Go Back   AudiWorld Forums > Audi Models > Audi A6 / S6 / RS 6 > A6 / S6 (C6 Platform) Discussion
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


A6 / S6 (C6 Platform) Discussion Discussion forum for the C6 Audi A6 produced from 2004-present and Audi S6 produced from 2007-present

Welcome to AudiWorld Forums!
Welcome to AudiWorld.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the AudiWorld Forums community today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-18-2009, 04:19 AM   #1
AudiWorld Member
Account #: 146955
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 215
Default How does the TPMS work on our Audis

I have a '05 C6 4.2Q without TMPS.

I once rode in my friend's Acura MDX and his TPMS would show the realtime tire pressure monitoring of all 4 tires.

I tried testing this on a '08 loaner A4 with TPMS but could not find the menu showing the actual tire pressures. All I could find was a "Tire Pressure Set" menu where you could store the tire pressure of the car.

Just curious on how the TPMS works on the C6.

Is it just an alarm system going off if the tire pressure falls below a set number or can you see the real time tire pressure of the tires?

Nowadays with my tires getting older, it seems that I am loosing pressure faster than before and It is pretty stressing to keep on measuring with a digital meter.

-A C6 Owner without TPMS-
A4 to A8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2009, 05:09 AM   #2
AudiWorld Member
Account #: 108257
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 270
Default

On mine I just get a warning when the pressure falls below a set number. Doesn't tell me exactly which tire or the actual pressure. To make it work right I have to check the pressures manually and then go into the menus and "store" it.

Mine is a very basic '06 A6 3.2Q though, so I'm not sure if its just my model.
Xavas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 05:38 AM   #3
ESN
Elder Member
Account #: 734
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Posts: 4,506
Default

Only the A8s displayed actual PSI in MMI. A6 just low warning.
__________________


Ed Nathan
2010 A6 3.0T - Oyster Gray/Black, 19" 5 Spoke S4 OEM wheels w/Pirelli P Zeros (summer)/18" Rial Portos w/Dunlop M3s (winter); Prestige Package; Sport Suspension; Side Assist; hardwired V1; OEM winter mats.

2007 A6 4.2 S-Line
2001 A6 4.2/1998.5 A4 2.8 QTS/
1996 A4 2.8/1993 90 CS
ESN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 07:07 AM   #4
AudiWorld Senior Member
Account #: 114636
 
jazznuts699's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,284
Default 05s initially displayed pressure on all 5 tires (spare included)

but in 06+ they changed the format just to show a low pressure warning -- the crappy thing about this is that the pressure change has to be 10-15 psi before MMI tells you anything.

there is an option to change this via VAGCOM -- you'd have to do a search to figure out what the codes are. Not sure if you can change the mmi setting via VAGCOM to display the individual tire pressure like it was in the early 05 models
__________________

The Jazznutty 4.2 gone... but not forgotten...

[SIGPIC][SIGPIC]
SOLD -- 2006 A6 4.2 (non s-line)-- loaded: cold/premium/tech/NAV pkgs
S-6 conversion f+r+997 quad tips
Votex 3-piece rear spoiler
TSW Vortex 32mm offset 19x8, 255/35/19 General Exclaim UHP
HR rear sway bar, KWv3 coilovers
20% tint rear 5 windows
Side marker delete mod + remove side marker bulbs


S6 CONVERSION PARTS LIST
jazznuts699 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 05:13 AM   #5
Audiworld Senior Member
Account #: 65725
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 989
Default

Real time makes real sense. My '08 4.2 got the dumbed down TPMS.
jefman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2009, 07:21 AM   #6
New Member
Account #: 161225
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 1
Default

Jazznuts - I have an 05 A6 4.2 (mfd March 2005) and I think I have the original MMI SW version (10.7.0) that came with the car - how do I see the tire pressure for all 4/5 wheels? Do I need a certain version of MMI?

Under Car -> Tire pressure monitoring, there's only two options: Store current tire pressures and Initialize wheels.
jas0ncarr0ll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2009, 11:09 PM   #7
AudiWorld Member
Account #: 99408
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 299
Default

I was told by my dealer that our TPMS is not capable of displaying actual pressures .They told me it's due to the fact that our cars have only one antenna (roof mounted) for receiving the signal from all four wheel sensors. The A8 had one antenna for each wheel and different wheel sensors too.
Eric5412 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2009, 11:09 PM
AudiWorld
Audi R8




Paid Advertisement
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
2007, a5, a6, audi, coupe, monitor, monitoring, pressure, system, tire, tpms, tsw, vortex, warning, work


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

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 On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:38 PM.


Copyright 2014 AudiWorld.com Audi Enthusiast Community