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low tire inflation thingy

Discussion in 'Canada' started by georgeandkanoa, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. Jan 16, 2011 at 2:47 PM
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    georgeandkanoa

    georgeandkanoa [OP] the point is simply this

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    anyone have that issue in these freezing temps,
    my low inflation guage lights up
     
  2. Jan 16, 2011 at 3:07 PM
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    Check your tire pressures??
     
  3. Jan 16, 2011 at 3:09 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    That would be the thingy to do............the spare also.
     
  4. Jan 16, 2011 at 11:45 PM
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    ya sometimes when it gets below -25 mine would just turn on and i checked all my tires including the spare and they were fine.
     
  5. Jan 18, 2011 at 3:34 AM
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    I have my winter tires and rims on so the sensor is on my summer tires and rims, thus my light is a constant nuisance.
     
  6. Jan 18, 2011 at 4:18 AM
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    Hate that darn thing. I've lived almost 46 years (30+ yrs driving) and have been able to manage my tire pressure the old fashioned way with no incidents related to tire pressure.

    Light was on when I bought the truck (lease turn in 2007 with 23K miles). When I got it home I adjusted tire pressure in all 5 tires and did the reset button thing and the light went out. Picked up a set of wheels with sensors for my winter tires, and haven't been able to get it to reset to the sensors on the winter tires/wheels. Every time I check the pressure, they're all good. I refuse to pay the "stealer" to reset the darn computer, or to buy the $100+ gadget to reset it myself. If I knew how to disable the light, I would.

    Until then, I just refer to the light as my "good traction light":D.
     
  7. Jan 18, 2011 at 12:48 PM
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    I would have rather had the de-icing mirrors than the stupid tire inflation light on my SR%.
     
  8. Jan 18, 2011 at 12:53 PM
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  9. Jan 18, 2011 at 1:06 PM
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    Tell the gov't- The TPMS is mandatory...Heated mirrors- Not so much.
     
  10. Jan 18, 2011 at 1:08 PM
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    I've had the same temperature related problems with my 07 with the sensor in the spare. I think on cold mornings the tires heat up a bit and cause a different pressure reading than the spare which stays cold...at least that's what I think is happening. By the time I get home from work the temperature is warmer and when I check all 5 tires the pressure looks good.
     
  11. Jan 18, 2011 at 1:09 PM
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    I've got heated mirrors. Never used them.........
     
  12. Jan 18, 2011 at 1:11 PM
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    Heated mirrors SHOULD be mandatory

    Who needs an idiot light for tire pressure when a typical winter day here drops the temps enough to set the damn thing off?
     
  13. Jan 18, 2011 at 2:11 PM
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    tpms is mandatory in the u.s?
     
  14. Jan 18, 2011 at 2:15 PM
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    But not DTRL?
     
  15. Jan 18, 2011 at 2:21 PM
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    Odd . TPMS is not required in Canada as far as I know.
     
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    When airing your tires, if you are at higher temp than when your truck sets offthe low tire it is caused by the weather. For instance, you air your tires and it is 50 degrees out and the temp drops to 30 degrees, you are going to lose 2 pounds of air pressure. You lose 1 pound of air pressure for every 10 degrees in temeprature change. You may notice that when you drive the vehicle the tires heat up and the light goes off. For winter envirements I suggest setting your tire pressure 2 pounds hgher than you normally would.
     
  17. Jan 18, 2011 at 2:40 PM
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    Fill tires to 2 pounds below cold pressure , set TPMS , then add 2 pounds.
     
  18. Feb 1, 2011 at 7:35 AM
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    I've had mine for the less then a week and it won't go out. I guess my good traction light is here to stay
     
  19. Feb 1, 2011 at 9:40 AM
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    Since the Ford/Firestone fiasco. They were made mandatory in vehicles produced after September 1, 2007. many manufacturers were ahead of the game though. DTRL? I just leave my headlights on.
     
  20. Feb 2, 2011 at 3:15 AM
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    If you haven't tried the reset button procedure you can give that a try. I was able to get mine to stay off until I switched over to my winter tires on a set of rims a guy sold me from his 2009 Tacoma. The rims have sensors, but for whatever reason I can't get the system to reset to them. I've gotten used to the light and just ignore it now. Interested to find out what happens when I put my summer tires (mounted on the original wheels) back on in April.

    Stupid system...but that's what comes from too much government!

    Good Luck.
     
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