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Old 04-06-2008, 12:27 AM   #1
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Default new rims and tire pressure light on

Well i put new 17'' OZ rims on my 08 with 225/45 tires. And after about 5 miles of driving my low tire pressure light came on? so i checked the pressure and there all at 35 psi dead nuts. So any suggestions on why this is happening?
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Old 04-06-2008, 02:18 AM   #2
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Are the sensors in the tires?
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Old 04-06-2008, 03:03 AM   #3
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The sensors are with the old wheels. There for it thinks you have flat tires....
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Old 04-06-2008, 09:02 AM   #4
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anyway to bypass it?
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:44 AM   #5
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Yep. The sensors are behind the valve stems. You have to remove the tires, take off the valve stems and install them into the new wheels. This will obviously be a huge pain in the ass for you seen you'll have to dismount, remount and balance 8 tires....
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Old 04-06-2008, 11:05 AM   #6
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any way to bypass with out the use of the sensors?
And can the wheels be balanced on a regular balancer with the sensors in?
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Old 04-06-2008, 11:12 AM   #7
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Not sure of a way to bypass it. The way the system works is when the tire rotates around 10-20 mph it activates the sender which each one has its own ID code that sends a signal to the receiver that either tells the ECU everything is good or you have low pressure.



So its a little difficult to bypass. Looking for a way to just disable the dash light would probably be the easiest thing too do....

The wheel/tire/sensor will balance fine on a normal balancing machine....
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Old 04-06-2008, 01:10 PM   #8
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you can also buy additional sensors..... I think even tire-rack offers them (about $150 for a set of 4)... the bad part... you need the dealer to "register" the new set of sensors with the car... and the car and only have 4 sensors registered on it at a time..

This means when you swap back to your other set of tires...... you have to go back to the dealer (which might be cheaper than swapping out the sensors and rebalancing 8 tires).
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Old 04-06-2008, 02:29 PM   #9
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So will driving with light on cause any effects from normal? And there arnt like fuses or relays to fully disable it for temporary? Or how can i get the light to go out? I really dont need this feature. never had it any other car and i know how to keep an eye on my tire pressure
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Old 04-06-2008, 04:07 PM   #10
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pull the gauge cluster apart and put some black electrical tape on there. or leave the light on.

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Old 04-06-2008, 04:48 PM   #11
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pull the gauge cluster apart and put some black electrical tape on there. or leave the light on.

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will the light effect the ecu in anyway though? like go into any safe modes or something among the lines of that?
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No the light is just and indicator of tire pressure, wont really affect much else....
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Not sure how easy this would be... but remove the bulb?
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