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I have a 2011 Nissan 370Z, which has been imported to Europe from the US by the previous owner. I still have the OEM Rays on the car but will

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Old 01-12-2021, 09:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 2011 Nissan 370Z, which has been imported to Europe from the US by the previous owner. I still have the OEM Rays on the car but will be changing to Volk TE37SLs next summer.

I'd like to keep the TPMS functionality. The original sensors are quite old so I'd like to buy new ones as the old ones will likely run out of battery in a few years max.

Since my car is a US import, it is likely that the original tires still have the US TPMS sensors inside. For the new sensors I'd like to use EU frequency versions as it is basically illegal to use the US SubGHz frequency (315MHz I believe) here, the European equivalent is 433MHz.

The question: does the 370Z ECU get configured in a fixed manner at the factory depending if it is a US model or a EU model or does the ECU know to scan different frequencies to detect the sensors?
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Interesting question. Subbed to see if anyone comes up with an answer.

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My guess is that there are EU-/US-specific ECMs but it may just be different receivers.
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Subbed as well, just to satisfy my curiosity.
I have a feeling, since this is such a specific set of circumstances, that you are going to be our guinea pig.


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I know there are several different part numbers for the TPMS used over the models years here in the US. I have never been able to pair a set of TPMS with my car unless they were the correct part number. My guess is if you are even able to do what you're trying, you probably can't do it without replacing some other part like SouthArk mentions. There is a possibility that a competent dealer (good luck with that) could do something for you, but I'm guessing it would probably be expensive. Best of luck to you
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Seems like the easiest option would be to order TPMS sensors for 2011 370Z from Z1 and continue running the US frequency.

If I do find an answer somewhere I will post here. Regarding stealership, forget it. The local Nissan dealership in Finland is more interested in selling Qashqais
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Seems like the easiest option would be to order TPMS sensors for 2011 370Z from Z1 and continue running the US frequency.

If I do find an answer somewhere I will post here. Regarding stealership, forget it. The local Nissan dealership in Finland is more interested in selling Qashqais
Thinking if you went with the EU TPMS sensors. You would have to change the receiver behind the dash to match the frequency.
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I don't think it'll make a big difference. A few years back when I was living in Germany, the local shops had no problem scanning/matching any of my TPMS sensors whenever I swapped my wheels back/forth.

I'd just go in, have them do the work, and go on about your day.
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Transmitters and receivers must match. Do you really need a TPMS?
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Transmitters and receivers must match. Do you really need a TPMS?
Not necessarily, no.

If I skip TPMS, will the tire pressure light blink forever or can I turn it off somehow?
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Think you might be able to turn it off with a tune? Not 100% certain tho. Common trick is to place a small piece of black electrical tape over the light.
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Not necessarily, no.
If you already know how it works why are you asking.

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Think you might be able to turn it off with a tune? Not 100% certain tho. Common trick is to place a small piece of black electrical tape over the light.
No, not with uprev, not with ecutek, not even with a 10k Snap-On Zeus. But a piece of tape works.
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Not necessarily, no.

If I skip TPMS, will the tire pressure light blink forever or can I turn it off somehow?

The TPMS Light Will NOT Blink Forever - It Will Blink When Started And Then Just Stay Lit - Not That Annoying At All - Just A Very Small Amber Light On The Speedo Dash...

I Switched Rims - Bought New TPMI Sensors And Never Got It Corrected - Fudge It -
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