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    Yup, indeed. The hose on one side is short, the other is plenty long to get to the other side of the car. The hoses have quick releases on the end, which is nice and convenient - it's pretty much push them on, fill the tires, pop them off.

    Unfortunately, I can't seem to find it online anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    Thanks Guys!

    I have it sorted now. I can only access the information icon when stationary (at least that seems to be the case on my car) yet the tire monitoring only works after driving a bit.
    Driving a few revolutions of the wheels will usually 'wake up' the sensors. Getting the pressures to display requires the parking brake to be engaged for me on a 2.5, not just stopped. Guess someone in legal thought it would be too distracting to display them while driving...

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedy99 View Post
    Driving a few revolutions of the wheels will usually 'wake up' the sensors. Getting the pressures to display requires the parking brake to be engaged for me on a 2.5, not just stopped. Guess someone in legal thought it would be too distracting to display them while driving...
    You can actually drive with the screen but you're correct in that you need to be parked with the parking brake on to access the screen. You just don't hit exit on the tire screen/VDS, let off the parking break hit D and go. The tire pressure screen will stay there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SByer View Post
    Yup, indeed. The hose on one side is short, the other is plenty long to get to the other side of the car. The hoses have quick releases on the end, which is nice and convenient - it's pretty much push them on, fill the tires, pop them off.

    Unfortunately, I can't seem to find it online anymore.
    I'll see if I can make one then. Then parts list would be posted and instructions made.
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    Although the parking brake has to be on to access the tire pressure screen, the system will give a warning even while driving. One morning I was a block from home when it went "BONG" at me, and the little screen displayed "Tire pressure low," or something to that effect. I had to pull over and put the brake on to get to the screen and see which tire it was. They were all low, but only one was below the warning threshold. I had been driving at the "comfort" setting, which is already closer to low.

    Since then I've been using the "recommended" (higher) pressure and checking regularly, and I do not notice any difference in comfort.

    It's nice that it will give a warning.

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    Does anybody know where to buy the sensors used on the Roadster? I 'd like to get another set now that I have 2 sets of wheels. I realize Tesla will have to program for the new serial numbers. I just don't want to pay over $1,000 to Tesla when I could probably get the same parts for a lot less.

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    I don't think they'd charge 1000$ for them? Did you ask for the price?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragon View Post
    I don't think they'd charge 1000$ for them? Did you ask for the price?
    I don't remember the exact price but it was over $1,000 just for the sensors, no labor.

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    I think TireRack.com sells replacement sensors with the wheels. they may have a better deal for tire sensors. It may be worth a call if you need replacements.

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    Is this new? Tesla now selling the tpms reset tool:

    Roadster Tire Pressure Monitoring System Tesla Motors

    The TPMS Reset Tool allows you to reset your tire pressure sensor IDs to avoid TPMS error messages. With this do-it-yourself tool, you can perform the reset without having to drive your Roadster to a Tesla Service Center or have technicians do it for you. It is helpful when your Roadster 2.0/2.5 wheels or wheel sensors are replaced.
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