Originally Posted by paintmann111
You may have been lucky, but in most cases (99.9%) the light will come on. Its really simple to do. Most tire shops have a universal scan tool and they simply reprogram the tpms with the new car info. Takes maybe 15-30 mins depending on how much of a pain the tpms is to pick up (some universal scanners are a joke). I did it for free for when I worked at BJ's wholesale club's tire center. If you find a good tire shop they'll probably do the same. I can't see anyone charging more then $10-$15 to do it though.
Yea I'm gonna try a tire shop or ford & see what they'll charge me to reprogram them. I might just buy the tool to just have it.
Here's what I found..
When I swapped out the tpms for the v6 I swapped them from one set of wheels to the another & put the wheels with tpms back on the car & no code came on after (200+ miles) maybe the light came on after but I trade it on so I couldn't be able to say!
Now on the 5.0 I put wheels with no TPMS for a while (200+ miles) & the light came on..then when I put other wheels with the tpms the light hasn't gone away & it's been 1K+ miles!