TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

TPMS Kit for Vehicles: Dasboard Display & Factory Defaults

Adrian Biffen, Senior Partner

wireless tire pressure sensors transmit data to dash console

The wireless tire pressure sensors transmit tire pressure and temperature data to the wireless dashboard console, as seen in the previous article in this series. The sensors are activated by motion detection so that they are turned off when the vehicle is parked, prolonging battery life.

In this article we will examine the various icons that appear on the solar powered dashboard display that provides information for the user. We will also take a look at the factory default settings (which can be changed).

The dashboard console screen (shown above) displays the real-time data transmitted from the tire sensors. The console is powered by a relatively large solar panel that will maintain power to the internal battery inside the dash console.

If you park your vehicle in a darkened garage, you can also charge it with a micro USB charger plugged into a 12v receptacle, if you find that the internal battery eventually loses its charge (we have a dark carport and we have not had to do this). Please note that you can turn the unit on/off by depressing the left button on the top for 3 seconds.

Console Display Icon Identification:

wireless tire pressure sensors transmit data to dash console

A - Solar power activeB - Low sensor powerC - Tire leakage warning
D - High temperature warningE - TPMS alarm warningF - High pressure warning
G - Low pressure warningH - No signal warningI - Console battery level
J - Current tire temperatureK - Current tire pressure 
L - U/S: Units selection (PSI or BAR)M - P/T: Pressure thresholdN - T/T: Temperature threshold
O - LID: Learn IDP - EX: Exchange Sensor IDQ - DE: Revert to Default Setup

TPMS system: another view of the color dispaly console

Factory Default Settings

When you first turn the console unit on by depressing the left button on the top for 3 seconds, it will boot up into the factory default mode. You can change the default mode if you wish, please see the next article in this series.

Units:Metric: tire pressure in BAR, temperature in °C

Lower pressure limit ALARM:26 PSI, 1.8 BAR
Upper pressure limit ALARM:47 PSI, 3.2 BAR
Tire pressure range:16 to 73 PSI, 1.1 to 5.0 BAR

Upper temperature limit ALARM:158 °F, 70 °C
Tire air temperature range:140 to 194 °F, 60 to 90 °C

If you are interested, you can purchase the TPMS Retrofit Kit in our DIY online automation store.

Other Articles in this Series:

Part 1: Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Introduction

Part 2: Understanding the TPMS Dashboard Display Console & Factory Defaults (you are here)

Part 3: Installing & Pairing the Tire Pressure Sensors

Part 4: How to Change Pressure Limits & Other Parameters