Resetting Kia TPMS
This thread is to discuss resetting Kia TPMS.
Last edited by TPMSProAlbert; 02-06-2013 at 12:37 PM.
SUBJECT VEHICLE: 2010 Kia Soul.
RELEARN PROCEDURE? Yes.
SPECIAL TOOLS NEEDED? Yes, a TPMS Exciter Scan Tool
The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) on the 2010 Kia Soul uses a receiver, four radio frequency (RF) sensors, two warning indicators on the instrument cluster and a data circuit to perform system functions. When the tire pressure is below the allowed threshold, the low pressure indicator on the instrument cluster will be illuminated. If the system detects a receiver or sensor fault, or if it detects a fault that is external to the receiver or sensor, the TPMS warning indicator on the instrument cluster will be illuminated. If the fault is considered “critical,” the light will stay on throughout the entire ignition cycle.
The TPMS sensors operate in two modes: stationary/rolling mode and sleep mode. In stationary/rolling mode, the sensor will measure pressure and temperature every four seconds, and measure acceleration every 60 seconds. In sleep mode the sensor enters a low current consumption state where no measurements are made in order to conserve battery power.
All sensors are in this state when new.
To remove and old sensor, follow these steps. NOTE: If the tire pressure sensor is replaced, it will need to be initiated.
1. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
2. Deflate the tire and remove the balance weights. The tire bead should be broken about 11 inches from the valve inside the wheel. The bead breaker should not be set too deep. Demount should end near the valve.
3. While supporting the sensor with care, remove the valve nut and remove the sensor assembly. CAUTION: The seal and seal washer should not be re-used — remove and discard.
4. While supporting the rear of the valve so there is no movement, remove the seal and seal washer.
Easy on the lube
To install a new sensor, follow these steps. CAUTION: Avoid bringing the tire pressure sensor in contact with lubricant. Always handle the tire pressure sensor carefully.
1. While supporting the rear of the valve so there is no movement, install the new seal and seal washer (see Figure 1).
2. Ensure that the valve hole and mating face of the wheel are clean. Insert the sensor assembly into the wheel without modifying the angle of the valve stem. The fit should not be tight. CAUTION: Ensure the sensor feet are against the wheel throughout the