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Does any one know how to program the tire pressure sensors when buying new wheels on a 2016 GMC Canyon? I have ordered new after market tires,wheels and tire pressure monitors as a set. I know that I will have to get them programmed to the monitoring but I'm not sure how. I'd sure appreciate it.
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I have NOT tested any of this! Also you will need either a TPS activation tool (Like the EL-50448 that forces the sensor to send a signal/code when placed next to the valve stem) OR an air compressor to refill the tires when using the low tech 'let air out until the sensor activates' way - here is what the Interwebs say:

Put vehicle in TPMS Learning Mode: NOTE: This is a wheel/position sensitive procedure, you must be working with the wheel its waiting for a signal from.
1. Turn ignition to 'on' and afterwards turn OFF the automatic headlights.
2a. (Newer Vehicles w/'Uplevel' DIC steering wheel navgation): Bring up the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) display on the Driver Information Center (DIC), then press and hold the center button (with the 'Check' symbol) on the navigation controls until 'Tire Pressure Learning Mode' is displayed.
2b. (Newer Vehicles w/'Base level' steering column stalk navgation): Bring up the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) display on the Driver Information Center (DIC), then press and hold the 'menu' button on the navigation controls until 'Tire Pressure Learning Mode' is displayed.
2c. (Older Vehicles - really older with none of the above): Press both Lock and Unlock buttons on the key fob at the same time until horn honks.

Turn signals will independently light for the tire you need to activate (pattern is LF>RF>RR>LR).

3a. Activation with TPMS reset tool place tool on rim of active tire (corner with turn signal light on) and press reset tool's TX button until horn honks.
3b. Activation w/o activation tool - Let air out of the active tire (corner with turn signal light on) until the TPMS sends a low air pressure (activation signal) and horn honks - MUST ADD AIR AGAIN.

And of course if you end up paying about $12-28 for a TPMS reset tool or four flat tires remember the first line where I said I have not tried any of this :) Personally I would buy the EL-50448 reset tool because you will want to rotate tires etc. and the tool is cheap.
 

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I have NOT tested it but you will need either a TPS activation tool (Like the EL-50448 that forces the sensor to send a signal/code when placed next to the valve stem) OR an air compressor to refill the tires when using the low tech 'let air out until the sensor activates' way - here is what the Interwebs say:

Put vehicle in TPMS Learning Mode: NOTE: This is a wheel/position sensitive procedure, you must be working with the wheel its waiting for a signal from.
1. Turn ignition to 'on' and afterwards turn OFF the automatic headlights.
2. Press both Lock and Unlock buttons on the key fob at the same time until horn honks. Turn signals will independently light for the tire you need to activate (pattern is LF>RF>RR>LR).
3a. Activation with TPMS reset tool place tool on rim of active tire (corner with turn signal light on) and press reset tool's TX button until horn honks.
3b. Activation w/o activation tool - Let air out of the active tire (corner with turn signal light on) until the TPMS sends a low air pressure (activation signal) and horn honks - MUST ADD AIR AGAIN.

And of course if you end up paying about $12-28 for a TPMS reset tool or four flat tires remember the first line where I said I have not tried any of this :) Personally I would buy the EL-50448 reset tool because you will want to rotate tires etc. and the tool is cheap.
Thanks for the good info.
 

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Yes sir. They are a packaged deal.
Why did you buy new sensors?

Did your tire shop handle the tpms?

If they can’t handle that then you need to find a new tire shop. That’s part of their job. Tpms have been standard on all cars since 2008(?)

Discount tire swapped my factory sensors into my new wheels and every time the rotate my tires they reprogram the sensors so they read the correct location on the vehicle ( RF, RR etc)
 
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