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So I rotated my tires last weekend and didnt get around to reseting the TPMS. Come to find a screw in one this morning, enough air to drive my 4.5 miles to work and put a plug in, might as well reset it now. Go to pull of my chromey valve stem caps and one of them is cross threaded and completely knarls up the valve stem. So does the stock spare come with a sensor or do i have to buy a whole set just for one? Thanks in advance.
 

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It should come with one. I'm not sure about trailblazers but most cars that have them also have the spare hooked up. Last thing you want is a flat with a spare tire that is also flat. If you take it from the spare tire im pretty sure the light will stay on.
 

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It should come with one. I'm not sure about trailblazers but most cars that have them also have the spare hooked up. Last thing you want is a flat with a spare tire that is also flat. If you take it from the spare tire im pretty sure the light will stay on.
It still works and holds air, it's just that the threads are toast and it won't take a cap. I was curious if the spare tire had a sensor so I could swap it onto the reg tire so it could take a cap. I may just have to look cause I am yet to drop the spare
 

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that sucks Courtney. The only reason the stock spare does not have a sensor is cause it's a black steelie. If it was full size SS 20" it would have so you can use it in a 5 tire rotation. You also don't have to buy a "full set" of sensors. Just the one bad one.


I would suggest you remove your chrome valve stem caps cause this will happen again. You may get un-lucky enough and break a stem and have to swap the spare in.
 

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Ok, new question. Stopped at the stealership today to look at and getta quote on the sensor "assembly" $75 or so plus tax, the valve stem actually threads into the sensor and the stem has flat spots so it can be held. Now has anyone had one apart? Does anyone have a busted sensor with a good stem that could try this and let me know? Thanks again in advance.
 

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Ok, new question. Stopped at the stealership today to look at and getta quote on the sensor "assembly" $75 or so plus tax, the valve stem actually threads into the sensor and the stem has flat spots so it can be held. Now has anyone had one apart? Does anyone have a busted sensor with a good stem that could try this and let me know? Thanks again in advance.
On chevys with the metal TPMS valve that i assume your talking about. you cannot separate the part with the threads and the sensor unless you break it. call a discount tire and see what they quote you for a new sensor. might be less.
 
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