Batteries for tyre flashy things !

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  1. golly

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    Anyone know how to change batteries in Jim's tyre pressure thingies? I checked tyres other day and all were down quite a bit, no flashing lights, so I don't know if they had been down a while and not noticed and therefore batteries now flat or if the garage altered pressures when in for service (they say not).
     
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    Camera shop or anyone that supplies watch batteries :thumb:
     
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    You can test the batteries with the tester that was in the pack, but it is a bit fiddly

    You can change the battery yourself but you'll need to reuse the old O rings, (three of them) However send them to us and for £1.75 per cap you get a new battery, new O rings and a guarantee they are waterproof:thumb: You'll find the address at http://www.tyrepressurealarm.com
     
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    Not worth your effort at that price, why don't you offer a service kit ?
     
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    Just out of curiosity how long have you had them before the batteries needed changing?





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    Had them about eighteen months, but I think they may have been flashing un-seen for a while
     
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    I wonder if this is becoming an unforseen problem. Mine seem to be suffering the same fate. Never seen any amber flashing. :Sad: As I have a total of 12 it would seem most practical to have a kit for doing it. As far as I know there is no way to tell whether they are functioning or not.

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    Hi Wyn, inside each kit was a small extension to use as a tester:thumb:

    1. Screw the extension onto the valve.
    2. Attach the TPMS to the extension (make sure you hear it charge with a rush of air)
    3. Then unscrew the extension with the TPMS attached, it will flash If it flashes red its OK if it flashes amber or does not flash the batteries are on the way out/dead.
    Or, if you are at a show or rally, I can test them quickly.
     
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    Thanks Jim, I've done that and 6 of the 12 don't flash. Is the battery replacement something I can do? (I usually replace my own watch batteries) If so, which batteries would I need and how do I get at them?

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