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TPMS Units Installing/Troubleshooting Guides – OBD2 Australia

Below are OBD2 Australia TPMS units installing/troubleshooting guides. Read on so we can help you!

Most of the time, issues with your TPMS unit can be sorted by GOING THROUGH the guides found here.

This is a self-help guide aimed to help you sort out issues with your TPMS unit. OBD2 Australia will redirect all TPMS installation/usage/set-up queries to this guide and will only entertain further queries IF all steps here have been executed thoroughly, and that video AND photo proof is provided showing and proving your claim of a ‘faulty’ TPMS unit (if applicable), and also must show the instructions provided here executed correctly and thoroughly. Please read this guide entirely for a better understanding on how to use and install this product. Note that these units require a technique to set up and just because it does not work due to an incorrect set-up does not mean it can immediately be ‘faulty’.

CAR & 4WD SOLAR TYRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMSS4/TPMSS4RC)

Synchronising/pairing the sensors can sort out issues with your TPMSS4 unit if it is exhibiting the following:

1. The screen is flashing a particular sensor/s (you may also want to check your pressure and temp thresholds and see if you are within its limits if you get flashing data on the screen).
2. The pressure and temperature calibration is off.
3. Some sensors are missing.
4. If your display unit is frozen or not responding, press and hold the LEFT and RIGHT buttons to reset the unit, then perform the sensor pairing process.
 You can also try and charge it with a USB cable if it does not power on (the battery may have gone flat, so it’s unable to solar charge with a dead battery)

See our video guide below on how to properly synch/pair your TPMSS4 unit:

TPMSS4: PAIRING WHEEL SENSORS

There are times when synching may not work, and a sensor battery replacement is needed. Once you’ve changed the battery, please attempt to resynch as shown on the video above. Here is the guide on how to change the batteries on a sensor:

TPMSS4: REPLACING SENSOR BATTERIES

Here’s a guide on how to set alarms on your TPMSS4 unit:

TPMSS4: SETTING ALARMS

My TPMSS4/TPMSSS6 is not solar charging! What’s happening?

When solar energy is available and sufficient enough to power and charge the device, a solar icon and a battery-charging animation will show on your display. If you only see a solar icon and no battery animation, it means the available solar energy is not sufficient enough to charge and power the device simultaneously. It only has enough solar energy to power itself (which means it’s not using the battery for power). If both the solar icon and the battery animation are missing, it means that the device is using its battery for power. The device needs to have direct exposure to solar energy (directly facing the sun and not just exposed to light) in order for the solar panels to efficiently work (in both powering and charging the device). Tinted or frosted glass, or a shaded location on your dashboard will greatly affect this efficiency. We suggest charging via USB until full prior to first use, as solar charging on this device is only supplementary and should not be relied on as a primary source of power when the device is frequently used and not exposed to sufficient solar power.

CHARGING ISSUES AND WARRANTY CLAIM: For issues with charging (either via solar or USB), we require video proof prior to issuing refunds or replacements. The video must show:

1. The solar panel directly facing sunlight, the unit turned on and the screen showing all indicators.
2. Also show on the video when charging via USB lead (if the claim is no charging for both USB and solar).

What do I do if all the above steps do not work?

The device/unit may need to be replaced under warranty. For warranty replacements, we require video proof showing the problem. You can send the video to support@obd2australia.com.au or if it’s too large, you can upload to Youtube or Google Drive. Don’t forget to share us the link.

The video proof must show:

1. A hard reset on the display unit.
2. The correct synch process done on all sensors
3. If the above does not work, please show new or working batteries being installed, then a hard reset then the correct synch process.
4. If the issue is a leaking sensor, we will still require video proof to support your claim. Just screw the sensor on to the tyre thoroughly, add soapy water and if really leaking bubbles will appear.
5. The video must also show any proof of the claim made.

 

Please bear in mind that these TPMS units require a step-by-step technique to set-up, and if done incorrectly the device will not function properly.

A non-working device does not necessarily mean its faulty. Sometimes the cause may be an incorrect set-up, therefore it is prudent it is executed properly with the aid of the guides above.

CARAVAN TRAILER SOLAR TYRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMSS6)

Syncronising/pairing the sensors can sort out issues with your TPMSS6 unit if it is exhibiting the following:

1. The screen is flashing a particular sensor/s you may also want to check your pressure and temp thresholds and see if you are within its limits if you get flashing data on the screen).
2. The pressue and temperature calibration is off.
3. Some sensors are missing.
4. If your display unit is frozen or not responding, press and hold the LEFT and RIGHT buttons to reset the unit, then perform the sensor pairing process.

See our video guide below on how to properly synch/pair your TPMSS4 unit:

TPMSS6: PAIRING WHEEL SENSORS

TPMSS6: SETTING ALARMS

TPMSS6 USING 4 SENSORS ONLY

My TPMSS4/TPMSSS6 is not solar charging! What’s happening?

When solar energy is available and sufficient enough to power and charge the device, a solar icon and a battery-charging animation will show on your display. If you only see a solar icon and no battery animation, it means the available solar energy is not sufficient enough to charge and power the device simultaneously. It only has enough solar energy to power itself (which means it’s not using the battery for power). If both the solar icon and the battery animation are missing, it means that the device is using its battery for power. The device needs to have direct exposure to solar energy (directly facing the sun and not just exposed to light) in order for the solar panels to efficiently work (in both powering and charging the device). Tinted or frosted glass, or a shaded location on your dashboard will greatly affect this efficiency. We suggest charging via USB until full prior to first use, as solar charging on this device is only supplementary and should not be relied on as a primary source of power when the device is frequently used and not exposed to sufficient solar power.

CHARGING ISSUES AND WARRANTY CLAIM: For issues with charging (either via solar or USB), we require video proof prior to issuing refunds or replacements. The video must show:

1. The solar panel directly facing sunlight, the unit turned on and the screen showing all indicators.
2. Also show on the video when charging via USB lead (if the claim is no charging for both USB and solar).

What do I do if all the above steps do not work?

The device/unit may need to be replaced under warranty. For warranty replacements, we require video proof showing the problem. You can send the video to support@obd2australia.com.au or if it’s too large, you can upload to Youtube or Google Drive. Don’t forget to share us the link.

The video proof must show:

1. A hard reset on the display unit.
2. The correct synch process done on all sensors
3. If the above does not work, please show new or working batteries being installed, then a hard reset then the correct synch process.
4. If the issue is a leaking sensor, we will still require video proof to support your claim. Just screw the sensor on to the tyre thoroughly, add soapy water and if really leaking bubbles will appear.
5. The video must also show any proof of the claim made.

Please bear in mind that these TPMS units require a step-by-step technique to set-up, and if done incorrectly the device will not function properly.

A non-working device does not necessarily mean its faulty. Sometimes the cause may be an incorrect set-up, therefore it is prudent it is executed properly with the aid of the guides above.

TYRE WATCHER X V3 CARAVAN TYRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM TPMS – 6–12 SENSORS

LCD Screen Charging Guide: Please charge for the first few days via USB, using a power charger that has a power output of more than 5V and 3amps. If your screen is flickering or looks faded then its battery is going flat as it was not charged adequately (nor is it immediately ‘faulty’) either via solar or via USB Charging. If this happens, again, charge using a power charger that has an output of more than 5V and 3amps.

Sensor Batteries: May or may not last up to two years on some units (depending on use and battery condition). Batteries are not covered by the product warranty.

Repeater/Booster: Some Caravan/Trailer setups may need a repeater. This all depends on your set-up (length, obstacles etc.). If you are experiencing sensor drop-outs on a Caravan/Trailer set-up (even if within operating range) with this unit then a repeater may be necessary. The performance of this unit is subjective on Caravan/Trailer set-ups. It may work on some and not on others. 

Missing/Disappearing Sensors: Can either mean its battery is going flat (which you will need to replace and resynch), or a repeater is needed (usually in cases where multiple sensors disappear and reappear, on rearmost tyres or if the line of sight between the sensor/s and display is blocked by a heavy and dense obstacle.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Depending on your valve stem quality, age and your wheel material, sensors can rub on rim edge. This is just something to keep an eye on and usually does not happen. If it does, it usually happens on lower quality or very old valve stems. Our advise is to discontinue use of the TPMS so as not to further scratch your rims. OBD2 Australia will not be held responsible for damages caused by the sensors to your rims under these circumstances.

SETTING UP

PAIRING SENSORS

REPEATER SET-UP

Playlist

2 Videos

FIRMWARE UPDATES

Playlist

2 Videos

FILES

Firmware Update File: Version 2.9 (19/3/2022)

Quick Start Guide

PDF Manual

 

What do I do if all the above steps do not work?

The device/unit may need to be replaced under warranty. For warranty replacements, we require video proof showing the problem. You can send the video to support@obd2australia.com.au or if it’s too large, you can upload to Youtube or Google Drive. Don’t forget to share us the link.

The video proof must show:

1. A hard reset on the display unit.
2. The correct synch process done on all sensors
3. If the above does not work, please show new or working batteries being installed, then a hard reset then the correct synch process.
4. If the issue is a leaking sensor, we will still require video proof to support your claim. Just screw the sensor on to the tyre thoroughly, add soapy water and if really leaking bubbles will appear.
5. The video must also show any proof of the claim made.

Please bear in mind that these TPMS units require a step-by-step technique to set-up, and if done incorrectly the device will not function properly.

A non-working device does not necessarily mean its faulty. Sometimes the cause may be an incorrect set-up, therefore it is prudent it is executed properly with the aid of the guides above.

CHARGING ISSUES AND WARRANTY CLAIM: For issues with charging (either via solar or USB), we require video proof prior to issuing refunds or replacements. The video must show:

1. The solar panel directly facing sunlight, the unit turned on and the screen showing all indicators.
2. Also show on the video when charging via USB lead (if the claim is no charging for both USB and solar).

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