How to clone and program new TPMS sensors with Autel MX Sensors & MaxiTPMS PAD

Here I show you how you can buy TPMS sensors on the cheap and clone your existing ones to avoid having to visit your dealer to reprogram your vehicle. Use this if you are replacing a broken TPMS sensor, or if you want to install new ones, especially in winter tires, for example.

I'm doing this for my 2009 Honda Odyssey EX-L, but the principles apply to any supported vehicle.

To figure out if you need the 315MHz or 433MHz model, go to this page, click the 'Downloads' tab, and download the document called "Sensor_FUNCLIST" followed by your market. (e.g. "Sensor_FUNCLIST_V4.07_US.pdf" for North America)

That spreadsheet will also tell you whether your vehicle automatically learns new TPMS sensors. If it says "A", then you do not need to clone your sensors.

Then buy however many of the sensors you need:

315MHz MX Sensor:
Metal stem (eBay - from China)
Metal stem (Amazon.com - shipped from US)
Rubber stem (eBay - from China)

433MHz MX Sensor:
Metal stem (eBay - from China)
Metal stem (Amazon.com - shipped from US)
Rubber stem (eBay - from China)

MaxiTPMS PAD

Note: All links are affiliate links, meaning that when you use these links, eBay will give me a percentage of anything you spend, at no cost to you. This helps me justify to my wife spending time on these videos. Thank you! :)

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9 comments:

  1. I can't get MaxiTPMS PAD to read the ID from either my 2006 Camry LE nor from my 2006 Lincoln Navigator. Is this just a bad unit?

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    1. Are you sure the sensors that you're reading are still good? Is your TPMS light on inside the car? Also, if you're reading the sensors while they're still in the tire, try moving the PAD around. It might work better over the rubber rather than over the rim.

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  2. Gabriel the light is ON on the Camry there is no problem or light on on the Navigator. I tried moving the PAD like you said but it made no difference. I just ordered the Autel TS401 and keeping my fingers crossed.
    Thanks for your answer
    Abel

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  3. So I got the ts408 and copied my sensor from my 2016 odyssey.
    I did a manual input.
    They don't seem to be working. As the toms light is on.
    You have any ideas?
    I scanned both the original and the cloned Autel 315 and they give the same id hex. Just still throughing a "tpms" light not a low tire

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    1. How long have you driven around with the new sensor in? It does take a little while (the tires have to warm up before they start reporting the tire pressure, and the light won't turn off until it starts reporting the pressure)

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    2. Yeah I drove for a good 20 minutes.....between 20 and 60 mph. And the toms light came on right as I was getting close to home......
      I think where I screwed up was without paying attention I programmed them under a Ford Focus and not Honda odyseey like the car they are going in. Now how do I reprogram them AGAIN for the right car.
      I think this is my problem. But now when I try and reprogram them I get no sensor detected.
      I read someone saying I had to have the pressure of the tire at zero psi (removing the valve core) is what is nessesary to reprogram them again.
      And idea about this?
      Thanks

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    3. You may be able to program them again without removing them from the tire at all. Try with just hold the pad up to the valve stem. Some people have said that letting air out of the tire "wakes them up" so that the pad can communicate with it. But if all that doesn't work, then you may have to take it out to program it.
      But reprogramming is the same as programming the first time. You just do all the same thing all over again.

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  4. I've tried to program the new sensor for my 2008 GMC Yukon. I removed the old sensor and it test without a problem,but the new one will not program. I tested the new sensor and it tested without a problem. I've tried entering the number but after pushing the program button it reads no senor or no program needed, then a failed

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    1. Just to be sure: you are using an Autel MX sensor with the Autel PAD?

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