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UPDATE! I didn't realize it had been so long since I posted this. Anyway, my experience with TPMS until now has been with domestic vehilces, and I assumed Nissan had a similar setup, but unfortunately they're not.


For example, in the past I've put sensors in spare tires and also built simple pressurized canisters to bypass the system with success, but these Nissan vehicles not only monitor pressure, but also rotation.


So, there are 2 issues. 1. low pressure indicator light and 2. the scrolling "check tire pressure" text. Each one creates a problem to overcome. The indicator light will earn you a fail on your safety inspection. The scrolling text is an inconvenience designed to encourage compliance, as the text will hide ODO, trip, MPG, and temp. display until fixed.


Recently, I finally threw on some new wheels and tires (without sensors) and tested my theory by simply placing the stock wheels/tires in the van and taking a drive. If this kept the TPMS system happy, then I'd use my spare or build a pressurized canister and be done like the good 'ol days.


Does this work? Yes, but only partially. Having the sensors under pressure (whether in tires on the ground, in tires riding in the van, or inside a pressurized container of some kind) will de-activate the scrolling text, which is the most annoying part. However, the indicator light will remain, because the system Nissan uses apparently requires the sensors to be in motion.


For the time being I'm happy, because I can control the scrolling text and use all the display functions, but will have to live with the indicator light.


In the meantime, I'm gonna dissect a sensor and see if it can be modified to solve the other issue.
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Ha! That's what mine looks like, but not a fancy.
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I learned about these issues when one of my tires picked-up a screw developing a slow leak.

Believing therefore that TPMS have merit I instead await more OEM-size tire options for this vehicle, or more preferably some sort of size upgrade e.g. to 16-inchers that includes TPMS that work with the onboard display.

Others may feel free to carry pipe bombs in their vehicles!
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So if I get winter tires, with aftermarket 15 inch wheels, no TPMS sensors is the worst thing to happen that the lights will be on and scrolling message.

Then once I put the original wheels and tires back on, will the light and scrolling message go out again on their own?
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So if I get winter tires, with aftermarket 15 inch wheels, no TPMS sensors is the worst thing to happen that the lights will be on and scrolling message.

Then once I put the original wheels and tires back on, will the light and scrolling message go out again on their own?




Due to all my tire issues, my stupid TPMS lite has been on more than off in my 6 months in this van..
I now have a piece of black electrical tape over the TPMS lite.
This is common in Canada since so many switch over to winter/wheels tires and the TPMS system is useless and not worth the cost.


However on my Canadian Chevy City Express, I do not a scrolling message on the LCD dash readout. I just get the TPMS lite on.

2015 Chevy NV200 work van. 2.0L, CVT.
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So if I get winter tires, with aftermarket 15 inch wheels, no TPMS sensors is the worst thing to happen that the lights will be on and scrolling message.

Then once I put the original wheels and tires back on, will the light and scrolling message go out again on their own?

Yep.
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When making the "dummy" TPMS sensor filled canister, did you have to purchase Nissan OEM TPMS sensors for your experiment to work?
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I own a Toyota Prius and at the time of purchase I negotiated four winter tires on rims + TPMS sensors to avoid driving five months of the year with a low tire pressure caution light in the instrument cluster. I quickly found out that the Prius "tire" computer can only handle the four TPMS sensors that are coded inside the computer. Although, I do my summer to winter tire change myself, I still have to go to the dealer to get them coded into the car's "brain" or "computer" because I have two sets of four sensors.
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Tpms cost - canada

Has anyone purchased extra TPMS and what was the cost in CAD or USD?
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