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Do not need #2 (nut) and #3 (washer). Should already be included as a kit with #1 (sensor kit).
 

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On a sidenote, do we have to re-program the car when changing all 4 TPMS or if they will be automatically detected?
 

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On a sidenote, do we have to re-program the car when changing all 4 TPMS or if they will be automatically detected?
With the current generation of TPMS on the Passport, there is no need to re-program. It will recognize the new sensors after driving for a short distance. It makes life easier when swapping sensors or sets of wheel.
 

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Phew that's a relief! I'm glad I've asked this because past Honda vehicles, it needs a reprogram when changing them (eg. TPMS on winter rims). My dad's 2010 CRV is like that. I hope everyone else is happy to know about this piece of information. :)
 
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I was at my Dealer today and the service manager indicated that any new Tire Pressure Monitors need to be reprogrammed as the computer in the Passport only recognizes four TPMS sensors. He said it cost $100 for them to reprogram for new ones. Now the big question is....is this service manager full of bung cause truth be told, he sounded kinda sharp?
 

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Now the big question is....is this service manager full of bung cause truth be told, he sounded kinda sharp?
The service manager is "confused", to put it nicely. See this thread on the Pilot forum. It was the case for prior generation of TPMS that Honda used. It was a "royal pain", despite the fact that I had a DIY device to reprogram my car. Life is good now... replace TPMS and drive.

My winter tires and wheels will be mounted on my Passport next month... still too warm here.
 

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The service manager is "confused", to put it nicely. See this thread on the Pilot forum. It was the case for prior generation of TPMS that Honda used. It was a "royal pain", despite the fact that I had a DIY device to reprogram my car. Life is good now... replace TPMS and drive.

My winter tires and wheels will be mounted on my Passport next month... still too warm here.
what kind of winter tires are u gonna use? thanks
 

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what kind of winter tires are u gonna use? thanks
I've already purchased and mounted the winter tires... Latitude X-Ice Xi2, size 245/60R18. This is the same size tires as for 18" wheels on Ridgeline and Pilot. Tire Rack lists a different 18" tire size (255/55R-18). Found a local tire shop that had competitive/better pricing than Tire Rack and no shipping cost.

Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 (245/60R-18) would have been my second choice. Blizzak may have better deep snow traction, but the Latitude should wear better in the long run (less road noise). Both have a directional tread pattern. Bridgestone has a rebate that expires on September 9th and Michelin has a rebate that expires on September 19th. Selection depends on your priorities.

Tires mounted with 18" Ridgeline wheels...

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thanks. have u used them before? less noise is important to me, 20 down to 18 inch is better in snow im guessing lol,
thanks
ive read bad reviews on the oem conti's in general..they wear fast and not great in snow
 

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For my part, I'm torn between Blizzak DM-V2 or Toyo Observe GSi-5. I'll be getting them as part of a package deal from my local Honda dealer. It includes rim, tire and OEM TPMS sensors
 

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thanks. have u used them before? less noise is important to me, 20 down to 18 inch is better in snow im guessing lol,
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ive read bad reviews on the oem conti's in general..they wear fast and not great in snow
I have not used these particular Michelin Latitude winter tires before. I currently have Michelin Alpin winters for another vehicle. I have had previous winter tires from Continental, Toyo, Bridgestone Blizzak. Between all the winter tires and summer tires, I prefer Michelin tires for overall performance and lower tire noise.

The 18" with lower profile (60 series vs 45 series) has a narrower tread... YES, better in the snow.

If tires are NOT directional, I would rotate left/right (reverse tire rotation) to even out tread block wear for less road noise.
 

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I have not used these particular Michelin Latitude winter tires before. I currently have Michelin Alpin winters for another vehicle. I have had previous winter tires from Continental, Toyo, Bridgestone Blizzak. Between all the winter tires and summer tires, I prefer Michelin tires for overall performance and lower tire noise.

The 18" with lower profile (60 series vs 45 series) has a narrower tread... YES, better in the snow.

If tires are NOT directional, I would rotate left/right (reverse tire rotation) to even out tread block wear for less road noise.
i got prices on 17 inch, is there a reason to go to 18 inch...i think they are more money lol. tire rack quoted me $1423 w tpms sensore and wheels.
thanks
 

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i got prices on 17 inch, is there a reason to go to 18 inch...i think they are more money lol. tire rack quoted me $1423 w tpms sensore and wheels.
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  1. I know that 18" OEM wheels from current generation of Ridgeline and Pilot wheels will fit the Passport.
  2. With OEM wheels, same wheel offset and no wheel centering ring required.
  3. I like the used 18" Ridgeline wheels that I found, a killer price and excellent condition.
  4. I do not know if 17" wheels will clear the front brake calipers. Others say yes?
  5. 18" wheels ("-2") at 60-series will have wider tread width and less sidewall than 17" wheels. This translate to better road handling, sacrificing some handling in the snow.
Your price from Tire Rack for 17" wheels, tires and TPMS is about the same as my set for 18".
 

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Thanks for help. tire rack says caliper is cleared by 17 inch wheel. i priced the 18's blizzacks and its 40 dollars more per tire. im gonna stick w 17 s at this point .
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  1. I know that 18" OEM wheels from current generation of Ridgeline and Pilot wheels will fit the Passport.
  2. With OEM wheels, same wheel offset and no wheel centering ring required.
  3. I like the used 18" Ridgeline wheels that I found, a killer price and excellent condition.
  4. I do not know if 17" wheels will clear the front brake calipers. Others say yes?
  5. 18" wheels ("-2") at 60-series will have wider tread width and less sidewall than 17" wheels. This translate to better road handling, sacrificing some handling in the snow.
Your price from Tire Rack for 17" wheels, tires and TPMS is about the same as my set for 18".
Yes, 17-inch wheels will indeed clear the calipers . . . have been running 17-inch wheels and winter tires for a month with zero issues . . . it is all about the bolt pattern on the wheels, if they match, then 17-inch wheels are just fine . . .
 

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Looking for help - I switched to 17 inch rims with Blizzaks 245/P65/R17 for winter on my new 2019 EXL AWD Passport. But despite Townfaire tires telling me they installed the new OEM TPMS sensors on the wheels, the TPMS system is not activating (i.e., not "plug and play"). Townfaire says the passport is too new so they do not have the software on their ATEQ tool yet. I checked with dealer, and their tool does not work either. They blame the 17-inch (non-OEM) wheel and say I need to switch back to the original 20-inch wheel. Does this make any sense? It seems like lots of folks on this forum down-size to smaller wheels for winter, and have not hear of anyone here (or at Tirerack) indicating the OEM tires are required for the TPMS system to work. Has anyone had to "activate" their new TPMS sensors when switching to winter wheels (beyond the usual driving at ~30 mph for 10 minutes or so). Thanks!
 

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Where did you purchase the TPMS sensors? Do you have the part number for the sensors? Verify the part numbers first.

As I understand, sensor will need to be "activated" from their sleep state. The sensor should be the same as 2018 & 2019 Pilot and Ridgeline models. There is no longer a need to program the sensor IDs into the car's computer, as was the case with older cars. The Passport should register the sensor swaps after driving for a short while.

Town Fair Tire and the dealership should be able to scan the sensor to activate it or read it? If yes, then there may be a compatibility problem with the sensors (wrong sensors)?

I don't think this is your problem, but there is a method to manually wake or activate a new sensor. I cannot find the information on the internet anymore which I've had to do once. If I recall correctly, the sequences are 1) over-inflate by 10psi, 2) under-inflate by 10psi, 3) inflate to recommended pressure.
 

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I used my wheels. snow tires and sensors from my 2017 Pilot and the sensors worked perfectly. As soon as I put them on and drove down the street the Passport recognized them. No need to activate or reprogram them.
 
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