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Hi, is it possible to retrofit the TPMS to a 2006 ex model?

If not, has anybody got an aftermarket one fitted? Are they any good? Any recommendations?

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I used to have the Schrader tpms kit fitted to my previous EP3. It worked very well and gave you individual tyre pressures as well as tyre Temps which was useful. It came complete with 5 sensors and the dash/window mounted receiver.
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No civic had TPMS.
Later models came with DWS

Which is another type of tire pressure monitoring.

TPMS monitors tire pressures
DWS warns of deflation
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No civic had TPMS.
Later models came with DWS

Which is another type of tire pressure monitoring.

TPMS monitors tire pressures
DWS warns of deflation
Ah OK, so in that case is it possible to retrofit DWS?

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Ah OK, so in that case is it possible to retrofit DWS?

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As far as I know it is software based.

DWS uses the ABS and wheel speed sensors which the car has for the VSA system.

It is why if you have an issue with these sensors you have issues with the DWS system as well
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Factory fit DWS is really good in my experience, alerted me to check tyres when one of them had a nail in causing a slow-ish puncture but visually the tyre did not look flat and when checked with a pressure gauge it was only between 2 and 3 PSI down. I'm not sure if it can be retrofitted though as it is basically a function of the traction control system.

Full blown TPMS is better though as it can tell you which specific tyre has a problem, which the Honda DWS cannot. TPMS can be retrofitted to any car as far as I know.
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Factory fit DWS is really good in my experience, alerted me to check tyres when one of them had a nail in causing a slow-ish puncture but visually the tyre did not look flat and when checked with a pressure gauge it was only between 2 and 3 PSI down. I'm not sure if it can be retrofitted though as it is basically a function of the traction control system.

Full blown TPMS is better though as it can tell you which specific tyre has a problem, which the Honda DWS cannot. TPMS can be retrofitted to any car as far as I know.
Yeah I know it can be fitted, you can buy the ones with the 4 valve caps and usb powered piece that sits inside the car, but how good are they? Does anybody have one?

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I use Steelmate TPMS kit:

Steelmate | TP-8886 DIY Tyre Pressure Monitoring System For iPhone

Managed to get a set of ebay for around 65. Easy to fit and work brill with iphone app.
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if buying the ones with external sensors i would suggest getting shorter valve stems, as the look much nicer, i have installed one on my car it has its own little screen which displays air pressure, tyre temp, leak, monitors all four wheels, how accurate it it i dont know, about the 60 pounds on ebay
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