Reset Your Ford TPMS Sensors Using FORDTRIGGER

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by Marshall Wisler

If you own a Ford vehicle manufactured after 2006, it likely has tire pressure monitor sensors. When swapping off Tire & Wheel Package for winter or summer use, the sensors inside your wheel and tire assembly will not adapt to the car's frequency, but rather require a simple wake up using a triggering tool.

In order to avoid trips to the Ford dealership, we provide a FORDTRIGGER tool that gives you the power to adapt your sensors in your own driveway. Using simple one button technology, you can reset your sensors in as little as a few minutes and for a low cost.

While the tool represents an up front cost on top of your tire and wheel purchase, it's relatively low price tag of $42 offers a handy piece of equipment that proposes a long-term cost savings to the home mechanic. 

Comments on Reset Your Ford TPMS Sensors Using FORDTRIGGER

Sunday, April 28, 2013 by Kevin Herner:
I just purchased a new set of rims and tires for my 2008 F250. They installed new TPMS and supposedly reprogrammed them for my truck. Well evidentially they didn't, the TPMS are made by pilot, number P315a. Will this trigger tool work to re calibrate the TPMS I have ? If so, I'll buy one today.
Thank you
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Kevin,
Thank you for the inquiry. Pilot sensors are not a brand that we carry, and while they are widely used in the aftermarket, they may not be able to be registered using the OEM tool.
Saturday, June 8, 2013 by Ron:
I have a 2010 Explorer XLT. Tire sensor is on. Was told by dealership front left sensor won't reset what is cost of sensor or will this device reset?
Saturday, June 8, 2013 by Ron:
Cost of Tire sensor for Ford Explorer XLT 2010 or can it be reset cheaply
Monday, June 10, 2013 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Ron,
The cost for the sensor with cradle and band is $71 per corner. They can be reset using the tool outlined above.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 by Jim:
I switched my OEM tires on my 2013 f250 (80 psi) to wider tires that require only 50 psi. Great improvement in ride, but can I reprogram the TPMS so that the warning light goes off and I don't receive a low tire pressure message every time I start the truck?
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Jim,
I dont believe the sensors can be reprogrammed to accept a lower value. They are specifically made to trip the light at a certain pressure to avoid underinflation when using the factory tire size. -Marshall@tirerack.com
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by Craig Glass:
Hello there, for the first time I didn't replace my tires with tire-rack and I have issues, lol... I have a good reason though! I have a 2008 Crown Vic Police Interceptor and just replaced the stock 17" wheels with 18" ones supposedly from a 2013 mustang gt(2010-2013 are the same looking wheel so I have no 100% way of knowing), my TPMS light is on of course... is there any hope that the 2010-13 sensors are compatable with my 2008 system? they have not automatically reset so might I just need this tool?
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Craig,
The two cars use different frequencies and will not be able to addapt.
Monday, August 12, 2013 by harry:
went from 245 45 19 tire to 255 40 19 front and 285 35 19 rear will the ford triggering tool reset my sensors on my 2012 mustang conv. with brembo brakes
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Harry,
The tool will reset ford OE sensors regardless of wheel and tire size.
-Marshall
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by eric:
i have a 2010 explorer and the tp light went on today, if i add air to the tires will it go off or do i have to reset it?
Friday, December 6, 2013 by richard:
How exactly do I use the ford tpms trigger to reset sensors? it came with no instructions, thanks.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Richard,
Feel free to email me with your vehicle type. I would be happy to send you the vehicle specific instructions. -Marshall@tirerack.com
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by David Cress:
Hello, I just purchased the Fordtrigger from you folks. Could you send me instructions for my 2011 Ford F-350 please. I have 2 sets of tires. I put my winter tires on and and tried the Fordtrigger and is not resetting the TPMS light. The truck beeps twice and says it was unseccessful. Now my other tires are in the same building where I am doing this. When I go through the procedure and put the Fordtrigger against the tires that are loose (not on the vehicle), it works. Need some help please. Do I need to be somewhere else so I am not near the other tires?
Sunday, January 12, 2014 by George :
TPMS - Will this ford trigger work on a ford edge 2009. I have the sensors banded to the rims. Please let me know.
Sunday, June 1, 2014 by Manuel:
I have a 2014 ford mustang and getting new rims and keeping the same tires that came with the car. Will I be able to use the same sensors that are in the tie, or would I have to buy new ones? Also will this remote sense work once I put on the new rims?
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 by marshall@tireack.com:
Manuel,
What brand and type of wheels are you buying?
Friday, August 15, 2014 by Alex:
Hi,
I wonder if you can help me with my MUSTANG TPMS.

I purchased new wheels that came with tires on them.
Put new wheels on the car.
TPMS light came on.

I deflated one of the old tires to have a look at the TPMS sensors.
They are the ones that are mounted on the tire valve.
So I needed new valve stems for the new tires to be able to fit the sensors.

I ordered valve stems.
I left the tire deflated for about 4 weeks before I got round to installing the valve stems to the tires and move the TPMS sensors.

Now 3 of the sensors reset fine, but the one that was left on a deflated tire for a while will not reset.

I have one of your Ford TPMS FORDTRIGGER and 3 of them set fine.

Can you please help out.

Thanks.

Alex.

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