The 4 sensor ID numbers are stored in the car's computer. Some TPMS tools can read these ID numbers directly from the computer (using a cable to connect the tool to the OBDII port). So they wouldn't need your original wheels/sensors to be present to clone them. They could just read the ID numbers from the car's computer.
Originally Posted by timw4mail
That makes your experience even more interesting. If they have a TPMS tool that can actually read/write TPMS sensor IDs to the Mirage's computer, that is a big deal. This would be the first time anyone on this forum has been able to do that outside of a Mitsubishi dealer. Heck...I'm tempted to stop in to my local Discount Tire and ask them what TPMS tool they have.
We may not know for sure what happened until you put your original wheels back on the car.
View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 51.3 mpg (US) ... 21.8 km/L ... 4.6 L/100 km ... 61.5 mpg (Imp)