Originally Posted by SkatmanWRX
is there a way to disable the tire pressure monitoring system or will i have to get new sensors if i want to get new wheels and tires for my 2010 wrx?
Any tampering with the TPMS system, including removing the bulb is actually against the law. I would recommend ordering a new set of sensors, I think it's about $270, or if you're not going to use your factory rims, have the shop swap them over.
The TPMS system even when activated does not have any effect on how your car runs. The only downside is that you'll always have that annoying little light on your dash.
If you have tuning software it may be possibe to manually disconnect the receiver and then shut off the resulting CEL code in your tuning software. That is just a theory based off what I have read on other forums.