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    How to reprogram your TPMS...

    Hey folks, I just want to do a DIY to reprogramming your TPMS when you rotate wheels. As you may know, not all 1st gen CTS' came with it. Even mine didn't, I just gathered the information on how it's done.

    There are two ways, by the book, that this can be done. Both ways requires an air compressor. I advice not to use a foot pump or one of those cheap emergency 12volt pumps.

    You can either let some air out before you start, about 20 seconds worth. So probably several PSI. Or you can let the air out during the process. Please note, when going through the steps you are not add/subtracting air to precise measurements. You are just making the car "see" a pressure difference, so accuracy is NOT needed at programming.
    1. Turn the car to the ON position. Do not start.
    2. Press the Lock and Unlock buttons on the keyless remote for several seconds until horn is heard.
    3. Start at the Driver Front wheel, either remove the air for several seconds and wait for the horn. Or add air if you already taken air out, but don't add if you didn't remove air before hand.
    4. Move on to the Passenger's Front wheel. Repeat step as above, remove/add air until horn sounds.
    5. 3rd wheel would be the Passenger's Rear wheel. Until horn sounds
    6. 4th and final wheel would be the Driver's Rear wheel. Until horn sounds
    7. Cycle power on the car to see the changes. You may not have to cycle power, but it wouldn't hurt. From my understanding, there is a second horn sound after the last wheel. This should be to exiting horn sound, so don't be alarmed.

    You have a set amount of time to do this. So if you hear a random horn sound, it might of exited the programming. If that is the case, you have to start all over from step one.
    Once done, set all wheels to the recommended PSI. Which should be 30psi for our cars, just check your driver's door sill label.

    KOT

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    Re: How to reprogram your TPMS...

    Updated. When letting air out, I'd normally let at most about 3-5 seconds out on each tire and wait on the honk. Honk normally takes a little while so you should be patient with it. I've updated this to FAQ.

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    Re: How to reprogram your TPMS...



    Thank you sir.

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    Re: How to reprogram your TPMS...

    Good job, Sirs.

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    Re: How to reprogram your TPMS...

    Pretty sure mine doesn't have it

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    Re: How to reprogram your TPMS...

    The Cadillac CTS/CTS-V FAQ page has the procedure, too. As odthetruth said, do not let air out of the tire until the horn honks, as that will release a lot of air unnecessarily. 3-5sec is a good thumbrule, then just stand back and wait for the horn to honk.

    On the non-V cars, does it display the pressures in the instrument cluster, or is that just a V thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingoftypos View Post
    I advice not to use a foot pump or one of those cheap emergency 12volt pumps.
    I concur on the foot pump, but why not use one of those 12V pumps? Should work just fine.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingoftypos View Post
    You can either let some air out before you start, about 20 seconds worth. So probably several PSI.
    It doesn't need to be that much. I would say a PSI or two is sufficient.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingoftypos View Post
    Start at the Driver Front wheel, either remove the air for several seconds and wait for the horn. Or add air if you already taken air out, but don't add if you didn't remove air before hand.
    I don’t understand that second sentence. You can add air for a few seconds just like you can release air for a few seconds. You don’t have to bleed air out beforehand; you can just as easily bleed it out afterwards.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingoftypos View Post
    From my understanding, there is a second horn sound after the last wheel.
    Yep, the horn will beep twice after the driver’s rear is “seen” by the system.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingoftypos View Post
    Once done, set all wheels to the recommended PSI. Which should be 30psi for our cars, just check your driver's door sill label.
    Keep in mind that’s the recommended pressure for the factory tires in the factory size for a factory (soft) ride. With all 3 of my cars I’ve found that running the factory recommended pressure makes the car feel soft and unresponsive; running cold pressures in the mid 30s gives sharper steering response and (IMO) feels better.
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    Re: How to reprogram your TPMS...

    Quote Originally Posted by AAIIIC View Post
    Keep in mind that’s the recommended pressure for the factory tires in the factory size for a factory (soft) ride. With all 3 of my cars I’ve found that running the factory recommended pressure makes the car feel soft and unresponsive; running cold pressures in the mid 30s gives sharper steering response and (IMO) feels better.
    I believe that its mentioned in the manual that higher PSI is recommended for high speed driving too.

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