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ultra gauge problems

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dirtytaco2010, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. Oct 7, 2010 at 7:12 PM
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    dirtytaco2010

    dirtytaco2010 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have had my ultra gauge for about 1 month up until now I have loved it. Today my tire air sensor went on. I checked air pressure sure enough it was low. Filled tires. Still having low air sensor issues. Finally took it to the dealer they thought it was 2 broken sensors from having my tires installed. Then the tech reset it again this time without the ultra gauge plugged in and no more error code.

    Just curious if anyone else is experiencing any problems with their ultra gauge?
     
  2. Oct 7, 2010 at 7:26 PM
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    dirtytaco2010

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  3. Oct 7, 2010 at 7:32 PM
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    i've had mine for a couple months, no problems with it so far...changed my tires out twice, had the maintenance light come on the dash plus the ultragauge alarm
     
  4. Oct 7, 2010 at 7:34 PM
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    Had my slip indicator light and my ABS light come on when I first installed it, but other than that it's been great.
     
  5. Oct 7, 2010 at 7:36 PM
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    ^^ i noticed that as well, forgot to mention
     
  6. Oct 7, 2010 at 7:51 PM
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    yosh2000

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    no problems at all here...
     
  7. Oct 7, 2010 at 8:02 PM
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    chich2000

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    Does the ultra gauge read/display tire pressure? I don't have one, but Im curious on why it interferes with the tire indicator as mentioned by the OP.
     
  8. Oct 7, 2010 at 8:07 PM
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    No, it doesn't show tire pressure. I haven't had any issues with mine...thus far.
     
  9. Oct 7, 2010 at 8:13 PM
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    My tire sensor went on also....but i'm pretty sure i know why. I live in southern cali and in the begining of the week my tire sensor went off cause of the weather. it was really cold a couple of days and i remember that back last winter when it got cold, cold the sensor would light up. but once it warmed up it goes off....not right away but eventually does. so i doubt its the ultra gauge. most likely a coincidence that the tech unplugged the UG and your sensor light went out.
     
  10. Oct 7, 2010 at 8:32 PM
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    so an update on my issue... after leaving the dealership i left the ultra guage unplugged drove it 3 times after the 1st time no light came on. But after the 2nd it came back on without the ultra gauge plugged in. so i doubt its the gauge. It could be when I had my tires installed they broke the sensors...or its a manufacturer issue.

    T-frax it was cold up here too this am. about 49 but as it warmed up there was no change it had been on all day. I thought the temperature may have done it when i was airing up my tires this morning but who knows. Im taking it to the place i had my tires installed tomorrow
     
  11. Oct 7, 2010 at 8:52 PM
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    yeah mine is still on too even though it has warmed up a bit but i know it will eventually go off as it has happened to me twice before....last winter and couple of weeks ago. by any chance did you check your spare tire?
     
  12. Oct 7, 2010 at 9:11 PM
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    ok ill give it a few days then...no I didnt check it is there even a sensor on it?
     
  13. Oct 7, 2010 at 9:33 PM
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    yes there is is sensor on your spare...or at least there should be. Most of the time if it isn't the cold and your tires are aired and the sensor light is still on, could be the spare because most people...like me...forget about it and don't check the pressure.
     
  14. Oct 7, 2010 at 10:07 PM
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    ok ill check that out. My truck is barely a year old how fast will a spare air down? either way ill check it. thats one of the 3 things it can be. at least the tires are holding air and its safe to drive
     
  15. Oct 7, 2010 at 11:03 PM
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    You check the spare?
     
  16. Oct 8, 2010 at 6:26 AM
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    Toyota discontinued the spare tire sensor on the Tacoma. I'm not sure what year but the 2010's do not have it.
     
  17. Oct 8, 2010 at 6:29 AM
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    no issues with it although i know it reads my gas tank level as being more full then it actually is.
     
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