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I’m putting my winter tires/rims from my 2010 mdx to my 2018 mdx. Do I really need to replace tpms sensors for the system to work? Do you guys think it is necessary. The dealer in Canada want $240 for 4 sensors and then another $250 to install all 4.

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Anybody know if the sensors from 2010 will be read by 2018 vehicle?

I'm using my winter tires/rims from my 2010 mdx to my 2018 mdx. Do I really need to replace tpms sensors for the system to work? Do you guys think it is necessary. The dealer in Canada want $240 for 4 sensors and then another $250 to install all 4.

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The dealer in Canada want $240 for 4 sensors and then another $250 to install all 4.
$240 for installing four TPMS sensors when it costs $20 for a tire change per wheel? What dealer is that? Are you sure they quoted you for $240 specifically to install TPMS sensors? That doesn't make sense to me.
 

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$240 for installing four TPMS sensors when it costs $20 for a tire change per wheel? What dealer is that? Are you sure they quoted you for $240 specifically to install TPMS sensors? That doesn't make sense to me.
Yes, called 3 dealers in in Canada, $60 for sensor and $60 to install for each wheel on my existing rims.
 

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Yes, called 3 dealers in in Canada, $60 for sensor and $60 to install for each wheel on my existing rims.
That is really weird. I don't remember anyone charging me extra money for TPMS sensor installation on top of the tire change fee. Let me give my Downtown Acura guys a call tomorrow, and I'll get back to you with clarification.
 

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That is really weird. I don't remember anyone charging me extra money for TPMS sensor installation on top of the tire change fee. Let me give my Downtown Acura guys a call tomorrow, and I'll get back to you with clarification.
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FWIW, I used steel rims for my snow tires on my 2006. I did not use sensors, just regular rubber valve stems. Just got used to looking at the TPMS light all Winter.

That said, I'm not sure if the '18 doesn't disable VSA or SH-AWD when a TPMS system failure is detected.
 

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Just wanted to confirm that there is indeed apparently an installation fee for TPMS sensors, so parts and labour included you are looking at something like CAD $520 tax included for all four wheels.

It seems that when they installed new TPMS sensors for me, they waived that fee because I bought the tires from them.
 

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Just wanted to confirm that there is indeed apparently an installation fee for TPMS sensors, so parts and labour included you are looking at something like CAD $520 tax included for all four wheels.

It seems that when they installed new TPMS sensors for me, they waived that fee because I bought the tires from them.
Crazy, isn't it. I might be better off buying new tires to save on the install fee.
 

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Try a tire shop. This is craziness. Acura TPMS sensors require no programming; they are true plug and play, as long as you get the correct OEM sensors for the vehicle.

That price for the sensors is sky-high as well. For my 2019 RDX, I paid a grand total of $138 for the sensors, required nuts and washers, and shipping and handling from half way across the USA.

( Different sensor for 2018 MDX, but I'm seeing about the same price: @29.13 each. )

Any qualified tire shop will be happy to use TPMS sensors you provide them.
 

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Try a tire shop. This is craziness. Acura TPMS sensors require no programming; they are true plug and play, as long as you get the correct OEM sensors for the vehicle.
Acura doesn't charge for programming, they charge for actual physical installation. However I agree that TPMS installation cannot take 30 minutes per wheel.

That price for the sensors is sky-high as well.
I disagree. They last well over 10 years, so not that expensive.
 

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Acura doesn't charge for programming, they charge for actual physical installation. However I agree that TPMS installation cannot take 30 minutes per wheel.

I disagree. They last well over 10 years, so not that expensive.
A Bugatti will probably last longer than 10 years. Does that mean it's inexpensive?

Physical installation of TPMS sensors is trivial. What's non-trivial is removing and reinstalling the tire. Unless you happen to work at a tire shop, and then that's trivial as well. They do it dozens (hundreds?) of times a day. Doing 4 tires might take one guy 30 minutes, if he takes a coffee break half way through.
 

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A Bugatti will probably last longer than 10 years. Does that mean it's inexpensive?
Everything is relative, of course. To me paying less than $20 annually for having TPMS sensors is not significant. Of course, other people might feel differently.

Physical installation of TPMS sensors is trivial.
That's what I don't really understand - where does the installation charge come from?
 
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