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Old 09-15-2021, 12:01 PM   #3
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Location: Rocky Mountains foothills
0210 Impreza WRX


So, I have purchased the Autel MaxiTPMS TS508 tool with a set of 8 MX sensors ($320 from the TireRack for the whole set). As of now, I have programmed those two new sets of sensors without any issues. So, what the TS508 tool can do on older Subarus is:

1) Read the ID of TPMS stored in the ECU (so far confirmed on a 2010 WRX and a 2012 Outback)
2) Program Autel MX universal sensors (315MHz and 433MHz)
3) Read and clear TPMS-associated DTC (diagnostic trouble codes) in the car ECU.

There is a designation of sensors for location (e.g., left front, rear right, etc.), but the car doesn't seem to care where the wheel is located, so rotation will not require reprograming. The tool is firmware-udpateable and it has much richer functionality on other cars (maybe newer Subarus, but definitely other brands). But its limitations are that it can only program Autel TPMS. Which is fine by me since those are excellent and quite cheap.

I hope this information helps.

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Last edited by Kamen; 10-19-2021 at 12:58 PM.
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