TPMS Intel On Volkswagen Applications

TPMS Intel On VW Applications

Before any relearn or reset procedure is performed on a direct or indirect system, set the tires to the correct pressure. When the system is reset, it uses this pressure as the reference pressure. If it is not correct, the system might assume an incorrect pressure is the correct pressure.

Volkswagen tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) are some of the easiest to reset and relearn. VW used both indirect and direct systems during the past decade. In most cases, both systems use a similar relearn procedure.

Before any relearn or reset procedure is performed on a direct or indirect system, set the tires to the correct pressure. When the system is reset, it uses this pressure as the reference pressure. If it is not correct, the system might assume an incorrect pressure is the correct pressure.

Some VW models allow for a second set of IDs to be stored in the system for snow tires. Typically, these can be found on higher-end models with direct TPMS, such as the following:

2009-’15 CC
2007-’09 EOS
2006-’14 Golf GTI/Jetta
2012-’16 Beetle
2012-’16 Passat
2008-’16 R32/Golf R
2007-’09 Rabbit
2009-’15 Tiguan

Basic Setting/Relearn

1. Set the pressure of all wheels to the specified psi.

2. With the vehicle stopped and parking brake applied, turn the ignition switch to the ON position.

3. Press SET button (located near the gear shift or in the glovebox) until an audio signal is heard. The signal confirms the procedure is complete.

Second Wheel Set or Pressure Change

1. Set all tires to the specified pressure.

2. With the parking brake applied, allow the vehicle to stand for 20 minutes (five minutes after a recognized tire puncture) so that the control module enters learning mode.

3. Drive the vehicle at 16 mph or more. As soon as the vehicle reaches this speed, tire pressure sensor IDs are automatically recognized and read by the control module.

Note: An acceleration data check also occurs with vehicle speed. This process takes about seven minutes.

New Sensors or Second Set of Wheels

Note: If unapproved wheel/tire combinations are installed, a second wheel set must be learned. The use of a dedicated TPMS tool or scan tool that can write the IDs to the module is required to perform this procedure.

2015-’16 Golf/GTI, 2015-’16 Jetta

1. Turn ignition ON.

2. Press the CAR infotainment button.

3. Press the Settings function key to open the Vehicle Settings menu.

4. Press the Tire function key.

5. Press the Set function key in the Tire Pressure Monitoring System menu.

6. Press the confirm function to store the current tire pressures.

Note: Use the cancel function key exit recalibration without storing current tire pressures.

2008-’10 New Beetle

1. Set the tire pressure of all wheels to the specified pressure.

2. With the parking brake applied, allow the vehicle to stand for 20 minutes (five minutes after a recognized tire puncture) so that the control module enters learning mode.

3. Drive the vehicle at 20 mph or more. As soon as the vehicle reaches this speed, tire pressure sensor IDs are automatically recognized and read by the control module. This process takes five to seven minutes.

2016 CC, 2004-’13 Touareg, 2006-’11 Passat

1. Set the tire pressure of all wheels to the specified pressure.

2. With the vehicle stopped and parking brake applied, turn the ignition switch to the ON position.

3. Press the appropriate button to show menu selection in the instrument cluster display.

4. Select menu item “TIRE PRESSURE” using thumbwheel (or rocker switch).

5. When menu item “TIRE PRESSURE” is selected in the display, confirm the menu item by pressing the thumbwheel.

6. In “TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR” sub-menu, turn thumbwheel until position “STORE” is displayed. Save current inflation pressure by pressing thumbwheel.

7. Drive vehicle continuously for approximately 8-10 minutes.

2014-’15 Touareg

With this system, sensors start to transmit at 15 mph. The IDs are recognized by a control module. The vehicle must remain stationary for 20 minutes for learning mode to occur. A fault is set, if standing time is not allowed after new sensors are mounted.

After the following work and/or changes, and with the ignition switched on, the TPMS SET button must be pressed until the confirmation chime sounds.

After every change at the wheels, the SET button (near the shift lever, or inside the glove compartment) must be pressed (for at least two seconds, and not more than 30 seconds), with the ignition switched on and vehicle still until a signal tone sounds. The signal tone confirms the setting. After a low tire pressure warning, the vehicle must stand for at least one minute before the SET button can be used to store a new reference tire pressure.

2016 Touareg, CC

It is not necessary to manually adapt the sensors after adding air, replacing the wheel electronics or changing the tires. The TPMS automatically recognizes the tire pressure sensors and adapts them as soon as the vehicle drives off. Wheel electronics send data as soon as the speed of the new wheels exceeds 15 mph. Wheel electronics identification numbers are automatically recognized and read by the control module. An acceleration data check also occurs with vehicle speed. This process takes about seven minutes.

The tire pressure monitoring control module must first be in learning mode before it can automatically learn new sensors. The vehicle must stand for 20 minutes. If there is a puncture or low tire, it is found in the first five minutes. If the standing time procedure is not followed and the control module is not in learning mode, the system will recognize the malfunction and turn on the TPMS light.

2009-’14 Routan

On the base TPMS, each sensor transmits tire pressure data approximately once every minute. Each sensor‘s (transmitter) broadcast is uniquely coded so that the TPMS module can monitor the state of each of the sensors on the four rotating wheels. The system automatically learns and stores the sensor IDs while driving after a sensor has been replaced. The learning sequence will initiate when the vehicle has been stopped for more than 20 minutes. There is no formal retraining procedure necessary.

To complete the reset, drive the vehicle for a minimum of 20 minutes while maintaining a continuous speed above 15 mph. During this time, the system will learn the new sensor ID code and will automatically clear any DTCs.

New sensor IDs can be programmed directly into the TPMS module using a TPMS tool that connects to the OBDII port. Once the new sensor ID has been programmed, the vehicle will need to be driven above 15 mph until the fault is no longer active.

The Premium TPMS consists of four sensors, three wheel sensor transponders located in three of the four wheel wells, an electronic display and an indicator light.

The system automatically learns sensor IDs and continuously positions within 20 minutes above 15 mph after a sensor has been replaced. The learning sequence will initiate when the vehicle has been stopped for more than 20 minutes.

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