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Re: Tire Pressure Dash Light Is Irritating Me [Re: Gebo] #5001309 02/04/19 01:58 PM
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Sorry if I missed it, but does the vehicle show tire pressures or just the lights?

Like EdwardC said above, there's typically the two separate indicator lights. The one you have (tire cross section with !) and the TPMS light which typically lights when the system itself is having problems with either the transponders in the tires or the receiver(s) on the vehicle.

I too would try airing the tires up to closer to 40psig and see if the light goes out. Like said, the TPMS have a +/- 3psig or so deadband you have to clear for the warning to clear.


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Re: Tire Pressure Dash Light Is Irritating Me [Re: Gebo] #5001328 02/04/19 02:13 PM
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I despise in the tire TPMS sensors. I heartily approve of the style VW and others use that measures a couple different parameters to determine if you have a low tire. Easily reset-able through the on board menu.


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Re: Tire Pressure Dash Light Is Irritating Me [Re: Gebo] #5001519 02/04/19 06:33 PM
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You're lucky in that it's a toyota product for which you can get an economical Techstream dongle on ebay which gets you diagnostic abilities.

Do you have a button for it under the dash? This sets the "now" PSI and the light will only come on at 20% under this.

Techstream reads for me, and maybe for you, if the sensors have low batteries. Since you bought new recently, this is unlikely but not impossible.

You'll notice I have one bad/missing sensor giving no data, and a couple with low batteries:


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Re: Tire Pressure Dash Light Is Irritating Me [Re: Gebo] #5001587 02/04/19 08:13 PM
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I put a piece of black tape over my tire pressure light.

Nothing I ever did would stop it from coming on.


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Re: Tire Pressure Dash Light Is Irritating Me [Re: Gebo] #5001607 02/04/19 08:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Gebo
Originally Posted by EdwardC
In my experience, there's usually two TPMS indicator lights, one is the tire cross section with the exclamation point, the other has the letters "TPMS". The first indicates that it detected a low tire pressure, the second that there's an issue with TPMS system itself (as if the receivers aren't getting data).

I don't know for sure, but it seems reasonable to me that maybe due to the temperature fluctuations, it could sense a fairly rapid decrease in pressure, and it is throwing a warning due to that.


This light is of the cross section of the tire with the exclamation point.

I think I'll reread the owner's manual.

I had that same light on my Honda when my then-12 year old TPMS batteries started dying. I bought 4 new Schraders on Amazon for $35/ea and when I bought new tires, had the tire shop replace all of them. Still had the light after that. Bounced tires, one had a rattle. Tire shop broke one of the Amazon TPMS sensors, they put on a new one for free, but had already warned me they couldn't program any of them. (Honda Pilot is supposed to be self-syncing.)

I tried the deflation test, and got only two low pressure indicators on one side, none on the other. The Low Pressure indicator was a different indicator than the one your describe, showing me which tire(s) was low.

After almost a year of futzing around with wheel rotations, resetting the TPMS computer, etc., I took it to my trusted local mechanic and for a little over $120 he replaced the two bad sensors on one side, programmed them and gave me back the broken ones. It was crazy how fast he diagnosed and fixed it.

I returned the broken ones on Amazon and got my $70 back, almost a year later.

So in the end I still saved money, but next time I know who I'm going straight to for new TPMS sensor installation and programming.


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Re: Tire Pressure Dash Light Is Irritating Me [Re: Gebo] #5001636 02/04/19 09:36 PM
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I had a bad tire pressure gauge off by 5-7 psi. I was running my tires at 35 psi and the light would trip at 27 psi and the temp overnight could change by 40 degrees finally figured by using a higher psi.


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Re: Tire Pressure Dash Light Is Irritating Me [Re: Gebo] #5001655 02/04/19 10:09 PM
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“Electrical tape”.
And right back to the 60’s when a driver checked his tire pressures weekly. I miss those simpler days...


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Re: Tire Pressure Dash Light Is Irritating Me [Re: Gebo] #5002078 02/05/19 01:54 PM
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I disabled the T4R TPMS found the trick on You Tube.


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Re: Tire Pressure Dash Light Is Irritating Me [Re: Driz] #5002417 02/05/19 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Driz

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Electrical tape



Sometimes the simplest ideas really are the best🤗. Those things are nothing but a menace !


Until you get a nail in a tire during a long highway ride and it warns you before the tire goes completely flat or you roll over on a sharp curve.

Re: Tire Pressure Dash Light Is Irritating Me [Re: atikovi] #5002740 02/06/19 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by atikovi
Originally Posted by Driz

Originally Posted by CT8
Electrical tape



Sometimes the simplest ideas really are the best🤗. Those things are nothing but a menace !


Until you get a nail in a tire during a long highway ride and it warns you before the tire goes completely flat or you roll over on a sharp curve.


Got my first TPMS vehicle 38 years after getting my driver's license, 37 years after getting my first car...

How did we ever survive without TPMS?


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Re: Tire Pressure Dash Light Is Irritating Me [Re: Gebo] #5002881 02/06/19 10:13 AM
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My Toyota TPMS measures change in pressure, so the system will trigger when the pressure gets significantly higher or lower than the "set" pressure. It's 12 years old and the tire sensors recently died, so I had them replaced (spare tire takes a different sensor than the main 4 wheels, GAH!) This is how I learned of the system behavior: a steady dash light indicates a pressure issue, a flashing dash light indicates a system malfunction. Toyota standards of behavior may have changed since 2006.
Get a known good gauge and set all 5 to the factory pressures on the door jamb, or whatever you normally run. Be consistent. Then reset the system and you should be good. I check my pressures monthly and never had any issues besides the batteries aging out, mentioned above.


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Re: Tire Pressure Dash Light Is Irritating Me [Re: Astro14] #5005516 02/09/19 07:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Astro14
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Originally Posted by Driz

Originally Posted by CT8
Electrical tape



Sometimes the simplest ideas really are the best🤗. Those things are nothing but a menace !


Until you get a nail in a tire during a long highway ride and it warns you before the tire goes completely flat or you roll over on a sharp curve.


Got my first TPMS vehicle 38 years after getting my driver's license, 37 years after getting my first car...

How did we ever survive without TPMS?


Not EVERYBODY survived. Ask the people in Explorers that rolled over from under inflated tires. Oops, you can't, they are dead. Anyway, you could also argue, how did we ever survive without safety glass, seat belts, airbags, navigation, etc.

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