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Old 06-18-2019, 07:42 AM
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Hello all!

After going through a few different vehicles in the last 6 months I've settled in on a new to me A4 Premium and have a few questions.

Is there a way to see the pressure for each tire? I found something in the MMI about storing the current pressure but I couldn't navigate to where I can see what those pressures actually were.

On the MMI controls, the right control button doesn't move or push in like the left button, is this because I'm missing features that would utilize that or simply a bad switch that I need to have a dealer check out?
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Originally Posted by snaplink View Post
Hello all!

After going through a few different vehicles in the last 6 months I've settled in on a new to me A4 Premium and have a few questions.

Is there a way to see the pressure for each tire? I found something in the MMI about storing the current pressure but I couldn't navigate to where I can see what those pressures actually were.

On the MMI controls, the right control button doesn't move or push in like the left button, is this because I'm missing features that would utilize that or simply a bad switch that I need to have a dealer check out?

Congrats on your first Audi!

Unfortunately there is no individual tire pressure notification. It is just a general overall pressure setting and notification if "A" tire falls below the threshold.

What right button on the MMI? The toggle switch? Can you take a picture of your MMI setup?
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Congrats on your first Audi!

Unfortunately there is no individual tire pressure notification. It is just a general overall pressure setting and notification if "A" tire falls below the threshold.
Oh ok, I'll have to manually check them. Time to buy a pressure gauge, all my other vehicles would show that so I don't have one!

What right button on the MMI? The toggle switch? Can you take a picture of your MMI setup?

Right button next to the dial
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The right MMI button should have the same clicky feel as the left. Is it brand new? If it was pre-owned, perhaps someone spilt something on the MMI controller buttons and it's sticking now.
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Is there a way to see the pressure for each tire? I found something in the MMI about storing the current pressure but I couldn't navigate to where I can see what those pressures actually were.
Believe Audi uses the cheaper indirect tire pressure monitoring sensors which arenít capable of measuring or displaying the absolute pressure values of each tire. However, the car is supposed to alert you as to which tire or tires have low pressure in the dash via an icon and message stating which tires are low (but doesnít include pressure values).

https://www.audi-technology-portal.d...itoring-system

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Is there a way to see the pressure for each tire? I found something in the MMI about storing the current pressure but I couldn't navigate to where I can see what those pressures actually were.
There is a retrofit available to add TPMS sensors to your wheels which will give you exactly that.

https://www.kufatec.com/en/tires-rim...8w-a5-f5-43730
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Thank you for all the replies!

I'm getting used to the MMI controls and the car over all coming from a Ford Mustang GT and more recently a Grand Cherokee. I ended up at a gas station and set the air compressor to 35psi and did all four tires and then went into the MMI and stored the current values. Anyone have a recommendation for an accurate air gauge?

I'm going to let a dealer sort the MMI control button out.
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Originally Posted by snaplink View Post
Thank you for all the replies!

I'm getting used to the MMI controls and the car over all coming from a Ford Mustang GT and more recently a Grand Cherokee. I ended up at a gas station and set the air compressor to 35psi and did all four tires and then went into the MMI and stored the current values. Anyone have a recommendation for an accurate air gauge?

I'm going to let a dealer sort the MMI control button out.
I think for that they may have to lift the center piece up - maybe ask that they check all the buttons to make sure there won't be issues arising?
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Originally Posted by snaplink View Post
Thank you for all the replies!

I'm getting used to the MMI controls and the car over all coming from a Ford Mustang GT and more recently a Grand Cherokee. I ended up at a gas station and set the air compressor to 35psi and did all four tires and then went into the MMI and stored the current values. Anyone have a recommendation for an accurate air gauge?

I'm going to let a dealer sort the MMI control button out.
Make sure you are not setting all the tires to just "35" all around. The correct tire pressure should be in your manual(if you got one). The sticker on the drivers side door jamb might only show pressure for vehicle with full occupants.

Heres a nice site for guages at all different price levels: https://www.carid.com/search/tire+pr...9e055#products
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Originally Posted by HyperS4 View Post
Make sure you are not setting all the tires to just "35" all around. The correct tire pressure should be in your manual(if you got one). The sticker on the drivers side door jamb might only show pressure for vehicle with full occupants.

Heres a nice site for guages at all different price levels: https://www.carid.com/search/tire+pr...9e055#products
Great tip, that's exactly what I did and set it to 35 all around based on the door sticker.

I thought I saw the owners manual in the MMI but I can't find it again for the life of me
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