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Here is the fix for TPMS

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by ryork, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Apr 16, 2009 at 10:17 AM

    ryork [OP] Active Member

    Apr 9, 2009
    So after talking to a hundred people, walmart and three toyota dealerships I finally got a straight answer. I am putting bigger tires and wheels with a higher psi so I wanted to know if you could reset the sensor to that pressure or just back to the factory specs with the reset button in the cab. No one could give me a straight answer. Finally a toyota dealership said that the sensors are not set to a specific psi. The way they work is that they read each other and if they get off by three psi or so the light comes on. So, if you have all the tires set to the same psi regardless what it is, and press the reset button like it says in the manual you should be fine. The only problem may be that the spare has a sensor and that tire may be set at a different pressure. Luckily I checked mine and I have a full size spare but no sensor. You can tell by looking at the valve stem and if it is plastic or rubber there is no sensor. I know a lot of people have had issues with this so hopefully it will help. (hopefully this is true also.) I will just have to wait and check tomorrow when I get the new wheels put on. If the light still stays on chances are the shop you took it to broke the sensor when the took it out of the old wheel. Evidently this happens a lot.
  2. Apr 16, 2009 at 10:39 AM

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

    Oct 6, 2008
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    Black 09 4x4 TRD Off Road Doublecab
    3" ToyTec coilover lift on Bilstein 5100s, Total Chaos UCAs, ToyTec diff drop, Scangauge II, 4D MagLite mounted on the drivers seat, Painted engine cover, Painted calipers (red), Painted skid plate (red) Valentine 1 radar detector hard wired, Damplifier Pro on the floor, back wall and doors, Luxury Liner Pro on the floor and doors, Kenwood DNX8120, 2 Pioneer TS-SW1041D 10" shallow mount subs, 2 Pioneer PRS-D4200F 1200W amps, Mr Marv sub enclosure, Hybrid Audio Clarus 6.5" components in the front doors, Alpine 5.25" coaxials in the rear doors, A.R.E. LSII fiberglass tonneau cover, All Pro bumper, All Pro sliders, Wet Okole seat covers, Sockmonkey Mountain badges, PIAA 510 SMR Driving Lights, Warn M8000 Winch, Bud Built skids
    The sensor was removed from the spare in the '09s (thank God)... Prior to that, good luck! :)

    BTW, nice investigative work! :thumbsup:

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