How To Activate a New TPMS Sensor

How To Activate a New TPMS Sensor

What is TPMS Sensor?

A tire-pressure monitoring system monitors the air pressure inside the pneumatic tires on vehicles. A TPMS reports real-time tire-pressure information to the driver, using either a gauge, a pictogram display, or a simple low-pressure warning light. TPMS can be divided into two different types – direct and indirect.

How To Activate a New TPMS Sensor

Aftermarket TPMS sensors that come as “programmable,” “universal” or “clone-able” must be programmed with the proper protocol/application information for the specific vehicle before they can be installed. Once they have been successfully programmed, they must then be relearned to the vehicle.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you wake up a new TPMS sensor?

A: The magnet is used to “wake up” the TPMS Sensors, I place the hole of the magnet around the Valve and leave it for 10 minutes, understanding the the sensor is already installed in the wheel, after that I use the “TECH400SD” from Bartec for programing the Sensors.

Do TPMS sensors have to be activated?

① Accurate monitoring: Activating the TPMS sensor can ensure that the TPMS system can accurately monitor the pressure of each tire. If not properly activated, the system may not be able to distinguish the sensors or display accurate tire pressure readings.

Why are my new TPMS sensors not working?

If you are unable to read a sensor, the sensor battery could be dead or corroded, so it is important to visually inspect the sensor outside of the wheel. Tip #4: Have you updated your TPMS tool? If you are unable to read the sensor, you may need to update your TPMS tool.

What are the 3 methods of programming a TPMS sensor?

The three types of relearn procedures are auto relearn, stationary (manual) and OBD.

How long does it take a new TPMS sensor to reset?

about 20 minutes

With the vehicle off, turn the key to the “On” position, but do not start the car. Hold the TPMS reset button until the tire pressure light blinks three times, then release it. Start the car and wait about 20 minutes for the sensor to refresh.

How do you initialize a TPMS sensor?

With the vehicle off, turn the key to the “ON” position, but do not start it. Hold the TPMS reset button until you see the flashing tire pressure light blink three times. Then release the reset button. Start the car and give it about 20 minutes for the sensor to refresh.

Can you relearn TPMS sensors without a scan tool?

Some vehicles relearn automatically when you drive them. Others require a TPMS scan tool to complete the relearn. The process for many Asian makes and models may also require connecting a tool to the OBDII connection.

How do you calibrate a new TPMS sensor?

Pressing the TPMS button that is located on your steering column will start the process. Hold down the button until you see the indicator light blink twice. You’ll need to drive your vehicle for thirty minutes to re-calibrate the system. Acceptable speeds are between 30 and 60 miles per hour.

What is a TPMS activation tool?

If customers have to replace their TPMS sensors because of repairs or tire rotations, the TPMS sensor is programmed to the vehicle and relearned with a TPMS tool to indicate which sensors are in which tires. Oftentimes, with indirect systems, that means a connection to the OBDII port to complete the relearn.

Where is the TPMS sensor reset button?

It is typically located beneath the steering wheel, near the driver’s sidekick panel, or on the dashboard. Once you’ve found the TPMS reset button, press and hold it for approximately three seconds. You may need a pen or a similar tool to reach it. Release the TPMS reset button after three seconds.