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Old 11-03-2008, 05:07 PM   #1
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Hey Fellas,
I had a TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitor System) dummy light come on and I checked all the tires pressure to make sure they were spot on. I've even preformed a ECU reset and the light is still on. How does one reset the light?
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:00 PM   #2
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There is nothing you can do as an owner to reset the TPMS light. If it tripped due to a low tire it should go out as soon as the tire pressure is corrected. If it has tripped for any other reason you will have to go to the dealer.

If you filled the tire to the Subaru's factory spec and the light is still on, I would try a a few pounds more(~5 psi more). Subaru's factory air pressure is rather close to the pressure the TPMS system is set to trigger the light, any error in you air gauge may be enough to trip it. Might save you a trip to the dealer for some thing stupid.
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:25 PM   #3
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we had ours go off as well in our 2009 FXT we were at the dealership at the time it happened so they reset it right away.
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:17 PM   #4
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Good info!! I've even filled them up a couple psi higher and the TPMS haven't gone off. I think I need to plan a trip to the dealership.
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:42 PM   #5
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I'm having a similar problem only i have a leak somewhere
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:48 PM   #6
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You can't just fill up the tire with air for the light to go out.....you have to drive it:

Out of your owners manual:

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The tire pressure monitoring system does not function when the vehicle is stationary. After adjusting the tire pressures, increase the vehicle speed to at least 20 mph (32 km/h) to start the TPMS re-checking of the tire inflation pressures. If the tire pressures are now above the severe low pressure threshold, the low tire pressure warning light should turn off a few minutes later. If this light still illuminates while driving after adjusting the tire pressure, a tire may have significant damage and a fast leak that causes the tire to lose air rapidly. If you have a flat tire, replace it with a spare tire as soon as possible.
Also, in the winter time, it is a good idea to put about a pound or 2 extra in the tires for when the air gets colder. The air contracts and the psi decreases. Once the tire warms up, the air expands, so don't put more than a pound or 2 in.
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