Fiesta ST TPMS reset/relearn procedures

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Wheel and Tire Upgrades' started by Hiramw, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. Hiramw

    Hiramw New Member


    Hopefully this post will help others save time, money and keep their hair from graying more rapidly.

    I bought some winter tires and wheels from Tire Rack with the TPMS sensors already installed. I put the wheels on my car myself and thought it would be a simple task to set the sensors for the car. I struggled for more than week trying to get the sensors to be recognized by the car. There are bunch of different procedures for getting the car into "TMPS learn" mode. Tire Rack does not know the proper procedure for the Fiesta ST. I found one method that did get the car into learn mode but it still didn't work.

    Today, I decided to give up for now and take it to NTB and have them do it for $5 a wheel. I took it there and they said the car was too new and they couldn't help me. So, I called a Ford dealer, they could help me next week if I scheduled an appointment and the cost would be $65. This was enough to encourage me to keep trying on my own. I will need to do this again in the spring when I put my summer tires and wheels back on. And this will be repeated twice a year, year after year.

    I found a link to a video for the TMPS setup on a Ford Flex on This method was different from the other methods I had tried so I gave it shot. It worked and in less than 2 minutes I had all four sensors linked to the car!

    If you have are swapping in four wheels and sensors, this the procedure.

    Training new TMPS sensors for a Fiesta ST:

    - You may need to drive the car for 20 or 30 minutes to get the TPMS fault light to come on before you start.

    - Make sure the tires are inflated to the proper psi.

    - With the car off, press and release the brake pedal.

    - Press the ignition button and turn it on then off 3 times ending with it on.

    - Press and release the brake pedal.

    - Press the ignition button to turn it off.

    - Press the ignition button and turn it on then off 3 times ending with it on.

    - The horn should sound once and a message to train the left front tire should appear on the MyFord Touch screen.

    - Use the TPMS-19 (TPMS-19-8C2Z-1A203-A) transmitter to train each wheel, starting the the left front and going clockwise around the car. You hold the transmitter against the sidewall, near the valve stem.

    If you are doing a simple tire rotation, there is a another method below for getting the car into TMPS train mode which might work for rotations. For a 4 wheel swap, use the method above.

    - Make sure your tires are inflated to the recommended psi.

    - Push the start button without pressing the clutch.

    - Push the hazard light (emergency flasher) button 6 times. The horn should honk and you should see "Train left front tire" on the MyFord Touch screen.

    Drive safe.

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  3. EvoNiner

    EvoNiner Active Member

    Did you say up up, down down, left right left right, select, start?

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  4. eRic

    eRic Active Member

    the TPMS reset procedure above is on a card in the pouch that contains the 2014 Fiesta owners' guide.
  5. Hiramw

    Hiramw New Member


    I wish you had seen my other post on the subject.

    I'll have to look tomorrow and see if I got that card. I might be too digital for my own good. I really prefer manuals as PDFs because I can search them much more thoroughly and quickly than any printed manual. I downloaded the PDF manuals from Ford when I first picked up my car and I haven't looked at the printed versions.

  6. spangenb

    spangenb Active Member

    eRic, the card in the owner materials only shows the "hazard flasher" method that only works for rotations (apparently) as it didn't work for my new snow tires from TireRack. The procedure listed above works for new sensors. I just did it and finally after 2 weeks of frustration with TireRack my TPMS light is off :) Thanks Hiram!!

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  7. spangenb

    spangenb Active Member

    I should also add that I originally did the procedure too quickly and it didn't work. Once I slowed down and let the system come all the way up before turning it back off each time then I finally got the "Train LF Tire" prompt.

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  8. Hiramw

    Hiramw New Member

    Hey Spangenb,

    You are welcome! I am very glad it worked for you. I know I was happy to have the TPMS error message cleared without spending $65 at the dealer.

    Last edited: Nov 24, 2013
  9. Zormecteon

    Zormecteon Active Member

    On then off three times, or push the button three times ending with on.. ?
  10. eRic

    eRic Active Member

    ah... good to know. I put my winter wheels/tires on today and the TPMS warning light never came on. these wheels were on my 2011 Fiesta so they were previously trained for it.
  11. Hiramw

    Hiramw New Member

    Push it on, then push it off-- on the 3rd push on do the next step.
  12. Hiramw

    Hiramw New Member

    If you didn't drive it much after you put your winter wheels on the warning light might still come on. I had to drive it for 20 minutes or so for the light to come on. Once the warning light came on it would stay on until the car sat for 12 hours or so, which would then clear the light; the cycle would start over again after driving for 20 minutes.

  13. mysticfac3

    mysticfac3 Member

    You guys have a link to a tpms19 tool not too expensive or how much does it cost at the dealer
  14. Zormecteon

    Zormecteon Active Member

    I've ordered the tool along with new wheels and tires from Tire Rack. (the wheels will get here before the car does). My plan is to have the wheels changed at the dealer before I take ownership of the car. I wanted to know the reset procedure so they don't have to drive it for 20 miles or so before having the reset done.
  15. spangenb

    spangenb Active Member

    Got about 8 inches of heavy snow last night. The little FiST does great with the Dunlop Graspics from TireRack I am happy to report :)

    My training tool was $35 from TireRack a year ago. Reasonable price I think.
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  16. eRic

    eRic Active Member

    ah ha. the warning lamp finally came on today after driving continuously for over 20 minutes. yesterday I only drove around for 15-20 minutes at a time. I did the "old" procedure above [pressing the brake and ford power button 3x] and used my tpms-19 and that took care of it.
  17. Hiramw

    Hiramw New Member

  18. eRic

    eRic Active Member

    look on Part #: TPMS19 and enter a zip code to select a dealer. mine was $36.54
  19. kamakazee

    kamakazee Active Member

    Gotta love the gamer reference!
  20. audiphile

    audiphile Member

    Thank you Hiram! I almost gave up, but just tried your method on the way home, and able to train the sensors, thanks again!
  21. Hiramw

    Hiramw New Member

    You are welcome. Glad to hear it worked for you as well.


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