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They are in a small box at the inside edge of the stem. There is a transmitter, sensor and battery in the box. The antenna is the stem itself usually. The stems communicate with a module in the truck via radio waves.
There are several types, styles of wheel sensors. Some require a metal vale stem cap for radio use. I don't think the Ford stems require the metal caps though but if you have them, keep them.
I have heard the wheel sensors can be an issue when changing tires and you must be careful to mount/dismount the tire correctly so as not to damage the sensors. If you are thinking about changing your own tires, have someone who knows how walk you through it first.
2012 F450 Ultimate Lariat pkg, 4X4, FX4, 5th wheel prep, camper pkg, 40console40 seat, Ingot Silver and Black guts
Reese Elite 18k 5th wheel
DuraFlap flaps all 4 corners
60 gal aux tank in bed
7.4 mpg as shown @ 70mph and 25740 lbs gross!!
2012 Fuzion FZ310 Monster Edition Toy Hauler 12,500 dry 16,500 loaded to play. 3100/3500 pin weight
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