Q5 (8R) – Enable Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS)

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Q5 (8R) – Enable Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS)

Function to be activated via VCDS - VAG-COM software

Description of the option:

Enables tire pressure monitoring on the MMI and ODB.

ABS exists in 2 versions


1AT – ESP ready for TMPS and Hill Hold Assist
1AS – ESP not compatible

These specific codes can be found either in your service book or on a sticker in the boot near the spare wheel.


Step 1: Enable TPMS in MMI

For the Radio Symphony/Concert

[56 – Radio] -> [Coding – 07] -> [Long Coding Wizard] 

Byte 8: 
Bit 6: Check “Tire Pressure Monitoring Settings active”


For the MMI Basic Plus

[07 – Control Head] -> [Coding – 07] 

Add " 2 » in the fifth digit of the code (old code: 0164021, new code: 0164221) 


For MMI 2G

[07 – Display/Cmde] -> [Adaptation – 10] -> Channel 01

Add 16 to existing value


For MMI 3G

The hidden menu must be enabled (Enable Hidden Menu)


Launch the Hidden Menu by pressing SETUP + CAR (for 6s)

Select "car"

Select “cardevicelist”

Select "RDK:"

Press the Return button and select "carmenuoperation"

Select "tires air pressure control" press the dial. Choose 5 and confirm by pressing the dial again.

Press "Return".

Reboot the MMI by pressing SETUP + Wheel + Upper Right Button.


Step 2: Enable TPMS in ABS Module

[03 – ABS Brakes] -> [Security Access – 16] (61378)-> [Coding – 07] -> [Long Coding Wizard] 

Byte 1: 
Bit 3: Check “Tire Pressure Monitoring (PR-7K6) active”


If your coding is not accepted by the ABS Module, it means that it is not compatible with the TPMS. Undo the changes made in the MMI



Step 3: Enable TPMS in Instrument Module

[17 – Instruments] -> [Coding – 07] -> [Long Coding Wizard] 

Byte 4: 
Bit 0: Check “Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) installed”


Step 4: Store tire pressure in the MMI

For the MMI Basic Plus

CAR -> Tire pressure control -> Store tire pressure

For MMI 3G

RAC -> Contr. tire pressure -> Save now

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