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Location of my VS tyre pressure control unit

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01:06
July 5, 2018


rolandk1596

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Hi

I've changed my tyre pressure sensors as I think the batteries were failing (after 15 yrs) .

 

The graphic on the dash showed the car started to lose each tyre one by one until I get an orange car devoid of tyres.  My problem is that there are now no warnings and it says the system is working properly but I'm stuck with the orange graphic and no sign of tyres.   

 

I want to check the TMPS control unit as I have a spare, but I have no idea where the unit is buried on the car.

Can anyone tell me where (exact location please) to find the TMPS control unit on  a 2003 3.5 V6 Initiale Vel Satis, 

 

Cheers 

 

Roland  

21:02
July 8, 2018


bmn

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When you fit new valves each one must be activated by a valve exciter. This tool is used in conjunction with the OBD computer. This work is not generally done by tyre suppliers as it requires a Renault code. I was lucky and found an ex Renault RTE who has the codes and equipment. Try looking around for a privateer before going to Renault. It cost me a tenner.

What part of the country are you in. My guy's in Dundee.

Best of luck in finding sonmeone.

Brian

21:54
July 9, 2018


rolandk1596

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Hi Brian,

I took the Vel Satis to a Renault specialist and he said that as the new valves were already fitted and the old valves binned by the tyre fitter that he couldn't extract their old codes, and as he didn't know the brand of the new ones  that he'd have to remove each valve and then code each one to the computer for each wheel, but if he couldn't get them to "talk" that I'd need replacements at £75 per wheel fitted. (The sad person I am I took pictures of the valves and the codes and the boxes they came in – they are Schrader Renault Alloy wheel sensors valves model SDR60234-67)

 

It sounding very complicated and expensive, re-fitting and balancing each tyre, and maybe additional replacement costs too – my new valves have the Renault logo and are correct for the car!

 

I'm in the midlands just south of Leicester and the proud owner of two 3.5 v6 Initiale Vel Satis, my plan is to get one or both fully functional by next summer.

 

Cheers 

 

Roland 

  

15:34
July 10, 2018


bmn

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I purchased one (Schrader) a few years back and got it fitted at my local Mconnechys Tyres. They couldn't match it even with the valve codes. They said they needed the Renault exciter tool. I discovered my Ex Renault Guy . He wired up his computer to the OBD,used the exciter and matched the new valve no problem. 15 minute job and charged a tenner.  The Renault guy is ripping you off or knows F.A. about the sensor valves. Look around the area and try to find a private garage that has the tool. Hopefully some owner on the site can help you with a local garage.

Best of luck,

Brian

P.S. it really is a simple job

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