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    Cheap Plastic Car
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    Mirage DE
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    Rostra Cruise Control Kit - Part # 250-9633

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    175/65-14 82T Falken Sincera SN250 AS All-Season (80k mile warranty - Replaced at 78k miles)

    175/65-14 Hankook Optimo H724 (70k mile warranty - Currently in use)

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    I took the instrument cover off, lifted the bezel, and put some black plastic insulation tape over the annoying LED. Fixed!



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    It's really nice that Discount Tire did this for free, especially when you didn't buy your tires from them. That's great service!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevedmc View Post
    ...He tried starting the car with his programmer installed and the car would not start.
    The same thing happened to me! For whatever reason, the tech connected the Batec tool and then tried starting the car. I have no idea why because starting the car isn't part of the process. I'm guessing the instructions on the tool display incorrectly told them to do it and they were just following along.

    I suggested that he try with the ignition in the ON position...which worked fine.

    ...hooked up his Bartec 400 programmer to my cable and put the car in learn mode with the key in the ON position without the engine running. Then Rob took a second Bartec 400 and walked around the car using the second Bartec 400 to trigger each sensor.
    That's what they did with me. Except in my case, the tech sat in the driver's seat with the Bartec hooked up while I walked around with my own TPMS tool triggering the sensors...lol.

    ...as long as you are using a newer Bartec tool and have two (one for relearn and one to trigger the sensors) then the adapter cable is not necessary.
    Good to know!


    In my case, the tech started out by walking around the car with the Bartec tool and reading all 4 TPMS sensor IDs into the tool. Then he connected the tool and tried to write the 4 IDs into the Mirage's computer (using the blue cable). This method would *not* work. So he immediately went to Plan B...which was to put the Mirage computer into learn mode (still using the blue cable) and then walk around the car triggering each sensor. That was the method that worked.


    Rob didn't charge me anything for the TPMS release. I thanked Rob for his assistance...and gave him a $20 tip.
    Yep...that's what I did. $20 is a small price to pay for avoiding the Mitsu dealer!


    I feel like I am driving a new car now that I don't have that warning light on the console.
    If you bought Redi-Sensors, you are ready to roll with one of these. This thing helped me discover another screw in one of my tires! I need to stay away from Home Depot parking lots.


    I just need to figure out how I want to prepare for the next time I need my sensors replaced.
    As long as you have a place that will register your TPMS sensors for free, you don't need to worry about it!
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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 51.5 mpg (US) ... 21.9 km/L ... 4.6 L/100 km ... 61.9 mpg (Imp)


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    I was telling myself today that I'm tempted to just start buying tires at Tire Kingdom, but after crunching the numbers, I think I am going to continue buying them from Walmart. I get the convenience of tire centers all over the country with Walmart plus they are cheaper.

    Discount Tire - Falken Sincera SN250 $395 Out the door

    Discount Tire - El Cheapo Barum Brillantis 2 $265 Out the door

    Walmart Hankook Optimo H724 $194 Out the door (What I have now)

    Walmart - Falken Sincera SN250 $311 Out the door
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevedmc View Post
    I was telling myself today that I'm tempted to just start buying tires at Tire Kingdom, but after crunching the numbers, I think I am going to continue buying them from Walmart. I get the convenience of tire centers all over the country with Walmart plus they are cheaper.

    Tire Kingdom - Falken Sincera SN250 $395 Out the door

    Tire Kingdom - El Cheapo Barum Brillantis 2 $265 Out the door

    Walmart Hankook Optimo H724 $194 Out the door (What I have now)

    Walmart - Falken Sincera SN250 $311 Out the door

    Consider also the tires from this thread:

    https://mirageforum.com/forum/newrep...wreply&p=92143

    $29.39 x 4 = 117.56 + Walmart tire install $12 x 4 = $48 = $165.56 OTD

    Tire Kingdom is a rip-off. The last time I sent my sister there she came back with a bill of over $500 for 4 tires. And they where some off-brand I never even heard of.
    2015 Mirage DE 5 speed Manual (no bluetooth) nickname: "Agile Grey Rat"

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 44.9 mpg (US) ... 19.1 km/L ... 5.2 L/100 km ... 53.9 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by fc321 View Post
    Consider also the tires from this thread:

    https://mirageforum.com/forum/newrep...wreply&p=92143

    $29.39 x 4 = 117.56 + Walmart tire install $12 x 4 = $48 = $165.56 OTD

    Tire Kingdom is a rip-off. The last time I sent my sister there she came back with a bill of over $500 for 4 tires. And they where some off-brand I never even heard of.
    Stupid me. I meant discount tire, not tire kingdom.



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