33's on my Patrol

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Re: 33's on my Patrol

Post by Peter Connan » 08 Mar 2018 05:22

Malcolm, mine appear to be sealed units, and I have not tried to open one as they are all still working.

When they do die, I will take the dremel to one and see if I can replace the battery...
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Re: 33's on my Patrol

Post by Rodney » 08 Mar 2018 15:36

Mmmmmm.......

I was unaware that some TPMS's are sealed and other are not.......

Looks like I purchased the wrong system - mine were sealed units and when the batteries died I was told that I had to purchase new senders at almost the same cost as a new TPMS. Schoolfees.

Message for TPMS investors - make sure the batteries are replaceable.

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Re: 33's on my Patrol

Post by Tinus lotz » 08 Mar 2018 18:28

Rodney wrote:
08 Mar 2018 15:36
Mmmmmm.......

I was unaware that some TPMS's are sealed and other are not.......

Looks like I purchased the wrong system - mine were sealed units and when the batteries died I was told that I had to purchase new senders at almost the same cost as a new TPMS. Schoolfees.

Message for TPMS investors - make sure the batteries are replaceable.

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Re: 33's on my Patrol

Post by hugejp » 08 Mar 2018 19:35

Are there units that one can replace the batteries???
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Re: 33's on my Patrol

Post by mvcoller » 09 Mar 2018 16:30

Yes, they screw on in place of valve caps. When the battery (CR 1632) goes flat, you unscrew the sensor's cap and replace the battery.

The name is Tireguard and their website is www.tireguard.co.za and they cost about R2250 for a system with 6 sensors, 4 for the car and two for the trailer or caravan. Alternatively one for the spare tyre and a spare sensor.

Extra sensors are available at R230 ea and it is wise to order extra batteries when you buy the kit at R5.00 each (yes, only five Rand each, can you believe it?). Imagine how the guys who fit our watch batteries rip us off when they charge us R50 ea!!

Alternatively, you can phone Tireguard owner Abraham Kruger, he lives near Hennops. His cell number is 082 926-0585.

You can either collect or he can send it via courier at R100 per delivery. The monitor is slightly bigger than a match box and you can order a separate cradle (like a GPS suction cap type cradle) for R70.

I ordered a set each for my Pathfinder and my Patrol. For the Patrol I did the modification Abraham suggested, where you fit an extra valve (have a hole drilled in the rim) on the brake caliper side (ie inside) of the rim, but close the the spokes so that the calipers don't "klap" the sensor. It is suggested to fit one of those valves with the really short stem or the bent steel valves.
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Re: 33's on my Patrol

Post by Peter Connan » 10 Mar 2018 07:16

Good post, thanks Malcolm!
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Re: 33's on my Patrol

Post by mvcoller » 10 Mar 2018 09:10

You can actually have 18 sensors on the Tireguard system, it was originally made for trucks with trailers

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Re: 33's on my Patrol

Post by iandvl » 10 Mar 2018 14:41

Malcolm, thanks for that. Going to check that out now...

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Re: 33's on my Patrol

Post by hugejp » 10 Mar 2018 16:18

Are these replacement sensors unit specific or generic?
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Re: 33's on my Patrol

Post by mvcoller » 10 Mar 2018 22:16

I would imagine unit specific...

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