Huf RDE005 TPMS Sensor Fitment Guide

For more information regarding the Huf RDE005 please click here: Huf RDE005 TPMS

The Huf RDE005 is compatible with the following vehicles: 

Make Year Model
Porsche 2006 Cayenne
  2006 Cayenne Power Kit Turbo
  2006 Cayenne S
  2006 Cayenne S Titanium Edition
  2006 Cayenne Turbo
  2006 Cayenne Turbo S
  2005 Cayenne
  2005 Cayenne Power Kit Turbo
  2005 Cayenne S
  2005 Cayenne Turbo
  2004 Cayenne
  2004 Cayenne S
  2004 Cayenne Turbo
  2003 Cayenne S
  2003 Cayenne Turbo
Volkswagen 2007 Touareg V10 TDi
  2007 Touareg V6
  2007 Touareg V8
  2006 Touareg V10 TDi
  2006 Touareg V6
  2006 Touareg V8
  2005 Touareg V6
  2005 Touareg V8
  2004 Touareg V10 TDi
  2004 Touareg V6
  2004 Touareg V8

Huf RDE004 Fitment Guide

For more information regarding the Huf / Beru RDE004 TPMS sensor, please click here: Huf RDE004 TPMS Sensors
The Huf / Beru RDE004 is compatible with the following vehicles: 
Make Year Model
Audi 2005 Allroad Quattro 2.7T
  2005 Allroad Quattro 4.2L
  2004 Allroad Quattro 2.7T
  2004 Allroad Quattro 4.2L
  2003 A8
  2003 A8L
  2003 Allroad
  2003 RS6
  2003 S8
  2002 A8
  2002 A8 L
  2002 Allroad
  2002 S8
Ferrari 2005 575M Maranello
  2004 575M Maranello
  2003 575M Maranello
  2002 575M Maranello
  2001 550 Maranello
  2000 550 Barchetta
  2000 550 Maranello
  1999 550 Maranello
  1998 550 Maranello
  1997 550 Maranello
Mercedes-Benz 2007 E350 Sedan 4matic
  2007 E350 Wagon 4matic
  2006 CL500
  2006 CL55
  2006 CL600
  2006 CL65
  2006 E320 CDI Sedan
  2006 E350 Sedan
  2006 E350 Sedan 4Matic
  2006 E350 Sedan 4Matic Appearance
  2006 E350 Sedan 4Matic Sport Pkg
  2006 E350 Sedan Appearance Package
  2006 E350 Sedan Sport Package
  2006 E350 Wagon
  2006 E350 Wagon 4Matic
  2006 E350 Wagon 4Matic Appearance
  2006 E350 Wagon 4Matic Sport Pkg
  2006 E350 Wagon Appearance Package
  2006 E350 Wagon Sport Package
  2006 E500 4matic Sedan
  2006 E500 4matic Sedan Apperance PK
  2006 E500 4matic Wagon
  2006 E500 Sedan
  2006 E500 Sedan Sport Package
  2006 E55 Sedan
  2006 E55 Wagon
  2006 S350 Sedan
  2006 S430 4Matic Sedan
  2006 S430 Sedan
  2006 S500 4Matic Sedan
  2006 S500 Sedan
  2006 S55 Sedan
  2006 S600 Sedan
  2006 S65 Sedan
  2005 CL500
  2005 CL500 Appearance Package
  2005 CL500 Sport Package
  2005 CL55
  2005 CL600
  2005 CL600 Sport Package
  2005 CL65
  2005 E320 4Matic Appearance Package
  2005 E320 4Matic Sedan
  2005 E320 CDI Sedan
  2005 E320 Sedan
  2005 E320 Sedan Appearance Package
  2005 E320 Sedan Sport Package
  2005 E320 Wagon
  2005 E320 Wagon Appearance Package
  2005 E320 Wagon Sport Package
  2005 E500 4matic Sedan
  2005 E500 4matic Sedan Appearance
  2005 E500 4matic Wagon
  2005 E500 Sedan
  2005 E500 Sedan Sport Package
  2005 E55
  2005 S430 Sedan
  2005 S500 4Matic Sedan
  2005 S500 Sedan
  2005 S55 Sedan
  2005 S600 Sedan
  2005 SL500
  2005 SL55
  2005 SL600
  2005 SL65
  2004 CL500
  2004 CL500 Sport Package
  2004 CL55
  2004 CL600
  2004 CL600 Sport Package
  2004 E320 4matic Sedan
  2004 E320 4matic Sedan Sport Pkg
  2004 E320 4matic Wagon
  2004 E320 4matic Wagon Sport Pkg
  2004 E320 Sedan
  2004 E320 Sedan Sport Package
  2004 E320 Wagon
  2004 E320 Wagon Sport Package
  2004 E500 4matic Sedan
  2004 E500 4matic Sedan Sport Pkg
  2004 E500 4matic Wagon
  2004 E500 Sedan
  2004 E500 Sedan Sport Package
  2004 E55
  2004 S430 4Matic Sedan
  2004 S430 Sedan
  2004 S500 4Matic Sedan
  2004 S500 4Matic Sedan Sport Pkg
  2004 S500 Sedan
  2004 S500 Sedan Sport Package
  2004 S55 Sedan
  2004 S600 Sedan
  2004 SL500
  2004 SL55
  2004 SL600
  2003 CL500
  2003 CL500 Sport Package
  2003 CL55
  2003 CL600
  2003 CL600 Sport Package
  2003 CL600 Sport Pakage
  2003 E320 Sedan
  2003 E320 Sedan Sport Package
  2003 E500 Sedan
  2003 E500 Sedan Sport Package
  2003 E55
  2003 S430 4Matic Sedan
  2003 S430 Sedan
  2003 S430 Sedan Sport Package
  2003 S500 4Matic Sedan
  2003 S500 4Matic Sedan Sport Pkg
  2003 S500 Sedan
  2003 S500 Sedan Sport Package
  2003 S55 Sedan
  2003 S600 Sedan
  2003 S600 Sedan Sport Package
  2003 SL500 Base Model
  2003 SL500 Sport Package
  2003 SL55
  2002 CL500
  2002 CL500 Sport Package
  2002 CL55
  2002 CL600
  2002 S430 Sedan
  2002 S430 Sedan Sport Package
  2002 S600 Sedan
  2002 S600 Sedan Sport Package
  2001 CL500
  2001 CL500 Sport pkg
  2001 CL55
  2001 CL600
  2001 S600
  2001 S600 Sedan Sport Package

Huf RDE002 Fitment Guide

For more information regarding the Huf / Beru RDE002 TPMS sensor, please click here: Huf / Beru RDE002 TPMS Sensors

The Beru / Huf RDE002 TPMS Sensor fits the following vehicles:

Make Year Model
BMW 2006 330Ci Cabriolet
  2006 330Ci Coupe
  2005 330CI Coupe TPMS
  2005 330Ci Convert TPMS
  2005 330I Sedan TPMS
  2005 330xi Sedan TPMS
  2005 745Li
  2005 745i
  2005 760Li
  2005 760i
  2004 330CI Coupe TPMS
  2004 330Ci Convert TPMS
  2004 330I Sedan TPMS
  2004 330xi Sedan Sport Package
  2004 330xi Sedan TPMS
  2004 745Li
  2004 745i
  2004 760Li
  2004 760i
  2003 330CI Coupe TPMS
  2003 330Ci Convert TPMS
  2003 330I Sedan TPMS
  2003 330xi Sedan
  2003 330xi Sedan Sport Package
  2003 745Li
  2003 745i
  2003 760Li
  2002 330CI Coupe TPMS
  2002 330Ci Convert TPMS
  2002 330i Sedan TPMS
  2002 330xi Sedan
  2002 745Li
  2002 745i

TPMS Service Requires Customer Education

TIA has done a sensational job in helping to educate the tire industry by providing training and educational materials regarding proper TPMS service, but the majority of consumers still lack the knowledge of TPMS and the safety benefits it provides.
Direct TPMS has created opp­ortunities for car dealers and tire shops to add value to their customer service. Without a doubt, the key to successfully servicing direct TPMS is proper training not only for technicians, but for service managers, as well
Exceptional knowledge at the service counter not only helps to determine a customer’s needs, it also helps to educate those customers unfamiliar with TPMS. After all, how many drivers actually read the owner’s manual tucked away in the glove box?
Since the passing of the TREAD Act in 2000, in an effort to reduce tire-related problems and accidents due to underinflation, TPMS became mandatory for all light motor vehicles sold in the U.S. after Sept. 1, 2007.TIA has done a sensational job in helping to educate the tire industry by providing training and educational materials regarding proper TPMS service. TIA offers training kits that can be purchased online, as well as TPMS-related charts and manuals to make servicing and customer education easier.

But with all of TIA’s effort to help the tire service industry, the majority of consumers still lack the knowledge of TPMS and the safety benefits it provides.

According to Mike Pfeiffer, service manager at the Tire Sour­ce in Fairlawn, Ohio, “TPMS is good to have on cars, but for a majority of people, it is seen as a nuisance be­cause it can be a large expense at the time of service. One sensor costs $100, on average, and the consumer is not ready for that additional charge.”

There are many options available that are helping to drive down the hardware cost for direct TPMS. As TPMS continues to mature, the pricing is expected to head down due to progression in manufacturing technology and market saturation.

But not all sensors are equal. Pfeif­fer explains, “The aftermarket sensors have worked well for domestic vehicles that we service, but we turn to OE sensors for the import vehicles. Roughly 35% of the aftermarket sensors installed on BMW and Mercedes vehicles by our shop were coming back for TPMS malfunctions.

“One case was a customer with a Hyundai Equus who had to come back four times because of aftermarket sensor issues. For this reason, we go right to the dealer for TPMS sensors for import vehicles.”

Eliminating comebacks is important in satisfying the customer and proving that your shop is up to speed when dealing with TPMS. It’s bad enough that the customer gets hit with additional costs, and comebacks only add insult to injury.

There are cases when a direct TP­MS sensor fails prematurely – more specifically, when the valve core is discovered to be seized at the time of service. “We generally see seized valve cores when either a valve cap is missing or a non-sealing valve cap is used.”

Pfeiffer goes on to say, “People do not realize the technology that goes into something as simple as a valve cap, and that TPMS sensors require a specific type of valve cap.” Using the proper 15-cent valve cap can prevent further problems down the road.”

Another more common reason for valve core seizure is the use of brass cores instead of nickel-plated versions. Even with the use of sealing valve caps, brass cores will seize inside the aluminum TPMS clamp-in valve because of galvanic corrosion, a condition when dissimilar metals fail to coexist.

Teaching Customers
The intent of the TPMS part of the TREAD Act is to prevent underinflated tire conditions. Yet because of the cost to repair direct TPMS sensors, vehicle owners sometimes choose to ignore the warning light in the dashboard.

“We have customers roll up to the door when their tire pressure warning light comes on,” says Pfeiffer. “Many times it is just low tire pressure. But when the customer realizes they need a sensor replaced after we diagnose their car, they sometimes just drive away, ignoring the light altogether.”

This unintended consequence basically renders the TPMS ineffective. Letting the customer drive off with an inoperative system does not violate the Motor Vehicle Safety Act, since the system was presented to the service shop as inoperative.

“If a customer comes in with a TPMS warning light and a sensor is diagnosed to have malfunctioned, we then try to replace the sensor,” says Pfeiffer. “If we are unable to obtain a sensor quickly and the customer needs their vehicle back, we either re-use the old sensor or a conventional rubber snap-in valve as an emergency.”

Again, this practice does not violate the “make inoperative” provision, since the vehicle was documented to have an inoperative sensor prior to TPMS service.

With the proliferation of rubber snap-in valves used with direct TPMS sensors as a lower cost alternative to clamp-in TPMS valves at the OE level, confusion as to whether or not an assembly has a sensor can occur. Al­though snap-in TPMS valves have the distinguishing long shoulder and extended valve cap, there are chances for error to the un­trained eye.

Pfeiffer says, “Proper training can prevent mis­haps; we train all of our techs to treat every tire as if it has a direct TPMS sensor.” The valve companies are working on introducing other means to make the snap-in TPMS valves more distinguishable, especially in poorly lit shop environments.

Indirect Systems
In light of service issues that surround direct TPMS, indirect TPMS may have the advantage. Car manufacturers such as Volkswagen and Audi have turned to indirect TPMS.

Indirect systems rely on increased tire deflection from an underinflated condition in order to trigger a warning at the dashboard. Indirect systems utilize the ABS wheel speed sensors to electronically compare wheel speed with vehicle speed.

For this reason, vehicles delivered with runflat tires utilize direct TPMS, since runflat tires have less deflection in underinflated conditions compared to conventional tires. Indirect TPMS also allows for easy changeover of dedicated winter and dedicated summer wheels and tires, since the wheels do not require pressure sensors.

Educated consumers are learning the issues of TPMS and are sometimes choosing to purchase vehicles with indirect TPMS in order to avoid future headaches and expense. Regardless, TPMS reduces the incidence of underinflated tires on the road, and proper training in servicing these systems will continue to make our highways safer.

Rudy Consolacion

Beru/Huf RDE001 Fitment Guide

For more information regarding the Beru/Huf RDE001 TPMS sensor, please click here: Beru/Huf RDE001

The Beru/Huf RDE001 433MHz TPMS Sensor fits the following vehicles:

Make Year Model
Audi 2009 A8
2009 A8L
2009 A8L W12
2009 S8 Sedan
2008 A8
2008 A8L
2008 A8L W12
2008 S8 Sedan
2007 A8
2007 A8L
2007 A8L W12
2007 S8 Sedan
2006 A8
2006 A8L
2006 A8L W12
2005 A8
2005 A8L
2005 A8L W12
2004 A8L
Bentley 2005 Continental GT
2004 Continental GT
Ferrari 2011 599 GTB Fiorano
2011 599 SA Aperta
2010 599 GTB Fiorano
2010 599 HGTE
2010 612 Scaglietti
2009 599 HGTE
2009 599GTB Fiorano
2009 612 Scaglietti
2009 F430 Coupe
2009 F430 Spider
2008 599 HGTE
2008 599GTB Fiorano
2008 612 Scaglietti
2008 F430 Coupe
2008 F430 Spider
2007 599 HGTE
2007 599GTB Fiorano
2007 612 Scaglietti
2006 612 Scaglietti
2005 612 Scaglietti
2004 612 Scaglietti
2001 550 Maranello
2000 550 Barchetta
2000 550 Maranello
1999 550 Maranello
1998 550 Maranello
1997 550 Maranello
Maserati 2010 GranTurismo
2010 GranTurismo S Automatic
2010 Quattroporte
2010 Quattroporte Executive GT
2010 Quattroporte S
2010 Quattroporte Sport GT S
2009 GranTurismo
2009 GranTurismo S
2009 Quattroporte
2009 Quattroporte Executive GT
2009 Quattroporte S
2009 Quattroporte Sport GT S
2008 GranTurismo
2008 GranTurismo S
2008 Quattroporte
2008 Quattroporte Executive GT
2008 Quattroporte Sport GT
2008 Quattroporte Sport GT S
2007 Quattroporte
2007 Quattroporte Executive GT
2007 Quattroporte Sport GT
2006 Coupe
2006 Quattroporte
2005 Coupe
2005 GranSport
2005 GranSport Spyder
2005 Quattroporte
2005 Spyder
2004 Coupe
2004 Spyder
2003 Coupe
2003 Spyder
2002 Coupe
2002 Spyder
Porsche 2009 911 Turbo
2008 911 Carrera
2008 911 Carrera 4
2008 911 Carrera 4S
2008 911 Carrera S
2008 911 GT2
2008 911 GT3
2008 911 GT3 RS
2008 911 Targa 4
2008 911 Targa 4S
2008 911 Turbo
2008 Boxster
2008 Boxster RS 60 Spyder
2008 Boxster S
2008 Boxster S Limited Edition
2008 Boxster limited Edition
2008 Cayman
2008 Cayman S
2008 Cayman S Design Edition 1
2007 911 Carrera
2007 911 Carrera 4
2007 911 Carrera 4S
2007 911 Carrera S
2007 911 GT3
2007 911 GT3 RS
2007 911 Targa 4
2007 911 Targa 4S
2007 911 Turbo
2007 Boxster
2007 Boxster S
2007 Cayman
2007 Cayman S
2006 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet
2006 911 Carrera 4 Coupe
2006 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet
2006 911 Carrera 4S Coupe
2006 911 Carrera Cabriolet
2006 911 Carrera Coupe
2006 911 Carrera S Cabriolet
2006 911 Carrera S Coupe
2006 Boxster
2006 Boxster S
2006 Cayman S With Ceramic Brakes
2006 Cayman S With Standard Brakes
Volkswagen 2006 Phaeton V8
2006 Phaeton W12
2005 Phaeton V8
2005 Phaeton W12
2004 Phaeton V8
2004 Phaeton W12

Tire Mounting Guidelines

1) Place the rim on the mounting table with the curb side of the rim face-up and secure the rim clamps. Next, move the sensor to the 5 o’clock position. See photo in step 4 to verify sensor position.
2) Apply lubricant to the bead area of rim, but do not apply any lubricant to the sensor and its surrounding area. Then apply lubricant to the tire bead areas. 
3) Place the tire on the rim, making sure that directional tires are mounted in the appropriate direction.
4) Then, place the tire mounting head securely to rim at the 12 o’clock position and slide the inner tire bead partly over the lip of the rim. 
5) Using a tire tool, lift the inner tire bead up and place it partly on the mounting head. Then, while rotating the table, manually assist the tire until the lower bead is completely positioned. 
6) Now, rotate the mounting table so that the sensor is once again in the 5 o’clock position. Using the tire tool, lift the outer tire bead partly on the mounting head and while rotating the table, manually assist the tire until the outer tire bead is positioned. 
7) To inflate the tire, first remove the valve cap and core. Keep these in a safe, easy to find place. Next, inflate the tire up to a maximum of 40-50 psi or 3.5 bar to seat the tire beads. Two popping sounds indicate that both tire beads have been seated. Re-install the original valve core, if clean, then adjust the tire pressure to the vehicle’s recommended placard pressure, and re-install and tighten the valve cap. The tire is now ready to be mounted on the vehicle. 

Equity Firm Finalizes Schrader Acquisition

The acquisition of tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) maker Schrader international Inc. by a private equity firm is a done deal.

Chicago-based equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners Global VI-A L.P. said it and members of Schrader’s management team have, through a new company formed for the buyout, completed the acquisition of Schrader from parent company Pinafore Holdings B.V. (formerly known as Tomkins P.L.C.) In March the companies put a price tag of about $505 million on the purchase.
The Schrader division manufacturers TPMS, valve products and tire hardware and related accessories for both OE and aftermarket customers. It had fiscal year 2011 sales of about $451 million and adjusted pre-tax operating income of about $76 million. Denver-based Schrader generates nearly two-thirds of its annual revenue from sales in North America, according to Pinafore.
Schrader President and CEO Hugh Charvat said that in Madison Dearborn, “we have outstanding partners to work with as we continue to grow our global business. Madison Dearborn shares our belief that Schrader’s leadership position in key markets, backed by strong product lines such as TPMS and customer-engineered valves, is the result of our differentiation in the markets we serve.”
“Our global positioning, matched with our scalable growth plan, makes Schrader a very unique and strong company.”
Tom Souleles, managing director at Madison Dearborn, called Schrader a company “that has distinguished itself in global markets, driven by strong domestic and international OEM demand, a large and growing aftermarket and regulatory requirements for its TPMS technology.”
Schrader has operations in more than 50 countries, including either factories, 10 sales and engineering support sites and give technical development centers. The company was founded in 1844 by August Schrader. in the 1890s he and his son George invented the pneumatic tire valve. Formed in 1992, Madison Dearborn said it has raised six funds with aggregate capital of more than $18 billion.