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TPMS for free!

Silky-S3 Jun 6, 2011

  1. Silky-S3

    Silky-S3 Is loving his new 8V S3!

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    Hi guys.

    Just a heads up on this. I've been looking into retrofitting TPMS to my 2010S3, as the profile on the tyres are pretty low and does not take much pressure loss before they would be on the road!

    So I was all set to follow this:

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/new-a3...805-enabling-tpms-59-plate;-how-addendum.html

    However I then came across this:

    TPMS - Roccopedia

    which is using VCDS to code for TPMS and using VCDS to reset the system(rather than installing a button). You do need the newer long coding MK60 ABS module to carry it out though.

    Well, anyway followed it, spent some miles having the system learn the wheel speeds/vibration amounts etc, then let one front tyre down about 10psi and after 2 miles TPMS warning/bong on the DIS! Woo, TPMS for free!! Then just used VCDS to reset it and its back learning again.

    You guys might know about this. but thought I'd flag it up as it works! I might still do the button (fill a blank on the dash), but we will see.

    Hope it helps!
     
  2. Paullie

    Paullie Banana Menace! VCDS Map User

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    Excellent bit of info there, Silky. Cheers! :)

    Paulie
     
  3. Khufu

    Khufu Well-Known Member

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    i've "old school" ABS module so no dice AFAIK LOL
     
  4. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!! VCDS Map User

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    I fitted this, no more blanked out buttons above the climate :)
     
  5. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

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    Dude are you talking about your ballon tyres in your sig?

    Look @ my tyres:

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    You couldn't get any lower than that :laugh:
     
  6. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!! VCDS Map User

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    :)
     
  7. Silky-S3

    Silky-S3 Is loving his new 8V S3!

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    Ha, good point well made!
     
  8. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

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    :laugh:
     
  9. Khufu

    Khufu Well-Known Member

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    show off :moa:
     
  10. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

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    I have it to, the button that is, but nothing works, my man is doing my retrofit soon :wub:
     
  11. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Steady there lad, 1 of our thread members may get all horny lmfao
     
  12. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!! VCDS Map User

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    already there..... you certainly won't be needing that deflation monitor anytime soon ;)
     
  13. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

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    :laugh:
     
  14. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Silky can you do some screen dumps of your CE 09 module long coding please?
     
  15. Silky-S3

    Silky-S3 Is loving his new 8V S3!

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    Will do mate
     
  16. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Unfortunately there's what 20 odd long coding pages, if you can email me to save yourself the hassle of loading on a thread, that would be great please.
     
  17. ryanstewart9

    ryanstewart9 Member

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    Gutted!!

    Just tried and my ABS module is too old :crying:
     
  18. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Whats your abs controller version?
     
  19. ryanstewart9

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    Address 03: ABS Brakes
    Labels: 1K0-614-517-MK60-F.lbl
    Part No SW: 1K0 614 517 AC
    HW: 1K0 614 517 AC
    Component: ESP FRONT MK60-AT 0102
    Revision: 00H14001
    Coding: 0055938
    Shop #: WSC 06314 000 00000

    No fault code found.
     
  20. Chappy

    Chappy Call me Dan! Audi A5

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    So how much are the parts needed to retro-fit the button? It was easy to do on the Golf I had :)
     
  21. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Pull your finger out & fit it properly :)
     
  22. ryanstewart9

    ryanstewart9 Member

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    Ah, you know me too well Nigel 

    I have actually got the switch, I just need to order up the right cable for the job. Oh, and find some time when my 1yr old son doesn't demand attention 

    Wondered if this cable is ok/right thickness for the job:

    Thin Wall 1.0mm 32/0.20mm Automotive Cable
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2011
  23. Artimus

    Artimus Shortback

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    It works!!!

    Thanks for guinea pigging & the link Silky, mine's now active , No need for the button as I have VCDS & already filled the blank space on the panel. :icon_thumright:

    ...I'm learning slowly Nigel. :)
     

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