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Tesla Model S: Wheel Sensor - TPMS (Remove and Replace) - Installation

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Service Manual / Wheels and Tires / Wheel Sensor - TPMS (Remove and Replace) / Wheel Sensor - TPMS (Remove and Replace) - Installation

Installation

  1. Clean and inspect the wheel and valve hole. Remove any dirt, burrs, or swarf.
  2. Install the valve retaining screw to the wheel sensor.

    Note: Ensure that the square faces are parallel with the slot in the sensor.

    Wheel Sensor - TPMS (Remove and Replace) - Installation

  3. Screw the valve onto the sensor screw. Ensure that the valve screw is free to move in the slot.
  4. Position the sensor and valve to wheel and loosely secure it with the retaining nut.
  5. Holding the sensor firmly against the inside of the wheel, tighten the valve retaining nut.
    • Baolong TPMS: Torque 5 Nm.
    • Continental TPMS: Torque 8 Nm.
    Note: Before the full torque is reached, an internal break off ring will "give". Continue to tighten the nut until the full torque is achieved.

    Wheel Sensor - TPMS (Remove and Replace) - Installation

  6. Inspect the sensor location; both feet should be in contact with the wheel. If the sensor is not firmly located it should be reinstalled using a new valve and screw.
  7. Apply a suitable lubricant to each tire bead.
  8. Secure the wheel on the tire machine with the front facing up. Position the wheel so that the valve is opposite of the mounting head and then place the tire on the wheel and bring the mounting head down to the wheel.

    Wheel Sensor - TPMS (Remove and Replace) - Installation

  9. Push the lower tire bead over the wheel and mounting head. Rotate the machine so the last part of the bead fits over the wheel just before the valve. Note: Ensure that the tire bead does not slip on the wheel during removal/installation.
  10. Reposition the wheel and tire so that the valve is opposite of the mounting head.
  11. Push the upper tire bead over the rim and mounting head. Rotate the machine so the last part of the bead fits over the wheel just before the valve.

    Note: Ensure tire bead does not slip on the wheel during removal/installation.

    Wheel Sensor - TPMS (Remove and Replace) - Installation

  12. Ensure that the tire bead is correctly located between the sensor and the wheel.
  13. Inflate the tire until both the tire beads are seated on the wheel. Adjust the tire pressure to the recommended pressure and install the valve cap.
  14. Check the tire for air leaks.
  15. Balance the wheel.
  16. Install the wheel.
  17. Lower the vehicle.
  18. Perform the wheel sensor TPMS ID learn procedure.
    • Baolong TPMS: (refer to procedure).
    • Continental TPMS: (refer to procedure).

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