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Metal tyre valves on these cars are part of a sensor which is stuck to the inside of the rim..each rim will have one..this sends information to the TPMS module so that it can alert you to the current tyre pressure on the dash or when a tyre seems to be loosing air or needs adjusted..you'll have a yellow tpms warning on the dash...when new tyres are fitted..these dont generally need to be replaced..unless one of the 4 are considered faulty...If you remove all these sensors and replace the valves with rubber standard valves..the TPMS will automatically throw up a warning on the instrument panel as it cant reset after new tyres or an adjustment to pressure has been made...Having said that these sensors arent cheap.you need to aquire them from the main dealer...in my opinion who ever removed these or damaged them whilst removing or installing new tyres are pretty much liable for there replacement..like i say generally these dont get replaced when putting new tyres on..unless the sensor(s) has been deemed faulty.and that can only be verfied on diagnostics or using a special tpms scanner that senses the signal from the tyre rim/sensor itself...Hope this helps
No..audi's of that year still use tpms sensors/valve that attaches to the inner rim...unless the system has been disabled then if there is no current warnings on the instrument panel..then i would leave it at that..
No problem Alan...glad to help...please dont forget to leave a rating for me..much appreciated..