I have been getting PM's about the programmer. One solution I can offer that may help is that I can "rent" the programmer to members of the forum so they can program their own TPMS sensors supplied by me. Cost of the rental would be $20. So the process would be that you would pay for four sensors and the full price of the programmer. Once the programmer has been returned in good condition, then I would credit back all but $20 of the full programmer price. I would allow 15 days from time of shipment until the programmer is considered sold. Currently the only method of payment I accept is Paypal. Just fair warning, I did not consider the paypal fees when offering the prices in the previous post. I am going to raise the price after Dec 31 to reflect the paypal fees and other internal costs. As it sits right now, I am not making any money after paying the piper. Hope you guys and gals understand.
Fellow Club Touareg Memebers
I have had to make some changes to my pricing based on my cost and fees that I did not take into account. For the Touareg the TPMS replacements will be $175 for a set of 4 or $56 each. Both prices include shipping.
There are three ways to get your sensors programmed.
1) Buy a programmer for $260 plus shipping
2) Rent a programmer for $20. (Pay for programmer and get $240 back when returned.)
3) Supply the sensor serial numbers to me and I will program them before I ship them to you.
Some of you may find that the programmer is so cool, you can't live without it. I had a "flat tire" warning come on in the middle of Wyoming during a recent storm. I was able to get out, read each tire pressure and determine that it was safe to proceed to the next town. It would have been absolutely miserable with a manual gauge in the blowing snow. Although unpleasant, it was really quick and simple to check each tire. It really is a must have for an automotive technician and a great toy for the tech lovers out there.
I am getting reports back that VAG-COM and other aftermarket tools give the part number in the TPMS information but not the serial numbers off the sensor. So if this is true, to get the serial numbers you would need to have a tire shop break the tire bead and record the number on the sensor. Please PM me if you have further questions.