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Turning off the TPS Light

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by tacofan, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. Dec 7, 2009 at 11:27 AM
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    tacofan

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    Does anyone out there know if there is a way to turn off the TPS light other than cutting wires or yanking bulbs? Is there a separate fuse that could maybe be pulled. Please help, ever since I put different rims on that F#*cking light drives me nuts!
     
  2. Dec 7, 2009 at 11:35 AM
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    MotoXdoer

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    do you have the tpms sensors in the new wheels?
     
  3. Dec 7, 2009 at 11:35 AM
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    No there isn't any way to turn it off short of taking your dash apart. You can place a piece of electrical tape over it, so you can't see it....

    But why didn't you just have them put your TPMS in your new rims??
     
  4. Dec 7, 2009 at 11:38 AM
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    I went from steelies to TRD wheels off CL so I didn't have replacement TPMS.

    Here's what I did... I got a 4 inch pvc end cap, then a part that would slid into the end cap that had a threaded end on the other side.. then the end male part w/square. Sorry, don't know the names.

    I used drilled a hole for one of the tpms to fit in and then put the other three inside and stuffed a plastic bag in there so they wouldn't rattle.. sealed it all up with pvc cement and got it real tight..

    Airs up quick to 35psi and just leave it in the storage area for the AC but you could put it in the glove box, center console or under the seat.

    I took pics w/bed cleat so you could see the size.

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  5. Dec 7, 2009 at 11:46 AM
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    What happened was I totaled my 05 without TPMS and the insurance company bought me a 07 with TPMS but I had Nitto's on the 05 so I swapped them before the insurance company towed my wrecked one. So unfortunaltey I do not have any of the sensors off the TPMS wheels. I wanted to just swap tires but they were 2 diiferent sized rims. Plus I liked the look of my 16" rims better than the 17" TRD sport rims.
     
  6. Dec 7, 2009 at 11:51 AM
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    Being that you no longer have your TPMS....without buying new ones and having them programmed which I don't think anyone has found a reasonably priced way to do this...your best bet is a piece of elec tape over the light.

    Lesson learned, its cheaper/easier to pay to have the TPMS taken out of your rims before you get rid of them ;).
     
  7. Dec 7, 2009 at 11:51 AM
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    Easy fix I use a black business card like this one, it fits down even farther than in this picture
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  8. Dec 7, 2009 at 12:08 PM
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    Lesson learned is right. I only had a few days between when I bought the new truck the insurance company was towing the old one so I didn't have much time to do research on the wheels. I had Donohoes on the front and 5100's and add a leafs on the rear of the wrecked truck and I had to tear apart 2 trucks and get the suspension swapped, plus all the stereo gear swapped. Needless to say I was busy!

    While we are on the subject does anyone know if I add a couple of leafs if there is going to be any forseable problems other than a rougher ride. When I tore apart my wrecked truck I took a few extra leafs off and sent the truck home with the insurance company riding pretty low! If anyone comes across a good deal on a slighlty rolled 05 access cab don't buy it, I robbed everything I could off of it and didn't put it back together very well!
     
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