It is known to us, tire pressure has a significant impact on the safety of the whole car, many countries have mandated to install TPMS in cars to reduce traffic accidents. So, how much do you know about TPMS?
When the TPMS warning light is on, it may indicate low tire pressure or a broken sensor. And that could be the source of the accident.
In order to turn off TPMS light and solve the problem, you are recommanded to use Autel TS601 to scan all sensors to confirm if TPMS sensor is working or not.
First, Power up TS601and choose “TPMS” from the main menu.
Select car make, model and year to enter the sensor activation screen
(Here we choose Porsche Cayenne 2010 as an example)
Take a walk around the car to each tire and point the tool at the valve stem
Then press “trigger” button
If the TPMS sensors are good and reading is successful, TS601 will display the sensors information onscreen.
In this case, the TPMS light is probably caused by low tire pressure, you should check the test result on TS601 to find out which low pressure tire and Inflate the tire solve the problem.
If the sensors is bad, TS601 can not read out the information, it will indicate that sensor is broken eigher mechanically or electronically.
In this case, you need to replace original sensor with a new one and program the original sensor IDs or create a new generated ID to the new sensor.
How to Clone a set of TPM Sensors IDs?
Use TS601 to activate the broken OE sensor and retrieve the sensor ID then you can program to the MX-Sensor.
when the original sensor is not transmitting any more
Connect the TS601 to your vehicle via OBDII cable and retrieve the sensor ID from the car system.
Choose “Read IDs from Vehicle” on System Menu
Insert the new MX-Sensor and program the copied ID
Manually input the original sensor ID to TS601
Then program it to MX-Sensor
Since the new sensors are programmed with the same original sensor IDs, and installed to the same position, no TPMS relearn procedure is needed after replacement.
When the original TPMS sensor is electronically broken or missing, you can also useTS601 to create a new set of TPMS sensors with new IDs:
Choose “TPMS” function on main menu
Select car make, model and year, insert the new MX-Sensors to TS601 slot
Choose “Auto create”
Because it is new unique ID, you need to perform TPMS relearn so that it can recognize the new sensors.
That’s all steps to help solve all TPMS problem!