Friday, 23 August 2013

Retrofitting the TPMS High on 2010 Passat B6

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23 August 2013 
The Orange TPMS have been a good device to warn driver of the tire pressure but the older model Green display seems out of place on the VW interior ( newer Orange TPMS is in Red display now....).   The need to hide or locate the display unit with the awkwardly protruding USB power jack is a my opinion.

After a relatively long investigation, we have successfully completed an install of the TPMS High on a B6 Passat.  On this car, we need to replace the instrument cluster to a new version and also the Gateway to the latest B7 version.  The parts involved are original VW parts including the specific connectors such, the retrofit exercise's cost was much higher that that of the cost of the typical Orange TPMS.

Nevertheless, many VW customers have asked for this to be made available.  As such.....this exercise was carried out.

The TPMS High on Volkswagen cars would show the actual tire pressure reading according to the wheel position.  

A pressure sensor is mounted in each wheel behind the air valve and sends a signal to a receiver located in the rear right wheel vicinity. The signal is transmitted via radio frequency when the wheel is turning at a specific speed otherwise there is no transmission. 

The receiver receives the signal from the 4 sensors and is able to distinguish the different positions of the 4 sensors even though they are none specific.  Some other brands of TPMS have different types of sensors ( e.g. Orange TPMS ),  which must be installed in specific location before the display can be correct.  

The signal received is transmitted via LAN to the control module in the vehicle for display on the MFD. 

NOTE : The function of this TPMS would only work with older Meter Cluster model type and Gateway module.

The Kit with a specially made harness for the vehicle type

The Receiver mounted

Original VW TPMS High Sensor

Aftermarket ORANGE TPMS sensor

TPMS High display on MFD

Select Load Type for pressure limit monitoring

Option of Partial or Full load

Select specific wheel and tire size mounted

Select pressure measuring type

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