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#1 Chevy all the way

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 07:10 PM

Does anyone know how to reset TPMS after you rotate your tires. My gauges are reading backwards now for front and rear.
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#2 kdixer

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 07:21 PM

I keep my owners manual in the glove box just for instances just like this. :)

If you have keyless entry then hold lock and unlock on the remote at the same time for like 5 seconds or until the horn beeps. Then starting at drivers front let air out until you hear the horn beep then go to the passenger front and release air until the horn beeps, then the passenger rear, then the drivers rear.
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Posted 22 March 2010 - 07:37 PM

Each TPMS sensor has a unique identification code.

Any time you rotate your vehicle's tires or replace one

or more of the TPMS sensors, the identification codes

will need to be matched to the new tire/wheel position.

The sensors are matched to the tire/wheel positions in

the following order: driver side front tire, passenger side

front tire, passenger side rear tire, and driver side rear

tire using a TPMS diagnostic tool. See your dealer for

service.

The TPMS sensors can also be matched to each tire/

wheel position by increasing or decreasing the tire's air

pressure. If increasing the tire's air pressure, do not

exceed the maximum inflation pressure indicated on the

tire's sidewall.

To decrease air-pressure out of a tire you can use the

pointed end of the valve cap, a pencil-style air pressure

gauge, or a key.

You have two minutes to match the first tire/wheel

position, and five minutes overall to match all four tire/

wheel positions. If it takes longer than two minutes, to

match the first tire and wheel, or more than five minutes

to match all four tire and wheel positions the matching

process stops and you need to start over.



The TPMS sensor matching process is outlined below:

1. Set the parking brake.

2. Turn the ignition switch to ON/RUN with the

engine off.

3. Press the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)

transmitter's LOCK and UNLOCK buttons at the

same time for approximately five seconds. The

horn sounds twice to signal the receiver is in

relearn mode and TIRE LEARNING ACTIVE

message displays on the DIC screen.

If your vehicle does not have RKE, press the

Driver Information Center (DIC) vehicle information

button until the PRESS V TO RELEARN TIRE

POSITIONS message displays. The horn sounds

twice to signal the receiver is in relearn mode and

TIRE LEARNING ACTIVE message displays on

the DIC screen.

If your vehicle does not have RKE or DIC buttons,

press the trip odometer reset stem located on the

instrument panel cluster until the PRESS V TO

RELEARN TIRE POSITIONS message displays.

The horn sounds twice to signal the receiver is in

relearn mode and TIRE LEARNING ACTIVE

message displays on the DIC screen.

4. Start with the driver side front tire.

5. Remove the valve cap from the valve cap stem.

Activate the TPMS sensor by increasing or

decreasing the tire's air pressure for five seconds,

or until a horn chirp sounds. The horn chirp, which

may take up to 30 seconds to sound, confirms that

the sensor identification code has been matched to

this tire and wheel position.

6. Proceed to the passenger side front tire, and

repeat the procedure in Step 5.

7. Proceed to the passenger side rear tire, and repeat

the procedure in Step 5.

8. Proceed to the driver side rear tire, and repeat the

procedure in Step 5. The horn sounds two times to

indicate the sensor identification code has been

matched to the driver side rear tire, and that the

TPMS sensor matching process is no longer

active. The TIRE LEARNING ACTIVE message on

the DIC display screen goes off.

9. Turn the ignition switch to LOCK/OFF.

10. Set all four tires to the recommended air pressure

level as indicated on the Tire and Loading

Information label.

11. Put the valve caps back on the valve stems.






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Posted 23 March 2010 - 06:27 AM

A total PITA!! :) GM should come up with a more user-friendly way of doing this. The trick is to let air out for the first 5 seconds and then wait 30 seconds for the horn to beep. It may take several attempts at getting all of your sensors reset.

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 06:41 AM

A total PITA!! :) GM should come up with a more user-friendly way of doing this. The trick is to let air out for the first 5 seconds and then wait 30 seconds for the horn to beep. It may take several attempts at getting all of your sensors reset.


Yeah, like pushing a reset button on the dash to relearn all positions at once.

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 07:35 AM

A total PITA!! :) GM should come up with a more user-friendly way of doing this. The trick is to let air out for the first 5 seconds and then wait 30 seconds for the horn to beep. It may take several attempts at getting all of your sensors reset.


Yeah, like pushing a reset button on the dash to relearn all positions at once.


it wouldnt be able to identify the sensor locations in that case. tpms systems that dont tell you the pressures at each tire have a single reset button.

honestly... its not that hard to do. ive reset mine numerous time for new tire/wheel combos and new rotations and ive never had it not work on the first try..... i really dont know how much easier they can make it......
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Posted 23 March 2010 - 11:21 AM

A total PITA!! :) GM should come up with a more user-friendly way of doing this. The trick is to let air out for the first 5 seconds and then wait 30 seconds for the horn to beep. It may take several attempts at getting all of your sensors reset.


Yeah, like pushing a reset button on the dash to relearn all positions at once.


it wouldnt be able to identify the sensor locations in that case. tpms systems that dont tell you the pressures at each tire have a single reset button.

honestly... its not that hard to do. ive reset mine numerous time for new tire/wheel combos and new rotations and ive never had it not work on the first try..... i really dont know how much easier they can make it......


I have never been able to get the air pressure method to work.

My mom's Jeep doesn't need to be relearned, there are receivers at each wheel well that pick up the individual sensors. A lot better system than the stupid thing we have.
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Posted 23 March 2010 - 12:43 PM

I think it works great. I do the key fob thing and make a quick lap around DEFLATING each tire until I get the beep. Now that it has learned I make one more lap and adjust them to there correct PSI. Couldn't be easier IMO.

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 03:14 PM

Ok, that's interesting info.

I didn't even realize that you had to do that......

I guess I need to make a journey to the garage and get-r-done....

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 09:33 AM

I tried several times to get my '07 to relearn tire position. Took it to the dealer in in about less than a minute, the service rep had grabbed a hand held computer unit, pressed the Relearn Tire Position button, walked around and pointed the unit at the valve stems until the horn honked, and done. No charge. Don't know why I couldn't do it myself. Maybe I needed to try a few more times?

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 09:54 AM

I have tried many times to get mine to work. Never happened
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Posted 28 March 2010 - 10:28 AM

I have tried many times to get mine to work. Never happened



Just rotated my tires yesterday, here are the steps I took

1) Got in the truck and set the parking brake.
2) Turned the key on, yes on and not running. Repeat, not the accessory position.
3) Pushed and held the lock and unlock buttons on the FOB until the horn beeped twice.
4) Stepped out and went to the driver's side front and using the end of a tire gauge deflated the front tire until the horn beeped.
5) Moved to passenger side front and repeated, then passenger rear and finally driver's rear. After the last tire it beeps twice.
6) Went back around and deflated or inflated accordingly.

One observation I did make, I have a 2500HD and tires are 80 rear and 60 front. The tires with 80 PSI deflated much faster and it took just a few seconds get a beep. The tires at 60 took MUCH longer to get the beep, so at the lower pressure of a 1500 I would think it would take even longer. Also you have a 2 minute limit per tire so that is why I think it much easier to deflate then to inflate as you can move around the truck faster.

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 10:38 AM

If you're having trouble getting it to work try running a large magnet across the sensor as you're letting air out. I do this on the Vette and don't even need to let any air out but I do on the truck. I have a friend's truck where I can just use the magnet, so I'm guessing there are differences in the TPMS that's making it easier for some than others... I got a big magnet from Harbor Freight for ~$5 that works great. An old speaker magnet would work well too.

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 01:42 PM

Reset my sensors yesterday because of the new wheels, and got it on the second try.
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Posted 28 March 2010 - 03:40 PM

I could never get mine to work and after A LOT of searching I found a service bulletin for certain types of valve stem type (rubber I think it was) letting air out causes a harmonic vibration so the sensor thinks it rolling instead of sending position information and that the programming tool was the only was to get them to register.
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