1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Tyre pressure monitoring

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by steve184, May 4, 2007.

  1. steve184

    steve184 Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2004
    Messages:
    1,139
    Likes Received:
    1
    Is this something that could be added to a car without it, ie, what else other than the switch would i have to buy?
     
  2. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide this advert.
  3. JohnS3

    JohnS3 Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2004
    Messages:
    3,028
    Likes Received:
    2
    I've seen a how to on this somewhere, but I can't remember where. The system works on the ABS sensors and the wheel speed. I think some wires were run to the ABS pump and possibly some vag com commands. I'll have a look for this later on....
     
  4. Gti Jazz Blue

    Gti Jazz Blue Active Member
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2007
    Messages:
    1,655
    Likes Received:
    7
  5. JohnS3

    JohnS3 Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2004
    Messages:
    3,028
    Likes Received:
    2
    That's the one!!!
     
  6. steve184

    steve184 Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2004
    Messages:
    1,139
    Likes Received:
    1
    Sack it - it looks far too complicated!! I'l just check my tyres reqularly the old fashioned way!
     
  7. giblets46

    giblets46 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    156
    Likes Received:
    0
    Out of interest how accurate are te tyre pressure monitors? Will they detet the tyre bein say..1PSI out, or do they need to be more flat?
     
  8. JamS3

    JamS3 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2003
    Messages:
    2,257
    Likes Received:
    16
    It will be more than that as when a tyre is cold for example it will be 2-3 psi lower than when it is warm.

    It will be triggered at a "significant" lower pressure probs 6-8psi plus when it would become a problem to drive with that pressure loss.
     
  9. Dandle

    Dandle Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2005
    Messages:
    852
    Likes Received:
    1
    It isnt as high as that as when I recieved my car I changed the tyre pressures on the front by 4psi and with a mile I had a tyre warning(I didnt know about resetting it then). I would think it would compare all the wheels to see if the is a pressure drop/increase due to temp and compensate for that.
     

Share This Page