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Quick Tip: Ford® TPMS Reprogramming


Vehicle: 2014 Ford Transit Connect. Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems on modern cars often need a special tools and procedures to repair them, don't they? In this Diagnostic Quick Tip, National Field Trainer Jason Gabrenas shows you how to reset the TPMS system on a Ford Transit Connect using a scan tool.



Tire pressure monitoring systems had been required on all cars in the United States since September of 2007.

When you rotate the tires, if you need to replace a sensor or something like that, a lot of times you have to go in with a scan tool and reprogram it to the vehicle. Let me walk you through that process using this Ford truck.

Let's load it into Scanner and we'll pick the Ford. It will auto ID and here's my vehicle: 2014 Ford transit connect. It's inside the Body Control Module on this so I'll go in there and then to Functional Tests.

We have two different things listed here. The one on the bottom is TPMS Training Mode Without Scanner. So let's see if you didn't have a scan tool, what you would have to walk through before you did this. It looks like eight steps over three pages.

That's a whole lot of stuff you've got to walk through so let me just exit out of that and we'll go through it with the scanner.

It's going to make it a lot faster. I need to cycle the key to ignition on, and this procedure will enable TPMS Sensor Location Training Mode, which is what we're going to teach the computer where the wheels are.

The horn sounds and that means we're ready to go, so let's go and train these sensors. To program, these we have to go around each tire in sequence, starting with the left front.

We need to trigger it with some sort of a tire pressure monitoring trigger tool. So we're going to go left front, right front, right rear, left rear, and that should complete the process.

Everything is programmed, the system is all sets, it says the system is active and it gives us all of our tire pressures. It tells us that all of the monitors have been programmed properly.

Pretty quick and easy versus having to press the gas pedal a bunch of times and turn the key a bunch of times - that's going to save you a lot of time by just going through with the scan tool.

Last Updated: January 17, 2020

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