So I took a gamble based on some research and picked up the ATEQ TPM Quickset device. Costs about $150, but I had a bunch of Amazon gift cards and decided to get it since it was only about $50 out of my pocket lol
Why is this something I would want?
The LS460s and 600s only allow for one set of 5 TPMS sensor IDs at a time. This sucks because many cars allow for up to 9 or 10 TPMS IDs to easily switch between winter and summer wheel setups without resetting TPMS sensors. Many tire shops will reset your TPMS for free with tire/wheel purchases, but for a guy like me who has access to a lift and likes to swap wheels myself, this tool really makes things easy. I have seen people here on CL post up that it cost them well over $100 or even $200 to have the dealer reset their TPMS on a wheel swap...that is insane!!
How Does it work?
Check out this video for the high level overview, then keep reading below...
What did Uncle Jitty have to do?
Over the last year or so going back and forth to Discount Tire, I was smart enough to take a picture of the TPMS scanner screen the techs used each time they scanned my oem 19" wheel TPMS sensors to capture the sensor IDs for all 5 positions and then again for my 22 inch wheel sensors..
Here is a pic of one of the TPMS scans on my OEM 19" wheels. Notice the format is in Hex already.
Here is a pic showing one of my 22" wheels that did NOT have a sensor ID in Hex format and I had to convert it using a free hex conversion website
This ATEQ Quickset tool I am talking about here WILL NOT scan your sensors. It can only download what is currently in your ECU..you will have to get your second set of sensors scanned by a shop and jot down the IDs to add into the software later. Also, go to ATEQs website and download the latest beta version of the software..the old software was really bad according to the reviews, but the new version is much better.
Here is the ATEQ Quickset tool. One end has a USB connection, the other end has the OBDII cable
With the TPMS sensor ID info, I was able to input the data into the ATEQ Software screen
Some of the IDs I had for my 22s actually were not in Hexadecimal format (required for the LS), so I Googled a Hexadecimal conversion website and just plugged in the numbers to get it to provide me the Hex format. You then flash the data to the Quickset by pushing the "Save To Quickset" button on the screen while connected via USB. You then disconnect from your PC and take the Quickset to your car.
1. Push start button until you are in the ON position (engine OFF)
2. Wait at least 10 seconds for ECU to boot up and stabilize
3. Plug in the Quickset to the OBDII port of your car
4. Simply press either the Sun button (Summer IDs) or Snowflake button (Winter IDs)
5. Make sure LED is solid green and unplug the tool
6. Then look at dash for about 30 to 60 seconds and TPMS light should clear.
IMPORTANT NOTE TO CONSIDER
- If you are getting the red light error when trying to upload your IDs into the car, you may need to use the 2008 LS 600h setting as your vehicle, not LS460 even though you have one. Thanks to CL Member "Funkie2" who posted below, he confirmed that to be the case with ATEQ customer support for his situation on his LS460. Maybe that will be resolved over time with firmware updates
I really think this is a great product. No batteries required since it uses flash memory and uses USB power when connected to PC and vehicle power from OBDII port. It comes with the USB cable as well as OBDII extension.
Bottom line here, no more going back and forth to reset your TPMS and possibly having to pay each time to have it reset..this is handy for the do it yourself types who swap wheels all the time.
Hopefully this will save my CL peeps some time and money!!
Uncle Jitty out