The tool I currently have (Autel TS501) can read and clone sensors. It only clones their own brand of TPMS sensors...but most/all manufacturers are doing it this way. There's no universal tool out there for cloning sensors.
Originally Posted by Mark
The key is you want to know your sensor IDs NOW. If you wait until a TPMS sensor dies, you may not be able to read the ID from it. Then the only way to know that ID is to have a Mitsubishi dealer use their scan tool to tell you. That's $100+ fee at my local dealer.
I was able to use my tool to quickly read all 4 of my sensor IDs directly from the sensor. So now if one dies, I will know which one it is (because I will be able to use my tool to determine the IDs of the 3 sensors that are still alive). I went one step further. I actually made labels with my sensor IDs and stuck them inside my wheels the last time I rotated my tires. So even if something happens and I don't have my tool, I still know the sensor ID of each wheel.
I can also clone my own sensors with this tool. I can find a set of 4 cloneable Autel TPMS sensors on eBay for about $120. So I've got the system beat. I'm just pissed that my tool can't read IDs from the computer. But I'm still working with the manufacturer to get this solved.
I just bought a cloneable sensor and I'm going to try cloning one of my sensors this weekend.
I would recommend to everyone to have a tire shop scan the IDs of your sensors WHILE THEY STILL WORK so you know the IDs. Even if they charge you $20, it will be worth it when a sensor dies. Most tire shops are now selling and cloning sensors.
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