Program 2010-2013 GM TPMS by El-50448 GM TPMS relearn tool or deflate method?

Here provide two optional methods to program TPMS on GM makes 2010 -2013 year, one is deflate method which only ok on Volt 2011 year, another one is use a El-50448 GM TPMS relearn tool which is ok on GM models from 2010 to 2013.

Option 1: deflate method (verified ok only on Chevrolet Volt 2011 year)

Option 2: use an El-50448 GM TPMS relearn tool (verified working fine on GM 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 year),cost only £39.01 with delivery at

Option 1: do TPMS learning on Chevrolet Volt 2011 year in the deflate method.

TPMS learning procedure working on Chevrolet Volt 2011 year: I rotated out my tires/wheels for winter tires recently, and was able to have my vehicle relearn the new sensors without an expensive relearn tool. It’s been discussed a bit on here before, but I thought some might benefit from my own process, whether it be for putting on winter tires, or for a do it yourself tire rotation. (Obviously, if swapping out new wheels/rims, those new wheels need the proper TPMS sensors installed too).

1) Press and hold select on the TPMS display, and select Yes to relearn

2) On 2011 Volt, the single turn signal/directional of the tire sensor to be learned illuminates. (Not sure if this is true on newer model years, consult owner’s manual)

3) Using the reverse side of a tire gauge, let out air from the tire for 10 seconds, then wait.

4) A beep should confirm the sensor has been learned, and then the next directional will illuminate (along with a horn chirp to confirm). Repeat step 3 for each tire.


On the 2011 Volts, the directional’s illuminate for learning as follows: Left Front, Right Front, Right Rear, and Left Rear.

This procedure of letting air out for 10 seconds on each tire worked flawlessly for me. I think I had tried with 5 second duration before per some previous directions, and the results were a mixed bag.

Of course, after doing this, be sure to properly inflate your tires back up to their recommended PSI.

Option 2: use a El-50448 GM TPMS relearn tool

The deflate method can only did work very well for 2011 Volt, However, did not get to program the TPMS on 2010, 2012 and 2013 year.

With the El-50448 TPMS relearn tool, I could get the 4 TPMS programmed in less than one minute.

The tire pressure sensor on models in & after 2012 can be read, only with some specified diagnostic tools.

Before tire pressure monitoring system works normally properly, the body control module will record ID information of each position in the tire pressure sensor, follow the below method to read the tire pressure sensor after replacing a tire or wheel speed sensor.

Here step -by -step procedure:

Step 1 – Enter leaning mode

Set the gearshift lever to “P”

Put the ignition switch to “ON”

Enter the interface of tire pressure display by DIC

DIC shows “Press Set / Ctrl to re-learn”

Press “Set / Ctrl”

The turn signal is lighted for 3 seconds and the horn beep sound twice to enter the learning mode

Step 2 – Read tire pressure sensor information

Start from the front-left wheel,

Make the J-46079 or Diagnostic Tool EL-50448 antenna up against the valve core position & close to the rim of the tire sidewall

El-50448 tire pressure tool starts by the start switch

Successful to read the tire pressure sensor information when the horn bleeps once

Step 3 – Same method to read other tire pressure information

Follow the instuction above to read tire pussure of the front-right, rear-right, rear-left wheels.

Turn signals is lighted for 3 seconds and the horn bleeps twice when the learning is complete.

Here all El-50448 TPMS relearn tool testable GM models (from 2010 to 2013 year):

2010 9-5

2010 Acadia, Enclave, OUTLOOK, Traverse (VIN R/V)

2010 Allure, LaCrosse (VIN G)

2010 Antara, Captiva, Terrain, Winstorm

2010 Avalanche, Escalade, Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon (VIN C/K)

2010 Aveo, G3, Barina (VIN S/T)

2010 Buick Excelle

2010 Buick Regal (China)

2010 Camaro (VIN F)

2010 Canyon, Colorado (VIN S/T)

2010 Cobalt, G5 (VIN A)

2010 Corvette (VIN Y)

2010 Cruze (China)

2010 Cruze

2010 CTS (VIN D)

2010 Daewoo Lacetti

2010 DTS (VIN K)

2010 Equinox, Terrain (VIN L)

2010 Express, Savana (VIN G/H)

2010 G6 (VIN Z)

2010 H3/H3T (VIN N)

2010 HHR (VIN A)

2010 Impala (VIN W)

2010 Insignia

2010 LaCrosse (China)

2010 Lucerne (VIN H)

2010 Malibu (VIN Z)

2010 Opel/Vauxhall Astra

2010 Sierra, Silverado (VIN C/K)

2010 SKY, Solstice (VIN M)

2010 SRX (VIN N)

2010 STS (VIN D)

2010 VE/WM – Sedan, Sportwagon, Ute, Lumina, Caprice, HSV

2010 VUE (VIN Z), Captiva Sport

2011 Acadia, Enclave, Traverse (VIN R/V)

2011 Alpheon

2011 Antara, Captiva

2011 Astra

2011 Avalanche, Escalade, Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon (VIN C/K)

2011 Aveo, Barina (VIN S/T)

2011 Buick Excelle

2011 Buick Regal (China)

2011 Camaro (VIN F)

2011 Canyon, Colorado (VIN S/T)

2011 Caprice PPV

2011 Captiva Sport

2011 Corvette (VIN Y)

2011 Cruze

2011 CTS (VIN D)

2011 DTS (VIN K)

2011 Equinox, Terrain (VIN L)

2011 Express, Savana (VIN G/H)

2011 HHR (VIN A)

2011 Impala (VIN W)

2011 Insignia

2011 LaCrosse (China)

2011 Lucerne (VIN H)

2011 Malibu (VIN Z)

2011 Orlando

2011 Regal (VIN G)

2011 Sierra, Silverado (VIN C/K)

2011 SRX (VIN N)

2011 STS (VIN D)

2011 VE/WM – Sedan, Ute, Sportwagon, Caprice, Lumina, Omega, VXR8

2011 Volt

2012 Acadia, Enclave, Traverse (VIN R/V)

2012 Alpheon  (2706)

2012 Ampera, Volt (VIN R) (Europe)

2012 Antara, Captiva

2012 Astra-J  (2857)

2012 Avalanche, Escalade, Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon (VIN C/K)

2012 Aveo Classic, Barina Classic (VIN T)

2012 Aveo, Sonic  (2777)

2012 Barina  (2774)

2012 Buick Excelle  (2861)

2012 Camaro (VIN F)

2012 Canyon, Colorado (VIN S/T)

2012 Caprice PPV

2012 Captiva Sport

2012 Chevrolet Cobalt  (2809)

2012 Colorado (Other IO), S10 (South America)

2012 Corvette (VIN Y)

2012 Cruze  (2863)

2012 CTS (VIN D)

2012 Equinox, Terrain (VIN L)

2012 Express, Savana (VIN G/H)

2012 Impala (VIN W)

2012 Insignia  (2707)

2012 LaCrosse (China)  (2710)

2012 LaCrosse (VIN G)  (2709)

2012 Malibu (VIN Z)

2012 Opel Combo-D

2012 Optra, Viva (VIN J)

2012 Orlando  (2859)

2012 Regal (China)  (2711)

2012 Regal (VIN G)  (2708)

2012 Sierra, Silverado (VIN C/K)

2012 Sonic (US/Canada)  (2775)

2012 SRX (VIN N)

2012 VE/WM – Sedan, Ute, Sportwagon, Caprice, Lumina, VXR8

2012 Verano (US/Canada)  (2816)

2012 Volt (VIN R)

2012 Zafira-C  (2860)

2013 Acadia, Enclave, Traverse (VIN R/V)  (3206)

2013 Alpheon  (3094)

2013 Ampera, Volt (VIN R) (Europe)  (3211)

2013 Antara, Captiva  (5376555)

2013 Astra-J Convertible/Coupe  (5376567)

2013 Astra-J  (5376577)

2013 ATS (VIN A)  (3086)

2013 Avalanche, Escalade, Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon (VIN C/K)  (3088)

2013 Aveo, Sonic (Africa, Middle East, AP, South America, CKD, Mexico)  (5376711)

2013 Aveo, Sonic (Europe)  (5376704)

2013 Barina  (5376837)

2013 Camaro (VIN F)  (3106)

2013 Caprice PPV  (3105)

2013 Captiva Sport  (3101)

2013 Cobalt  (3107)

2013 Colorado, Colorado 7, S10, Trailblazer  (5392270)

2013 Combo-D

2013 Corvette (VIN Y)  (3104)

2013 Cruze (Global)  (5377099)

2013 CTS (VIN D)  (3085)

2013 Encore (China)  (5377162)

2013 Encore, Trax (North America)  (5377181)

2013 Equinox, Terrain (VIN L)  (3100)

2013 Excelle  (5377155)

2013 Express, Savana (VIN G/H)  (3103)

2013 Impala (VIN W)  (3102)

2013 Insignia  (3098)

2013 LaCrosse (China)  (3095)

2013 LaCrosse (VIN G) (North America)  (3090)

2013 Malibu (China)  (3096)

2013 Malibu (Europe, Other IO and South America)  (2713)

2013 Malibu (North America)  (3093)

2013 Mokka, Trax, Tracker (Europe)  (5377179)

2013 Onix  (3166)

2013 Orlando (Global)  (5377530)

2013 Regal (China)  (3099)

2013 Regal (VIN G) (North America)  (3089)

2013 Sierra, Silverado (VIN C/K)  (3087)

2013 Sonic (US/Canada)  (5377994)

2013 Spark (US/Canada), Barina Spark (Automatic Transmission)  (5421555)

2013 Spin

2013 SRX (VIN N)  (3201)

2013 Trax, Tracker (Africa, Australia, Middle East, South America)  (5377156)

2013 VE/WM Ute, Caprice, Lumina

2013 Verano (US/Canada)  (5377996)

2013 Volt (VIN R) (North America, Holden)  (3210)

2013 XTS (China)  (3092)

2013 XTS (North America)  (3091)

2013 Zafira-Tourer


Where you purchased it and how much it cost?

You can find the tool at any GM dealership, or you can buy it off online e.g I have a link here: El-50448 TPMS relearn tool costs about £39.01 with delivery (15-20 working days), if you woul like to pay the express fee, it can receive the package for 3-5 working days by DHL. And their payment method incl. Paypal, TT, western union, usually the Paypal is easy and safe to operate.

PS: when you receive the package you can find it includes not charger and battery,if you need them, you need pay addtional 10 usd.


In a word, once you have one El-50448 TPMS relearn tool, it’s a matter of less than one minute to relearn the 4 wheels with the car’s computer.