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Old 01-05-2013, 06:52 PM   #16
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No, I haven't given you my theory yet. I was responding to BaddAssC6. There are two of you in this thread having issues but your issues are completely different. I haven't started addressing yours yet, but now I will.

First, let's make sure that we are on the same page. The first sensor that the car has you program is the front left. That would be the front tire on the driver's side of the car. Is that where you started? Also, if you start with the wrong tire, the first tire that actually programs will ALWAYS show up on the DIC as the front left. Even if you start with the rear right.

Second, you bought some aftermarket sensors. Their PDF document (page 3) states that you can replace over 90% of OEM sensors on the market with theirs. That to me is the blaring red herring in the room, and is why I never buy aftermarket sensors. Their website actually shows sensors for your car but with that disclaimer, there may be a crap shot of an issue with them. That's why I would have bought mine from the dealer. I've seen this issue before, but that's not to say that there is a definite problem with your sensors.

Lastly, changing the receiving unit as a test is a good step in trouble-shooting your issue. You need to reprogram the TPM sensors after doing so.
Junkman, here's the latest..
I replaced the recieving unit with a know working one and guess what? Same results as my recieving unit. All four sensors were recognized, made horn beep, but only right front is showing pressure, and other three are showing xxx. So conclusion is the off brand tpms sensors do not work 75% of the time. Lesson learned. My question to everyone is where do I go to purchase OEM rebuilt tpms sensors? and I promise I wont bother you any more.
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... My question to everyone is where do I go to purchase OEM rebuilt tpms sensors? and I promise I wont bother you any more.
First off, you are not a bother to anyone. If you have a question that you cannot find an answer to, please post away. We are here to help.

The OEM sensors can only be bought at the dealership. That sucks but that's the way it is. Check around because prices can vary.
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I noticed many of these replies are for a C5. The OP has a C6. You might want to contact the dealership you purchased the sensors from.
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I noticed many of these replies are for a C5. The OP has a C6. You might want to contact the dealership you purchased the sensors from.
OP has a 99 C5
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I got mine (drivers front) from Discount tire for $60. That included them slipping it in and programming it (along with the others). I didn't really need them to do the programming but I wanted to make sure it was the right one. Beeped only seconds after he put the magnet down on the valve stem.

Working perfectly and running fine.
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What he said.
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One thing I noticed about resetting those sensors even if you use the tool it doesn't work. I use a old speaker magnet they are incredibly strong and reset the sensors in seconds.
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One thing I noticed about resetting those sensors even if you use the tool it doesn't work. I use a old speaker magnet they are incredibly strong and reset the sensors in seconds.
That's all I have ever used.
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