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TPMS System - 2011 S3 Error?

NME Apr 19, 2014

  1. NME

    NME Registered User


    Can anyone confirm what the feature actually looks like and how it works in this model and year on the DIS?

    I can set the pressures in the DIS, but can't find any menu that lets me read the individual tyre pressures - which makes me think it is a "warning" only system.

    Am I right? I could of sworn that a friend years ago showed me all 4 tyre pressures in his S3 (2007-ish), or maybe I have made it up!

    I scanned the car with VCDS a while ago, and it said there was an error with the TPMS module, but as I understand it, the TPMS is a virtual module anyway, so wasn't sure if this was normal.

    I had the car serviced today by Audi, and they scanned it with "ODIS" and it showed no error code, which prompted the service guy to say it is a warning only system whereby you can't check the tyre pressures on a menu.

    If anyone has a TPMS system which works differently, please let me know!
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  3. shugiflex

    shugiflex Registered User

    I have TPMS on my MY11 A3 and it's a warning-only system. As far as I know the only way to see individual readings from the tyres is by directly accessing the TPMS module with VCDS. HTH.
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  4. NHN

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

    There are no tyre pressures shown, its a circumference based system, no sensors are fitted on the 8P chassis, except maybe in the US.
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  5. veeeight

    veeeight I am a very pretty girl VCDS Map User

    On a MY2011 its a warning only system - no pressures displayed. But it will tell you which tyre (eg: Rear Right) is defective.
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  6. NME

    NME Registered User

    Fair enough guys, thanks for clearing that up. Don't know what I saw in my friends DIS all those years ago then, must have been too whacked out on Quaaludes!

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