Reset Your Ford TPMS Sensors Using FORDTRIGGER

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. 


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

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

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

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.
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

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

The tool will reset ford OE sensors regardless of wheel and tire size.
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

Feel free to email me with your vehicle type. I would be happy to send you the vehicle specific instructions.
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

What brand and type of wheels are you buying?
Friday, August 15, 2014 by Alex

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.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014 by mike

Mounted the winter set from TR and attempted to train for them after the warning light came on. 2014 Fiesta ST enters training mode, but nothing happens with the tool. Got the summer set back out of the barn put them by the car and things work fine. What's up?
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 by

Please contact us so that we can review your order and send you a PDF file with reset instructions. We can be reached at 800-428-8355 from 8am-8pm EST.
Saturday, November 8, 2014 by Rod

Just mounted a new winter set from TR on a 2013 Ford Focus SE. Took the car for a short drive, then tried to set the sensors. Got into training mode, but nothing happens with the tool. Is this a problem with the tool or the sensors?
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 by Carl

got new winter tires and rims on my 2014 fors Fiests ST. tpms light came on so i put the car in to training mode and tried to use the reset tool with no luck it didnt do anything at all
Saturday, November 22, 2014 by jes

i have a 06 crown vic im tryn to figure out if it ha tire pressure monitoring sensors is so what will happen if i change the rims on my car bc im putting aftermarket rims on and i want to know if it will mess anything up
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 by Russ

I have a Ford F-350 Lariat 2 WD. If I rotate the tires or lower the tire pressure in the rear tires from 80 psi to 50 psi when not loaded can I use your Fordtrigger to reset the pressure at which the low pressure light will come on? Everything is OEM. I'm guessing the sensors are set at 50 front and 80 psi rear now.
Friday, January 9, 2015 by ashley

I replaced my 2008 18" f150 wheels with 2006 20" f150 wheels. Will this tool work for this so I can loose the warning light?
Saturday, January 10, 2015 by J.R.

I have a 2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty . The truck came with 17 in wheels. I put on my winter tires, using Ford factory 17 inch wheels from my 2005 F-250. I purchased Ford TPMS Sensors part #129838-05241066 as recommended by the dealership and the light will not go out. Will this reset tool fix the issue?
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 by

This tool will reset an OE Ford sensor provided the part purchased is able to sync to the truck.
Monday, January 26, 2015 by kirby

Would you be so kind as to send me the instructions to reset the tpms on a 2013 mustang. Kirby
Monday, March 16, 2015 by Tyler

Recently ordered a rim&tire pack with tpms and a ford reset tool. I am only able to read the two driver side tires. The sensors on the passanger side never respond with the tool. I try to go in order LF,RF,RB,LB only beeps for LF and fails unless I skip to LB. Anyway Help? 2013 focus S
Sunday, April 19, 2015 by John V

please send me the TPMS tool instructions for 2014 F250
Monday, July 6, 2015 by Gary

I have a 2014 Ford Taurus Limited , just had a low tire, the low tire light is on, I put air in the tire and it is up to the required tire pressure for now. We are going to have the tires rotated and balanced, will this trigger work on the 2014 Ford Taurus Limited?
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 by Alex

Will it trigger TPMS sensors from VDO (continental) 433mhz?
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 by Jamey

I have a 2010 f150 platinum, I replaced the rims &tires with 2015 f150 factory rims & tires. The tire pressure light stays on. How do I reprogram the TPMS?
Friday, October 23, 2015 by Derek wyhs

I recently bought a 2013 f150 . I had the dealer put new tires on as per the deal until I can afford to replace the wheels and tires that I want . They put wrong ones on that call for 44 max psi door jam says 55/80 and I found because they couldn't get tpsm light off. I really don't want more than 50 all the way around for a good ride. What can I do to do this and eliminate the light
Friday, January 29, 2016 by Arizona Mike

I have a 2013 mustang. A friend of mines just brought a 2015 mustang with 19x9 wheels on it with the factory tpms. He upgraded his wheels and wants to sell me his old wheels with the oem tpms still in them. Will they work with the 2013 mustang? Or will I have to replace the tpms in the 2015 wheels?
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

Arizona Mike, What is the trim level for both vehicles (i.e. Convertible, Fastback, Interceptor, Boss 302, Coupe, GT500, etc.)? We will need this information to look into the TPMS. Unfortunately we do not have the full OE wheel information to confirm if the OE wheel will fit on another vehicle.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 by Daniel

Will the fordtrigger work on 2009 Ford Focus SE? I have the light on, tire pressure is constantly on and learn procedure requires using a tool
Friday, April 15, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

Daniel, Yes, the Trigger tool will work for the 2009 Ford Focus. --
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 by Stephen

I've searched high and low and can't find out whether the TPMS-19 works on a 2008 Ford Taurus X. Does it?
Monday, May 2, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

Stephen, We're sorry, we are not certain what you are referring to. This is the correct tire pressure sensor for your vehicle:
Monday, May 16, 2016 by Stephen

Sorry for the confusing message. This is what I am asking: Does the FordTrigger tool work on a 2008 Ford Taurus X? Thanks in advance.
Friday, May 20, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

Stephen, Yes, the Ford trigger tool is compatible with your Taurus. --
Monday, June 6, 2016 by jesse gutierrez

have 2010 ford explower xlt low pressure warning went on I put air all tires warning light will not reset. need some advise. I was told if I disconnect battery light will reset any truth to that thanks
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

Jesse, It will temporarily reset it in some cases. However, if there is an issue, it will light back up. At startup, is light flashing or solid? If solid, you do not have pressure. If flashing, there is a system malfunction.
Monday, August 28, 2017 by Chris

Will the ford trigger work on my 2013 Taurus tpms?
Thursday, August 31, 2017 by Tire Rack Team


Yes the Ford trigger tool will work for your Taurus:
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by OMAR GAYTAN

Just bought some 24s for my 2017 f150 they have sensors will this work for my truck will it reprogramm new wheels to truck
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by Tire Rack Team

Omar: You should be able to just move the existing sensors over to the new wheels. If you got them from us they would be OE sensor-compatible.
Friday, May 18, 2018 by Bob

Can I lower the PSI and re-teach the TMPS my preference? The roads here are very rough, and without a load this truck wants to get loose and swap ends. Thanks
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by Tire Rack Team

Bob, the FORDTRIGGER tool will not allow you to adjust the threshold for the TPMS light to come on as it is would be tampering with the functionality of the system. Potentially you could talk to Ford to see if they have any further guidance on their system or the lower PSI options.

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