Featured TPMS Tip: 2014-2016 Chrysler/Dodge Dart
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SUBJECT VEHICLES: 2014-2016 Chrysler/Dodge Dart
RELEARN PROCEDURE? Yes.
SPECIAL TOOLS NEEDED? Yes, a TPMS-RKE analyzer (9936) with a scan tool.
The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) in 2014-2016 Chrysler/Dodge Darts monitors air pressure in the four road tires (excludes spare). Pressure in the spare tire is monitored in case of a matching spare with sensor. Sensor transmissions occur if there is a significant change in pressure.
A radio frequency hub module (RFHM) has to be awake when the sensor transmits to monitor spare pressure. The TPMS consists of tire pressure monitoring sensors attached to each road wheel through the valve stem mounting hole, an electronic display, and an indicator lamp. The system communicates through the RFHM. Upon detection of a warning or fault condition, the RF hub will send a request to the module that controls the indicator lamp and the text display via the vehicle bus system to illuminate or flash the indicator lamp.
Also, upon detection of a warning or fault condition, the electronic display will send a request to sound the “chime.” The RF hub will store all wheel sensor IDs and locations and faults in memory that can be accessed through diagnostic communication. All other data values transmitted from each active wheel sensor shall be stored in the RF hub memory.
The RF hub automatically learns and stores the sensor IDs while driving within 20 minutes continuously above 20 mph (32 km/h) after a sensor has been replaced. The learning sequence will initiate when the vehicle has been stopped for more than 20 minutes. NOTE: A new sensor ID can also be programmed directly into the RF hub by using a RKE-TPMS analyzer in conjunction with a scan tool. Once the new sensor ID has been programmed, the RKE-TPMS analyzer can be used to update the TPMS by activating the sensor.
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