Cadillac SRX First Generation Forum - 2004 - 2009 Discussion, New TPMS Sensor Woes...VDO SE10001 REDI-Sensor in Cadillac SRX Forums; Howdy folks, hoping one or more of you have been through this and can help....
It was time for new ...
Howdy folks, hoping one or more of you have been through this and can help....
It was time for new tires for my 2005 SRX (V8 / AWD) so, since I already knew that I had one (or more) TPMS sensors with dead batteries, I ordered up four of the VDO SE10001 TPMS REDI-sensors and had my local tire shop install them when they did my tires. (I had dropped off my old wheels and tires at my local tire shop, since I kept the car at home, to do a brake job, as well).
Anyway, I went to re-learn the new sensors, but I can't get them to register / learn / link up with the car.
I performed the well-documented procedure: Took the car for a quick drive (with speeds 50+ MPH) in order to ensure that the sensors were "awake". Got home, Locked/Unlocked doors with keyfob 3X, then key in ignition, ignition to "On". Pressed the lock and unlock buttons on the keyfob, got the horn to "chirp", then proceeded to let about 10 lbs of air out of the left front tire (over about 20 seconds). No chirp from the horn. Tried twice (both with inflating and with deflating) and...no joy.
Quite disappointed, since all of the literature for the VDO REDI-Sensor goes on and on about the fact that they are "ready to learn out of the box!" and various online postings talk about them being seen / learned on GM cars easily, using the procedure outlined above. Not so "REDI", it seems. I read the VDO instructions and it describes the method above, as well as the option of using a scan tool to do it.
I see "TPMS tools" advertized, but, before I dump $150 (or more) on one, I'd like to make sure that I actually do in fact need one, in order to learn these sensors on my 2005 SRX. I'd also rather not have to take the time away from work to take the car to the tire shop, or worse yet, to the dealer, to get this addressed.
TPMS, what a worthless pain in the neck. Were it not for wanting to get the annoying popup messages on my nav screen to go away, I'd take the TPMS bulb out of the dash assembly, and be done with it...
Automobile(s): Cadillac '07 SRX-V6 RWD, '03 Envoy, '95 S10 pu
Gold Canyon & Happy Jack, AZ
Re: New TPMS Sensor Woes...VDO SE10001 REDI-Sensor
Once you install the tires on the vehicle the tire shop should have the tool to reset them. I had a problem with the published procedure and Discount Tire reset using their tool. Took less than 5 minutes. Might give your shop a call.