The THREE basic relearn procedures for TPMS sensors
Auto Learn – The vehicle can learn new IDs automatically. This requires only driving the car in order to relearn the sensors. In some cases (e.g. BMW) an initialization via the board computer is required. It is still important to determine the condition of the sensors with a TPMS tool beforehand.
Tip: Leave the vehicle locked for about 20 minutes so that the system can re-calibrate. This can be very important! The vehicle possibly may not search for new sensors if the changing of the wheels took place too fast. The relearn procedure can take between 5 to 20 minutes (depending on the car model) during which we advise you to drive at a minimum speed of 20 km/h.
OBDII – A TPMS tool with an OBD adapter is necessary to program new sensor IDs into the vehicle's electronic control unit. New IDs can be programmed without driving the vehicle.
Trouble-shooting tips: Transfer the new sensor IDs via OBD and switch ignition to OFF and then to ON (engine off) and wait for 5 minutes. In the meantime, scan the sensors again using your TPMS tool. After that, drive your car for a minimum of 10 minutes.
Stationary – Use a TPMS tool with the vehicle in relearn mode. New IDs can be stored in the vehicle's electronic control unit without driving the vehicle. Set the vehicle in relearn mode and scan the sensors with your TPMS tool.
This relearn method is very common among U.S. models, and can also be found in Europe, e.g. at Opel (Chevrolet) or Ford.
Tip: Set the vehicle in relearn mode via the car menu or, if applicable, by simultaneously pressing the key’s lock/unlock button in relearn mode. Prior to this, pull the handbrake.