July 16, 2012
I used this tool to reset a set of TPMS sensors after swapping rims on my 2011 Ford Ranger. My Ranger had the stock steel rims and I purchased a set of alloy rims and tires off another 2011 Ranger...and since the TPMS sensors are tied to the car that they were installed on, my TPMS light showed a fault. I used this tool to reset the sensors, which took less than a minute, my truck recognised the sensors, then TPMS indicator went out on the dash.
Note: I tried the magnet trick and other methods to try to reset the TPMS sensors...no magnet (and I have some very powerful ones) would do anything. The TPMS sensors on the Ford rims are:
1:RF controlled ... IE no magnet will reset them
2:vehicle specific (VIN specific, not make/model)
3:really easy to reset using this sensor.