Date registered: Dec 2008
Vehicle: 2004 S500 4Matic
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Would having a TPMS sensor on full size spare in the trunk confuse the system?
I'm planning to switch to a full size spare tire on my 04 S500 4Matic. I'm replacing all tires with new ContiExtremeContacts and keeping the one good tire (also ExtremeContact) with 8/32" as a full size spare, to be installed on an AMG wheel that I keep in the trunk where the mini-spare goes. I'm installing new tire sensors on all four of the new tires. I'd like eventually to start rotating the spare in when the new tires get down to 8/32". If I were to put a TPMS sensor on the spare, and had 5 TPMS sensors, would that confuse the system? I guess it doesn't really make sense to have a TPMS sensor in the trunk, since the battery would be running out even when it's not being used, correct? If I did start rotating the spare tire, it wouldn't be difficult to have them swap the TPMS sensor. Has anyone ever done this?
2004 S500 4Matic w/Distronic & Parktronic - Traded in
2001 C240 Manual w/Multi-contour - SOLD