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TPMS Problem

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ironman_jon, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. Nov 1, 2010 at 1:14 AM
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    I recently got rims and tires on the tacoma and the tpms light keeps popping up. I took the truck back down to discount and they checked everything and the tires were fine so they went to check the spare and couldnt get a reading from it so they dropped it and they said there was no tpms installed on that tire. Has anyone ever had this issue?
     
  2. Nov 1, 2010 at 1:23 AM
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    wat?
    there is no TPMS in the spare on the 09+ tacos. i would check the pressures in all 4 tires to where you like them, then hit the TPMS reset button to take the new pressure IF it's different than the stock pressures. if the sensors are not within the stock tolerences for the pressures they were set to, it will go off.

    PS-nice powdered toast man avatar:thumbsup:
     
  3. Nov 1, 2010 at 1:38 AM
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    where is the tpms reset button ive never noticed it or maybe ive just overlooked it
     
  4. Nov 1, 2010 at 1:40 AM
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    wat?
    it's a small button below the steering wheel (close to where your left knee would be). make sure though that the main 4 tires are at the pressures you want, b/c that button will make the sensors read for whatever is in them.
     
  5. Nov 1, 2010 at 1:48 AM
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    is the time duration that the button needs to be pressed thanks for the info
     
  6. Nov 1, 2010 at 1:58 AM
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    wat?
    here's the info from the manual....

    After adjusting tire pressures, or after tires have been rotated or
    replaced, turn the ignition switch to “ON” and press and hold the
    “ SET” button until indicator blinks three times. Let the vehicle sit for a
    few minutes to allow initialization to complete.

    Refer to the load label on the door jamb or the Owner’s Manual for tire
    inflation specifications.

    If the tire pressure indicator flashes for more than 60 seconds and then
    remains on, take the vehicle to your local Toyota dealer.
     
  7. Nov 1, 2010 at 2:03 AM
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    once again you rock problem fixed thanks
     
  8. Nov 1, 2010 at 2:05 AM
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    wat?
    hope that it works. let us know!
     
  9. Nov 1, 2010 at 3:05 AM
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    Yup as far as i can see its working fine took the truck for a quick spin and no light so why is it toyota didnt put a tpms in the spare thats kinda retarded IMO
     
  10. Nov 1, 2010 at 3:08 AM
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    It's cheaper and almost everyone hates the system anyways...
     
  11. Nov 1, 2010 at 3:15 AM
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    The system never really bothered me until now what a pain in the butt its been but it did let me know i when i got a nail in the tire to lazy to go get it taken out so it stayed there until i got the new tires
     
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    wat?
    they had them in the spare until 09, then they stopped.
     
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    Yeah...It let me know that I had a tire losing air on the interstate- Turned out to be a sheet rock knife blade in the tire and losing a LOT of air. I was glad I had it that day...
     
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    Actually it was pain on my 2007 with spare tpms.
     
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    Wow! I have been having alot of grief over the TPMS. I had new tires installed on my Taco and the tire pressures are different than the originals. I did not know there was a reset button. I will give that a try and see what happens and then update my results.
    Thanks
     
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    Btw, if you want the TPMS to be a bit more sensitive, i.e., the stock function as I understand it is to set the TPMS alert when the pressure drops 25% below the stored setting. So if you're running 32 lbs normally, and that is where the TPMS is set, the alert won't happen until it drops to 24lbs. To me this is too low before an alert. I'd like to know if it's less than 30, but would settle for 28.

    To get the tpms alert setting set higher, add more air before pushing the tpms reset button. If you run 32lbs and want it going off at 30 lbs, air up to 40lbs, push the tpms rest, then air down to 32. This assumes that the 25% is correct and resaonably accurate. You might need to adjust the high pressure tpms reset point depending on the %age and accuracy of the sensor.

    And for those of your off-road air down people, this would probably be more annoying than it's worth.
     
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    Wow, I didn't know the pressure had to drop that much before the light comes on! One of the Toyota techs told me it was more along the lines of 10% (3-4 psi drop). I'm more inclined to believe the 25% since my light never comes on in the winter/summer due to the pressure swings due to temperature. Good idea! :thumbsup:
     
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    Resetting the TPMS worked! Viola!

    You need to hold down the button for about 2 seconds. You know,..the button kind of under the dash, near the steering column, close to your left knee. The TPMS light will blink and then re-calculate to the pressure you currently have. Just make sure the pressures are all equal and where you want them before doing this.

    Thanks again all you Taco Types, :)
     
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    Stock, mine didn't come on at those levels either, which got me to thinking about how to make it work better for me. The 25% I can't find a definite reference to now, but it seems to make sense, as I would think that the computer would monitor a differential pressure drop (%age), rather than an absolute (8 lbs less than baseline). I've aired up, reset the tpms, then aired down, but only up to 36 lbs. I will experiment with this further sometime though. For now I've seen reference to 12.5%, 20%, and absolute difference (X lbs less than baseline).
     
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