.: TPMS

Unfortunately at the time of writing most North American Cars did not come with a compatible ABS unit to enable certain features including TPMS and Automatic Hill Hold Assist (AHHA). So although I have not done these myself (yet) it is well documented and I am providing a more in depth re-write here so you can hopefully find all the information you require. I will include all the needed information here for the TPMS and a separate Project page for installing AHHA since I have actually attempted it but could not complete due to the ABS module.

If you do not find answers to specific questions here please go to the forums such as Audizine to seek help. Since I have not completed these I can not provide any more information beyond what's found on these pages.

There are two types of TPMS out there and this one is strictly for the non sensor type.

.: The Codes

Enable Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) (Only for specific cars)

Prerequisite:
The ABS unit exist in two versions:
1AT - ESP ready for TMPS and Hill Hold
1AS - ESP not ready for TPMS and Hill Hold
These specific codes can be found in either your maintenance manual or in the trunk where the spare wheel is stored.

The sticker you are looking for looks like this:
Optios Sticker

Here is a listing I have compiled with the all the ABS modules I could find.

The following show as 1AT
Quattro Front Wheel Drive
8K0 614 517 BA
8K0 907 379 N
8K0 614 517 AT
8K0 907 379 M
8K0 614 517 BG
8K0 907 379 S
8K0 614 517 BH
8K0 907 379 R
8K0 614 517 BJ
8K0 907 379 S
8K0 614 517 CB
8K0 907 379 AC
8K0 614 517 CC
8K0 907 379 AD
8K0 614 517 CK
8K0 907 379 AG
8K0 614 517 CL
8K0 907 379 AH
8K0 614 517 DM
8K0 907 379 AM
8K0 614 517 DC
8K0 907 379 AN
8K0 614 517 EB
8K0 907 379 BD
8K0 614 517 EC
8K0 907 379 BE
8K0 614 517 FM
8K0 907 379 BT
8K0 614 517 FN
8K0 907 379 CA
 
The following show as compatible to 1AT and 1AS (may be questionable)
8K0 614 517 CN
8K0 907 379 AJ
8K0 614 517 BM
8K0 907 379 T
K0 614 517 CJ
8K0 907 379 AH
8K0 614 517 DG
8K0 907 379 AQ
*This may not be a complete list and I recommend you check compatibility before making a determination based on what you read here.

 

The following show as 1AS (not compatible)
Quattro Front Wheel Drive
8K0 614 517 AQ
8K0 907 379 L
8K0 614 517 BD
8K0 907 379 P
8K0 614 517 BE
8K0 907 379 Q
8K0 614 517 BR
8K0 907 379 BP
8K0 614 517 BS
8K0 907 379 AB
8K0 614 517 CD
8K0 907 379 AE
8K0 614 517 CE
8K0 907 379 AF
8K0 614 517 CF
8K0 907 379 AE
8K0 614 517 CS
8K0 907 379 CQ
8K0 614 517 CR
8K0 907 379 AK
8K0 614 517 DS
8K0 907 379 BC
8K0 614 517 DR
8K0 907 379 BB
8K0 614 517 AP
8K0 907 379 K
 
The following show as compatible to 1AT and 1AS (may be questionable)
8K0 614 517 CN
8K0 907 379 AJ
8K0 614 517 BM
8K0 907 379 T
K0 614 517 CJ
8K0 907 379 AH
8K0 614 517 DG
8K0 907 379 AQ
*This may not be a complete list and I recommend you check compatibility before making a determination based on what you read here.

The retrofit/enabling:

Enable the TPMS MMI item (the menu item will be greyed out - disabled for now):

MMI basic (non-MMI - 2G) (symphony/concert radio):
[56 - Radio]
[Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 8 Bit 6 0 to 1

MMI high (MMI 2G):
[07 - Control Head]
[Adaptation - 10] -> Channel 01 add 16 to the existing value

TPMSAdaptation

MMI Plus (MMI 3G):

[5F - Information Electr.] Not know yet how to enable the TPMS menu item with VCDS.... You can however enabled it through the "hidden menu":

If you have not enabled the Hidden Menu yet go here

Enter Hidden Menu by holding down the these two buttons until you see the Hidden Menu:

MMIMenu

MMIMenu1

Select "car"

CarMMIMenu

Select "cardevicelist"

CarMMIMenu

Now scroll to "RDK:" and push the scroll wheel, this will fill in the block and activate that portion of the menu.

MMIRDK

Press your return button then select "carmenuoperation'

MMIMenu2

Scroll to "tires air pressure control" and press the scroll wheel. Now set it to 5 and hit the scroll wheel again.

MMI TPMS Menu

Press return to go back you have completed the MMI setup.

Now reset the MMI. This is done by pushing down the Setup – Scroll Wheel and top right menu buttons at the same time. Press all three at the same time then release.

ResetMMI

The next steps are to enable the TPMS in the ABS module and the Instrument cluster. Once these are done the connection to the MMI will be complete and you will be able to access the menu.

Step 1 Enable ABS Brake controller

[03 - ABS Brakes]

03-ABS Brakes
[Security Access - 16]

Select Security

Enter Security Code

Enter Security
If your Security code was correct you'll get this screen:

Security Code Approved

Select Ok and move onto the coding.

[Coding - 07]

Select Coding

-> Long Coding Helper

Long Code Helper

Set Byte 1 Bit 3 from 0 to 1 Or "check" Tire Pressure Monitoring (PR-7K6)

Before Coding

ABS Uncoded

After Coding

After Coding

Once you completed the coding click Exit on the top left of the screen.

You will now be brought back to the long coding screen:

Do It Longcoding

Select "Do It!" and you are complete the ABS coding. If the coding fails and you receive this message double check your coding. If it is correct your ABS module is not compatible with the TPMS and you'll need undo any other changes you have made.

Coding Failed

Your next step is to enable the TPMS in the Instrument Cluster:

Follow the same instructions as above without the security and go into module 17.

[17 - Instruments]
[Coding - 07] -> Long Coding Helper -> Byte 4 Bit 0 - Change 0 - 1
Or Select Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) installed

Instruments Coding

Select Exit as you did above and choose "Do It!"

Inst Do It

That's it, the main programming is now complete. Now you need to go into the menu in the MMI and confirm you tire pressure. It needs to be told that your current pressure is correct so you better check it before you confirm it.

Select the Tyre pressure monitoring menu
TPMS Set1

Select Store now provided you have confirmed your tire pressure prior.

TPMS Set2

Next you will be asked to confirm one more time.

TPMS Set3

The teach-in process:
The teach-in process is performed once after the SET key is pressed for the low tyre pressure indicator. During the next trip, the control unit saves the measured wheel speeds and the vibration characteristics of the wheels in various vehicle operating states.

The vehicle operating states are basically defined by the following parameters: vehicle speed, steering angle, transverse acceleration and yaw velocity. These teach-in values subsequently make up the target data which is used for monitoring. After approximately 10 minutes of driving, it is already possible to detect a breakdown (rapid loss of pressure). Approximately 60 minutes of driving are required to detect diffusion loss (slow loss of pressure).

Testing the TPMS system:
Simply lower your tire pressure by a few pounds and take the car for a drive. It should detect the change within a few miles. Make sure you lower enough though a pound probably isn't going to trigger it.

 

Warning Displays:

*The displays are activated when the tyre pressure drops below an a coded minimum value. When system faults are detected, the yellow warning lamp is activated.

The following displays are possible:
* In the event of a rapid loss of pressure at a single wheel (tyre damage), the red warning lamp is activated. If the vehicle a driver information system, an additional text display appears indicating the position of the wheel affected.

* In case of slow loss of pressure, which occurs gradually at multiple wheels due to diffusion, the red warning lamp is also activated. In this case, the optional text display appears but no positional information is given.

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