Originally Posted by rolape2
Good News Bad News.
Good News: Schrader is making a new TPMS sensor called EZ sensor. It is programable using standard ATEQ programer. They can read your original sensor and program new sensor with same ID. Install those in your winter wheels. Then you can swap winter wheels and summer wheels and the cars TPMS does not know the differance. Does not need to be taken to dealer for Re-learn. Tirerack has sensors for $46 ea.
Bad News: I already installed a different set of sensors and need to go to dealer for programing my winter wheels still.
I just swapped out my winter Blizzaks for my all-season OEMs without any problems, and no need for TPMS reset. Honestly, I don't know why it worked, because I didn't force it to "re-learn" and I didn't take it to the dealer. The actual Suzuki TPMS sensors are a horrible ripoff, going for somewhere around $126-135/EACH!
I will try to be as clear as possible, since I know this is a confusing topic for all (myself included!):
1. Original 2011 Suzuki SX4 Crossover (Tech Pkg) wheels with the original all-season tires and factory-installed Suzuki TPMS
2. Blizzak WS60s
3. Suzuki performance wheels (see attached image)
4. Schrader TPMS replacement sensors (4) from TireRack ( 315MHz Tire Pressure Sensor, Schrader #20087, see attached image)
What I did:
1. The original factory tires were dismounted from the factory wheels, but I left the original TPMS sensors on that set. Basically, I wanted to use the original wheels as the "winter beaters" and put the all-seasons on my nice, new, spiffy "performance" Zuk wheels.
2. The Blizzaks were mounted and balanced on to the original factory wheels, with the original TPMS sensors in place.
3. I put the winter set on my vehicle with the original sensors and wheels. NO TPMS LIGHT. It worked fine, as you would expect.
4. The original all-seasons were mounted on to the performance Suzuki wheels I purchased, using the new Schrader 20087 sensors I ordered from TireRack. I had the work done at TiresPlus (NO, I don't work for TP).
5. This Spring, I just swapped out my wheels: When I switched them, the car was off. I did one wheel at a time, and, when I was done, I moved the entire winter wheel set into my garage (car was in driveway). I checked the all-season/performance wheel tires pressures and corrected, then I started the car. I started the car without doing anything, and there was NO TPMS LIGHT.
I don't know why my procedure worked without re-setting the TPMS module. I can only hazard a guess that the Schrader replacement truly is an exact match for the sensors.
TireRack was very helpful with this (NO, I don't work for TR), so it may be worth a call to them if you are considering getting a dedicated winter/summer setup going.