Agreed, presumably this is for ALL gen-2 years? If that changed for 2012, that would explain the new procedure.
So what's the bottom line here? Is the process described in this thread: http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...tpms-tire.html no longer valid for 2011 and above SRXs?
I think we need to clarify something. MnMs, are these TPMS's on a set of new(2nd) set you are putting on and programming? Or is this your first (original) set that you've rotated and need to relearn so the vehicle's DIC display is accurate?
I have NEW TPMS sensors that I need to have relearned.
For previous year GM products, the 'tool' is nothing more than a high intensity magnet in an easy to hold handle. I bought a couple of rectangular 'strong' magnets from (insert local hardware store here) for under $5 and have used them successfully on several prior GM vehicles (placing the base of the tire stem between the magnets when re-learning). To be honest, tho, I have not yet tried them on my 2012 SRX - I would suspect, however, they would still work as the sensors are still RF and the 'tool' merely helps the vehicle locate the specific tire during the relearn sequence. YMMV.
I will give the magnets a try in a day or two.
GREGCPX - Your relearn procedure is on page 9-65 and 9-66 of YOUR .pdf OM - this procedure is different than the '11 and 12's (does not require a 'tool')...
The online versions of said OMs can be found here: http://www.cadillac.com/owners/auto-owners-manuals.html
As always, YMMV...
All 2010 and SOME 2011 SRX's can use the procedure in your manual pages10-66 and 10-67. Newer 2011 and 2012 cars need the relearning tool. They say. Nobody knows exacty when they changed the procedure during 2011. You will have to look in your manual to see which applies. My early 2011 works using the method in my manual by adding or removing pressure in the tires. It will be interesting to see if the magnets will work.
Tried the magnets today and they did NOT work. Now keep in mind that I purchased a tire and wheel package from Tire Rack with the tires mounted and the sensors installed. Contacted Tire Rack today and they confirmed that the correct sensors were installed. Next stop is a relearn tool.