March 10, 2011 10:00 PM
TPMS Tire Pressure Monitoring System
I know some of you/us are running into problems when we changed out our rims and decided it's easier to replace the TPMS sensors then get the old wheels broke down for the sensors. I bought the learning tool, so if you need to use it ASK me for it! No need for all of us to spend $35.00 on a piece of plastic with a button on it.
Here are the directions I got off another site and I will post pictures after I do it in the next few days.
The brackets mount with 3M double sided tape. They go 180 degrees around the wheel in relation to the tire valve stem. There are two ends on the bracket, one is a two pronged claw and the other is just a flat piece with a rectangle cut into it. One of the edges on the sensor has to mount towards the outside of the rim. To do this, on the PASSENGER side wheel, the claw side faces the FRONT of the vehicle. On the DRIVER side, the claws face the REAR of the vehicle.
After you have the brackets taped in place, you slide the band through, measure how much excess to cut off, then use some aviation snips (shears) to trim off the excess. Tighten the clamps enough to keep them firmly in place. You can use a flat head screwdriver or a 5/16 wrench. The screw part mounts by the valve stem.
HOORAY! YOUR SENSORS ARE MOUNTED!! Now go get the tires mounted and balanced at a local shop. MAKE SURE THEY MOUNT THE TIRES WITH THE PROPER DIRECTIONS PER WHEEL. I labeled the back of my wheels with front left, front right, etc.
After the are mounted follow these directions from power-mod on another forum:
Here is the very simple procedure for training TPMS sensors using this tool or equivalent(aka "resetting the tire light", etc.):
NOTE: The tire pressure sensor training procedure must be done on a single vehicle, in an area without radio frequency noise and at least 1 m (3 ft) away from other vehicles equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS).
Radio frequency noise is generated by electrical motors and appliance operation, cellular telephones, remote transmitters, power inverters and portable entertainment equipment.
Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position, then press and release the brake pedal.
Cycle the ignition switch from the OFF position to the RUN position 3 times, ending in the RUN position.
Press and release the brake pedal.
Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position.
Turn the ignition switch from the OFF position to the RUN position 3 times, ending in the RUN position.
The horn will sound once and the TPMS indicator will flash if the training mode has been entered successfully. If equipped, the message center will display TRAIN LF TIRE.
NOTE: It may take up to 6 seconds to activate a tire pressure sensor. During this time, the Tire Pressure Monitor Activation Tool must remain in place 180 degrees from the valve stem.
Place the Tire Pressure Monitor Activation Tool on the LF tire sidewall opposite (180 degrees) from the valve stem. Press and release the test button on the Tire Pressure Monitor Activation Tool. The horn will sound briefly to indicate that the tire pressure sensor has been recognized by the SJB.
Within 2 minutes of the horn sounding, place the Tire Pressure Monitor Activation Tool on the RF tire sidewall opposite (180 degrees) from the valve stem and press and release the test button to train the RF tire pressure sensor.
NOTE: Do not wait more than 2 minutes between training each sensor or the SJB will time out and the entire procedure must be repeated.
Repeat Step 7 for the RR and LR tires.
The procedure is completed after the last tire has been trained. When the training procedure is complete, the message center (if equipped) will display TIRE TRAINING COMPLETE.
For vehicles not equipped with a message center, successful completion of the training procedure will be verified by turning the ignition switch to the OFF position without the horn sounding. If the horn sounds twice when the switch is turned to the OFF position, the training procedure was not successful.
March 10, 2011 11:57 PM