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I was getting something similar to what you were seeing, and it was driving my crazy! Then I figured it out.....

I have both an Autel TS408 (successor to your TS401) and a TS508. I used the TS408 on all my cars until I bought the TS508. Haven't used the TS408 since, but I DID do a software update on both tools this summer.

I did notice that with the update the TS508 now shows both an option for 315 and 433 mhz. If you select Sienna 2006-2019, 315mhz, it works fine.

So, now on to the TS408 that I used for over a year successfully prior to buying the 508. It NO LONGER even lists a 315 option for the Sienna and does not work at all!!!!

Pilot error on my part. The old software was North America only. The new software is GLOBAL. But in the "Settings" section you have the option of your market. Select America, and you get both the 315 & 433 options. Select Europe, and you only get 433! Once I changed that on the TS408, everything worked fine.

So step one is to be sure you have your tool set to America, and properly select the 315mhz option.

Did you program those sensors yourself? Maybe you got it wrong by using a tool that was not set for USA vans?
 

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If fibber's software fix doesn't work, it would be helpful and interesting to know the error codes causing the TPMS light. This wanders from the thread topic, but "jumpering" TC to CG will cause the TPMS ECU to flash its error codes.
 

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Fifth time is the charm. I got home from work and tried the ATEQ quickset again. I followed the ATEQ instructions to a T and finally the light is off. Saved the settings from the PC to the quickset and followed the software instructions. Turn the car to ON, give it 5 seconds and do not start the car, then connect the ATEQ to the OBD connector and select either winter or summer until green light is solid. After a few seconds the light went off. :)
 

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I think the 433mhz thing was a red herring and definitely NOT real. A software issue with the Autel tool, not unlike what I was seeing when I selected the wrong region.

The ATEQ has also faulted on me occasionally over the years, particularly on sensors that arrived in 'deep sleep' mode. I once gave up totally on a Winter set bought from TireRack and needed a local dealers help to get it right the very first time. The ATEQ has worked seemlessly on that package ever since. It happens.... Glad you got it right in the end.

Unfortunately, while I believe in TPMS as a potential lifesaver, the implementation was so poor that I understand the backlash from many out there.
 

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Bridgestone Blizzak WS-90.... LOVE LOVE LOVE !!!

We've had them on my kid's 2018 RAV4 for a few weeks now, and had the chance to drive in moderate temp dry & wet, cold dry, a few inches of snow, and today in truly lousy icing rain, sleet and small hail. Assuming they do OK in deep powder, I'm going to declare these as my new favorite every condition winter tire.

By comparison, right now we have Continental ExtremeWinters on the Subi, General Altimax Arctic 12 on the CR-V and Blizzak WS-80's on the Sienna.
 

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Bridgestone Blizzak WS-90.... LOVE LOVE LOVE !!!

We've had them on my kid's 2018 RAV4 for a few weeks now, and had the chance to drive in moderate temp dry & wet, cold dry, a few inches of snow, and today in truly lousy icing rain, sleet and small hail. Assuming they do OK in deep powder, I'm going to declare these as my new favorite every condition winter tire.

By comparison, right now we have Continental ExtremeWinters on the Subi, General Altimax Arctic 12 on the CR-V and Blizzak WS-80's on the Sienna.
Nice! Been seeing good reviews on them so far

The WS-90s appear to have less sipes, but a more directional tread pattern while still chunky enough to dig into the deeper snow. Since the roads in my area get cleaned quickly, when the time comes to replace my WS-80s I might consider the WS-90s for sure as they seem to be a much more improved "all-rounder"
 

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Bridgestone Blizzak WS-90.... LOVE LOVE LOVE !!!

We've had them on my kid's 2018 RAV4 for a few weeks now, and had the chance to drive in moderate temp dry & wet, cold dry, a few inches of snow, and today in truly lousy icing rain, sleet and small hail. Assuming they do OK in deep powder, I'm going to declare these as my new favorite every condition winter tire.

By comparison, right now we have Continental ExtremeWinters on the Subi, General Altimax Arctic 12 on the CR-V and Blizzak WS-80's on the Sienna.
So you prefer the WS-90's over the WS-80's?
 

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My perception comparing two different vehicles with different levels of tire wear and my memory of what I liked and didn't like when the WS-80's were new..... Is it fair to say that yes, I think the wider footprint of the WS-90 promotes better dry handling and braking, while giving up nothing in bad weather thanks to a slightly different tread block arrangement? Hardly scientific, but I think the newer product is worth the slightly higher cost.
 

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My perception comparing two different vehicles with different levels of tire wear and my memory of what I liked and didn't like when the WS-80's were new..... Is it fair to say that yes, I think the wider footprint of the WS-90 promotes better dry handling and braking, while giving up nothing in bad weather thanks to a slightly different tread block arrangement? Hardly scientific, but I think the newer product is worth the slightly higher cost.
Good to know. My next winter tire purchase will be WS90's. I took my FWD Sienna out today for a 140 mile drive on snow covered roads today and the WS80's were great. I traveled on interstate highways and local roads. Some of the local roads had significant snow drifting. Normally I would have slowed down to maybe 25mph and white knuckled thru the drifting with all-season tires. After passing thru a few drifts with the WS80's I found myself relaxing and trusting the grip more than I expected. Why did I go all these years without winter tires?
 
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