How to install the Huf IntelliSens Universal Sensor?
Installing the IntelliSens is as easy as it is quick - whether you’re changing a set of tires or just the sensor. Configuration must done with the aid of an appropriate diagnostic tool when installing new sensors.
Huf IntelliSens sensors are universal, basically they have no idea what kind of car they belong to. When you configure them you need a TPMS tool that is capable of configuring aftermarket TPMS sensors, some TPMS activation tools are capable of this function and some are not. The Bartech TECH700 and the ATEQ VT56 are a couple of examples of tools capable of programming/configuring blank aftermarket sensors. The Huf IntelliSens sensors are also capable of being cloned with the ID of the existing sensor. Cloning a sensor is convenient because it will not need to be registered to the vehicle after cloning. Note that configuring is different than regestering or initializing. Configuring the sensor gives it it's identity; for example, if you are installing the sensor on a Porsche, configuring the sensor will teach it to speak Porsche's language. Once it is configured you then must register it to the car, when you do this you teach the Porsche to speak Huf IntelliSens language. After regestration the sensor will need to be initialized according to the vehicle manufacturers specific procedure.
Depending on the type of TPMS system the vehicle is equipped with, it will require one of two different frequency sensors. Either a 315 MHz sensor or a 433 MHz sensor will be needed. The two are not interchangeable. You will need to install a sensor with the correct frequency which corresponds with the system your vehicle is equipped with. 433 MHz sensors are generally used for "High Line" systems which will usually have some kind of display in the vehicle where each tire pressure is is shown and it's location. 315 MHz sensor will generally be used for systems that only trigger a light on the dash with no display of which tire is low or how much pressure it currently contains; however, there are several exceptions to these rules.
You need to make sure that your mechanic has a tool capable of configuring and registering TPMS sensors, or they will not work with your vehicle. You or your mechanic must also confirm that they are the appropriate frequency for this application.