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TPMS - Don’t confuse TPMS relearn with sensor programming

TPMS - Don’t confuse TPMS relearn with sensor programming

TPMS Programming vs. Relearning and TPMS Tools Recommendation

TPMS Basics

The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is an electronic system designed to monitor the air pressure in the tire. In industry and mining, the system monitors the air chamber temperature of each tire and many other functions, which vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.

A typical TPMS consists of a battery-based wireless sensor/transmitter unit, a high-frequency antenna module, and a central receiver. The sensor is installed directly inside the tire to measure the tire pressure and temperature and transmit it wirelessly to the server. Or, send to the vehicle's receiver. The receiver analyzes each data sent from the sensor and issues an alarm when the pressure and temperature levels are abnormal.

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Preparation for TPMS diagnosis

  • Tyre Sensor Relearning - A relearn refers to the process of electronically pairing a new TPMS sensor to the vehicle’s Tire Pressure Monitoring System. A TPMS relearn is always required when a new TPMS sensor or sensors are installed. Without pairing, or ‘relearning,’ the sensor doesn’t ‘talk’ to the Tire Pressure Monitoring System and the system simply can’t work.
  • Tyre Sensor Programming - MX sensor comes BLANK and must be programmed to the specific MMY of the vehicle being serviced using a compatible programming tool. Once an MX sensor is programmed, it functions the same way as the Original Equipment sensor for that specific vehicle.
  • Tyre Sensor Activating - With MS906TS, you can wirelessly activate all OEM/Universal TPMS sensors on the market, helping you easily get sensor data like sensor ID, tire pressure, tire temperature, sensor battery, sensor position, frequency, etc.

Autel Maxisys MS906TS -- Adcanced TPMS Diagnostic Tool

  • Activate/Reset TPMS Sensors
  • TPMS diagnose, one step for complete TPMS health check
  • Read/Clear TPMS DTCs; on-screen DTC description
  • Scan TPMS sensor ID and copy ID into MX-Sensor
  • Program MX-Sensor by auto-creating sensor ID
  • Read Sensor ID by OBD and copy ID into MX-Sensor
  • Relearn by OBD function
  • Relearn procedure guide on the tool
  • Read TPMS live data

TPMS Series Product Recommendation

  1. Autel MaxiTPMS TS608 - As 2021 newest flagship combination of TPMS & diagnostics scanner, we have further optimize on the base of ancient MP808TS and MK808TS to meet mechanics needs. With the upgrade of TPMS function, Autel TS608 can perform special Toolkit features(Unlock Toyota ECU, Check MX-Sensor, Unlock REDI7002A, RKE & RF, Sleep/Park Mode), 28+ services, OE all system diagnostics.

Autel MaxiTPMS TS608 tpms function

  1. Autel Maxisys MS906TS - Autel MaxiSys MS906TS[MS906BT+TS508] is the latest addition to the MaxiSys product line of advanced wireless diagnostic devices integrated with the TPMS antenna module. The device is based on the Android operating system featured with the best possible coverage of OE-level diagnostics and TPMS integration.

Autel Maxisys MS906TS tpms function

Frequently Asked Questions about TPMS

Q: Do I need a TPMS to relearn the tool?

A: Yes, you do. After you must have programmed the TPMS sensors, you will need to write a new TMPS sensor ID to the vehicle’s ECU. This process is known as a “relearn procedure” and can only be executed with a TPMS relearn tool.

Q: Do tire pressure sensors have to be programmed?

A: Well, it depends on the TPMS sensors. For programmable or configurable sensors, yes. These sensors are designed to be programmed or cloned from an OEM or another aftermarket sensor before they can be used in a vehicle. Otherwise, they won’t be recognized by the vehicle’s TPMS system.

Q: How much does it cost to reprogram TPMS?

A: That all depends on how you go about it. If you choose to get it done at a repair shop, the costs will depend on the store’s location and the kind of services offered there. For example, the cost of reprogramming the TPMS sensor at an upscale repair shop in New York will differ from the costs at an Alabama repair shop. Then you might choose to go the DIY way. This option is arguably the cheaper option as you don’t get to pay a service charge. The things you will be paying for are the tools you use and probably the resources from where you got the necessary information on how to go about it.

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