Chevrolet Cruze TPMS Reset via cheap EL-50448


To relearn 2012 Chevy Cruze TPMS sensors in a cheap and easy way

For GM vehicles equipped with a 315 or 433 MHz Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM) system, a “Sensor Re-Learn Procedure” must be performed after tire rotations, Remote Control Door Lock Receiver Module replacement or Tire Pressure Sensor replacement.


What’s TPMS?

TPMS low tire pressure indicator is a yellow symbol that illuminates on the dashboard instrument panel in the shape of a tire cross-section (that resembles a horseshoe) with an exclamation point. Most vehicles sold in the United States since 2007 were compulsively add a TPMS of some kind.


Device used:

2017 New Arrivals El-50448 TPMS Activation Tool—-$44.99, free shipping

Step1: Get in car TPMS learn mode

Set the gearshift lever to “P”
Put the ignition switch to “ON”

  1. Press and hold the push button start until the vehicle is in accessory mode. Note: on Cadillac models you will know when you are in accessory mode the Cadillac emblem appears on the DIC.
  2. Press the MENU button located on the turn signal lever until “VEHICLE INFORMATION MENU” is displayed.
  3. Once you are in the VEHICLE INFORMATION MENU, use the ^ v on the turn signal level until the DIC displays the vehicle’s tire inflation pressure and positions.
  4. Press and hold the button located on the end of the turn signal level until “Are you sure that you want to relearn? YES or NO” is displayed.
  5. Use the ^ v on the turn signal lever to highlight YES. Once YES is highlighted, press the button located on the end of the turn signal lever. The horn will chirp, “Tire Learning Active” will be displayed on the DIC, and the left front turn signal will be illuminated.
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Step2: Use EL-50448 close to each valve stem

Note: Beginning with the left front tire, Once the sensor has been activated, the horn will chirp and the right front turn signal will be illuminated. You can then turn the vehicle off to exit “learn mode.”

(Starting with Left Front tire -> Right Front -> Right Rear -> Left Rear)

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Done! El-50448 TPMS reset tool relearn 2012 Chevy Cruze TPMS sensors successfully!


Customer review on EL-50448 TPMS tool

  1. works on truck and car: Simple and inexpensive but works great. Much better than going to the dealer or a tire store just to get your pressure sensors reset. I used it on my truck and my wife’s car and it only took a few minutes to reset all four wheels on each.

Well worth the money.

  1. with correct low battery display: I’ve never been able to get my TP sensors to program using the “let air out” method on my 2007 Tahoe. Before I had this tool, I would just remember which tires were which when I rotated them, but no longer. Now, I can reprogram them in just a few seconds and the dash display correctly indicates which tire is low. This tool should have come with the vehicle.


  1. Easy to use: The operation of this product is simple and straightforward. As stated it’s hard to get excited about spending this amount of money just to rotate tires, but considering what dealers would charge, it would not take many trips service visits to pay for the unit. As far as working it does exactly what it says it will do with no drama. Put the vehicle in reset mode and push the button on the unit following directions outlined in the car owners manual.


  1. I could not believe I needed a special tool to rotate my tires. From what I understand 2010 (2011?) and older vehicles, you can use any big magnet to reset your Tire Pressure Sensors. 2011 (2012?) and up to at least my 2013 Silverado, you need one of these gizmos. This one works like a champ, and is the one I found referenced through a GM website.


  1. On one hand $50+ is a lot to ensure my tire pressure sensors are all aligned properly (I rarely look at them. On the other hand, I have a new tool and no strangers need to touch my truck.


  1. Wide GM vehicle coverage: The deflate method is verified ok only on Chevrolet Volt 2011 year, with the El-50448 TPMS relearn tool, I could get the 4 TPMS programmed in less than one minute, VERY QUICKLY. El-50448 could program TPMS on GM 2010-2013 year.