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tire pressure light

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by harleyxl181, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. Sep 22, 2010 at 4:19 AM
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    harleyxl181

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    The tire pressure light on my 08 tacoma comes on immediately after I start my truck. There is no flashing before it stays solid, it is a solid light from the start. My tire pressures are all good at 32 psi, which is what they have been since I got the truck 4 months ago. How do I get the light to go out and is there a fuse I can pull to eliminate this nuisance? Also what do you all do about the light when you buy aftermarket wheels, which I would like to do soon? thanks for your help.
     
  2. Sep 22, 2010 at 4:27 AM
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    Check the spare
     
  3. Sep 22, 2010 at 4:36 AM
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    Have you pushed the reset button under the dash?
     
  5. Sep 22, 2010 at 4:57 AM
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    I pretend mine is TURBO BOOST, when its flashing its buliding up and when it goes solid I'm at full BOOST. I never use it though because its dangerous to press the button due to it being under the column. Maybe one day ill rig it into the steering wheel controls...
     
  6. Sep 22, 2010 at 5:10 AM
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    I run 35psi in my tires
     
  7. Sep 22, 2010 at 5:48 AM
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    Pugga

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    How come so high, you tow or haul a lot? I'm running 30 in mine.

    OP, check the spare, if its ok then reset the sensor. There's a button under the dash, straight down from the steering wheel. Check the owner's manual on how to reset (I don't remember the procedure but I think it's just push and hold). With aftermarket wheels you have basically 3 options:
    Pay to have your sensors transferred over.
    Use standard valve stems and ignore the TPMS light.
    Use standard valve stems and make some sort of pressurized vessel to keep the sensors contained in so the light stays off on the dash. (People have used PVC, wheel barrel wheels, etc and mounted them somewhere on the truck)
     
  8. Sep 22, 2010 at 7:03 AM
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    i started out at 35 psi, stock tires,, went to read the fine print on the tires, say 44 is max psi, i pumped em up to 44psi,, rides a little better..

    mark
     
  9. Sep 22, 2010 at 7:11 AM
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    Make sure all tires, including spare, are equal. Press reset button, with ignition switch on, and wait for tire light to blink three times. This will set the baseline for the sensors.
     
  10. Sep 22, 2010 at 10:25 AM
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    Uh, that is MAX pressure of the tire, not the proper pressure to run when on the truck....
     
  11. Sep 22, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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    $300 is a little excessive...everywhere I've seen is from $95-125 each.
     
  12. Sep 22, 2010 at 11:18 AM
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    x2. Plus, when you get get new tires they don't replace the sensors, they use a rebuild kit which is basically a set of gaskets for $3.
     
  13. Sep 22, 2010 at 11:21 AM
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    It's not a broken sensor. The light would be flashing.. I would bet good money it is that spare...
     
  14. Sep 22, 2010 at 12:29 PM
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    It's the spare. I had the same problem when I got my Tacoma.
     
  15. Sep 22, 2010 at 12:33 PM
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    My air pressure is equal in all 5 tires (including the spare) and my light is on...it is annoying the hell out of me!
     
  16. Sep 22, 2010 at 1:45 PM
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    After you filled all the tires to the same PSI, did you reset the unit using the button below the dash?
     
  17. Sep 22, 2010 at 2:42 PM
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    I put my sensors in a 3" pvc pipe. I'll post a picture of it when I get out of work if I think about it. It could give ideas to some ppl in here how to override this annoying system
     
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    Use standard valve stems and make some sort of pressurized vessel to keep the sensors contained in so the light stays off on the dash. (People have used PVC, wheel barrel wheels, etc and mounted them somewhere on the truck


    ...that is a freakin' awesome idea. probably more trouble than it's worth but i love the sideways thinking!
     
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