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SEMA Show, Day Three: Orange Electronic develops ID Programmer for Asian vehicles

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Orange Electronic Co. Ltd. introduced its ID Programmer at the 2008 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show.

The unit allows technicians to change defective Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) sensors on Japanese cars in-shop. "Asian vehicles are fitted with sensors with unique ID's," says Joe Donehue, president of the Orange Electronic's United States subsidiary.

The ID Programmer is designed to do be relearn-free. The unit gives blank ID sensors the identical ID, so the ECU will recognize the new sensor as the original one. For the same reason, there is no need to trigger a new sensor.

It also is user-friendly, and does not require the use of an OBD tool. To operate it, follow these steps:

1. Place the new, blank sensor on the ID Programmer.

2. Input the defective OE sensor ID number into the unit.

3. Press the "TX" key.

4. Wait for the "OK" sign.

According to Orange Electronic research, there will be close to 500 million direct TPMS sensors on registered vehicles five years from now.

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