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Fitting Huf Intellisensor TPMS units to my new alloy wheels

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Old 04-01-2019, 01:30 PM
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Fitting Huf Intellisensor TPMS units to my new alloy wheels

Just purchased four of these for my Mini Countryman. I went onto the Huf site and it says this about them:
Universal sensor (IntelliSens)

Universal sensors convince with the best coverage on the market.
The Huf “IntelliSens” universal sensor is equipped with a multitude of protocols and has only to be configured, which is faster than programming a sensor.Create ID: The sensor will be activated for the specific car with a diagnostic tool. The sensors have to be re-learned to the control unit of the vehicle.
Copy or clone ID: With a diagnostic tool the protocol and the sensor ID will be transferred to the universal sensor. No re-learn procedure is needed.


It would seem to imply that I need some sort of diagnostic tool to activate them for my Mini???I know that once installed that I can use my Mini software to relearn the TPMS units for required PSI.Can anyone help me out here? My new tires arrive from TireRack in 2 days and I am having them delivered to and installed by my local Firestone store. Will they know what to do?
 
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Old 04-03-2019, 10:46 AM
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Huf has a non-universal, OEM replacement sensor for MINI. It requires no programming. You might check with Huf to see if what you have truly are the universal models and if so, can you exchange them for the OEM replacements. FWIW, I've bought my Huf sensors from TireRack.
 
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I purchased mine from ECS Tuning, "the Mini specialist" online. When I called them for advice they told me that they only sell stuff and don't give any advice. Guess they won't be getting my business again in the future. Their site only offered the Huf Intellisens sensors for my model, which are universal, at the time I didn't realize that Huf makes an OE model specifically for the Mini. I finally purcahsed an Autel MaxiTPMs and for $128 and configured my sensors for a Mini Countryman. The wheels are at the tire shop now having my new tires installed. Then we'll see if the onboard Mini software can re-learn the sensors like its supposed to.
 
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hello,

Sorry to hear that.

We give advice, who did you talk to? We do it all day on here and on the phone. You got the ones shown correct?

These are not universal and are the OE for that MINI model:

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-huf-part...36106856227kt/

 
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I really wish I had taken his name. I had purchased 4 Huf Intellisens TPSM sensors and had a question about configuring them, should I do it before they were installed on the wheel or can it be done once the tire is installed and the wheels mounted on the vehicle. I ended up getting the answer from another source but the guy I spoke to at your company was very dismissive and claimed "we only sell the products, we don't troubleshoot or give advice on them". My order # was 460-283-666.
 
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Ok thanks, i will look into it. Yep we give advice and help all day on the forums and phones. MINI guy here since 2004.

For the sensors, you just install them. Make sure you set the tire pressure to the correct amount in the door jam.

Hit the reinitialization button as it states in your manual on your MINI. Then drive off, in about a mile or so the TPMS light goes off and you are GTG. If you have MINI Navigation or Visual display you can do that on the display and watch it reset. .
 
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Thanks for the feedback, unfortunately when i entered my car details the site only came up with Huf's Intellisens model which I then had to configure for my Mini since it is a "generic" sensor. I didn't realize that Huf also made an OE model specifically for my car that didn't have to be programmed for brand and model before installation. So in my case I had to buy an Autel MaxiTPMS TS408 handheld device to do the programming before I could install the sensors and let my Mini do the relearn as it would have done with the OE sensor (which didn't appear to be available on your site).
 
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Ok, that stinks, yep we have them above and I am always here.

https://www.ecstuning.com/Mini-2016-...ire_Pressure/2

They are right on this page. Weird as they been on there for a while. did you type in something on the search bar without in a MINI model? Did you already install them, if not return them and get the OE ones.? If you already have them on it can work also with that program tool the same way. I believe the tool programs them when installed, then the system in your MINI will just need reinitialized the same way.
 
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I had a lot of trouble with programmable TPMS sensors on my 2009 R55.
The tire store used their U-Pro programmable 21260 sensors late last fall,
and although the application charts and frequencies matched the MINI,
they could not get them to work after many tries and visits. They switched
them to a different programmable TPMS sensor which also did not work,
and I finally ordered the OEM style HUF ones ( rde048v21 from TireRack)
that I had used when I bought my summer wheels and tires 5 months earlier.
Had another shop install them and they initialized within a block like they're
supposed to without any prep or programming, just like the summer ones did
the previous spring.

I'd be very skeptical about using a programmable TPMS sensor that requires
programming to work unless the seller has personal experience with them
working well with your model and year MINI and their programming tool.
 

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My Huf IntelliSens TPMS senors seemed to be working ok now. I programmed them for my mini model using a Autel TS40 8 hand held unit and installed them, the tire shop fitted the fire and I then when through the shirt relearn procedure and all seems to be working ok.
 
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