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Old 12-11-2011, 09:59 PM   #1
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TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitor) Relearn Tool ???

WTF is that?
Anybody have one, have a pic?

Here below is the copy-paste from 2012 Camaro Owners Manual about reseting your Tire Press Sensors once you changed the position of tires.

The sensors are
matched to the tire/wheel positions,
using a TPMS relearn tool, in the
following order: driver side front tire,
passenger side front tire, passenger
side rear tire, and driver side rear.
See your dealer for service or to
purchase a relearn tool.

So, how much does it costs, how it works? I thought you don't need any tools to reset Tire Pressure Monitor. Why all that procedure, from driver side front to rear, if you need a tool? As I know, pressure sensor in each tire should react to press change, and that's how the TP Monitor should relearn about new position of tires?
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:06 PM   #2
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Well I know my 2010 you just hold the center button on the turning signal stick to relearn tire pressure. But on other gm vehicles I know you need to place the key in the ignition press the lock and unlock n the remote at the same time till you hear a beep and fill or release5 pounds from the driver front passenger front passenger rear and then drivers rear in that order. Then you need to put them at the right psi. Idk if it's like any of these two n the 2012. Hope these two suggestions help you
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Old 12-11-2011, 11:40 PM   #3
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dealers use it to charge you an hour labor

they hold the device (which looks like an old palm pilot or a speed-gun) to each tire as the car communicates with the device...kind of freaky actually lol

but if you find out where to buy one please do share: i change tires sets twice a year for the seasons and therefore have to recalibrate each time (since i made the wise...hmm.. decision to pay extra for tpms on ALL the sets)
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:07 AM   #4
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You guys do know you can do this yourself right? Read your manual.

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Old 12-12-2011, 05:07 AM   #6
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Obviously we have a different manuals. Mine says you need a tool. Your's doesn't. Mine is 2012, yours?
So, I understand a process of relearning which sensor is positioned where (in case you move right tire to left or vice versa), which is what it basicaly is. Thing I don't understand is why manual says I need a damn tool to do it if car can do it itself?
Basicaly, when I start relearn process, I should change pressure in one by one tire starting from front left and continuing clockwise. TP monitor reacts on sensor where pressure had been changed and sets it accordingly. On the last tire in cycle (rear left) i should hear 2 beeps and that's it, relearning done.

WTF do I need a tool for?

Anybody knows?
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:10 AM   #7
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This is the tool:

https://gmspecialservicetools.spx.co...s.aspx?id=5677

Just ordered it last week.
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:14 AM   #8
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I read on the internet that the '12s are different.
So it must be true.

Sounds easier with the tool though.
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:06 PM   #10
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Obviously we have a different manuals. Mine says you need a tool. Your's doesn't. Mine is 2012, yours?
So, I understand a process of relearning which sensor is positioned where (in case you move right tire to left or vice versa), which is what it basicaly is. Thing I don't understand is why manual says I need a damn tool to do it if car can do it itself?
Basicaly, when I start relearn process, I should change pressure in one by one tire starting from front left and continuing clockwise. TP monitor reacts on sensor where pressure had been changed and sets it accordingly. On the last tire in cycle (rear left) i should hear 2 beeps and that's it, relearning done.

WTF do I need a tool for?

Anybody knows?
For the 2012's GM changed the software and you can not re-learn the tire sensors like you can the 2010-2011's. You need to either take it to a dealer or buy the relearn tool. It's been posted on this forum before.
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For the 2012's GM changed the software and you can not re-learn the tire sensors like you can the 2010-2011's. You need to either take it to a dealer or buy the relearn tool. It's been posted on this forum before.
Well that sucks ba!!s. just another revenue maker for GM
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:19 PM   #12
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Well that sucks ba!!s. just another revenue maker for GM
That's funny because if I remember right someone said the exact same thing on the other thread except the ba!!s thing.
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Its easier with the tool but you do NOT need it. Just follow the manual.
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Its easier with the tool but you do NOT need it. Just follow the manual.
Glad you said it Rudy bc i was pretty disappointed when I bought the TPMS with the tire/rim combo from tire-rack in a snow tire set up - guess now I can try it for myself
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:25 PM   #15
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You guys do know you can do this yourself right? Read your manual.



DONT ORDER THE TOOL. do this. read your manual
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:33 PM   #16
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Glad you said it Rudy bc i was pretty disappointed when I bought the TPMS with the tire/rim combo from tire-rack in a snow tire set up - guess now I can try it for myself
Yeah we actually will let you know if you need to go to the dealer. We don't want you to be hit with any hidden charges. Fortunately with the Camaro no need to go to the dealer. If you take it in they will do it and charge you. . I like the manual free method better.
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Yeah we actually will let you know if you need to go to the dealer. We don't want you to be hit with any hidden charges. Fortunately with the Camaro no need to go to the dealer. If you take it in they will do it and charge you. . I like the manual free method better.
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For the 2012's GM changed the software and you can not re-learn the tire sensors like you can the 2010-2011's. You need to either take it to a dealer or buy the relearn tool. It's been posted on this forum before.
If you open the PDF for the tool, it states GM changed this in January 2011. So I'm wondering if some 2011's can't be done the manual method.
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10,11 and 12 can all be done with the manual. They use the same sensors.
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if it's anything like the corvettes (which 'need' a special tool), you just hold a big magnet up to it to do it yourself.
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:47 AM   #22
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If you open the PDF for the tool, it states GM changed this in January 2011. So I'm wondering if some 2011's can't be done the manual method.

My vert was built 7 February 2011; manual says I need the relearn tool. Got new wheels/TPMs (from TireRack) and decided to try the pressure drop method anyway. Worked like a champ!
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THE MANUAL RELEARN PROCESS STILL WORKS WITH THE 2012

Just hold the set relearn on the same screen and it will ask you if you want to do this.

Prepare it first by having all 4 caps off the tires, and let the air out for 5 seconds on each tire.

I did this a month ago on my dad's 45th Anniversary edition and it has been fine ever since.
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On early GM products you used a heavy Magnet to relearn . Not sure if that still works or not.
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THE MANUAL RELEARN PROCESS STILL WORKS WITH THE 2012

Just hold the set relearn on the same screen and it will ask you if you want to do this.

Prepare it first by having all 4 caps off the tires, and let the air out for 5 seconds on each tire.

I did this a month ago on my dad's 45th Anniversary edition and it has been fine ever since.
Hmmmm, didn't work on my 45th. See this thread http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...=179250&page=3
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