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
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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
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How to Identify Direct TPMS


1. Is the low tire pressure symbol found on the dashboard? Check for this symbol when starting the ignition.

2. Does the vehicle dashboard have a symbol of the vehicle that highlights tire positions, or a text message that states “check tire pressure” or something familiar?

3. Are the valves stems aluminum and/or secured with nuts? This may indicate a TPM sensor.

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To Replace or Not to Replace TPMS?

The Decision Flowchart helps determine whether a tire pressure monitoring sensor needs to be replaced

1) Start: Tire is removed: Remove sensor from wheel and inspect for damage
2) Is the sensor housing broken or physically damaged?
3) Replace both the sensor and the valve assembly.
4) Is the housing coating by any tire sealant?
5) For adjustable angle sensors, replace the valve, break-away flange nut, and cap. For fixed angle sensors, replace the valve assembly including the rubber grommet, valve core, and cap.
6) Make sure the new valve cap is securely in place. END.
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Adjustable Angle TPMS Sensor Mounting Guidelines

1) Insert the screw into the slotted hole of the sensor: Using an index finger, insert the screw into the slotted hole of the sensor housing, and check that the flats of the square part of the screw fit securely.
2) Assemble the valve to the screw: Turn the valve stem 3 to 4 full rotations.
3) Slide the valve stem through the valve hole of the rim: Hold the sensor feet against the drop center of the rim and the grommet against the seal surface.
4) Insert the nut over the valve stem: By hand or with an 11mm socket wrench begin to tighten the nut 3 to 4 rotations.
5) Continue tightening the nut: Using a Torque wrench, continue tightening the nut.
6) Valve/screw attachment is completed: The nut’s internal flange is designed to break away at approximately 20 or 2.2 Nm. The screw and the valve stem are now secured, but the sensor is not secured.
7) Tighten the nut to the final torque: Continue to tighten the nut to the final torque (35 or 4.0Nm). At this point, the valve/wheel attachment is completed.
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TPMS Facts


methods use pressure sensors to measure pressure in each of the four tires. Then these sensors transmit the pressure data via a wireless RF transmitter to a central receiver. The receiver communicates to a display that informs the driver which tire is underinflated. The tag in each wheel is designed to send a warning signal when a tire’s pressure drops below its specified safety level. Tire-mounted pressure sensor is shown in Figure 1. Under-inflation has been cited as a cause of tire failures such as tread separation or tire blowouts. It is also responsible for shortening tire life and reducing fuel economy.

Indirect TPMS:

Indirect systems employ wheel speed sensors on a vehicle’s anti-lock brake (ABS) system to track each tire’s rotation. The premise is that under-inflated tires have a smaller radius, resulting in a higher rotational speed compared with a fully inflated tire. The sensor is supposed to detect the faster rotation, and the system alerts the driver. In practice, this change in radius is small, making indirect measurement less reliable than direct pressure measurement.

Technical features

  • Constant monitoring of inflation pressure, tire temperature, tire sensor identification and battery life while driving and when standing still
  • Prevents the consequences of low tire pressure through early detection:
    • Punctures (approx. 80% of punctures are caused by inadequate tire pressure)
    • Increased tire wear due to added flexing work
    • Increased fuel consumption due to higher rolling resistance
  • Always provides optimum driving comfort
  • Driver is informed immediately of deviations from setpoint
  • In a typical temperature profile functionally reliable up to 120C, temperature-resistant up to 170C
  • Reliable up to 2000 g acceleration (static) and approved for numerous high-speed vehicles
  • Vibration resistant and even suitable for use with snow chains
  • Flexible design for almost all rim applications
  • Tire inflation pressure can be individually specified and therefore tailored exactly to the loading of the vehicle
  • Self-learning system with automatic individual wheel detection, leading to faster and more efficient wheel changes
  • Saves the troublesome, inconvenient and inaccurate testing at gas stations (the tires warm up while driving to the gas station, while the specified values apply to cold tires)
  • Reduces fuel consumption and the release of CO2 into the atmosphere

How to keep your tires properly inflated:

1:   Check tire pressure at least once a month and before going on long trips. Since temperature affects tire pressure, it is best to check tires when they are cold, i.e. haven’t been driven on for at least three hours.

2:   Fill your tires with the pressure recommended on the tire label, located on the drivers door frame, sill or edge.

3:    If you have any questions about your tires or maintenance, check your owners manual or consult your dealer.

Questions and answers:


A:   Keeping your tires at the recommended pressure is essential for the safe and efficient operation of your vehicle. Safety experts estimate that 25 percent of automobiles are running on tires with lower than recommended pressure. Properly inflated tires run cooler, last longer, and improve fuel economy.


A:   Many factors affect tire pressure, and that is why it is so important to check your tires at least once a month and before going on long trips. Tire pressure can decrease due to tire damage, slow leaks, or changes in outside temperature. For example, when the weather changes, your tire pressure changes too. For every drop of 10 degrees Fahrenheit in temperature, your tires lose 1 psi. Tires also deflate naturally over time, as much as 1.5 psi per month.


A:   Sophisticated sensors in the automobile continuously monitor tire pressure, and the warning light goes on when a tire is 25 percent or more below the appropriate tire pressure.


A:   The U.S. government, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), requires Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems on all passenger cars and light trucks by the 2008 vehicle model year. Check your owners manual to see if your vehicle is equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Many models have already been equipped with a system.


A:   On cold mornings, the warning light may illuminate and then extinguish as tire pressure increases due to driving or outside air temperature increases. Additionally, if the warning light goes on and off, a malfunction in the system is indicated by a blinking light (for a period of 60 seconds to 90 seconds). After blinking for the brief time, the warning light can remain on. You should then contact your dealer for a system inspection.


A:   Please heed the warning light and check your tires as soon as possible.


A:   The warning light may indicate a system malfunction requiring a dealers attention. If the warning light flashes before it is continuously on, but the tire pressure is found to be within the appropriate range, contact your dealer for a system inspection.


A:    The Tire Pressure Monitoring System is a tool to keep you informed about low tire pressure, but it is no substitute for regular tire maintenance. Check your tire pressure at least once a month and before going on long trips. Consult your owners manual on replacing a tire or using a spare tire.

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Conti VDO Debuts TPMS Catalog

Continental has released its VDO 2012 TPMS Replacements Part Program catalog and launched an online quiz to help aftermarket distributors, tire dealers and service providers test their knowledge about TPMS.
The VDO TPMS Replacement Parts Program has been expanded with additional coverage of OE sensors, service kits, and also includes stainless-steel wheel bands for valveless sensors.
The 2012 Catalog includes an application section for tire pressure sensors, an illustrated buyer’s guide with individual listings for OE sensor assemblies, REDI-Sensor multi-application sensors, service kits, and wheel bands. It includes application details, photos, torque-specifications, contact info, installation tips, service kit guide, make/model index, OE cross reference, REDI-Sensor cross reference, and REDI-Sensor producti info.
Product information and the new TPMS quiz are posted on the VDO REDI-Sensor website.
“This quiz is a fun way to make sure that our aftermarket parts and service community is up to speed on some basic TPMS knowledge. As more and more TPMS-equipped vehicles come in for service, the need to know more about the systems and their service requirements is vital from both a maintenance and profitability standpoint,” said Steve Landis, VDO TPMS product manager.
Test your TPMS knowledge! Take the Redi-Sensor Quiz:
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Tomkins Sells Schrader Division to Madison Dearborn Partners for $505 Million

UK-based Tomkins has agreed to sell its Schrader division to a Chicago-based affiliate, Madison Dearborn Partners LLC, for a sale price of $505 million cash plus a small minority equity interest in the parent of the purchasing company.

Tomkins is jointly owned by Onex Corp. (OCX.TO) and the Canada Pension Plan Investment board.

Schrader is ones of the world’s leading manufacturers of tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), valve products, tire hardware, and related original equipment and aftermarket accessories.

The transactions may close in the second quarter of 2012.

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Understanding the Importance of Tire Presssure Monitoring Systems


Tires like most things in life are not invincible. They are made of individual layers of fabric and steel encased in rubber. If a tire is allowed to run on low air pressure, the rubber is forced to stretch beyond the elastic limits of the fabric and steel reinforcing cords. When this happens, the bond between the various materials can weaken. If this is allowed to continue, it will eventually break the bonds between the various materials and cause the tire to fail. And even if the tire doesn’t fail immediately, once a tire is weakened it won’t heal after being re-inflated to the proper pressure. So if a tire has been allowed to run nearly flat for a period of time, the tire is going to need to be replaced. Costing you in some cases hundreds of dollars.

Try flexing a piece of sheet metal back and forth and you may get to 30 or 40 times before it fractures.. Somewhat like that piece of sheet metal, your tire, when run low on air can rip at the weakest point. A typical 18″ tire may revolve 750-800 times per mile! On a 20 minute trip at highway speeds the underinflated tire may needlessly over flex as many as 16 thousand times.
We all know how quickly or slowly a tire can lose pressure, that phantom flat tire every 3 days sound familiar to you? Obviously air is getting out somehow.

TPMS or Tire Pressure Monitoring systems, continuously monitor the air pressure inside the tire. Some systems indicate which tire is low and may even monitor your spare, while others only alert you that one of your tire is low. Each wheel has a small sensor that is part of the wheels valve stem. The sensor is affixed to the inside of the wheel attached by the valve stem, inside the tire and wheel assembly.
Each of your sensors is a small radio transmitter. It lays dormant (park mode) when the car is at rest. The sensor then wakes up when the car travels at 15mph. If the car comes to rest for 20 minutes or more the sensors shut down again to park mode. This extends the life the batteries, which should last between 7-10 years.

If the pressure exceeds the high or low limits of the pressure threshold, the sensor sends a signal to the system receiver and your warning indicator illuminates. ( ! ) You may have seen this on your dash and wondered what the heck it was. All vehicles produced after 2007 are mandated to be equipped with TPMS systems.

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OE TPMS Life Expectancy


One of the most common questions I get asked is, what is the life expectancy of the TPMS sensors? Followed by can the battery be replaced? Both are very good questions with sometimes some not so good answers. First question, up to seven years, for the average consumer this is great 7 years is longer then most people retain cars. Second question, No unfortunately not, like an Ipod the sensor has an encased battery that once used up cannot be replaced.
When asked how long the sensor batteries will last, industry representatives provide a broad life expectancy range of five to seven years and up to 100,000 miles are mentioned when addressing estimated life spans. The follow-up qualifier is that driving conditions, such as frequent on-off cycling of a TPMS, tire pressure sampling frequency and temperature extremes, will significantly shorten battery life. Translating to they cannot guarantee a specified amount as many things affect battery sensor life.
Mandated TPMS systems were phased in from starting from 2007, so some of these vehicles sensors have been in service for five years. It is highly likely that many of your factory equipped TPMS sensors are running low on battery life and may expire very soon. Still older direct sensors can be found in quite a few domestic and import models introduced earlier in the decade and equipped with TPMS ahead of government deadlines.
Direct TPMS sensors commonly use radio frequency technology to transmit measured tire pressure readings to a vehicles on-board electronic control unit and warn drivers of a 25% or more under-inflation level. These are mounted inside a tire assembly on valve stems or wheel rims, the sensors are usually powered by 3-volt lithium ion batteries, but some use 1.25-volt nickel metal hydride batteries. There are developments underway that promise battery-less sensors in the future, having the potential to dramatically change TPMS markets.
For now, though, the batteries are generally round and encased in a sensors molded plastic housing have finite lives. Since the batteries are entombed, a dead or dying one requires the replacement of its entire sensor assembly.
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