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Old 08-12-2008, 09:56 PM   #1
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Default 08 Spec.b Tire pressure light after putting after maket wheels

Got new wheels and now the light is blinking. What should i do? How to turn it off.

Thanks, Taras
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Old 08-12-2008, 10:03 PM   #2
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you have to have the sensors reset at the dealership...unless they didn't put the tire pressure monitoring sensors back onto the new wheels...they would have had to dismount your old tires/rims to get to the sensors...or if they did put sensors on your new wheels...then they need to be calibrated at the dealership..

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Old 08-12-2008, 10:34 PM   #3
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I put the wheels on myself. So would i have to get new sensors installed onto the new wheels? I just want to turn the light off and not even worry about it. Those sensors are useless.
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Old 08-12-2008, 10:47 PM   #4
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tape...

No really.... take the cluster out and put tape over the led.

Did it to my 07 spec b when I had it.
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Old 08-12-2008, 11:00 PM   #5
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tape...

No really.... take the cluster out and put tape over the led.

Did it to my 07 spec b when I had it.
Might have to do it.
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:21 AM   #6
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I have Blizzaks on Rota Tarmac 2's for my winter tire. I just ignore the light during the winter. I barely see it. If it bothered me I'd put a piece of tape over it too.
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:36 AM   #7
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Those sensors are useless.
Unfortunatley it's illegal to disable that useless system (thanks firestone)
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Old 08-13-2008, 08:54 AM   #8
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Not the threadjack........ but for those of you that switch tires in the winter on your specB what size rims are you using?

I have a set of 17" Rota Subzero's off of my 02 WRX that I was gonna throw some winter tires on and bolt up to my specB for winter.

Will they clear the brakes?

Also I have heard of the different size rims throwing off the speedo, is this true? If so I will go with a 50 series sidewall and hopefully come pretty close to the same circumference.

Thanks!
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Old 08-13-2008, 10:18 AM   #9
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Only thing that will affect the speedo is the circumference of the contact patch of the tire. In fact, wearing down your tread even affects it to some extent (you're actually traveling a shorter distance per wheel revolution on smaller tread). Speedo works on wheel revolutions x adjustment constant based on contact patch circumference.
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Old 08-13-2008, 11:58 AM   #10
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you need to get a set of sensors in order for the systm to operate properly. You could take the sensors from your other wheels and install them in the new wheels providing they are designed to accept them. If you opt for new sensors you will need to have them activated by a Subaru dealership. And as state dbefore it is illegal to disable the system
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Old 08-14-2008, 12:07 AM   #11
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how much are the sensors?
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Old 08-14-2008, 12:23 AM   #12
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Discount Tire has them for around $60 apiece.
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Old 08-14-2008, 09:17 AM   #13
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Unfortunatley it's illegal to disable that useless system (thanks firestone)
It's illegal to do a lot of mods to your car.
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Old 08-14-2008, 11:42 AM   #14
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Unfortunatley it's illegal to disable that useless system (thanks firestone)
it's not really Firestones fault ... it's the Government and their 'tread act' legislation which was enacted after the Ford Explorer / Firestone issues but, that was more of a Ford issue than a Firestone issue. Considering the limited amount of info realeased to the public I can understand why your initial thought would be Firestone but, that is not where a majority of the blame belongs.
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Old 08-14-2008, 11:44 AM   #15
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how much are the sensors?
At The Tire rack they are either $45.00 or $43.00 each depending upon which one you need, as ther are two different versions.

1 note you should remember ... not all wheels are designed to properly accept the sensors so, verify compatibility before you purchase anything

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Not the threadjack.......
LOL this reminded me of "With all due respect....." from talledega nights.
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