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TPMS- tire pressure sensors

OK, I just purchased some new rims and tires and mounted them on my car. Now the tire sensor light comes on. The new rims don't have the TPMS sensors installed. Any suggestions on how to make this light go off, otherthan removing my old sensors and re-installing them on the new rims? Another set of sensors is $200 and to dismount the tires and install the sensors is another $100. I paid less for the rims/ tires (they were used) Can you say "what a rip off...."

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OK, I just purchased some new rims and tires and mounted them on my car. Now the tire sensor light comes on. The new rims don't have the TPMS sensors installed. Any suggestions on how to make this light go off, otherthan removing my old sensors and re-installing them on the new rims? Another set of sensors is $200 and to dismount the tires and install the sensors is another $100. I paid less for the rims/ tires (they were used) Can you say "what a rip off...."
There is no way around them. I guess you might be able to pull the bulb if it has one. A lot of the newer dash boards don't use individual bulbs anymore.
If you could figure a way to lock the sensors on you could just throw them in the glove box.
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I did some research on other sites and these are suggestions they had to fix the problem. They took the old sensors out of the original rims. Then purchase a 3" PVC pipe and two end caps. Drill a hole in the pipe and mount a standard type schrader tire valve into the pipe. Then place all four sensors into the tube and glue the caps on both ends. Once it's set, put 35lbs of air pressure using the tire valve you mounted on the pipe. The TPMS will read the sensors and air pressure via radio waves and the light turns off. Simply put the tube in the trunk or near the spare tire. I've also seen people buy a wheel barrel wheel, take the tire off and place the sensors inside the wheel. Inflate to 35 lbs. and same results.
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we run two sets of tires (snow and summer) on most of my cars
and use the sensors in only one set
so when they are not being used
I just ignore the light or put a small sticker over
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