Figure 1: Identifying the transmitter activation tool (J-45295) – typical.

Figure 1: Identifying the transmitter activation tool (J-45295) – typical.

SUBJECT VEHICLES: Nissan Rogue and Rogue Select – 2008-2017

RELEARN PROCEDURE? Yes.

SPECIAL TOOLS NEEDED? Yes. A Nissan Signal Tech II scan tool or CONSULT scan tool can be used. A transmitter activation tool (J-45295) is used in the wake-up procedure and can aid in the registration procedure.

During driving 2008-2017 Nissan Rogue and Rogue Select models at speeds above 25 mph (40 km/h), the low tire pressure warning system receives the signal transmitted from the transmitter installed in each wheel, and gives alarms when the tire pressure becomes low. When the low tire pressure warning system detects low inflation pressure or another unusual symptom, the warning light in the instrument cluster comes on.

A sensor-transmitter integrated with a valve (installed on each wheel) transmits a detected air pressure signal in the form of a radio wave.

The tire pressure receiver receives the air pressure signal transmitted by the transmitter in each wheel. The body control module (BCM) reads the air pressure signal received by the tire pressure receiver, and controls the warning light and the buzzer operations. It also has a judgment function to detect a system malfunction.

Tire pressure monitor warning light

NOTE: When a spare tire is mounted or a wheel is replaced, the TPMS will not function and the low tire pressure warning light will flash for approximately one minute. The light will remain on after one minute.

The TPMS illuminates a low tire pressure telltale when one or more tires is under-inflated. If the system detects that air pressure is less than 27 psi (189.6 kPa) it will also sound a buzzer for 10 seconds and a “LOW TIRE PRESSURE” warning light will turn on in the instrument cluster display. The vehicle is also equipped with a TPMS malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not operating properly. The TPMS malfunction indicator is combined with the low tire pressure telltale. When the system detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash for approximately one minute and then remain continuously illuminated. This sequence will continue upon subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists. See the appropriate manufacturer service information.

When the tire pressure warning light comes on, immediately check the air pressure of all tires and adjust to the specified pressure. Make sure the warning light goes off. The warning light does not automatically turn off when the tire pressure is adjusted.

After the tire is inflated to the recommended pressure, the vehicle must be driven at speeds above 25 mph (40 km/h) to activate the TPMS and turn off the low tire pressure warning light. If the warning light stays on or flashes, there is a malfunction in the TPMS. See the appropriate manufacturer service information.

Reset procedures

NOTE: When a spare tire is mounted, or a wheel, tire pressure sensor or BCM is replaced, the tire pressure sensor must be registered.

The low tire pressure warning light does not automatically turn off when the tire pressure is adjusted. After the tire is inflated to the recommended pressure, the vehicle must be driven at speeds above 25 mph (40 km/h) to activate the TPMS and turn off the low tire pressure warning light.

Tire pressure sensor registration

NOTE: If the tire pressure sensor was replaced, the new sensor will be in an “asleep” mode. To wake up the sensor, see Transmitter wake-up operation.

NOTE: To register a new tire pressure sensor, a Nissan Signal Tech II scan tool or CONSULT scan tool can be used. A transmitter activation tool (J-45295) is used in the wake-up procedure and can aid in the registration procedure if using the CONSULT tool system. Sensor registration and wake-up methods in this article reference CONSULT-type scan tool procedures.

NOTE: If a CONSULT-II is used without also using the CONSULT-II CONVERTER, a malfunction might be detected during self-diagnosis, depending on which control unit carries out CAN communication.

NOTE: The Signal Tech II Tool (J-50190) can be used to perform the following functions:

  • Activate TPMS transmitters.
  • Display TPMS transmitter IDs.
  • Display the tire pressure reported by the TPMS transmitter.
  • Read TPMS DTCs.
  • Register TPMS transmitter IDs.

ID registration with the transmitter activation tool

1) With the ignition switch in the OFF position, connect the CONSULT scan tool to the Data Link Connector (DLC). Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.

2) Display the “WORK SUPPORT” screen, and select “ID REGIST.”

3) With the transmitter activation tool (J-45295) pushed against the left front tire air valve, press the button for five seconds (see Figure 1). NOTE: Be sure to register the sensor IDs in the specified order, or the self-diagnostic results display will not function properly.

4) Register the IDs in the order specified: left front, right front, right rear, left rear.

As each sensor ID is registered, the turn signal lights flash twice and the scan tool indicator light changes from red to green.

5) After completing all ID registrations, press “END” to complete the procedure.

ID registration without transmitter activation tool

1) With the ignition switch in the OFF position, connect the scan tool to the Data Link Connector (DLC). Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.

2) Display the “WORK SUPPORT” screen, and select “ID REGIST.”

NOTE: On 2008 models, if the ID registration is unable to be completed, a buzzer sounds.

3) Set the tire pressure of each wheel to the specification shown in the Sensor ID Registration Tire Pressure Specifications table. Then drive the vehicle at 25 mph (40 km/h) or above for more than three minutes.

4) After completing all ID registrations, press “END” to complete the procedure.

5) Inflate all tires to specification.

Transmitter wake-up operation

NOTE: New replacement transmitters are provided “asleep” and must first be “woken up” using transmitter activation tool J-45295 or Signal Tech II Tool J-50190 before ID registration can be performed. Use the following procedure when using the transmitter activation tool J-45295.

1) With the ignition switch in the OFF position, connect the scan tool to the DataLink Connector (DLC). Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.

2) Display the “WORK SUPPORT” screen, and select “ID REGIST.”

Figure 2: TPMS warning light wake-up blink timing graph.

Figure 2: TPMS warning light wake-up blink timing graph.

3) With the transmitter activation tool (J-45295) pushed against the left front tire air valve, press the button for five seconds (see Figure 1). Sensor activation must be performed in the order listed: left front, right front, right rear, left rear.As each sensor ID is activated, the TPMS warning light flashes in the pattern shown in Figure 2, and the scan tool indicator light changes from red to green.

5) Check that the turn signal lights blink twice when the transmitter wake-up procedure for all wheels is completed.

6) After completing the wake up of all transmitters, make sure the TPMS warning light goes out.

Demounting/mounting procedures

CAUTION: The tire should be demounted from the wheel using the tire changer manufacturer’s instructions. Use the following information to avoid damage during the demounting/mounting procedures.

CAUTION: Ensure there is no metallized film or any metal parts (antenna, etc.) on the windows, as this may cause poor reception of the signals from tire pressure sensors, and the TPMS will not function properly.

NOTE: When a spare tire is mounted, or a wheel, tire pressure sensor or BCM is replaced, the tire pressure sensor must be registered. See Reset procedures.

Tire pressure sensor

CAUTION: Do not inject any tire liquid or aerosol tire sealant into the tires, as this may cause a malfunction of the tire pressure sensors.

Removal

1) Deflate the tire. Unscrew the transmitter retaining nut, and allow the transmitter to fall into the tire.

Figure 3: Positioning the tire on the turntable.

Figure 3: Positioning the tire on the turntable.

2) Gently bounce the tire so that the transmitter falls to the bottom of the tire. Place the wheel and tire assembly on the tire changing machine and break both tire beads. Ensure that the transmitter remains at the bottom of the tire while breaking the bead.3) Turn the tire so that the valve hole is at the bottom, and gently bounce the tire to ensure the transmitter is near the valve hole. Carefully lift the tire onto the turntable, and position the valve hole (and transmitter) 270 degrees from the mounting/demounting head (see Figure 3).

4) Lubricate the tire well, and remove the top side of the tire. Reach inside the tire and remove the transmitter (see Figure 4).

5) Remove the second side of the tire as normal.

Installation

1) Place the first side of the tire onto the rim.

Figure 4: Removing and installing the tire pressure transmitter.

Figure 4: Removing and installing the tire pressure transmitter.

NOTE: Ensure no burrs exist in the valve stem hole of the wheel.2) Mount the transmitter on the rim and tighten the nut to 68 in.-lbs. (7.7 N.m) – (see Figure 4).

NOTE: Do not touch the transmitter with the mounting head.

3) Place the wheel on the turntable of the tire machine. Ensure that the transmitter is 270 degrees from the mounting/demounting head (see Figure 3).

4) Lubricate the tire well, and install the second side of the tire as normal. Ensure that the tire does not rotate relative to the rim.

5) Inflate the tire. Balance the wheel and tire assembly.

6) Install the wheel and tire assembly in the appropriate wheel position on the vehicle.

7) Register the tire pressure sensor. See Reset procedures.   ■

Torque specifications

Component                     Ft.-lbs. (N.m)

Wheel nut                         80 (108)

                                         In.-lbs. (N.m)

Tire pressure sensor nut  49 (5.5)

Information for this column comes from Mitchell 1’s “Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems Guide” for domestic and import vehicles. Headquartered in Poway, Calif., Mitchell 1 has provided quality repair information solutions to the automotive industry for more than 80 years. For more information, visit www.mitchell1.com.

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