Topic: TPMS tire, stem changes: what's up....?
I have a 2006 Honda Pilot, 320K mi, works fine, "Check Engine" (AKA "Check Wallet") light has been on for years, and we don't care, with over a dozen codes, and the TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system) light on for years too, with all tires fine....
I needed a new tire mounted and a new stem...I ruined the old stem with these "screw on" stem caps with a pressure sensor...So I took the tire/rim off the car and took it to my mechanic.
My local mechanic (honest guy, often saves me time and money).... said due to federal regulations, he could not mount the new tire, he would need to install a new TPMS, he could not change it over to a regular rubber stem, and would need the car in the shop to reprogram the TPMS...so over $75 for installation...??!!
I tried looking up the regulations, and seems like I am not the only one who can't make sense of this...I just need a new tire on the rim with a new stem, and s-----w the malfunctioning TPMS system
BJs was also giving me grief about all my tires being different brands, and would not sell/mount a tire for me....so I just purchased one, and walked out with it....