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question about button????

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by madcatter, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. Feb 19, 2010 at 1:43 PM
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    madcatter

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    2010 double cab--under the steering column by the hood release there is a button---it has an icon that looks like the tire pressure warning light in the instrument cluster.
    what exactly is this and whats its purpose,i cant find it in the owners book
     
  2. Feb 19, 2010 at 1:46 PM
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    04prerunner

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  3. Feb 19, 2010 at 1:47 PM
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    resets the TPMS sensor for the tires
     
  4. Feb 19, 2010 at 1:53 PM
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    why would that need reset?????i thought when pressure went down,the dash showed a warning icon.when air was put back in it went out,
     
  5. Feb 19, 2010 at 1:54 PM
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    kwalton

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  6. Feb 19, 2010 at 1:57 PM
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    krimson

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  7. Feb 19, 2010 at 2:04 PM
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    i will search harder in the manual
     
  8. Feb 19, 2010 at 2:06 PM
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    braggman7

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    wouldnt it have been just as easy to tell him the answer as it was telling him to read the manual?
     
  9. Feb 19, 2010 at 2:08 PM
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    You fill your tires to what pressure you want then hit the reset button and you are good to go
    don't forget the spare

    If some of you guys do not want to be here and post at least save the bs for another board
     
  10. Feb 19, 2010 at 2:08 PM
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    jtav2002

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    Probably, but too often on forums people expect to be spoon fed information that may be readily available before looking themselves.

    It would likely need to be reset when rotating tires and stuff like that so it doesn't think a tire is in a location that it's not.
     
  11. Feb 19, 2010 at 2:08 PM
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    Yeah so why didn't you ?
     
  12. Feb 19, 2010 at 2:11 PM
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    chris4x4

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    It cant identify locations of tires. Just weather or not 1 is out of range with psi.
     
  13. Feb 19, 2010 at 2:12 PM
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    if in any case you put bigger tires, the tire pressure must me reset depending on the size of the tire. i think, must be on the manual though....
     
  14. Feb 19, 2010 at 2:14 PM
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    Gotcha, thanks for clarification. Wasn't sure how ours worked. The system on the Impala SS I had location based and showed you the PSI of all the tires. Which was nice, but when it came to reset it due to a rotation it was a pain in the ass resetting it you had to go around in a certain order to each tire and let out or put in a bit of air til it registered what tire it was.
     
  15. Feb 19, 2010 at 2:17 PM
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    Yeah....Many vehicles have the ability to identify which tire.....The Toyota systems are inexpensive ones.
     
  16. Feb 19, 2010 at 2:18 PM
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    because i don't know the answer.
     
  17. Feb 19, 2010 at 2:24 PM
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    The reset button is to reset the already set pressure values it monitors. For example, If you normally run 35 psi in your tires, and you switch to a different set, and are going to run 30 psi, you reset the sensor so it doesnt trigger the air psi warning light. OR, if off roading, and you air down your tires, you can reset the light so its not iluminated while your off roading.
     
  18. Feb 20, 2010 at 5:55 PM
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    thanks for the answer,,,i read the manula a few times one the subject and still was not understanding it.call me a dumbass.thanks for the help
     
  19. Feb 20, 2010 at 5:57 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    09+ dont have the sensor in the spare
     
  20. Feb 20, 2010 at 6:12 PM
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    hahhaha! i can barely keep up with the acronyms as it is!! this is effen funny.
     
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