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tpms broken

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by straycat241, May 6, 2010.

  1. May 6, 2010 at 11:21 AM
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    straycat241

    straycat241 [OP] maXXXed out mid travel

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    i got tires put on yester day and the tpms blinks for like a minute then goes solid i am almost sure that one of my tpms sensors got broken in the process is it ok to take the light bulb outa the dash? or what is the best way to get rid of this nanny system?
     
  2. May 6, 2010 at 11:24 AM
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    If it is solid, then you have a tire that is low. Recheck your pressures (including the spare).
     
  3. May 6, 2010 at 11:26 AM
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    To add, the light is an LED and would need un-soldered from the gauge cluster. It would be easier to just unplug the the TPMS ECU. It is behind your AC control panel IIRC.
     
  4. May 6, 2010 at 11:28 AM
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    that was the first thing i did all are set to 34 psi inc the spare its not the normal low tire blink it blinks for a really long time then goes solid the low tire alert doesnt blink that much then goes solid
     
  5. May 6, 2010 at 11:30 AM
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    If they (or one of them) is damaged, then whoever changed your tires is liable to replace the damaged one(s).
     
  6. May 6, 2010 at 11:33 AM
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    how much are they to replace?
     
  7. May 6, 2010 at 11:49 AM
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    It depends. The dealer will be the most costly (of course). Regardless, you will have to go there to get the system trouble shot to find which one is bad and have the new one reprogrammed into the ecu. Each sensor has it's own serial number that needs programmed into the ECU.
     
  8. May 6, 2010 at 12:22 PM
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    Would this make the light go away? Mine is on all the time because the previous owner of my truck didn't swap the TPMS over when he changed wheels. It would be nice if I could get it to turn off.
     
  9. May 6, 2010 at 12:25 PM
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    I believe so. There is one wire from the TPMS ECU that goes to the gauge cluster for the illumination of the TPMS warning light.
     
  10. May 6, 2010 at 12:28 PM
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    is this wire easy to find?
     
  11. May 6, 2010 at 12:34 PM
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    X2 i want to rip it out real bad ...
     
  12. May 6, 2010 at 12:35 PM
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  13. May 8, 2010 at 11:12 AM
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    I broke one of my sensors while swapping out tires. I still havent replaced it tho. Ntwonline.con has our sensors for $50/each. If i dont unpluf the wires i might order one
     
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