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post #1 of 10 Old 05-01-2011, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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Aftermarket valve stem caps - will TPMS still work?

I found some cool Jeep-logoed valve stem caps that I'd like to put on my 2011 Compass. If I put these aftermarket valve stem caps on will TPMS still work? Thanks.
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Yes, your TPMS will still work with the aftermarket valve stem caps. Just be careful which ones you choose as certain ones have been known to be very difficult to remove, and that's where people tend to break the sensors.

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I am sure someone makes caps with flickering LED when the wheel spins. Kinda like some yoyo's have when spinning. That would drive me to drink if I saw that going down the hwy. Don't do it if you ever see them.

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The metal caps that came with my compass were brutal. I could never remove them except when i used pliers. I could take them off and then put them on finger tight and still couldn't remove them. Finally I just switched to plastic ones but the damage had been done. Hardly any threads left on the stems now and one stem has chip out of it so it makes it difficult to get air in.
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The Compass comes with plastic caps. The stems are aluminum so using metal or brass caps will cause the stem to corrode. Stick to plastic or aluminum caps. If you have to replace the stem(s) they cost around $75.00 each (ouch). If your Compass is still under warranty you might be able to get the dealer to replace your broken stem for free. I went through the same problem as you and broke one of the stems and the dealer replaced it for free cause my warranty was still good.
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The Compass comes with plastic caps. The stems are aluminum so using metal or brass caps will cause the stem to corrode. Stick to plastic or aluminum caps. If you have to replace the stem(s) they cost around $75.00 each (ouch). If your Compass is still under warranty you might be able to get the dealer to replace your broken stem for free. I went through the same problem as you and broke one of the stems and the dealer replaced it for free cause my warranty was still good.
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The logoed ones I bought say they are made from ABS. Will they be OK?
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ABS should be fine.. do they look pretty??
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DMZ, thanks for the info on the valve stem caps. I was thinking of getting a metal novelty one but I guess aluminum would be better for them. I have a question though, what happens when the valve stem corrodes? Do you have to replace the whole wheel?
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You don't have to replace the wheel, just the stem and pressure sensor which go for about $75. or more. If the stem corrodes using steel or brass caps and you can't take it off with your fingers an you use a wrench or pliers to remove it, you could crack or chip the stem. Thats what happened to me, but luckily my compass is still under warrenty, so the sensor stem(one unit) was replaced free.
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Stick with the plastic cap or you'll find the fancy metal ones on some kids bicycle and you without any. LOL

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