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Thats pretty much what ive found out about it. You will have to have it programed every time you swap the rims. It dosent have to be done at the dealer. We have a TPMS tool (Bartec 400) that can handle that with no problem. Look for a tire shop around you that has something similar as im sure the dealer will charge you much more and make you wait longer for it.
 

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Thanks for all the information everyone!
So to sum it up:
- has to be updated everytime there is a rim swap
- a good tire shop (ie. non-Toyota) should be able to do this.. Hopefully for less than the crazy price of $60 a shot that my local dealer wants!
 

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Programing TPMS

I was told by the dealer that the main CP control module (ECM) will hold 9 serial numbers. You only have to get the new ones programed once and then you can simply swap wheels (winter/summer) and use the TPMS reset to get the computer to read the current serial numbers. I was told this by both the Lexus and Toyota service advisors. However, I do not believe that this applies to the Hybrid model.

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Thanks to all who responded.
I've gotten such a variety of responses, I'll probably just try it down the road and see what happens for myself.
I have the feeling there is something unique to the fact that my Camry is a Hybrid. For instance, the manual shows a TPMS reset button in the glove box and I have no such button. Hmmmmm...
 

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Canadians don't get TPMS. We're expected to be smart enough to check tire preasures manually:naughty::naughty::naughty:
 

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Correct, not in Canada.

I have recently thought about contacting Toyota Canada and finding out if all that was required is a set of sensors and the reset button (assuming everything else is in place). But it would end up being about a 1K hit for parts and labour.
 

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Register new TPMS sensor to ECI without any tool?

To register new TPMS with ECU you have to inflate the tire to 44 psi and then rapidly deflate 6psi or more. This can be done without dismounting tire.
Is this possible? Register new TPMS sensor to ECU without any tool? Or is crasher17 saying that tires must be inflated and deflated right before registering the codes with a tool?

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It is my understanding that 09/10 Corolla could only accept one set of TPMS.
If a new set (say with winter tires) is to be used, the ECU is needed to be re-programmed by the dealer to accept the new set. The old set (with summer tires) is erased from from the ECU.
If the old set (with summer tires) is to be used again in summer, the ECU is needed to be re-programmed.
Then you need to go the dealer twice a year (summer and winter).

Wonder if Camry could accept two sets of TPMS at the same time?
 

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It is my understanding that 09/10 Corolla could only accept one set of TPMS.
If a new set (say with winter tires) is to be used, the ECU is needed to be re-programmed by the dealer to accept the new set. The old set (with summer tires) is erased from from the ECU.
If the old set (with summer tires) is to be used again in summer, the ECU is needed to be re-programmed.
Then you need to go the dealer twice a year (summer and winter).

Wonder if Camry could accept two sets of TPMS at the same time?
NO!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Then I think that it is a mistake of Toyota again for Camry because they have no consideration for users with two sets of tires (summer and winter tires) in US and Canada.
 

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Is there a way to completely shut off the Tire pressure monitoring system? Personally, for me, I find it completely useless
 

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suspend TPMS, defeat TPMS, disable TPMS

The following procedure describes the tools, materials and technique to suspend the TPMS on a 2010 Toyota Corolla race car. You will build a plastic pressure vessel that maintains a uniform air pressure on the sensors. This vessel, constructed of 3” PVC pipe, must be carried in your vehicle in order to transmit the proper signal to the car’s computer.

This modification is strictly intended for use in competition vehicles for use only in sanctioned motor racing activities. TPMS is a valuable safety assist for motorists. Remove the assembly described here along with competition tires before returning the vehicle to public roads.

I am not responsible for any damage or injury to you or your car.

The TPMS sensor described here is “Pacific” brand, model number PA66-GF33. Its dimensions are:



BTW, this sensor weighs 1.3 ounces, so when you replace it with a conventional rubber stem, you must rebalance the tire/wheel assembly.

Materials List:

3” x 4.5” section of Schedule 40 or Schedule 80 PVC pipe
3” PVC cap*
3” female weld/thread coupling
3” threaded plug
PVC cleaner, primer and cement
J B Weld epoxy
Schrader valve, such as McMaster-Carr part number 8063K31
One 1/8” NPT hex nut and M10 washer.

* fittings must be “thick wall” style, suitable for water supply, not “thin wall” style, used on drain pipe. This photo illustrates the difference. Thick wall is 0.239”, thin is 0.118”.






Seal one end of the pipe with the cap. Caution: PVC pipe is expressly prohibited for use with compressed air. The fact that many home and automotive shops use PVC pipe for this purpose should not lull you into sloppy assembly techniques. All materials must be clean and at room temperature. Use PVC cleaner and primer on both surfaces before cement, per the manufacturer’s instructions.





Attach the coupling to the other end of the pipe. Allow these joints to cure undisturbed for 24 hrs. at room temperature. Be careful to join and cure the assembly with the coupling “up”, so that the threads are not contaminated with cement.

Drill a 3/8” hole in the center of the pipe plug. Use a drill press to ensure a clean, straight hole.





Mount the Schrader valve in the hole. A little JB Weld on the threads and under the washer won’t hurt. Use a box wrench and socket to apply sufficient torque to the valve (7/16”) and nut (½”). Allow the epoxy to cure for 24 hours at room temperature.





Place the 4 sensors in the container, cushioned with some paper. Bubble wrap or foam will be crushed by the air pressure. Cement the plug, and allow to cure for 24hrs. Pressurize the assembly with a bicycle pump to 30 psi. Submerse the assembly in a bucket of water to check for leaks. Mount the assembly securely to the race car chassis, and include its removal procedure on your post-race checklist. Reset the TPMS system in the car upon arrival and departure from the race track with the procedure described in the Owners Manual.





The threaded plug is used on this assembly because the thick wall of this pipe and connectors prevents a conventional rubber Schrader valve from seating. The threaded valve described here requires two parallel flat surfaces, well-provided by the square hole plug. I originally tried to use pipe dope and/or Teflon tape to seal the plug, but the joint could not withstand 30 psi. The threaded coupling would have made battery replacement easier. You may have better luck with this joint, but the cost of the assembly is so low that total replacement is insignificant.
 

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No factory installed TPMS on 07 TCH ???

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My 07 TCH does not have the tire pressure light, nor does it has the little reset button in the glove box. I bought this car used, and I am wondering what is wrong ? The book does not say it was an option and seems to assume that all TCH should have the TPMS...

Please advise,

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The light should be in the lower right corner of the instrument cluster. The TCH does not come with the TPMS reset button like other models do. This is interesting.
 

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The light should be in the lower right corner of the instrument cluster. The TCH does not come with the TPMS reset button like other models do. This is interesting.

Dang... I don't see that light.... What's wrong you think...
 

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The reset button is in the glove box. The TPMS was standard equipment in all Camry cars in 2007 in the United States. I am not sure if Canadian models have this feature.
 

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The TPMS reset button on my 2007 TCH was near the left hinge of the glove box. If the Canadian model don't have the button, then evidently it wasn't included as standard equipment when the car was new.
 
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