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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.
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(approx) 15 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
Hi, Will this tool work with 2016 European Mustang (frequency : 433 mhz) )
If you are using TPMS sensors that you have gotten from our website, the transmitter tool will work. If you are using your stock ones, then you may have issues getting everything to sync together properly.
If i purchase a new set of wheels, why cant i just put the factory sensors in the new wheels? Why do i need new sensors?
You don't need new sensors, you can absolutely use the factory sensors. We offer them because if we mount and balance your wheels and tires, it's pretty silly to do so if you plan on using stock tire pressure sensors as you will be forced to unmount and then remount the tires onto the wheels.
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?
This TPMS Transmitter will synchronize with all 2007 to 2016 Mustangs with Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems. changing wheels will be a cinch.
I purchased this item, along with a wheel and tire kit, with the valve stem sensors. How does this actually work? What I did was push the button in front of each valve stem. It worked for about 50 miles, then the tire light came back on. I tried the same procedure again, and it did not work at all. I keep this device in the car, but have not mounted it anywhere. Does it need to be mounted? If so, where?
In order to sync the new sensors to your vehicle, you would need to follow the instructions here: https://lib.americanmuscle.com/files/tpms-reset-instructions.pdf. The sync tool would not need to be mounted in the vehicle at all.
Would this tool also work with aftermarket or any sort of non-stock tpms sensors?
This sync tool would work with the aftermarket kit that we carry and OEM tpms sensors compatible with the Ford Mustang.
No, this is simply a tool to sync the new tire pressure sensors to your vehicle.
The TPMS Tool is required in order to sync the sensors to your vehicles monitoring system. Unfortunately, the vehicle will not automatically sync the sensors to its monitoring system.
This TPMS Transmitter Tool will work with all 2007-2018 Mustang equipped with TPMS sensors.
Yes, this TPMS Transmitter Tool is used to sync the new sensors in your wheels to your cars computer after you have hmounted them onto your Mustan,
Unfortunately, the TPMS sensors are different from the 11-14 Mustangs and the 15-18 Mustangs. This tool will work on your Mustang, however you would need to replace the sensor with the ones from the proper year range.
The TPMS sensors will require programming for the computer to recognize them as the ones to be read.
You would need to purchase the TPMS tool if you wanted to sync the new sensors yourself. Most tire shops are able to sync the sensors for you if you didn't want to purchase this tool.
We do apologize you are having this issue with the TPMS Transmitter Tool. Please contact our customer service department so that we may directly assist you with this issue. Our contact information can be found here: https://www.americanmuscle.com/contact.html.
The TPMS Transmitter Tool is specifically designed for connecting sensors on the Mustang to the car. We cannot guarantee that the frequency is the same for any other vehicles.
Hello, MichaelOT5U1850929 I have posted a link of the TPMS sync instructions for your convenience. https://lib.americanmuscle.com/files/tpms-reset-instructions.pdf
October 11, 2019
Does what it should
Does what it should. Easy to use. Easy to follow instructions.
July 26, 2019
The TPMS tool works as expected. I have used this on my 2016 Mustang GT. Then I traded my 2016 in for a 2019 but transferred my MMD wheels from the 2016 to the 2019 and used the tool again. Worked flawlessly each time.
July 25, 2019
Stettler Scotts review
Works well. No complaints. Good purchase, no regrets. Reasonable price
June 11, 2019
The best instructions was a video the American Muscle made... It took less then 1 minute to get all the tires to read. This was way y easy!
June 03, 2019
The perfect tool for some one on a budget and likes working on their own Mustang!!!!
May 31, 2019
New wheels it’s needed
It’s a ford product and need if you don’t want low tire pressure light on all the time!
May 26, 2019
TPMS Transmitter Tool
Ford part, works perfectly, fast delivery! Would buy again!
May 14, 2019
After driving for about 20 minutes I get an error on my dashboard saying "tire pressure monitoring system failure" and cannot see the tire pressure of my tires. I've also tried going to an empty parking lot and recalibrate the tire pressure and still not fixed.
December 11, 2018
I bought new rims and put the old TPMS sensors on the rim. The sensor kept saying I had over 40 PSI in all the tires. I checked manually and I had 35 PSI. The sensors never adjusted so I bought this gauge. I followed the directions, my mustang said training was complete, and the sensors still say 40 PSI. I will be returning this as it was a waste of $50.
October 20, 2018
Great gadget !!!!!
The product was great , but my Mustang was built like a 2006 so it didnt work for me
October 11, 2018
TPMS tool review
Works as expected. Instructions were clear and accurate.
September 19, 2018
Worked perfect, very easy to use
Worked exactly as described. A must when installing new TPM sensors on new wheels
August 29, 2018
This product works fantastic. No need to take it to the tire store for calibration when swapping wheels anymore. Also did not have to spend the big bucks for another more expensive tool.
August 21, 2018
This is awesome and I highly recommend to everyone with a mustang
August 14, 2018
Just glad it works tired of seeing the message. Easy to use, but if you have the rpm on ur wheels and don't have it.....
May 26, 2018
I purchased this because of a wheel and tire package I bought. This was extremely easy to program and can be reusable.
April 16, 2018
Tool worked great, a must have for your shop American muscle products have worked great for me
March 26, 2018
Don’t waste your money
2015 and up seem to be self learning. I installed a wheel and tire set with sensors installed. My car automatically learned them with no sync tool necessary. Huge waste of money. My tool is still in its original baggie that it shipped in.
March 02, 2018
May you have better success than me
I bought a wheel and tire set for my 2011 v6 some time ago and couldn't get the transmitter to ever recognize the sensors. I put the same wheels a couple yrs later on my 2013 v6 and it would never recognize the sensors. Now I have a 2014 Track Pack GT with factory wheels and it wont recognize them either. I've tried all the suggestions they mention in the video if you encounter a problem and still the car doesn't recognize the transmitter. So, I've had this really cool tpms program in the gauge cluster on 3 mustangs and only saw it function correctly on 1 for about a month before I bought new wheels and tires. Since then I have always had to live with the tire pressure error text flashing between miles driven and miles till empty of fuel. The tpms thinga ma jig transmitter lights up no problem but I never have been able to get it to connect. Probably something ridiculous Im doing or not doing?
February 04, 2018
This product could not be easier to use. A must own tool.