Been a lurker around here for quite some time and now it is time to post. I put my 3rd set of tires on my 07 Tacoma. I decided to go with the Cooper Discoverer ATP tires. The truck had a flat so I had a the spare tire on. Dropped the truck off and picked it up a few hours later from Discount tire. Driving home I noticed my TPMS light was on. I checked all 4 tires and also the spare. I noticed that the spare does not have a TPMS sensor installed. All pressures were within spec at 34-35psi. I calibrated the setup again with button below the steering wheel according to the owners manual. Still the light will not go off. Took it back to discount in which they confirmed that all sensors were working. Their little handheld thingy stated that the spare should have a TPMS sensor installed. This is the original spare when we purchased the truck new in 07. They stated that they did not dismount the spare tire from the rim when installing new tires. I have read that they removed the TPMS sensors starting in 09. Did the 07 prerunner TRD have a TPMS sensor on the spare?
Looking in the owners manual, there is a short statement that some tires will not work with the TPMS sensors. Anyone have any experience with this? I do not want to disable this setup, or put black tape on the dashboard, or pull the LED bulb. I would like to get to the bottom of this without having to go to the dealer and pay a diagnostic fee.
I will discuss with discount again for I have to take the truck back in. They did not balance the tires right and I have a shimmy starting at 55mph. Any input would be appreciated.
07 Tacoma Prerunner TRD