HOW TO: Volkswagen TPMS Reset/Relearn Procedure

#HOW TO Volkswagen TPMS Reset Relearn Procedure

HOW TO?

How to reset/Relearn the TPMS Tire Pressure Monitoring System on Volkswagen Vehicle?

Model & Year Reset Procedure

Beetle

2008-11 TPMS Reset – Procedure 4
2012-14 TPMS Reset – Procedure 5

CC

2009-13 TPMS Reset – Procedure 1
2014 TPMS Reset – Procedure 5

Eos

2007-13 TPMS Reset – Procedure 1
2014 TPMS Reset – Procedure 5

Golf/ Golf R

2010-14 TPMS Reset – Procedure 1

GTI

2005-14 TPMS Reset – Procedure 2

Jetta

2005-13 TPMS Reset – Procedure 5
2014 TPMS Reset – Procedure 1

Passat

2006-10 TPMS Reset – Procedure 3
2012-14 TPMS Reset – Procedure 5

Phaeton

2004-06 TPMS Reset – Procedure 3

Rabbit

2006-09 TPMS Reset – Procedure 2

Routan

2009-14 TPMS Reset – Procedure 6

R32

2004 & 2008 TPMS Reset – Procedure 2

Tiguan

2009-11 TPMS Reset – Procedure 1
2012-14 TPMS Reset – Procedure 7

Touareg

2004-13 TPMS Reset – Procedure 3
2014 TPMS Reset – Procedure 5

 

NOTE: To determine the appropriate reset procedure, refer to TPMS RESET INDEX. Only vehicles listed in this index have a TPMS reset.

TPMS RESET – PROCEDURE 1

NOTE: Whenever a wheel is changed or replaced, or whenever vehicle has been loaded, the TPM system needs to be reset. See Tire Pressure Monitor System Reset.

Tire Pressure Monitor Warning Light

When the low tire pressure warning light comes on, immediately check air pressure of all tires and adjust to the specified pressure. Reset TPM system. See Tire Pressure Monitor System Reset. If light is still on, there is a malfunction in the TPM system. See appropriate manufacturer service information.

Under the following conditions, the system may not function properly:

  • Insufficient tire pressure. l Structural damage on tires. l Load on vehicle on one side.
  • One axle is heavily loaded (i.e., when pulling a trailer).
  • When snow chains are used. l When spare wheel is installed.
  • One wheel is replaced. l Tire pressure sensor battery is depleted (7-10 year life span).

Tire Pressure Monitor System Reset

CAUTION: DO NOT reset TPM system until all problems are fixed and tire pressure in all tires has been adjusted. If reset procedure is done when tire pressures are incorrect, TPM system will not work properly and may not set an alert when a tire pressure is low or high.

NOTE: Whenever a wheel is changed or replaced, the TPM system needs to be reset. See Basic Setting . If wheels are changed and replaced with manufacturer-approved wheel/tire combinations (i.e., from summer to winter tires) or if tire pressure deviates from pressures given on fuel filler flap, see After Wheel Or Pressure Change . If vehicle is equipped with unapproved tires or tires with pressures other than those listed on fuel filler flap (a 2nd wheel set), see Wheel Sets With Different Pressure Specifications .

 

 

Basic Setting

1. Set the tire pressure of all wheels to specified pressure.
2. With vehicle stopped and parking brake applied, turn ignition switch to ON position.
3. Press SET button (located near gear shift) until an audio signal is heard. See Fig. 10. The signal confirms basic setting. Locating TPM System SET Button (Typical)

 

After Wheel Or Pressure Change

1. Set the tire pressure of all wheels to specified pressure.
2. With parking brake applied, allow vehicle to stand for 20 minutes (5 minutes after a recognized tire puncture) so that control module enters learning mode.
3. Drive vehicle at 16 mph (25 km/h) or more. As soon as vehicle reaches this speed, tire pressure sensor IDs are automatically recognized and read by control module.

NOTE: An acceleration data check also occurs with vehicle speed. This process takes about 7 minutes.

Wheel Sets With Different Pressure Specifications

NOTE: If unapproved wheel/tire combinations are installed, a 2nd wheel set must be learned. To perform this procedure, Volkswagen VAS 5051B is required.

1. Read out tire pressure sensor IDs before installation.
2. Switch TPMS to wheel set 2.
3. Enter needed specified tire pressures and sensor IDs into system.


TPMS RESET – PROCEDURE 2

CAUTION: DO NOT reset TPM system until all problems are fixed and tire pressure in all tires has been adjusted. If reset procedure is done when tire pressures are incorrect, TPM system will not work properly and may not set an alert when a tire pressure is low or high.

NOTE: Whenever a wheel is changed or replaced, the TPM system needs to be reset. See Basic Setting. If wheels are changed and replaced with manufacturer-approved wheel/tire combinations (i.e., from summer to winter tires) or if tire pressure deviates from pressures given on fuel filler flap, see After Wheel Or Pressure Change. If vehicle is equipped with unapproved tires or tires with pressures other than those listed on fuel filler flap (a 2nd wheel set), see Wheel Sets With Different Pressure Specifications.

Basic Setting

1. Set the tire pressure of all wheels to specified pressure.
2. With vehicle stopped and parking brake applied, turn ignition switch to ON position.
3. Press SET button (located near gear shift) until an audio signal is heard. See Fig. 10. The signal confirms basic setting.

After Wheel Or Pressure Change

1. Set the tire pressure of all wheels to specified pressure.
2. With parking brake applied, allow vehicle to stand for 20 minutes (5 minutes after a recognized tire puncture) so that control module enters learning mode.
3. Drive vehicle at 16 mph (25 km/h) or more. As soon as vehicle reaches this speed, tire pressure sensor IDs are automatically recognized and read by control module.

NOTE: An acceleration data check also occurs with vehicle speed. This process takes about 7 minutes.

Wheel Sets With Different Pressure Specifications

NOTE: If unapproved wheel/tire combinations are installed, a 2nd wheel set must be learned. To perform this procedure, Volkswagen VAS 5051B is required.

1. Read out tire pressure sensor IDs before installation.
2. Switch TPMS to wheel set 2.
3. Enter needed specified tire pressures and sensor IDs into system.

 


TPMS RESET – PROCEDURE 3

NOTE: Whenever a wheel is changed or replaced, or whenever vehicle has been loaded, the TPM system needs to be reset.

Tire Pressure Monitor System Reset

CAUTION: DO NOT reset TPM system until all problems are fixed and tire pressure in all tires (including spare tire) has been adjusted. If reset procedure is done when tire pressures are incorrect, TPM system will not work properly and may not set an alert when a tire pressure is low or high.

NOTE: Whenever a wheel is changed or replaced, or whenever vehicle has been loaded, the TPM system needs to be reset.

NOTE: In the following procedure, tires must be cold.

1. Set the tire pressure of all wheels to pressure specified on the tire information label (located on open edge of driver’s door).
2. With vehicle stopped and parking brake applied, turn ignition switch to ON position.
3. Press appropriate button to show menu selection in instrument cluster display. See Fig. 11 and Fig. 12 .FIG 11 Accessing Instrument Cluster Display MenusFIG 12 Accessing Instrument Cluster Display Menus
4. Select menu item “TIRE PRESSURE” using thumbwheel (or rocker switch).
5. When menu item “TIRE PRESSURE” is selected in display, confirm menu item by pressing 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.


TPMS RESET – PROCEDURE 4

NOTE: Whenever a wheel is changed or replaced the TPM system needs to be reset. See Tire Pressure Monitor System Reset.

Tire Pressure Monitor Warning Light

When the low tire pressure warning light comes on, immediately check air pressure of all tires and adjust to the specified pressure. If light is still on, there is a malfunction in the TPM system. See appropriate manufacturer service information.

Under the following conditions, the system may not function properly:

  • Insufficient tire pressure. l Structural damage on tires. l Load on vehicle on one side.
  • One axle is heavily loaded (i.e., when pulling a trailer).
  • When snow chains are used. l When a spare wheel without a pressure sensor is installed. l One wheel is replaced.
  • Tire pressure sensor battery is depleted (7-10 year life span).

Tire Pressure Monitor System Reset

CAUTION: DO NOT reset TPM system until all problems are fixed and tire pressure in all tires has been adjusted. If reset procedure is done when tire pressures are incorrect, TPM system will not work properly and may not set an alert when a tire pressure is low or high.

NOTE: Whenever a wheel is changed or replaced, the TPM system needs to be reset. If wheels are changed and replaced with manufacturer-approved wheel/tire combinations (i.e., from summer to winter tires) or if tire pressure deviates from pressures given on the label inside the driver’s door, see After Wheel Or Pressure Change . If vehicle is equipped with unapproved tires or tires with pressures other than those listed on the label inside the driver’s
door (a 2nd wheel set), see Wheel Sets With Different Pressure Specifications.

After Wheel Or Pressure Change

If wheels are changed (e.g. change from summer to winter tires), wheel electronics send data as soon as speed of new wheels exceeds 25 km/h. Wheel electronics identification numbers are automatically recognized and read by control module.

An acceleration data check also accurs with vehicle speed. This process takes about 7 minutes.

Tire Pressure Monitoring Control Module must first be in learning mode before it can automatically learn wheel electronics.

Vehicle must stand for 20 minutes for this. This takes 5 minutes after a recognized tire puncture.

If the standing time is not followed, control module is not in learning mode so system recognizes a malfunction and can only automatically learn wheel electronics after standing 20 minutes.

Wheel Sets With Different Pressure Specifications

NOTE: If unapproved wheel/tire combinations are installed, a 2nd wheel set must be learned. To perform this procedure, Volkswagen VAS 5051B is required.

1. Read out tire pressure sensor IDs before installation.
2. Switch TPMS to wheel set 2.
3. Enter needed specified tire pressures and sensor IDs into system.

 


TPMS RESET – PROCEDURE 5

After the following work and/or changes and with the ignition switched on, the Tire Pressure Monitoring Display Button must be pressed until the confirmation chime sounds:

  • Tire pressure change.
  • A change of one or more tires.
  • After rotating tires.

After every change at wheels, the SET button (near the shift lever, or inside the glove compartment) must be pressed, with ignition switched on and vehicle standing still, until a signal tone sounds. The signal tone confirms the basic setting.


 

TPMS RESET – PROCEDURE 6

There are two tire pressure monitoring systems available, a base system and a premium system. The base system does not specify how many tires are low or where they are located. The premium system does so.
The base TPM system consists of 4 tire sensors, a central receiver module, and an indicator light. The Premium TPM system consists of 4 sensors, three wheel sensor transponders located in three of the four wheel wells, an electronic display, and an indicator light.

Base TPM System

Once pressure in the tires raises above the Low Pressure (lamp) OFF Threshold, and the TPM module receives a valid signal from the sensor, the indicator light will go out.

NOTE: If a system fault is detected, the indicator lamp will flash on/off for 75 seconds, then remain on solid.

The TPM module automatically learns and stores the sensor IDs while driving “within 20 minutes continuously above 15 mph (24 km/h)” after a sensor has been replaced. The learning sequence will initiate when the vehicle has been stopped for more than 20 minutes.

NOTE: A new sensor ID can also be programmed directly into the WIN or TPM module by using a RKE-TPM Analyzer in conjunction with a Scan Tool. 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 (lamp extinguishes) and display is updated (for up to 20 minutes). Using a TPM-RKE Analyzer can take up to a minute to force a transmission from a sensor.

Premium TPM System

Once pressure in the tires raises above the Low Pressure (lamp) OFF Threshold, and the TPM module receives a valid signal from the sensor, the indicator light will go out.

NOTE: If a system fault is detected due to a missing sensor signal, in addition to a
chime and a indicator lamp flashing, a “Check TPM System” text message will be displayed in the instrument cluster, and the tire pressure graphic display will have “- -” in place of the pressure value. After the flash sequence, the TPM indicator light will remain illuminated. The system will return to normal once the TPM module receives a valid transmission from that sensor location. If a system fault is detected, the indicator lamp will flash on/off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid.

The TPM module automatically learns and stores the sensor IDs while driving “within 20 minutes continuously above 15 mph (24 km/h)” after a sensor has been replaced. The learning sequence will initiate when the vehicle has been stopped for more than 20 minutes.

NOTE: A new sensor ID can also be programmed directly into the WIN or TPM module by using a RKE-TPM Analyzer in conjunction with a Scan Tool. 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 (lamp extinguishes) and display is updated (for up to 20 minutes). Using a TPM-RKE Analyzer can take up to a minute to force a transmission from a sensor.


TPMS RESET – PROCEDURE 7

NOTE: This vehicle uses an Indirect TPMS. There are no tire pressure sensors installed in the wheels.

Recalibrate the TPMS in the following situations:

  • After any tire has been removed and remounted.
  • After any tire has been replaced by another tire.
  • After adjusting the pressure of any tire to the correct tire inflation pressure.
  • After rotating the wheels. l After mounting the compact spare.

1. Turn ignition ON.
2. In the Multi-function Indicator (MFI), navigate to the SETTINGS menu.
3. Select TIRE PRESSURE.
4. Store and comfirm the current tire pressures.
5. Drive the vehicle for 20 minutes at normal speeds.