TPMS sensor question

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TPMS sensor question

Postby grm3 » Fri Apr 29, 2022 1:33 pm

If I installed a set of 2018 Frontier wheels with their original TPMS sensors on my 2006 Pathfinder, could those 2018 sensors be synced with my 2006 TPMS and work properly?


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Re: TPMS sensor question

Postby silverarrow27 » Fri Apr 29, 2022 4:41 pm

As long as they communicate on the same frequency as the Pathy.

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Re: TPMS sensor question

Postby smj999smj » Sat Apr 30, 2022 1:38 pm

The R51 Pathfinders and D40 Frontiers all used 315-mhz TPMS sensors, so they will work, but they will have to be ID registered to the vehicle. This can be done a number of different ways. Easiest way would be to get a TPMS trigger tool, which runs about $15-$20 and a scan tool that can access the TPMS system. If you don't have the scan tool, you can use the TPMS diagnostic connector under the driver's side of the dashboard; if it's never been used, you'll likely find it wrapped to a harness with blue tape and it'll be part of the same harness that goes to the OBD II diagnostic connector. Turn the key "on" and ground the wire in the TPMS diagnostic connector six times within 10 seconds should put the TPMS system into ID register mode, causing the TPMS warning light to flash. If you have the trigger tool, go to the left-front wheel and aim the end at the tire near the valve stem and push the button on the tool; the exterior lights should flash if it registered the sensor. Continue this procedure to the right-front, then right-rear and then left-rear. The exterior lights should flash as each sensor is registered. Turn off the key and your done. If you don't have the trigger tool, you will have to adjust the tire pressures as follows: 36 psi at left-front, 33 at right-front, 30 at right-rear and 27 at left-rear. With the TPMS system is register mode, drive the vehicle and in about 5-10 minutes, the TPMS light will go solid, meaning the sensors are registered. FYI for those interested, 2022 Frontier wheel will fit R51/D40/N50 models, but the TPMS sensors need to be replaced with 315-mhz sensors as the '22 Frontier uses 433-mhz TPMS sensors.
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Re: TPMS sensor question

Postby grm3 » Mon Jun 13, 2022 12:14 pm

Well, I've had the Frontier wheels on my Pathfinder for a few days without doing anything for the TPMS sensors, and no dash warning lights have come on. Is it possible the senors synced on their own?

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Re: TPMS sensor question

Postby grm3 » Mon Jun 13, 2022 5:11 pm

Nevermind. Spoke too soon. Right after posting, my wife told me the tire light came on when she drove the truck this afternoon.

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Re: TPMS sensor question

Postby silverarrow27 » Sat Jun 18, 2022 11:42 pm

Out of curiousity, how does one get the spare wheel to register if it also has a TPMS? Or does the module only remember/register 4 at a time?

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Re: TPMS sensor question

Postby grm3 » Mon Jun 20, 2022 6:59 am

I don't think the spare tire has a TPMS sensor.

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Re: TPMS sensor question

Postby beegeezy » Mon Jun 20, 2022 12:34 pm

Is the TPMS readout on the infotainment screen in any particular order? The first sensor on the list is acting up and I was hoping for an easy way to diagnose which sensor is dead.

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Re: TPMS sensor question

Postby silverarrow27 » Mon Jun 20, 2022 4:53 pm

grm3 wrote:
Mon Jun 20, 2022 6:59 am
I don't think the spare tire has a TPMS sensor.
I better hope it does or else I wasted money on one for nothing LOL

I bought my 2008 and previous owner took out all the TPMS.
beegeezy wrote:
Mon Jun 20, 2022 12:34 pm
Is the TPMS readout on the infotainment screen in any particular order? The first sensor on the list is acting up and I was hoping for an easy way to diagnose which sensor is dead.
I don't know for sure, but when I hooked up my obd2 scanner to mine the other night, it reads from LF,RF,RR,LR so I'm going to guess it's probably the same for the readout on the infotainment screen.

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Re: TPMS sensor question

Postby beegeezy » Wed Jun 22, 2022 2:57 pm

Thanks, the bad TPMS sensor location ironically had a flat tire yesterday. I didn't realize it but the tires were from 2014 and were badly cracked, so I bought 4 new tires w/ new tpms sensors today.


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