- (1) Transmitter Tool
- Hardware included:
- None Required
Hi I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and this is TPMS 101. This video is going to show you everything you need to know about the TPMS sensors in your 2007 and up Mustang, why you need them, how to wire them, and most importantly how to sync them up to your ride. For those of you who don’t know, TPMS stands for tire pressure monitoring system and is standard equipment on all 2007 and up Mustangs. The actual sensor itself is located on the bottom of each of your valve stems, located on all 4 wheels. As you might have guessed, the whole purpose of this system is simply to alert you, the driver, when tire pressures reach an unsafe level, plain and simple. So why do you need them? Well, if you buy a new set of wheels and tires and you don’t install TPMS sensors, you will trigger a warning light on your dash, which depending on your state laws, could cause you to fail your vehicle inspection. Ok, so that covers the what and the why, so now let’s cover how you order them, it’s actually pretty simple. If you’re ordering one of our pre-built tire and wheel combinations, simply click on the TPMS kit dropdown box located on all tire and wheel combination pages. At this point, you’ll simple want to select the correct generation, whether it’s an 07-09, or 2010 and up. This kit will include all the sensors which are preinstalled on all your wheels, the TPMS syncing tool, along which a DVD with step-by-step instructions on how to sync the sensors to your ride. When it does come time to sync your new sensors to your ride you’ll need a couple of things, of course you’ll need your TPMS syncing tool along with your key. A couple of important pointers before we get started with this process, the TPMS syncing tool works on a specific radio signal, so you’ll want to make sure you don’t have any cell phones, walkie talkies, or radios around that could possibly cause any interference. Second, you’ll want to make sure you do this process about 10-20 feet away from other vehicles, again just to avoid any problems. To begin the syncing process, insert the key into the ignition and turn the key from the off to the on position 3 times, the third time leaving the key in the on position, without actually starting the car. With the key in the on position, press the brake pedal to the floor and then release it. At this point turn the key from the off to the on position 3 more times, once again leaving it in the on position the third and final time. At this point you should hear the horn honk to indicate that the TPMS sensors are ready to be synced to your ride, using the TPMS syncing tool. With the key still in the on position, head to the left front tire. You’ll need to hold the syncing tool to the valve stem making sure the arrow on the tool is aligned with the valve itself, hold the green button down and wait for the horn to honk, this means the tire has been synced to your ride properly. Repeat that step for the right front, the right rear, and finally the left rear. If you forget the order, just look at the display in the speedometer, it will tell you what tire to sync next. If you’re having problems with the sensors not being detected and the horn doesn’t sound in the syncing process, then deflate all 4 tires and let the car sit for 5 minutes, after that reinflate the tires to the manufacturers recommended PSI, then restart the syncing process. Since the wheels and TPMS sensors are programmed specifically for each location, you will need to resync your TPMS sensors every time you rotate your tires, otherwise you’ll receive inaccurate readings that could trigger a warning light. If you follow the detailed instructions I talked about here and on the included DVD, you should have no problems getting your TPMS sensors synced to your ride properly. As always if you do encounter a problem, give us a call, one of our AmericanMuscle customer service reps will be happy to help you out.
Important Tire Rotation Note. When rotating tires that are equipped with TPMS sensors, it is important to reuse the TPMS Transmitter Tool to recalibrate the sensors. By rotating your tires, you are changing the physical location of the sensors and your car's computer will need to update to be aware of this location change. Failure to do so will result in inaccurate and incorrect low tire pressure monitoring.
Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Details
Installation Time: (approx) 15 Minutes
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
Very easy to use ive got 2 newer fords and my father in law has new ford so i expect this will be used every time i rotate tires. one thing though, the dvd said to hald at valve stem but my car was on ... opposite side. Try both before you call AM like I did!
As with anything I buy online I make it a point to read through several of the product reviews before making a final decision on wether or not to purchase them. I came across one post that almost deterred ... me from adding this to my shopping cart; it said that for 2015's the transmitter tool wasn't necessary and that your vehicle would relearn the tpms in your new tires. Not true. Although in my vehicle settings it clearly showed there was the proper amount of psi in each new tire, after adding air as an experiment to determine if in fact the vehicle would relearn the new tpms I discovered the amount displayed in the vehicle settings did not change even after a 10psi increase and being driven on the road for about 15 minutes. After I synced the new tpms to the system it immediately showed the 10psi increase in the tire I experimented on. Great product. So easy anyone could use it even without watching the instructional dvd.
I have an 07 GT500 with 2012-13 wheels on it. Will this program the new sensors to my 07 computer??
Does this affect any aftermarket tuning?
I have a 09 mustang and purchased a set of wheels from a friend with TPMS sensors in them.Will this tool work to sync the sensors?
On the transmitter tool package, a message stated, "see instructions for tool storage". How should the tool be stored? The package for the transmitter stated that I should check instructions for proper tool storage. There were no instructions about tool storage. I know when you sync your sensors that you should remove any possible interference from nearby vehicles, radios, phones, etc. The transmitter has some velcro on the back. Can I stick it to the inside of my glovebox, storing the tool within my vehicle? Is this a "no-no"? I'm wondering if I'm away from my home/garage that if I experience an issue I'll have the tool with me for just such a case or if my local shop will need this particular tool for syncing my wheels when I have them rotated. Thank you
according to the description it says it is compatible with stock factory installed sensors,but one of your chat persons says its not.
I have a 2013 GT 5.0. I put stock wheels from a 2007 GT/CS 4.6L on the 2013. Will the transmitter tool sync the 2007 wheels to the 2013 stang?
August 17, 2016
Easy As 123
As with anything I buy online I make it a point to read through several of the product reviews before making a final decision on wether or not to purchase them. I came across one post that almost deterred me from adding this to my shopping cart; it said that for 2015's the transmitter tool wasn't necessary and that your vehicle would relearn the tpms in your new tires. Not true. Although in my vehicle settings it clearly showed there was the proper amount of psi in each new tire, after adding air as an experiment to determine if in fact the vehicle would relearn the new tpms I discovered the amount displayed in the vehicle settings did not change even after a 10psi increase and being driven on the road for about 15 minutes. After I synced the new tpms to the system it immediately showed the 10psi increase in the tire I experimented on. Great product. So easy anyone could use it even without watching the instructional dvd.
March 08, 2013
Very easy to use ive got 2 newer fords and my father in law has new ford so i expect this will be used every time i rotate tires. one thing though, the dvd said to hald at valve stem but my car was on opposite side. Try both before you call AM like I did!
May 28, 2010
It worked great!!
I was suprised when I got it that it was a real ford tool. The DVD was easy to follow. I was able to program for my new wheels in less than 1 minute. It was worth the money just to not have to take my car in.
August 24, 2010
I bought a new set of wheels/tires along with new TPMS sensors and had my local tire store mount and balance the wheels. I installed the wheels myself and ordered the TPMS Transmitter so I could retrain my system... the process was very simple and worked great! DVD explained the procedure and the product worked as described I was done in less than 10 mins including watching the video. Thanks A/M!
July 01, 2010
The shipping and delivery were quick and convenient. A fair price too, especially compared to the Dealer price. The video provided was very helpful, and the tool performed as expected, first try. Could not have been a better experience. Thanks!
December 22, 2009
I use summer and snow tires and have been switching them myself for years. When I realized I needed this tool to stop the "reminder" light on my new car, I instantly got it. It was simple and straightforward to perform. The DVD was a nice touch, but a simple instruction sheet would have sufficed.
April 08, 2012
As easy as it gets!
For some inexplicable reason I put this off for months. I wish I would have bought this the day after I changes wheels/tires and not have dealt with the tire pressure warnings for months. This literally took me 1 minute to do all 4 wheels! The easiest thing I've ever heard of.
April 01, 2010
The Dealer wanted $105 to do this job. I bought this tool and the job was done in less then two minutes trouble free. The tool gets 5 stars.........shipping gets 1 star. It took me 3 weeks to get it.
May 14, 2015
It is not necessary for the 2015 Mustang. They will relearn new tpms sensors. This product likely works but there needs to be a note on the product. Definitely don't recommend it when selling rims for 2015 mustangs. Thats the reason I purchased it.
December 14, 2014
Instructional video with good old Justin from AmericanMuscle.com was very helpful, and explained the simple process very well. Somebody mentioned tapping the break once before the first time you turn the key three times, so I did that too just to be safe. The transmitter comes with some Velcro, so you can stick it somewhere and always know where it is. How thoughtful. ;)
September 17, 2014
Works just as if you went to a Ford dealer! The DVD instruction guide eliminates all of the guess work!
April 02, 2014
Simple. Literally took longer to watch the video. And the video was very explanatory
March 21, 2014
nice tool to keep with your car
Called the Ford dealer to have him think my new wheels to my car he said it would cost $47.it only cost 44 dollars to buy this tool from american muscle and I can use it as often as I want whenever I want so if you buy sensors new sensors for your car it pays just go ahead and buy this tool from american muscle
June 22, 2011
Pay attention; audio is tough to hear.
Transmitter performed well but it took three tries to properly interpret this video. It is complete and accurate, just a little coarsly produced. Not that anyone is likely to play it for fun - nothing wrong with the home-spun format, the host, the basic story-boarding. Just pay close attention and everything will work out fine.
April 08, 2012
EZ, and Cheaper than a Dealer!
Bought both the TPMS Valves and Transmitter from "American Muscle" What a great price! Transmitter came with a DVD instruction video, it took me longer to watch the video, than to actually sinc the new TPMS Valves. Very easy, anybody should be able to do it! Would highly recommend both TPMS Valves with Transmitter from "American Muscle!
September 25, 2011
This makes swapping wheels and tires for winter easy. The video is simple to use, but it's missing the initial brake tap step.
August 12, 2011
AM's DVD isn't thorough enough
While this is a great product and makes things easier, the DVD was kinda lacking in the description of crucial steps in making it work. First of all, when going to program it, you need to tap the brake first, do the 3 key rotations ending in the on position, hit the brake again while still in the on position and then do 3 more key cycles.
March 05, 2010
YOU CANT DO THIS AFTER WATCHING THE DVD . YOU DONT DESERVE TO DRIVE A SPORTS CAR
November 30, 2016
Worked just as expected
I was able to get my sensors synced and if it wasn't for a broken sensor I would have been able to avoid a trip to the tire shop. The tool is very easy to use and compact.
November 29, 2016
TPMS Transmitter Tool
First off, the product arrived quicker than expected which was great! I used the tool to sync the new wheels and tires I was putting on for the winter season. Following the directions to get the vehicle into the proper mode was simple enough and then syncing the new wheels to the car was a breeze! I will perform this twice a year when I swap wheels. Overall, good product and great service from AM...as usual!!!