2008 Sorento TPMS light - Page 2 - Kia Forum
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#11 (permalink) Old 12-01-2010, 11:20 PM
Veteran
 
Pacosworld's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Urbana, IL
Posts: 1,041
Drives: 1990 VW Corrado SC 1.8L, 2005 Kia Spectra EX
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by missourimule View Post
Let's start by seeing if these sensors are the same. The number on the sensor is 52933-2F000. This link suggests that the Kia and Hyundai uses the same part number.

Perhaps we can get someone who is employed for Hyundai or Kia to actually provide the bottom line facts. I'm merely telling my own personal experience for anyone interested.
Yea, Kia and Hyundai use the same sensor. They tend to use the same parts across most of their vehicle lines.

And I can attest as a Kia tech, Kia vehicles will only allow 4 sensors to be registered. The way the TPMS diagnostic tool works, it will only register/read 4 sensors. If you try to go beyond that, it will show a read error. Now whether Hyundai uses the same software as Kia is questionable. The TPMS module may even be the same part number for Hyundai/Kia on certain models, but how they setup the software is ultimately up to them.

http://images.animelab.com/gallery/Akira/Images/akira022.jpg
Mike AKA Paco
For US Kia service info Kiatechinfo
Pacosworld is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#12 (permalink) Old 12-02-2010, 09:22 AM
Full Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Palestine, Texas
Posts: 108
Drives: 2011 Kia Forte SX 5 door
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pacosworld View Post
Yea, Kia and Hyundai use the same sensor. They tend to use the same parts across most of their vehicle lines.

And I can attest as a Kia tech, Kia vehicles will only allow 4 sensors to be registered. The way the TPMS diagnostic tool works, it will only register/read 4 sensors. If you try to go beyond that, it will show a read error. Now whether Hyundai uses the same software as Kia is questionable. The TPMS module may even be the same part number for Hyundai/Kia on certain models, but how they setup the software is ultimately up to them.
Be it far from me to challenge your expertise but I do want to make some additional comments.

The original tires and wheels were programmed on the Hyundai when I purchased it new. The second set of tires, wheels and installed sensors I purchased off ebay "programmed" themselves on the way to the dealer (after about 1,000 miles of driving) and then for good measure the dealer programmed them again. This was the second set that was programmed.

Not needing the original tires, I removed them and resold them to a relative. I removed all four of the original sensors that came with the car and put them away. Desiring a full size spare I put one of the original sensors in a new wheel I had purchased on ebay which came without a sensor. When it was placed on the vehicle the light immediately went off and remains off to the present day.

Two questions:

1) How was it possible for the second wheel/tire set to "program" itself on the way to the dealer after approximately 1,000 miles with the light on? The dealer had no explanation but I know for a fact the light went off. That is an enduring mystery.

2) Are Hyundais different from Kias as to their sensing hardware in the vehicles? That is to say, it appears that I have eight sensors programmed to the Sonata. That would appear to have to be a different technology or software would it not? Those are the only two possibilities that I can discern. Your answer suggests the software is different. In any event I know that the remaining three sensors will work in either my Sonata or my Kia.

Having said this, I very much appreciate your input. Thank you very much.

Last edited by missourimule; 12-02-2010 at 09:28 AM.
missourimule is offline  
#13 (permalink) Old 12-02-2010, 10:46 PM
Veteran
 
Pacosworld's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Urbana, IL
Posts: 1,041
Drives: 1990 VW Corrado SC 1.8L, 2005 Kia Spectra EX
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)

Default

Its cool. Like I said, you perked my interest because it is a mystery. I'm gonna ask the Hyundai crew tomorrow if I get a chance about this. The computer hardware is the same for Hyundai/Kia and utilize almost all the same special service tools. I wonder if a Kia was put in the same setup if it would act the same? The software is probably the same too, but maybe the logic is setup a little differently. Hmmm... definitely a good tech mystery.

http://images.animelab.com/gallery/Akira/Images/akira022.jpg
Mike AKA Paco
For US Kia service info Kiatechinfo
Pacosworld is offline  
#14 (permalink) Old 02-28-2013, 08:53 PM
PLP
Super Moderator
 
PLP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Haslett, MI, USA, Earth
Posts: 5,927
Drives: 2007 Kia Rondo EX V6 2.7 5P A/T; 2009 Hyundai Elantra GLS, 2.0, I4, 5 SPD M/T sedan
Gallery: 3
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 82 Post(s)
Garage

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pacosworld View Post
I'm gonna ask the Hyundai crew tomorrow if I get a chance about this. The computer hardware is the same for Hyundai/Kia and utilize almost all the same special service tools. I wonder if a Kia was put in the same setup if it would act the same? The software is probably the same too, but maybe the logic is setup a little differently. Hmmm... definitely a good tech mystery.
so did you ask them?

www.kiatechinfo.com USA - free service, manuals www.kia.ca/kia-owners-manuals Canada www.kia-hotline.com Europe (paid service!) www.kia.ca/pages/owner/OwnersManual.aspx?lang=en manuals - must pick model, Canadian version - for free
PRINT IT and put on your car Do you talk/text and drive? Watch it: http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/Watch...bsession-Video
PLP is offline  
Reply

  Kia Forum > KIA Models > Kia Sorento Forum > 2003-2010 Sorento Forum


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On