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TPMS Sensors and Service Tools

To fit and remove valve-based TPMS sensors properly, you should always use the right tools.
TPMS are becoming increasingly popular, creating new service opportunities for dealers, garages and tyre shops.

Our VDO TPMS valve-based sensors meausres the tyre pressure and temperature directly at the valve and sends this data to the control unit as a wireless signal.

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A valve-based TPMS sensor includes a valve core, hex nut, seal, seal washer, valve cap, valve stem and a screw.  

The sensor only has to be replaced if it is damaged or the battery is depleted, whereas the service parts should be replaced whenever a tyre is changed or the tyre bead is separated from the rim.

Fitters must take considerable care when replacing valve-based sensors. This is because the sensor, which is fixed to the valve, can easily be damaged if the work is not performed correctly and why VDO recommends using it's very own TPMS service tools.

Fitting and removing valve-based sensors

To fit and remove valve-based TPMS sensors properly, you should always use the right tools. These prevent overtorque of the hex nut and valve core, the sensor, which is fixed to the valve from being damaged and ensure full compliance with the torques specified by the manufacturer.

The VDO torque tool set offers a complete solution for the installation of all TPM sensors available in the market.

  • Tool holder/organizer
  • Torque drive with 8Nm limiter
  • Torque driver with 6Nm limiter
  • Torque driver with 0.4Nm limiter
  • Socket 11mm
  • Socket 12mm
  • Valve core remover
  • Torque drive with 4Nm limiter
  • Torque drive with 3.3Nm limiter
  • Torque drive with 1.4Nm limiter
  • Socket T10 x 1/4''
  • Socket T15 x 1/4''
  • Socket T20 x 1/4''

After the hex nut has been unscrewed, the sensor can be removed from the rim. When a sensor is removed, all the service parts must be replaced. These parts include the hex nut, all the sealing elements, the valve core and the valve cap.

VDO strongly recommends checking the service parts when a wheel or tyre is changed and replacing them if necessary. However, only the parts present in the corresponding service kit should be used.

If conventional valve cores or metal valve caps are used, this can very quickly result in an corrosion between the components. In addition, technicians should observe the torque specifications from the manufacturer to avoid insufficient or excessive hex nuts and other threaded components on the sensors.

With our service and specialty tools you’ll be ideally equipped for the Job!


After installing new sensors, it is necessary to educate them to the system.


The VDO TPMS Pro is a high-performance, compact and universal testing and programming device for tire pressure measuring sensors (TPMS) from a large number of vehicle manufacturers. Equipped with the latest scanning technology, sensors are very rapidly read out, checked and where necessary re-coded.

Thanks to icon-based navigation on the high-resolution 4.3 inch color display, scrolling through several menus and functions is very easy, enabling the user to work efficiently. This is why the VDO TPMS Pro is ideally adapted to the needs of the engineers.

TPMS sensors can be checked without any problem using the VDO TPMS Pro. In addition, the battery status, the temperature and the tire pressure of the respective TPMS sensor (and more besides) can be displayed.

An extensive database is integrated into the VDO TPMS Pro and contains much information on the TPMS sensors, such as spare part numbers or torques – and that both ensures the quality of their work and makes that work much easier.

Using the VDO TPMS Pro, universal sensors of various manufacturers can be programmed. A choice between the functions "Create" and "Copy" can be made here. The newly programmed TPMS sensors can, depending on the vehicle model, be imported into the TPMS control unit and taught via the OBDII link. Furthermore, errors in TPMS systems can be read out and deleted via the OBDII interface. With the integrated barcode reader, the VDO TPMS Pro is well prepared for future functions.

VDO TPMS Pro Print

The VDO TPMS Pro Print transmits the relevant data via an infrared link to the printer integrated into the Docking Station. That allows printouts to be made quickly and easily. The Docking Station is available as an optional accessory for the VDO TPMS Pro too.

The purchase price for VDO TPMS Pro and VDO TPMS Pro Print already includes software updates for the first year. After that you can subscribe to annual updates.


  • Innovative 4.3" color display
  • Clearly laid-out menu
  • Learning of OEMs, Universal TPMS sensors using OBDll interface
  • Display of sensor information
  • Display of vehicle information
  • Display of actual values from read-out sensors
  • Data transmission via USB, WIFI and SD card
  • Multilingual
  • Integrated help
  • Barcode scanner
  • Infrared link for printer
  • Reading and deletion of TPMS error codes
  • Programming of Universal TPMS sensors
    • Alligator sens.it
    • HUF IntelliSens
    • Schrader EZ sensor
    • T-Pro

Package contents: VDO TPMS Pro handheld unit

  • OBDII cable
  • USB data cable
  • ChargerQuick-start instructions


Tel: 0121 326 1200

Email: uk@vdo.com


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