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TPMS TOOLS FOR VOLKSWAGEN VEHICLES

ATEQ TPMS and Aftermarket solutions help garages and tire shops service their customers’ vehicles faster, better and more securely. ATEQ works closely with Citroen and other OEM’s, both on the production line and in the Vauxhall dealerships and workshops. Our collaboration gives us access to the latest TPMS Protocols as soon as a new vehicle is brought to the market.

Volkswagen vehicles equipped with Direct TPMS

Volkswagen Amarok Pick-up (2016-); Volkswagen Arteon (2017-); Volkswagen New Beetle (2006-2011); Volkswagen Crafter/Combi (2006-2017); Volkswagen Crafter/Combi 2 (2017-2018); Volkswagen Crafter/Combi 2 (2018-); Volkswagen Passat 6 (2005-2010); Volkswagen Passat CC (2008-2012); Volkswagen CC (2012-2017); Volkswagen Phaeton (2003-2016); Volkswagen Touareg SUV (2002-2010); Volkswagen Touareg SUV 2 (2010-2014); Volkswagen Touareg SUV 3 (2014-2019); Volkswagen Touareg SUV/R 3 (2020-).

The following vehicles propose Direct TPMS, as an option: Volkswagen Beetle/Beetle Convertible (2011-2016); Volkswagen Caddy Estate (2015-); Volkswagen California 6.1 (2019-);
Volkswagen Caravelle 6.1 (2019-); Volkswagen Multivan 6.1 (2019-); Volkswagen Passat 7/Variant (2010-2014); Volkswagen Passat 8/Variant (2014-); Volkswagen Passat Alltrack (2012-2014); Volkswagen Passat Alltrack (2015-); Volkswagen Tiguan (2011-2016); Volkswagen Tiguan 2/Allspace (2016-); Volkswagen Touran 2 (2015-); Volkswagen Transporter T6.1 (2019-);

Volkswagen vehicles equipped with Indirect TPMS

Volkswagen Beetle/Beetle Convertible (2016-2019); Volkswagen Caddy (2K) (2014-); Volkswagen Caddy 5 (2020-); Volkswagen California (2015-2019); Volkswagen Caravelle (2015-2019); Volkswagen Eos (2014-2015); Volkswagen Golf 7/Sportsvan (2014-2019); Volkswagen Golf Alltrack/Variant (2014-2019); Volkswagen Golf 8/e-Golf (2019-); Volkswagen ID.3/1st (2019-); Volkswagen Multivan (2015-2019); Volkswagen Polo 5 (2014-2017); Volkswagen Polo 6 (2017-); Volkswagen Scirocco (2008-2017); Volkswagen Sharan (2014-); Volkswagen T-Cross (2019-); Volkswagen Touran (2010-2015); Volkswagen Transporter T6 (2015-2019); Volkswagen T-Roc SUV (2017-2019); Volkswagen T-Roc SUV/Cabriolet/R (2020-); Volkswagen up! (2014-2016); Volkswagen up!/E-up! (2017-).

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Volkswagen’s top selling vehicles are Golf, Tiguan, Passat, Polo, Touran and the Transporter.

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WHICH DEVICE SHOULD I USE FOR VOLKSWAGEN TPMS SYSTEMS?

All ATEQ tools are compatible with Volkswagen original sensors.
Many devices also program universal aftermarket sensors to be
fitted in Volkswagen vehicles. To reset or to relearn the Volkswagen
TPMS ECU use any ATEQ TPMS tool, such as the ATEQ VT36 or ATEQ VT56. It is required to drive the car in case of Auto Relearn.

 

ATEQ VT56 TPMS TOOL for VOLKSWAGEN
The ATEQ VT56 is the all-in-one comprehensive TPMS tool with coverage for all TPMS enabled vehicles in Europe, but also imported vehicles from America. It covers all Volkswagen group passenger vehicle brands, as well as all other TPMS equipped vehicles on the market. With its OBDII module and advanced features, the tool acts as a full diagnostic tool for all TPMS maintenance.

Find out more about the ATEQ VT56 here.

ATEQ VT36 TPMS TOOL for VOLKSWAGEN
 

The ATEQ VT36 a TPMS activation and programming tool with coverage for all Volkswagen vehicles. For TPMS relearn the VT36 can be used in conjunction with a diagnostic scan tool or the relearn instructions in the car user manual can be followed.

Find out more about VT36 TPMS tool on this page.

What happens when a TPMS sensor Is faulty or damaged?

REPLACING A TPMS SENSOR ON A VOLKSWAGEN VEHICLE

When a VW TPMS sensor is broken or does not respond anymore, it is time to replace it. Go to the Part Number Lookup menu in the ATEQ TPMS tool menu, to find the right Original Equipement spare part replacement number for Volkswagen. Another alternative is to program a universal sensor. A TPMS programming tool such as the VT36, VT46 and the VT56 allows to program over 10 brands of universal sensors.
See this video about programming a TPMS sensor here.

ARE VOLKSWAGEN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH DIRECT OR INDIRECT TPMS SYSTEMS?

There are two basic types of tire pressure monitor systems installed in Volkswagen cars: The first type called Indirect TPMS, works off the ABS system and uses no additional sensors. If the wheel sensors detect that one wheel’s diameter is smaller it assumes that the tire has lost air and trips the low pressure warning. The other type, called DIRECT TPMS uses wireless TPMS sensors to directly measure air and temperature in the wheels and transmits the data to the car’s computer. The advantage of the direct sensors is that it’s more accurate. The battery life of TPMS sensors is about 6-9 years depending on use. It is complex to know whether a vehicle is equipped with INDIRECT or DIRECT TPMS. Use a tool such as the VT56 from ATEQ. The tool clearly indicates the right TPMS system for each car model and year. The ATEQ VT56 also provides step-by-step reset instructions – even for the indirect TPMS systems!

How do I reset the VOLKSWAGEN TPMS ECU?

HOW TO PERFORM AN INDIRECT TPMS RELEARN PROCEDURE ON A VOLKSWAGEN?

Volkswagen uses indirect TPMS in many cars. This basic system, uses wheel rotation monitoring and often ABS wheel speed sensor information to establish if there is a pressure issue or a puncture. It is necessary to reinitialise the system every time one or more tyre pressures are adjusted, and after changing one or more wheels. The process varies from one Volkswagen vehicle to the other. To quickly find the reset procedure for all Volkswagen vehicles, even the INDIRECT, professionals can use an ATEQ VT56 TPMS tool. It contains step-by-step instructions, for all TPMS equipped vehicles – direct or indirect.

HOW TO RESET THE TIRE PRESSURE LIGHT ON A VOLKSWAGEN WITH INDIRECT TPMS?

First of all, ensure that you have inflated your tires on the VW vehicle to the proper air pressure. Without starting the car, turn the key to the “On” position. Press the TPMS reset button and hold it until the light blinks three times, then release it. Start the car and let it run for 20 minutes to reset the sensor. You’ll usually find the tire pressure monitor reset button beneath the steering wheel. If you are unable to find it, refer to the detailed relearn instructions on the ATEQ VT56 tool, or check your vehicle’s owner’s manual.