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I've (foolishly) got some new TPMS Sensors (S180052064Z / TG1C type from VDO) as my car cannot find the TPMS sensors. Just hope I've got a TPMS receiver unit!

I shall be getting the sensors fitted the weekend, but Im curious about activation. I bought myself one of those EL-50448 units, but they don't wake the sensor up. So at this stage, I don't know how to wake the sensors up.

I've got a CanClip, I've got the Sensor codes, but I've got no way of programming which sensor is on which wheel because the CanClip instructions expect the sensors to be activated using the Renault TPMS Exciter tool.

Can I set the codes myself through another method, or do I need to hope and pray the tyre fitter has the appropriate TPMS tool to set the car?

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I can confirm that this process works as I've just done it.

After acquiring new sensors, make a note of the numbers. I took a photo as the numbers are too small, and you can expand the picture to make it easier.

There will be some text which shows in hex, ID:ABC123456 and I believe it's the last six digits you need to worry about. You cannot program them in specifically with a CanClip, you need to allow the car detect them.

If you can make a note of which sensor ID is installed in which tyre then it makes it easier to confirm the codes on the clip.

After getting the sensors fitted, you need to "wake them up". This is achieved by blowing the tyres upto 3.1 bar (~43PSI).

In the UCH section of the CanClip, there are two modes for TPMS sensors - one will allow you to "read" the other allows you to write. This is the mode you need. It'll ask you to confirm the set of tyres you're using, and then you go round each tyre with an activation tool such as the EL50448 which although advertised as being for GM cars, works just fine for these TPMS sensors as you're activating the sensor, not the car, and sensors are, for the most part, standard.

Go round the car in the order given in the CanClip to read and write all the sensors.

After the cars got everything, the pressure will display on the dashboard.

You can then let the pressure back out to normal. on the 215 tyres, 2.5bar on the front, 2.2bar on the rear.

Hope this helps.

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Simon Dean
 
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