After the TREAD Act was mandated in 2007, all vehicles manufactured in the United States beginning in 2008, must be installed with direct or indirect TPMS systems.
Type of TPMS system
- Direct TPMS, sensors are installed in the wheel
- All OE and aftermarket TPMS part numbers and service kit replacement options for the Mercedes C-Class can be found in theVT56, VT36 and most Powered by ATEQ TPMS Tools in “Service TPMS”.
Type of TPMS frequency
Type of Relearn procedure
- Auto relearn
Type of TPMS tool required for TPMS reset
Auto relearn procedure required for TPMS reset
- Confirm TPMS sensors are properly installed
- Adjust tire pressures to placard value
- Activate sensors with TPMS activation tool
- Drive the vehicle for up to ten minutes
Troubleshooting tips when activating a TPMS sensor on a Mercedes-Benz
- Try deflating the tire by 10 PSI. On some models for the Mercedes-Benz, manufacture years 2000-2006, TPMS sensors may not activate unless pressure drops at least 10 PSI.
- Be sure to hold to the tool above the valve stem on the sidewall of the tire for the most accurate signal reading. Note that some oversized aftermarket wheels may cause signal interference.
- If there are issues activating the sensor, with an error “no signal detected”, the wrong frequency may have been selected on the tool, or the wrong sensor frequency was installed in the wheel.