What are you using for TPMS?

Carlos Diagnostician Florida Posted   Latest   Edited  

Hello Diag​.​net,

I was wondering, what tool do you guys use for TPMS? I have an Autel TS408 and today I went through the 5th set of TPMS sensors and it can’t wake up any. At the beginning I thought it was the sensors but this being the fifth set I’m starting to wonder if there’s something wrong with the device itself. Some sensors, I mean, the ones on cars already, it can read perfectly. But these new ones they are just asleep and I haven’t found a way to wake them up. Do you guys have any suggestions? I’ve tried magnets, different positions, filling up air while trying to read ID and such with no success. 

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Andrew Owner/Technician
Iowa
Andrew
 

Autel ITS600 - so much better than the old autel TPMS units.

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Jason Technician
New York
Jason
 

Same here. There was a bit of a learning curve to it, but I like it a lot better. I do wish it had better standby battery time though

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John Technician
Texas
John
   

Autel ITS600 Pro

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Edward Technician
Missouri
Edward
   

Ateq vt36. Absolutely love it. It has the ability to unlock sensors.

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Nick Diagnostician
Missouri
Nick
 

We use the bartech. Can find them on promo with 50 or 100 rite sensors included

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Brandon Manager
California
Brandon
 

We have 3 bartecs now that we buy with the sensors. No issues with the sensors or the tool. We have been running into “ready to install” sensors that actually have to be programmed before installing, those tripped us up for a little bit until we tried programming them.

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Perry Owner/Technician
New York
Perry
   

I use the Schrader tool with their EZ sensors. Very effective and low cost unit.

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Hollis Technician
Colorado
Hollis
   

I have the TS408, no problems. Go to the settings menu on the device and check the market setting, select U.S. if it's not already selected. Have you updated it recently? maxitpms​.​com/tpmscms/regist…

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Bryan Owner/Technician
Alabama
Bryan
 

Yes, I just had the same issue with mine. After an update the market setting changed and would not read any sensors. Changed market settings and all is well.

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Bruce Owner/Technician
Pennsylvania
Bruce
 

Autel ITS600 and the 508

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Noel Owner/Technician
New Jersey
Noel
 

I’ve been using the Xtraseal smart sensor elite for a few years. Excellent tool, no problems so far.

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Steve Mechanic
Ohio
Steve
 

Had similar problem and had to update the software.

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Anthony Owner/Technician
Virginia
Anthony
 

That tool will only program autel sensors, you can get the mx-1 sensors which can be programmed to either frequency for $20 each

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Richard Technician
New York
Richard
 

I have the snap on tpms3 and the Bartech tool. Both are excellent. On some of the jeep models you can use a regular scan tool and enter the ID number and it will pick it up. I think on the picture you provided it would be the number that start with OE37D.

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Eric Technician
Illinois
Eric
 

We had a similar problem and it was that our tool, TS508, needed a software update. Once we updated the software the issue was resolved.

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Jay Technician
Nevada
Jay
 

I‘ve had the same issue a couple of times. Once we needed to update the software. Another time it was changed to Europe instead of US market.

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Eric Owner/Technician
Wisconsin
Eric
 

Bartec, great service if you ever need it.

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Jon Owner/Technician
California
Jon
 

I have the Snap-On TPMS 3 - it is clunky but I have never had to send a vehicle away. I hear the 4 is better but I have not used it yet.

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Ron Technician
Texas
Ron
 

I'm going to give a different answer since I work on a fleet of Dodge Chargers and that sensor you have fits … Most of the time these sensor don't transmit till the have air pressure. After I can get the tool to read the ID I then program that # into the TPMS module with a scanner and clear all codes. Sometimes I don't program them at all and drive the car 2 - 4 miles and it learns…

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