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Disabled TPMS light on my 2008

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by bama trd, May 21, 2010.

  1. May 21, 2010 at 8:04 AM
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    bama trd

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    I saw this once before , so I just gave it a shot. So far it's working perfect... You'll need 1) Take off the air controller panel 2) Unplug them and sit it out of the way , locate the TPMS control , mine was RED on a 2008 model. 3) Unplug the wiring harness from the bottom and cut the BLUE wire , do not plug it back up. ( on 2007 and newer , you'll run this to a hot wire ,acourse with a fuse link , on the 2006 and older you'll run it to a ground). 4) reassemble and NO LIGHT!! I've heard that you really need to bring the 12 volts down to 5 volts , but mine is doing fine with the 12.

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  2. May 21, 2010 at 8:20 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    another way, you could take your gauges out and unsolder that little LED..
     
  3. May 21, 2010 at 8:22 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Me too, except I have a bad sensor somewhere..............:mad:
     
  4. May 21, 2010 at 8:24 AM
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    maybe your spare tire sensor. check it out. I know some older 2nd gens came with a 5th sensor.
     
  5. May 21, 2010 at 8:26 AM
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    My light doesn't blink. It's on solid...............:p
     
  6. May 21, 2010 at 8:28 AM
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    Mine blinks when it is low.
     
  7. May 21, 2010 at 8:29 AM
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    I had to do something , I traded the 17" sport wheels for the 16" Off Road wheels and that activated my light. I was going to get it reset at the dealership , but oh yeah I forgot that my spare tire sensor will be different. So I did this instead of the black tape.
     
  8. May 21, 2010 at 8:33 AM
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    I think they are. The manual says "blinks = low tire" "on solid = visit your local stealership". I paraphrased a bit. :D

    I confirmed this by installing a drywall screw into my tire (accidently). When the tire got low it blinked. When I filled it up, it went solid again. Needless to say, I know one tire has a good sensor.
     
  9. May 21, 2010 at 1:54 PM
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    :facepalm: I have it backwards........it constantly blinks. :anonymous:
     
  10. May 24, 2010 at 9:08 PM
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    Or you could just put air in your spare.
     
  11. May 25, 2010 at 6:50 AM
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    I have 16" off road wheels on the truck, and the 17" spare under the truck that came stock with the 17" sport wheels. TPMS light activates when you wheel sizes , so I disabled it.
     
  12. May 25, 2010 at 8:30 AM
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    Why does the red wire in the picture look cut too? Just to clarify, if I have an 08 so I can just cut the blue wire and the light is off..that's it?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  13. May 25, 2010 at 8:51 AM
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    If I was you,(and live in California) I'll check the laws and smog check.
    With this idiots, one never knows.
    Take care
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  14. May 25, 2010 at 8:53 AM
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    TPMS has nothing to do with smog.
     
  15. May 26, 2010 at 6:18 AM
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    Technology and other changes generally makes life better , but in the past10-20 years something has changed . idiots getting hit at a RXR crossing forced the trains to lay on the horn endlessy , perfectly visible stop signs got larger , incompetents in explorers didnt check their tire pressure so we have TPMS.

    Technology is being mis-used to allow morons / idiots / and general F'ups to co-exist with everyone else. Now that may not be 100% true , but there is a LOT of truth to it.
     
  16. May 26, 2010 at 6:24 AM
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    TPMS is quite the bitch. I had some noob tire guy damage two of my TPMS sensors right after I bought the truck. The light has been on ever since and apparently there isn't any straight forward way of disabling the system. If it wasn't for all the retards that don't know how to visually check their tires for air, none of us would have to worry about this crap.


    Worthless IMO.
     
  17. May 26, 2010 at 6:27 AM
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    id love to disable mine since one of my sensors broke so the light is on 24/7...but i dont have the electrical wiring/led-handling smarts to want to try this
     
  18. May 26, 2010 at 6:30 AM
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    If your light is on solid you have a low tire.
     
  19. May 26, 2010 at 6:34 AM
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    Are you 100% sure of this? I have the same issue with a solid TPMS light, took it to the dealer, and after diagnosing it with there little scan tool, apparently two of the sensors were bad. Now they could be completely full of shit, but I'm pretty confident Juan at the local tire shop didn't know what the hell he was doing when he mounted my tires.
     
  20. May 26, 2010 at 7:22 AM
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    That's how it should be. Mine is blinking and when I had a screw in one of my tires it would go solid when enough air leaked out. Check your manual. Mine says if it is solid check your tires for proper air pressure. If it is blinking, make an appointment at your local dealer. Check your spare also. I have an 05 Tundy but I believe it is the same sytem/sensors.
     
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