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Anyone Disabled their TPMS Light?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by High-Gear, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. Jun 13, 2010 at 8:24 AM
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    High-Gear

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    I'm not going to spend the cash to identify and resynch my TPMS sensors (Dealership wants $200). I lived for years without TPMS, so I don't really need the little idiot light.

    How do I deactivate the damn thing?
     
  2. Jun 13, 2010 at 8:31 AM
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    High-Gear

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    Nevermind, I did a search and saw this is a real Pain in the Ass!

    Does anyone have a quick link to removing the instrument cluster. I'm going to tape over the inside of the gauge face.

    Cheers!
     
  3. Jun 13, 2010 at 9:37 AM
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    snowgod06

    snowgod06 UG legend wannabe

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    crap bolted and welded together....
    theres a thread somewhere here that just has you cut one wire to kill the light. Atleast thats what i was told when i had the stupid light issue.
     
  4. Jun 13, 2010 at 9:40 AM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    I think that mod only ended up working on the 06's and 07's.
     
  5. Jun 13, 2010 at 9:59 AM
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    I have seen people put the sensors in a piece of pipe with a schrader valve on one end sealed it and put 35Lbs of air in it and stowed it somewhere on the vehicle, Don't forget the one in the spare as well.

    Seems better than messing with tearing out the dash and taping over the light.
     
  6. Jun 13, 2010 at 10:13 AM
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    imtwistd

    imtwistd Going nowhere as fast as possible

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    I took my gauge cluster apart thinking I was just going to remove the bulb but I found that they're LEDs instead so I took a piece of black elecrtical tape and covered over that annoying idiot light. :D
     
  7. Jun 13, 2010 at 10:34 AM
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    I have a 2008 and posted a thread on here on disabling the light , you cut one wire....and just add a fuse-link and hook it to any Hot wire..
     
  8. Jun 13, 2010 at 10:37 AM
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    I don't want to pay to have them removed from the tires. $120...ouch. I'd just pay to get the things working again if I was going to spend that much.

    thanks though.
     
  9. Jun 13, 2010 at 10:41 AM
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    hoosiertaco

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    you must already be out of warranty then?
     
  10. Jun 13, 2010 at 10:41 AM
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  11. Jun 13, 2010 at 10:45 AM
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    umm when i had my new tires and wheels installed (10 ply). the tire store put 70 pounds in all four.my light flashed and reset after a few miles . i checked the air pressure and lowered it to 35 pounds. correct me if im wrong but i think it measures the percent of variance between the four tires. i believe 3 to 5 percent is with in the paramiter.but an old trick i did on my chevy was to throw them all in the spare.
     
  12. Jun 13, 2010 at 10:52 AM
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    Unplugging that box behind the control panel is a pain , not much room to get your hands in there , but once you get it unplugged , you'll have a little slck to cut the wire...then just run a hoy wire to it , but make sure to put in a fuse link...good luck
     
  13. Jun 13, 2010 at 10:57 AM
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    I purchased a set of after market rims which had the TPMS from an 07 put in them. Since they are not an original part of my 09, no warranty.
     
  14. Jun 13, 2010 at 1:23 PM
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    Oh gotchya!:thumbsup: Too bad you don't have a contact at the dealer that could recalibrate those for you.
     
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