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TPMS sensors
jeffersj
 

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TPMS sensors

Has anyone managed to programme the TPMS to accept any wheel in any position on the car. Always assumed that after a few miles the sensors would re-programme themselves. Dealer suggests that even when they fit customer winter tyre they have to put same wheel in same position on car.

Surely the system can be programmed to allow wheels to be moved around the car??

Jeff

Member of Defender2 and Disco3/4 forums, currently driving a 90 300tdi and the Evoque Dynamic which is really my wife's car.
12-01-2017 12:02pm
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XFullFatTim
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RE: TPMS sensors

There are two different TPMS systems for Evoques, the one from2011 to 2013My which was an optional extra and then the required system that all new cars after 2014 are supposed to have. The optional system was about as much good as a chocolate fireguard as all it did was sound an alarm and flag a warning that a tyre had/was deflating. The later system can read the pressures and display them remotely on the dash graphics. I have had one car with each system plus I had had a set of 19" Pirelli Ice and Snow tyres / wheels that had the sensors in them for the older system. I (or rather my tyre fitters) had no problems with having to fit the correct wheel to the correct wheel hub which was in complete disagreement with what the manual said! They just put them on and we drove the car around the block until the alarms cleared, which didn't take long. I never fitted the wheels to my 2nd Evoque as I didn't need the winter tyres for the one winter I had it, but as the sensors were different all I would have got was a warning that no sensors could be detected. I'm sufficiently sceptically about the accuracy and have had so many false alarms that I have flat tyres with both systems that even though my RRS has a great system I still get my pressure gauge and pump out each weekend and check the tyre pressures the old fashioned way! One thing that I have found with the RRS that I have an optional full size 22" spare and it has no sensor in it so I have to manually check the pressure of that one tyre regardless!

Now driving a 2015MY RRSport L494 in Corris Grey with Ebony/Lunar interior and Ebony Headliner - pimped up with 22" wheel and polished stainless steel skid plates from and rear.
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12-01-2017 06:52pm
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jeffersj
 

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RE: TPMS sensors

Thanks XFFT!
I thought I could just fit the winter wheels (19") with the sensors and as you say drove a few miles for them to re-configure but the car is a 2014 with the mandatory new system. I do not rely on the sensors for checking pressures like you but it is just a pain having to turn the TPMS fault message off every time you use the car.

"Lesson have been learned" to quote the most overused phrase.

Jeff

Member of Defender2 and Disco3/4 forums, currently driving a 90 300tdi and the Evoque Dynamic which is really my wife's car.
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13-01-2017 12:05pm
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XFullFatTim
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RE: TPMS sensors

If your winter wheels have the sensors in them already but you don't know which sort then the way to tell the new from the old system is the latest post 2014 sensors have matte grey painted valve stems and grey plastic valve caps IIRC, the old style TPMS had chromed valve caps

Now driving a 2015MY RRSport L494 in Corris Grey with Ebony/Lunar interior and Ebony Headliner - pimped up with 22" wheel and polished stainless steel skid plates from and rear.
Gone to a new homes - Zanzibar 5 Door Dynamic with contrast, lux, plus and intelligence packs
Fuji White SD4 Auto Coupe Lux + Ebony Plus Pack and a couple of other extras
Still on my drive - 1996 TDi300 Defender 90 County HT that has been made into a SW.
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13-01-2017 02:31pm
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jeffersj
 

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RE: TPMS sensors

XFFT

Yes they have the grey stems and caps so guess I will have to try different positions of wheels to try and find correct onesCrying

Jeff

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13-01-2017 05:29pm
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XFullFatTim
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RE: TPMS sensors

For the Mk1 system the LR instruction was to fit one new wheel at a time, drive for 15 minutes until the fault message disappeared then fit 2nd wheel and repeat and so on. My local Budget Tyres (the discount end of Kwik Fit believe it or not!) used to do all the wheel and tyre work for the 15 cars we have in the family and their foreman/ supervisor advised that in his experience of Land Rover TPMS, what was written in the manual was a load of horse-sh*t and they fitted all the new wheels with TPMS at one go and drove the car around for 15 minutes until the fault warnings all disappeared! Seemed to work for my OK for my 1st Evoque, but unlike the current system you had no way to tell which tyre was in alarm anyway as the warning came up as "Tyre deflating" not which tyre it was like with the newer system.

Now driving a 2015MY RRSport L494 in Corris Grey with Ebony/Lunar interior and Ebony Headliner - pimped up with 22" wheel and polished stainless steel skid plates from and rear.
Gone to a new homes - Zanzibar 5 Door Dynamic with contrast, lux, plus and intelligence packs
Fuji White SD4 Auto Coupe Lux + Ebony Plus Pack and a couple of other extras
Still on my drive - 1996 TDi300 Defender 90 County HT that has been made into a SW.
13-01-2017 06:15pm
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