TPMS reset tool


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TPMS reset tool

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I am putting my spare tire and rim on my 2012 goldwing. I need to sync the 2 TPMS senors is the ATEQ VT-15 tool the only reset tool that will work? My dealer wants to charge an hours labour $105 and I don't to buy a ATEQ VT-15 I know some tire shops that i could borrow from if another reset tool could work
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I know you said you did not want to buy one, but I will still throw this out there. I have one that I used one time that I will sell for $70.00 shipped. Next time you switch from your extra rim to the original, you will need the tool again. I ended up going to an aftermarket TPMS unit with my Dark Side rear tire. That is why I do not need the tool anymore.

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byoung85 wrote:I am putting my spare tire and rim on my 2012 goldwing. I need to sync the 2 TPMS senors is the ATEQ VT-15 tool the only reset tool that will work? My dealer wants to charge an hours labour $105 and I don't to buy a ATEQ VT-15 I know some tire shops that i could borrow from if another reset tool could work
Thanks
Rob
An hour's labor time? Wow. I took a look at the procedure, it looks like about a 5 minute job, point and click.
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I agree but Hourly rate for portion of or full hour.

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I've heard other TPMS reset tools will work does anyone know which other reset tools work to reset the OEM TPMS senors on a GL 1800

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I purchased the one you mentioned from tire rack. It worked. If you plan on doing this you should buy the one that is 70 bucks sounds like a good deal. I like to do things my self. If we lived closer I would meet. But Canada is a long way. Good luck.
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byoung85 wrote:I agree but Hourly rate for portion of or full hour.
Any good shop will charge you in half hour increments when the job does not take three quarters of an hour or more. If your local shop charges in one hour increments only, I'd find a different place to take your business.
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I looked around, and there are reset (relearn) tools available both inexpensive and very expensive. The thing I seem to have found about GL1800s is that there is a procedure necessary which is a bit time consuming, so that may be why the one hour charge to do it.

Tools needed:

ATEQ VT-15 available from TireRack.com for about $100.

Fork terminal (or paper clip) to short the connector.
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I used a commonly available fork terminal because it fits perfectly in the connector. There is a special Honda tool for this called the Honda SCS Service Connector 07WPZ-0010100 for about $20.

NOTE: You must reset both sensors, first front then rear. If you have replaced one sensor, such as when you use a different wheel on the rear, you still have to rest both sensors.

1. Place the bike on the center stand.
2. Rotate both tires so that the valve stems are at six o'clock.
3. remove the seat.
4. remove the TPMS short connector from the boot. This is a red connector located aft on the left frame rail. Take off the dummy cap to expose the two connector terminals.
5. add air to both tires to put the sensors in programming mode. This requires that the tire pressures be at least 51 psi. I used 55 psi. After adding air, wait for at least 1 minute for the sensors to go into programming mode.
6. place the VT-15 tool next to the front wheel sensor. The order is important here because the TPMS receiver expects the front sensor first. I placed the VT-15 on a block of wood about 1 inch off the ground and within 6 inches of the front sensor.
7. turn on the ignition, then within 15 seconds insert the fork terminal in the short connector.
8. turn on the VT-15 (click left button). The nice thing about the VT-15 is that you don't have to hold the button on, it stays on so you can be standing to look at the TPMS indicator light on the dash.
9. in 3 or 4 seconds the TPMS indicator light should begin blinking at 1 Hz. The front sensor is now registered successfully.
10. within 1 minute point the VT-15 at the rear sensor. The TPMS indicator light will begin to blink at 3 Hz. The rear sensor is now successfully registered.
11. remove the fork terminal from the short connector.
12. turn off the ignition.

You're Done.

Now bleed the air pressure down to 36 front/ 41 rear. Put the short connector back in the boot and install seat.
Important: Go for a 5 minute ride to get the sensors out of programming mode.
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How about trying tire Discounters or discount tire? You may have to take the seat off yourself and trigger the reset terminal but they have always been helpful for me. Or buy one for a hundred and do your buddy's for $20 and get your money back.

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well I broke down and bought a VT-15 TPMS reset tool. It should be here in a week or so, got it for $130 Canadian. Now I can reset my TPMS any time I change my tire and rim.
Thanks to all that replied.
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That is the best thing to do. That's what I did that way I can do it whenever I want and I can loan it to whoever I need to. You take care happy traveling. And if you get you an extra Rim you can change tires whenever you like and don't have to wait on the new and getting fixed
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Good deal. Always nice when you can get new tools. But I'm a tool hoarder. Sort of like shoes/jewelry are to women, tools are to men/me

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