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Old 07-05-2008, 10:10 PM   #1
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So i traded rims with this guy and now my check tire pressure warning light wont turn off. Ive already stopped at a gas station and filled all the tires to max psi. Anyone know how i can make it turn off, or am i going to need to bring it to a shop?
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Old 07-05-2008, 10:18 PM   #2
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What rims did you trade for?
The pressure sensor units are inside the rims, they are part of the valve assembly. Since they are no longer there the system is not seeing the signal from them and the pressure warning light is on. You have to either get your original sensors back and install them in the new wheels, or buy new ones (if you do get new ones I'm pretty sure you have to get the dealer to program them).
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Old 07-05-2008, 11:06 PM   #3
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My TPMS light has been on since the second day I had my Legacy (when I put the Prodrives on).

I check my pressure way more than the average joe, and the light doesn't bother me. My only concern was state inspection, which I found does not matter as long as the actual psi checks out ok.

And yes, TPMS sensors are dealer programmed only (and expensive).
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Old 07-06-2008, 03:56 PM   #4
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i traded a guy on here my stock rims straight accross for some rotas. is there any way i can just get the light to turn off without the sensors? once i get my ecu reflashed or i get a cobb accessport will i be able to turn it off then?
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Old 07-06-2008, 04:14 PM   #5
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As of right now the only way to get it to turn off is with programmed transmitters from the dealer. I think they run $200+ though, and IMHO not worth it. Just ignore the light, or if it bothers you tape over it.
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Old 07-06-2008, 04:16 PM   #6
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Nope. The TPMS has nothing to do with the ECU and a reflash, AP etc. cannot be used to program it. You need either your original sensors back, or a set of new ones and a trip to the dealer. The second option will be $$ so your best bet is to contact the person who has your old wheels and get the sensors back from them.
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Old 07-06-2008, 04:42 PM   #7
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alright, well where on the wheel are they located? will i have to take the tire off to get to them?
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Old 07-06-2008, 05:13 PM   #8
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Inside the rim, part of the valve stem assembly.
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Old 07-06-2008, 05:43 PM   #9
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alright, well where on the wheel are they located? will i have to take the tire off to get to them?
The valve stems connect to the sensor and yes you have to take the tire off to remove them.
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