New VDO REDI-Sensor Video Warns Techs About Extra-Step Programming For Some TPMS Sensors – UnderhoodService

New VDO REDI-Sensor Video Warns Techs About Extra-Step Programming For Some TPMS Sensors

Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket, one of the industry's leading manufacturers of OE Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems and OE-engineered TPMS replacement parts, has released a new video in its TPMS training series. Titled "TPMS Vehicle Relearn vs. TPMS Sensor Programming," the new video highlights the differences between a traditional TPMS vehicle relearn procedure and the new sensor programming procedure required by some "universal" and "programmable" TPMS sensors.

Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket, one of the industry’s leading manufacturers of OE Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems and OE-engineered TPMS replacement parts, has released a new video in its TPMS training series. Titled “TPMS Vehicle Relearn vs. TPMS Sensor Programming,” the new video highlights the differences between a traditional TPMS vehicle relearn procedure and the new sensor programming procedure required by some "universal" and "programmable" TPMS sensors.
 
The video explains that universal, programmable and other replacement sensors that use cloning are often manufactured as blanks and must be programmed with software for the specific vehicle application before they can be used. This is a new, extra step and it may require specialized training and new tools. The video contrasts these new "extra-step" sensors with VDO REDI-Sensor, a multi-application TPMS sensor that comes pre-programmed and ready, right out of the box, for vehicle installation, just like an OE sensor, according to Continental.
 
According to Steve Landis, product manager for Continental, “A vehicle relearn has always been required during sensor replacement, but now, some aftermarket sensors also require sensor programming prior to installation and relearn. This is a new, added step beyond the vehicle relearn procedure, and it requires a specific programming tool investment with specialized software for the sensor programming process. VDO REDI-Sensor never requires added TPMS sensor programming.”
 
Landis added, “While the new programming step can be avoided by choosing REDI-Sensor, the vehicle relearn process confirms proper TPM System functionality and should never be skipped for any sensor, OE or aftermarket.”
 
VDO REDI-Sensor is a multi-application TPMS sensor that covers more than 85 percent of all vehicles in North America with only three sensor SKUs and replaces more than 140 OE sensors.  REDI-Sensor is designed to follow standard OE vehicle relearn procedures, and works with all major TPMS scan tools, including those from ATEQ, Bartec, OTC/SPX, K-Tool (T.I.P.S.) and Snap-on.
 
The “TPMS Vehicle Relearn vs. TPMS Sensor Programming” video can be seen on YouTube here.
 
The current series of REDI-Sensor TPMS training videos can be seen here.

For more information, visit www.redi-sensor.com or contact [email protected].

You May Also Like

Bosch Releases 212 Aftermarket Parts in 2022

The parts cover nearly 64 million vehicles in operation across North America.

Robert Bosch, LLC announced it has added 212 automotive aftermarket parts to its portfolio in 2022, covering nearly 64 million vehicles in operation across North America.

The new Bosch products, which cover domestic, European and Asian passenger and commercial vehicles, include 74 braking parts, 52 fuel and water pumps, 14 ignition coils, 27 cooling fans, rotating machines, spark plugs and ESP units, 38 sensors and seven fuel injectors. 

Winter ASE Registration Open

Three options offered for testing and recertification.

Federated 50/50 Challenge Awards Over a Hundred Prizes

Federated conducted the 50/50 Challenge to recognize and thank ASE-certified automotive service professionals.

Mitchell 1, ASE Present 2022 Technician of the Future Award

Nathanial “Nate” Nie of Mission Viejo, California, was named the 2022 Mitchell 1 / National Institute for ASE Technician of the Future.

Schaeffler Group Releases Series of LuK TSBs

In conjunction with its REPXPERT service brand, Schaeffler provides technical tips and service information for LuK products.

Other Posts

SMP Closes the Year with 214 New Part Numbers

SMP says it is committed to providing replacement parts for hybrids and EVs through its Standard and Four Seasons brands.

GB Remanufacturing Releases 2022 Year in Review

The GB Reman 2022 Year in Review is available for download.

SMP Closes the Year with 214 New Part Numbers

SMP says it is committed to providing replacement parts for hybrids and EVs.

Survey Shows Greater Trust in Service Professionals

More than 70% reported increased levels of trust in repair shops and/or service technicians.