TPMS Reset Procedure
Make:Cadillac Model:CTS Sub-Model:Performance Year:2011
Required Tools

Activation Tool (AKA trigger tool) such as Ateq VT55 or VT30




1.   Review all data in your owner’s manual pertaining to your TPMS system.


Note: This step should be performed only by a tire technician who has been properly trained in the operation and installation of TPMS systems.

1.   Install Sensors - Properly install tire pressure sensors. 

2.   Tire Pressure - Confirm all tires are inflated to the pressure indicated on tire placard. (the tire placard is located on the door jam of your vehicle)


This is a sample tire pressure placard.


Not for this specific vehicle.

3.   Eliminate Interference - To ensure the control unit memorizes the correct sensor ID, the vehicle with the new sensor must be at least 3 m. (10 ft.) from any other TPMS pressure sensor not installed on that vehicle.


1.   Set the parking brake.

2.   Turn the ignition switch to ON/RUN with the engine off.

3.   Press and hold the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter’s LOCK and UNLOCK buttons, at the same time for about five seconds. The horn sounds twice indicating the TPMS receiver is ready and in learn mode.

For those Chevy Cobalt models that do not have a keyless entry, a GM Tech 2 tool is required.

4.   Start with the driver’s side front tire.

5.   Place the trigger tool against the tire sidewall close to the rim at the valve stem location, then press and release the Activate button on the tool. The horn will chirp once within 30 seconds, confirming that the sensor identification code has been matched to the tire and wheel position.   (If the vehicle is equipped with a Driver Information Center (DIC), the low tire message will display.)

If you do not hear the confirming single horn chirp, turn the ignition switch to LOCK and start over, beginning with Step 2.


On some models the sensor may be matched to the tire and wheel position by reducing air pressure in the tire.

6.   Repeat the reset procedure in step 5 for each of the remaining 3 tires in the following clockwise order:

a.    Right front tire (Front passenger’s side)

b.    Right rear tire (Rear passenger’s side)

c.    Left rear tire (Rear driver’s side)

7.   After hearing the confirming horn chirp for the driver side rear tire, two additional horn chirps sound to indicate the tire learning process is complete. (If equipped, the TPMS low tire warning light and the DIC LOW TIRE message, if equipped will turn off.)

If no tires are learned (no single horn chirps), or the learning process is incomplete (no double horn chirp) then turn the ignition switch to LOCK/OFF and repeat the process beginning with Step 2.

8.   Turn the ignition switch to LOCK/OFF. 

If you reduced the air pressure to learn the sensors then, set all four tires to the recommended air pressure level as indicated on the Tire and Loading Information label.


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