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Tire Pressure Monitor Readout

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by KodiakVA, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. Aug 23, 2009 at 7:03 AM
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    KodiakVA

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    Is there any device out there (like the Scan Gauge II) that can give you real time tire pressure readouts from the TPMS sensors in the wheels?

    If I'm correct the wheels need to be in motion for the sensor to transmit data so it seems to me that this could be possible while driving. I have never seen this though and could find nothing in my searches. Thanks for any replies.
     
  2. Aug 23, 2009 at 7:11 AM
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  3. Aug 23, 2009 at 7:21 AM
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    Thats outstanding. Pity though it cannot use the built in sensors. :( My fear would be that these would get stolen. However it will give nice data while driving.

    Thank you for posting that link.
     
  4. Aug 23, 2009 at 7:55 AM
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    Definately not true. Your spare tire has a sensor in it and it's never in motion.

    My light went off because my spare tire was low.
     
  5. Aug 23, 2009 at 8:02 AM
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    good call Jan...forgot to address that, when my summer wheels with the sensors are off for the winter, they still talk to the truck when I get home and park close to them.
     
  6. Aug 23, 2009 at 8:05 AM
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    It is not true that the sensor needs to be in motion, but it's also not true that his 2009 spare tire has a sensor. :) The spare tire sensor was discontinued in 2009.
     
  7. Aug 23, 2009 at 10:18 AM
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    :) Makes me wonder why they removed them for 09. Cost cutting I assume. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Aug 23, 2009 at 10:27 AM
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    had to pay for the backup camera somehow;):D
     
  9. Aug 23, 2009 at 11:06 AM
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    Definately not true. Your spare tire has a sensor in it and it's never in motion.

    Thanks for the correction Janster, I was not sure about that.

    I'm surprised that there is nothing out there, or at least that I can find, that will read the factory sensors and give real time feedback. Nice valuable data IMO.


     
  10. Aug 23, 2009 at 11:36 AM
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    OMG! Can you imagine what this would do to us with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? Constantly watching the monitor wondering why that tire is not the same as that tire which is not the same as that tire.

    You'd be stopping at every air pump on your route just to try and even it all up.

    I need a nap just knowing this device is out there.
     
  11. Aug 23, 2009 at 11:39 AM
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    :rofl:...and I thought using the same gas pump on the same setting at the same time of day to get accurate mpg was bad, this could be worse:eek:
     
  12. Aug 26, 2009 at 10:00 PM
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    Well i was told my 09 taco had a spair tire air pressure sensor from the sales man. Guess they cant know everything.
     
  13. Aug 27, 2009 at 6:36 AM
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    Great. I haven't checked my spare tire pressure in a year because I thought it had this. Now I'll have to go and look.
     
  14. Aug 27, 2009 at 8:45 AM
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    I was told the same thing..:rolleyes: BUT, I read the book and pulled the tire to check it's pressure and NO sensor!!!! (Like the book said.) :eek:

    Yuma Taco,
     
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