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Old 07-01-2013, 07:39 PM   #1
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2012 TPMS light Disabled

First off, I've spent hours searching and sifting through bs on this site and still couldn't find the answer as to if this could be done on a 2012 model. This is to give others a definite answer. So keep the bs out, start your own thread.
No boobie pics , or just make a canister or use the spare tire, or buy aftermarket, etc...

To get the light to turn off, you get to the TPMS plug behind the stereo. Cut the blue wire, attach the wire harness side in-line with the red wire with white stripe. I taped up the other end of the blue wire, reinstalled in the wire loom, secured it with tape, and plugged it back in. The system is still on, but the signal to illuminate the tpms is disabled.

Attempt at your own risk.


From the info I gathered, the blue wire gong into the wire harness is the signal to the ecu/gauge cluster. The red/white wire supplies a 5v dc + to turn the light off. So it doesn't matter what the tpms computer is reading, the light is disabled with the system still on. Its been over a week since I did this and no problems whatsoever. (edited 7/2/13)

Stereo and surround removed for easier access.


Behind where the climate controls were, you can see the blue TPMS box, which the plug has been already removed.


The blue wire is cut, the harness side is connected in-line with the red/white wire. I later taped the other side of the blue wire coming from the plug. Reinstall plug into tpms box and reinstall everything.


I've received so much help from this site, hopefully this helps out someone else! Good luck!
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What's the point of this? I've never had an issue with my TPMS...
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What's the point of this? I've never had an issue with my TPMS...
In my case, I gave my dad my one month old stock set, so he didn't have to buy new tires. I installed a set of wheels and tires without tpms sensors. So this is to get rid of the dummy light. I check tire pressure often to ensure the longevity of my MTZs anyway.

Some people put the sensors in a pressurized pipe, or the spare, and I think its ridiculous. Also the battery life in the sensors are for 7-10 years so eventually everyone is going to run into problems with the system. I figured I'd just get rid of it now.
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TPMS is just another knee jerk reaction by our govt. that adds to the cost of our vehicles. I see idiots every day driving on low tires. System was required after all the Explorers flipped. I would disable on a heartbeat if it was easy to get to.
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Wish I saw this a month ago before I bought used sensors and made a PVC container to put them in. Granted that its working very well... This would've been a much cheaper and fool proof fix
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+1 OP! i'm getting sick of looking at this light on my 2013!!!

do you know the function of those two wires?

are you grounding the blue wire or giving it 12v?
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Good thread. Even if I don't get a second set of wheels/tires I will probably do this mod. Hate all TPMS systems.
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+1 OP! i'm getting sick of looking at this light on my 2013!!!

do you know the function of those two wires?

are you grounding the blue wire or giving it 12v?
From the info I gathered, the blue wire gong into the wire harness is the signal to the ecu/gauge cluster. The red/white wire supplies a 5v dc + to turn the light off. So it doesn't matter what the tpms computer is reading, the light is disabled with the system still on. Its been over a week since I did this and no problems whatsoever.

First post will be updated with this info.
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Just did this mod, worked great, thanks so much OP!! This should be in the cheap free mod section for sure!!!
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:42 AM   #10
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Just did this mod, worked great, thanks so much OP!! This should be in the cheap free mod section for sure!!!
Glad I could help someone else out!
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Just did this mod, worked great, thanks so much OP!! This should be in the cheap free mod section for sure!!!
Should at least be a sticky In the tire/wheel section. Or added to the TPMS sticky already there
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TPMS is just another knee jerk reaction by our govt. that adds to the cost of our vehicles. I see idiots every day driving on low tires. System was required after all the Explorers flipped. I would disable on a heartbeat if it was easy to get to.
See any irony there? ^^^

OP, glad you figured out another way around this problem. If I was going to do this mod, I'd add a switch so it could be enabled easily. While I agree that TPMS can be an annoyance, it also serves a purpose.
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See any irony there? ^^^

OP, glad you figured out another way around this problem. If I was going to do this mod, I'd add a switch so it could be enabled easily. While I agree that TPMS can be an annoyance, it also serves a purpose.

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this has been done to death on other threads.

the type of people who drive with low air pressure in their tires areprobably not the people who are reading forums about how to disable a TPMSlight. this safety feature serves a purpose for people who use their vehicle solelyas a means of transportation and have no intention of doing any of their own maintenance.

a TPMS serves no purpose to anyone who seriously offroads, constantlychanges tire pressures for different scenario, or has multiple wheel sets

there is no need for a switch, however it would be a good idea to reattatch the wire as it was if you were to sell you truck. just my opinion
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this has been done to death on other threads.

the type of people who drive with low air pressure in their tires areprobably not the people who are reading forums about how to disable a TPMSlight. this safety feature serves a purpose for people who use their vehicle solelyas a means of transportation and have no intention of doing any of their own maintenance.

a TPMS serves no purpose to anyone who seriously offroads, constantlychanges tire pressures for different scenario, or has multiple wheel sets

there is no need for a switch, however it would be a good idea to reattatch the wire as it was if you were to sell you truck. just my opinion
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"a TPMS serves no purpose to anyone who seriously offroads, constantlychanges tire pressures for different scenario, or has multiple wheel sets"

If your vehicle has a functioning TPMS system, being able to easily enable and disable it with a switch may make sense.

Someone that switched wheel sets regularly between ones with and without TPMS sensors might want to use a switch. If I had a mounted set of winter tires, I wouldn't bother with the expense of installing TPMS sensors on steel wheels, but I'd want TPMS enabled for my summer wheel set. Someone that alternates between road and offroad wheels sets might also want a switch to allow use of TPMS when appropriate.
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touche

I change my tire pressure enought that I have no use for it but you make a valid point.
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touche

I change my tire pressure enought that I have no use for it but you make a valid point.
Don't get me wrong; I like the idea.
I just like the flexibility offered by a switch a little more.
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i wish there wer more spots for all the switches needed in these trucks

1 for 2lo mod
1 for ABS kill
1 for locker anytime
1 for rear view any time
1 for OEM heated mirror
1 for TPMS now

AHHH
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i wish there wer more spots for all the switches needed in these trucks

1 for 2lo mod
1 for ABS kill
1 for locker anytime
1 for rear view any time
1 for OEM heated mirror
1 for TPMS now

AHHH
An sPOD with its own panel could take care of that, but then you'd have to mount it somewhere.

If Toyota really cared, they already know how to do it. Take a look at a Prius and you'll know what I mean. Since the Tacoma is already electrified so much anyway, they could easily move a lot of controls to a touchscreen interface. If not that, a multi-function switch or two with small LCD displays would do the job nicely. Maybe 3rd gen will go that way. I know I'd at least considered Entune if it incorporated that kind of control granularity.
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