
Zencar 12/20/24/30A L1/L2 portable EVSE
1-1/4" Curt #11396 hitch
After market, DIY LED DRLs
LeafSpy Pro + Konnwei KW902 ELM327 BT OBDII dongle
Loving my first BEV :D

Steelcity
Posts: 44
Joined: Wed May 13, 2020 5:31 am
Delivery Date: 13 Jun 2013
Location: Pittsburgh

Re: TPMS 2011/12 & 2013 not compatible

Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:45 pm

:shock:
2013 S Bought used 2020 33,000 11 bars
Led headlights
4.8 miles per kwh
4.9 miles per kWh (8/14/20)
5.0 miles per kwh (9/30/20)
Snow Tires(4) installed (12/1/20)
4.9 mpkwh (12/10/20)
4.1 mpkwh (1/2/21)

alozzy
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Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:25 pm
Delivery Date: 18 Jan 2017
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Re: TPMS 2011/12 & 2013 not compatible

Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:37 am

To give you an example, I went to BorderBuddy.com and ran a query for "TPMS". I put in a $60 USD valuation, said that the source country was China (likely), and the estimated fees were $73.79 CAD!

Basically, the estimated fees are as much as the original purchase price.

That's why I am very careful about what items I buy from the US. US made goods generally have much lower import fees, but not always.
Vancouver, CA owner of a 2013 Ocean Blue SV + QC, purchased 01/2017 in WA
Zencar 12/20/24/30A L1/L2 portable EVSE
1-1/4" Curt #11396 hitch
After market, DIY LED DRLs
LeafSpy Pro + Konnwei KW902 ELM327 BT OBDII dongle
Loving my first BEV :D

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