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Faked out my TPMS computer

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rpking, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. Jan 7, 2012 at 12:33 PM
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    rpking

    rpking [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I searched for a way to disable the TPMS on my 2011. I didn't want to mess with the wiring, but I did find this on another site. I used a 3" piece of SCH.40 PVC, two caps, drilled a hole in one cap and installed a valve stem, taped the TPMS valve stems together so they wouldn't rattle around, put them inside, glued the caps on, let it sit overnight, put 30 psi
    in it, sprayed some plasti-dip on it, put it in one of the storage holes in the bed of my truck, no more stupid light!!! Now when I put on my other tire and rim combo's the computer doesn't know the difference. Here is a link to some pics. http://s1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff461/rpking1/TPMS pressure tank/
     
  2. Jan 7, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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    allmotorrex

    allmotorrex Grove St. Fabrication

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    hahahahahaha thats pretty funny! but tight! Good job on the fake out! I just took the led light off tha back of the gauge cluster
     
  3. Jan 7, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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    jgwheeler17

    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    tint, dents, scratches, two blown speakers and trying to pay her off...
    i like that. ive seen where one member on here mounted them in a little lawnmower tire and then had to mount it in his truck and it just looked like too much work.

    nice job, very witty. :thumbsup:
     
  4. Jan 7, 2012 at 12:45 PM
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    mcdowell

    mcdowell My name is Mudd

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    Thats actually pretty cool. ( filing that away)
     
  5. Jan 7, 2012 at 12:46 PM
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    I tried it with steel caps and nipples, did not work as I guess it would not transmit through the steel.
    I have some PVC sch 40 now and will do it again.

    Warning do not use ABS for this!!!!!
    It might hold the pressure but it is not rated for this kind of pressure. :eek:
     
  7. Jan 7, 2012 at 12:55 PM
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  8. Jan 7, 2012 at 12:56 PM
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    Looks good, good job.
     
  9. Jan 7, 2012 at 1:18 PM
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    Whoa, I'd much rather create the chamber - it took maybe 30 minutes tops and cost like $7. Plus there's no permanent modification to the truck and no chance of damaging anything. Nice work on getting into the truck and changing things though - looks like a permanent fix for sure.
     
  10. Jan 7, 2012 at 1:22 PM
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    Careful officers from DHS don't see that thing, they'll have you on the ground and shipped off to Gitmo before you can explain it's to trick the TPMS system. The thing looks like a homemade grenade.
     
  11. Jan 7, 2012 at 1:25 PM
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    agreed........pretty funny......:D:D
     
  12. Jan 7, 2012 at 4:19 PM
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    Murph

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    Haha I've done this on other cars before... works like a charm :D. I thought everyone knew this trick...
     
  13. Jan 7, 2012 at 4:21 PM
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    Very clever. I like it, good work!
     
  14. Jan 7, 2012 at 5:56 PM
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    sweet! nice work man!!
     
  15. Jan 7, 2012 at 6:00 PM
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    Definitely a possibility :eek: Especially for those who are military or work on a military base who are subject to random searches at the ECP's.
     
  16. Jan 7, 2012 at 6:07 PM
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    I wander how long till you have to pull them off to replace the batteries?
     
  17. Jan 7, 2012 at 7:23 PM
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    I don't know how long the batteries last, when they do crap out I guess I will cut them out of there and do it again.
     
  18. Jan 7, 2012 at 7:25 PM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Fwiw I've never seen anyone on this site ever note that they have had their batteries replaced, and the tpms started in 2006.
     
  19. Jan 7, 2012 at 7:29 PM
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    made same setup using info. from this site. don't remember anyone mentioning if batteries are replaceable, or if they are sealed. can just the batteries be replaced,or must the complete TPMS sensor be replaced?
     
  20. Jan 7, 2012 at 7:31 PM
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    I think I read somewhere they are 7-10 year batteries.
     
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