How Does Autel MaxiTPMS TS601 Work with TPMS MX-Sensors

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How Does Autel MaxiTPMS TS601 Work with TPMS MX-Sensors

As we all know, Tire pressure has a significant impact on safety of the whole car, Many countries have mandated to install TPMS in cars to reduce traffic accidents. So, how much do you know about TPMS?

When the TPMS warning light is on, it may indicate low tire pressure or a broken sensor. And that could be the source of the accident.

In order to turn off TPMS light and solve the problem, you are recommanded to use Autel TS601 to scan all sensors to confirm if TPMS sensor is working or not.


First, Power up TS601and choose “TPMS” from the main menu.


Select car make, model and year to enter the sensor activation screen

(Here we choose Porsche Cayenne 2010 as an example)


Take a walk around the car to each tire and point the tool at the valve stem


Then press “trigger” button


If the TPMS sensors are good and reading is successful, TS601 will display the sensors information onscreen.


In this case, the TPMS light is probably caused by low tire pressure, you should check the test result on TS601 to find out which low pressure tire and Inflate the tire solve the problem.

If the sensors is bad, TS601 can not read out the information, it will indicate that sensor is broken eigher mechanically or electronically.



In this case, you need to replace original sensor with a new one and program the original sensor IDs or create a new generated ID to the new sensor.

How to Clone a set of TPM Sensors IDs?

Using TS601 Scan tool and 433MHz MX-Sensors.



Use TS601 to activate the broken OE sensor and retrieve the sensor ID then you can program to the MX-Sensor.


when the original sensor is not transmitting any more


Connect the TS601 to your vehicle via OBDII cable and retrieve the sensor ID from the car system.

Choose “Read IDs from Vehicle” on System Menu



Insert the new MX-Sensor and program the copied ID



Manually input the original sensor ID to TS601


Then program it to MX-Sensor


Since the new sensors are programmed with the same original sensor IDs, and installed to the same position, no TPMS relearn procedure is needed after replacement.

When the original TPMS sensor is electronically broken or missing, you can also useTS601 to create a new set of TPMS sensors with new IDs:

Choose “TPMS” function on main menu

Select car make, model and year, insert the new MX-Sensors to TS601 slot

Choose “Auto create”


Because it is new unique ID, you need to perform TPMS relearn so that it can recognize the new sensors.

That’s all steps to help solve all TPMS problem!

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The Autel MaxiTPMS TS601 is capable of wirelessly diagnosing TPMS problems as well as reprogramming the vehicle’s ECU. This professional tool is the best solution for busy tire and automotive workshops that require a diverse tool.

At-A-Glance TPMS Status Screen


The single screen organization allows you to easily read direct feedback from all 4 sensors, clearly understand the status of all TPMS features, and compare sensor and ECU data, then instantly pinpoint system faults to identify the fix. This At-A-Glance view of all sensor information, easily shows the location of which sensor battery is low and needs to be replaced soon

Easy To Use Software Operation


Performing a basic sensor activation or complex diagnostic tool functions, is easy as following the program options and on-screen display instructions. The Autel Scanner TS601 provides code definitions and visual / audio responses to make the operations much easier and more convenient to complete.

Download FREE software updates for enhanced diagnostic functions and extended vehicle coverage. Now even your old TPMS tool can perform like new!

OBDII Connected TPMS & Vehicle Diagnostics


The TS601 can provide relearn procedures for specific sensors and connect with the OBDII cord to the vehicle’s ECU to offer multiple programming options including clone sensor IDs, or auto create ID, or manual write sensor IDs with no sensor re-learn required for sensor positioning. The TS601 also offers advanced TPMS diagnostics like Live Data Graphing for performance vehicles and complete system diagnostics like Emissions Testing and Live Data Graphing to help technicians complete multiple projects quickly with a single tool.