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The owners handbook describes two systems manual or automatic registration. My electron seems to be automatic. Does this mean the positive is manual?
I bought cheap valves on Ebay that claimed to be 2012-2017 but they don't work. In desperation I have bought a manual coder but I don't have much hope that it will work.
Looking at other suppliers there is a different type for mk2 cars and the old ones are much pricier.
 

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Raising an old topic, having decided to renovate some spare wheels that I bought a while back and kit one out as a 'spare wheel' - I searched the Internet for a genuine Ampera TPMS valve and found this:
13348393 TPMS Tire Pressure Sensor for Opel Zafira C Astra Insignia 433MHz E9X9 | eBay a bargain at £13.55.

However, I am suspicious! The image below is a close up of the item listed from a Chinese seller on eBay.
Note the fact that the moulded lettering states "MADE IN UK" and "SCHRADER ELECTPONICS" - I doubt that a UK manufacturer would have spelled electronics like that?

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LOL.
The ones I bought are still available and dirt cheap on AliExpress.

That ebay one is lookin a bit dubious - but for 13.55 its worth a punt. The only issue is that the tyre has to come off. So assuming £15.00 for tyre off and on again - that' 38.55 to test with another £15.00 + new unit if it doesn't work.
 

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An odd thing happened the other day. Pulling up at a junction, the TPMS told me I had low pressure in front o/s wheel. Two thoughts: what a helpful system and sh*t I've got a puncture. A quick look at the wheel and it seemed OK. Turned the control to the TPMS display and all four reading nominal, and the message had disappeared and no messages stored on the driver display. Hasn't happened since. Is this normal behaviour?
 

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An odd thing happened the other day. Pulling up at a junction, the TPMS told me I had low pressure in front o/s wheel. Two thoughts: what a helpful system and sh*t I've got a puncture. A quick look at the wheel and it seemed OK. Turned the control to the TPMS display and all four reading nominal, and the message had disappeared and no messages stored on the driver display. Hasn't happened since. Is this normal behaviour?
I had that occasionally, never an issue, but the low tyre pressure warning popped up although, like you, checking the display and having a look they all looked fine. It was the same when I got home and checked the pressures.
 

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Wonder if its when the batteries are starting to go flat. Most of them will be of an age that that ought to be an issue
Yes, that was my thinking too. I was planning to get the Dremel out when the time comes - there must be some sort of button cell in there somewhere.

Oh yes! There is!
 

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I'd advise not to buy these cheap Chinese ones with bad spelling. Got one for £8, lasted 3 weeks before failing/leaking air.
Bought another off ebay for £35, seems good so far.

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Raising an old topic, having decided to renovate some spare wheels that I bought a while back and kit one out as a 'spare wheel' - I searched the Internet for a genuine Ampera TPMS valve and found this:
13348393 TPMS Tire Pressure Sensor for Opel Zafira C Astra Insignia 433MHz E9X9 | eBay a bargain at £13.55.

However, I am suspicious! The image below is a close up of the item listed from a Chinese seller on eBay.
Note the fact that the moulded lettering states "MADE IN UK" and "SCHRADER ELECTPONICS" - I doubt that a UK manufacturer would have spelled electronics like that?

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I'd advise not to buy these cheap Chinese ones with bad spelling. Got one for £8, lasted 3 weeks before failing/leaking air.
Bought another off ebay for £35, seems good so far.
I bought a similar one of eBay - it looks the same and although clearly produced in China, it still states "Made in UK" but does not have the same spelling mistake. So far, so good - and at a quarter of the price charged by Vx dealers.
 

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I bought a similar one of eBay - it looks the same and although clearly produced in China, it still states "Made in UK" but does not have the same spelling mistake. So far, so good - and at a quarter of the price charged by Vx dealers.
Do you have a link? I need to fix this fault on my sisters MY'12 and suspect a new sensor is required:

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I have a set of 4, part number 13598787 with UK Schtader 8nm mounded on the side and 2014 on the sticker. They are unused - I got it for my last Ampera but never got round to fitting them. Any good to anyone?
 

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I actually suspect the problem is a BCM issue, the reversing camera has stopped working at the same time.
 

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An odd thing happened the other day. Pulling up at a junction, the TPMS told me I had low pressure in front o/s wheel. Two thoughts: what a helpful system and sh*t I've got a puncture. A quick look at the wheel and it seemed OK. Turned the control to the TPMS display and all four reading nominal, and the message had disappeared and no messages stored on the driver display. Hasn't happened since. Is this normal behaviour?
Welcome to the Ampera experience. My TPMS is not working due to the wrong valves. This did not stop the car telling me it had detected a rear tyre pressure imbalance the other day.
 

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I bought a similar one of eBay - it looks the same and although clearly produced in China, it still states "Made in UK" but does not have the same spelling mistake. So far, so good - and at a quarter of the price charged by Vx dealers.
Just an update: my Chinese counterfeit Schrader TPMS Sensor is starting to fail just six months after fitting which means that it wasn’t really a bargain. However, I have found a UK supplier that specifically quotes that they stock TPMS sensors that match the Ampera’s original equipment.

I will try one of theirs. In the meantime, here is a link to the web page I found:

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