Subaru TPMS Reset Guide

Subaru Legacy 2003-2009 TPMS Reset

Legacy 2003-2006 TPMS Reset

 

About this Model:

On May 23, 2003, Fuji Heavy Industries debuted the redesigned Legacy, known as the BL for sedan models and BP for wagons. It was released worldwide in 2004, with Subaru Indiana Automotive commencing production in February 2004 for the North American markets for 2005 model year. The Legacy was presented the 2003–2004 Japan Car of the Year, Subaru’s first win for the award after fighting off stiff competition from Toyota Prius and Mazda RX-8. When sales began in the US market, the Lafayette Factory built Legacy won 2005 International Car of the Year for Most Dependable/Sedan from Road & Travel Magazine, 2005 Automobile All-Stars for All-Star Family Car from Automobile Magazine and The 2006 International Engine of the Year Award in the 2.0-litre to 2.5-litre category for EJ255 engine. Lance Armstrong was used as a spokesman for both the sedan and wagon, and Sheryl Crow sang her 1996 hit “Everyday Is a Winding Road” in US market commercials.

The chassis was redesigned and made stiffer, and it marked the return of a turbocharged engine to North American Legacy, featuring a 2.5-liter unit derived from that of the North American Impreza WRX STI. Due to advancements in turbocharger technology and tightening emission standards, the twin-turbo setup was dropped from the lineup. Turbocharged models and the H6 offered Subaru’s first 5-speed automatic transmission, featuring SportShift technology licensed from Prodrive, Ltd.

The 2005 model year Legacy for the US market was offered in 2.5i, 2.5i Limited, 2.5GT, and 2.5GT Limited. All trim levels were available as Sedan and Wagon. For 2006, the regular GT was dropped, and the 2.5i Special Edition was added into the line up.

On May 10, 2008, the Japanese-spec Legacy can be fitted with a new collision avoidance feature, called EyeSight. It consists of twin CCD cameras, one on each side of the rear view mirror, that use human-like stereoscopic vision to judge distances and generally keep tabs on the driver. The system can help maintain a safe distance on the highway, a lane departure warning system, a driver alert warning for various safety situations, and even keeps an eye out for pedestrians.[4][5] SI-Cruise has been integrated into the EyeSight feature as a driver safety aid.

The Subaru EE flat-4 diesel engine, the world’s first to be fitted to a passenger car, is offered in both the Legacy and Outback sedans and wagons, identified as the Subaru Legacy 2.0D. The vehicle was released in the European Union starting March 2008, and is offered with a 5-speed manual transmission only. The official introduction of the Legacy and Outback diesel was at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2008

REGISTER TRANSMITTER ID

  • Transmitter replaced
  • Switched the position of the transmitter (rotated tires)
  • Replaced the tire pressure monitoring control module.

NOTE:

  • If registration of the transmitter ID is not possible after 2 attempts, replace the tire pressure monitoring control module.
  • If the ignition switch and Subaru Select Monitor power are turned OFF while registering the transmitter, or if registration is not possible for more that 5 minutes, the registration mode is cancelled.
  • When rotating tires, there is no affect on the performance or functions of the tire pressure monitoring control module even if the transmitter (ID) is not registered, however, the tire position displayed on the Subaru Select Monitor will be incorrect.
  1. Adjust all tire pressures to the specifications.

NOTE: Refer to the tire caution label on the driver’s side door for the correct tire pressure.

  1. Connect the Subaru Select Monitor, on the <<Main Menu>> display screen, select the {2. Each System Check} and press the [YES] key.
  2. On the <<System Selection Menu>> display screen select the {Tire Pressure Monitor} and press the [YES] key.
  3. Press the [YES] key after the {Tire Pressure Monitor} is displayed.
  4. On the <<Tire Pressure Monitor Diagnosis>> display screen, select the {Transmitter ID regist confirm} and press the [YES] key.
  5. {When ID registration mode execute, Registered ID is deleted Proceed?} is displayed then press the [YES] key.
  6. Touch the transmitter registration tool to the side wall area near the air valve on the front left tire, and press the switch. The transmitter ID is sent to the tire pressure monitoring control module. (At that time, the tire pressure warning light blinks to confirm that the registration has started.)

NOTE:

    • Register the transmitter ID in the order of Left Front –> Right Front –> Right Rear –> Left Rear.
    • The transmitter registration tool is used by touching the side wall area near the transmitter.
    • When registration of each tire is completed, the hazard light will blink and {ID registration completed} is displayed on the Select Monitor screen.
    • If registration procedure stop in the halfway (turning ignition switch to OFF, wrong registration order, etc, proceed from step 5)
  1. When ID registration is completed, the tire pressure warning light remains lit for approximately 2 seconds, to end the registration. Switch to the screen displaying the transmitter ID on the Subaru Select Monitor display.
  2. Check the transmitter ID that was registered, then perform a driving test.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS – if equipped)

The tire pressure monitoring system provides the driver with a warning message indicating by sending a signal from a sensor that is installed in each wheel when tire pressure is severely low. The tire pressure monitoring system will activate only when the vehicle is driven. Also, this system may not react immediately to a sudden drop in tire pressure (for example, a blowout caused by running over a sharp object).

If you adjust the tire pressures in a warm garage and will then drive the vehicle in cold outside air, the resulting drop in tire pressures may cause the low tire pressure warning light to come on. To avoid this problem when adjusting the tire pressures in a warm garage, inflate the tires to pressures higher than those shown on the tire placard. Specifically, inflate them by an extra 1 psi (6.9 kPa, for every difference of 10° F (5.6° C) between the temperature in the garage and the temperature outside. By way of example the following table shows the required tire pressures that correspond to various outside temperatures when the temperature in the garage is 60° F (15.6° C).Subaru Standard air pressure

 

If the low tire pressure warning light comes on when you drive the vehicle in cold outside air after adjusting the tire pressures in a warm garage, re-adjust the tire pressures using the method described above. Then, increase the vehicle speed to at least 20 mph (32 km/h) and check to see that the low tire pressure warning light goes off a few minutes later. If the low tire pressure warning light does not go off, the tire pressure monitoring system may not be functioning normally.


Legacy 2007-2009 TPMS Rese

TPMS Legacy 2007

REGISTER TRANSMITTER ID

Perform the procedures below to register the transmitter if.

  • Transmitter replaced.
  • Switched the position of the transmitter (rotated tires).
  • Replaced the tire pressure monitoring control module.

NOTE: If registration of the transmitter ID is not possible after 2 attempts, replace the tire pressure monitoring control module.

If the ignition switch is turned to OFF or the Subaru Select Monitor is shut down while registering the transmitter, or if registration is not possible for more than 5 minutes, the registration mode is canceled.

When rotating tires, there is no effect on the performance or functions of the tire pressure monitoring control module even if the transmitter (ID) is not registered, however, the tire position displayed on the Subaru Select Monitor will be incorrect.

  1. Adjust all tire pressures to the specifications.

NOTE: Refer to the tire caution label on the driver’s side door for the correct tire pressure.

  1. Connect the Subaru Select Monitor, on the Main Menu display screen, select the {2. Each System Check}.
  2. On the System Selection Menu display screen, select the {Tire Pressure Monitor}.
  3. Select the [OK] after the {Tire Pressure Monitor} is displayed.
  4. On the «Tire Pressure Monitor Diagnosis» display screen, select the {Transmitter ID regist confirm}.
  5. When ID registration mode execute, Registered ID is deleted Proceed? is displayed then select the [OK].ID registration mode

 

  1. Touch the transmitter registration tool to the side wall area near the air valve on the front left tire, and press the switch. The transmitter ID is sent to the tire pressure monitoring control module. (At that time, the tire pressure warning light blinks to confirm that the registration has started.)

NOTE:

Register the transmitter ID in the order of Left Front, Right Front, Right Rear, Left Rear.

The transmitter registration tool is used by touching the side wall area near the transmitter.

When registration of each tire is completed, the hazard light will blink and {ID registration completed} is displayed on the Select Monitor screen. If the registration procedure stop in the halfway (turning the ignition switch to OFF, wrong registration order, etc.), proceed from step

  1. When ID registration is completed, the tire pressure warning light remains lit for approximately 2 seconds, to end the registration. Switch to the screen displaying the transmitter ID on the Subaru Select Monitor display.
  2. Check the transmitter ID that was registered, then perform a driving test.

DISPLAY TRANSMITTER (ID).

  1. On the Main Menu display screen, select {Each System Check}.
  2. On the «System Selection Menu» display screen, select the {Tire Pressure Monitor}.
  3. Select the [OK] after the {Tire Pressure Monitor} is displayed.
  4. On the «Tire Pressure Monitor Diagnosis» display screen, select the {Transmitter ID regist confirm}.
  5. Select {Transmitter ID Data Monitor} to display the transmitter ID.

DRIVING TEST PROCEDURE

Reproduce the malfunction occurrence condition as possible. Drive the vehicle at a speed more than 40 km/h (25 MPH) for at least ten minutes.

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