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Old 03-16-2014, 05:23 PM   #1
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Default Easy way to hide your TPMS light on an 08+ WRX

My flashing TPMS light was driving me crazy for years and since I don't run TPMS sensors in my wheels I wanted to hide it or turn it off. I read about an easy way to hide it online somewhere where they use a piece of plastic to cover the light inside the instrument panel. What a difference it makes when there is no annoying flashing orange light. Thought I'd share and it takes only a few minutes to do and is easily reversible,

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Old 03-20-2014, 01:55 AM   #2
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I work at a tire shop and Ive heard that when u get your tire off with TPMS ask to have the TMPS removed from the rim and then put them in a glass jar with some sort of value that you can hook a bike pump up to, then fill your jar to the right Psi and leave in the back of your car. Not 100% sure if this works and cant test,
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Old 03-20-2014, 02:12 AM   #3
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I work at a tire shop and Ive heard that when u get your tire off with TPMS ask to have the TMPS removed from the rim and then put them in a glass jar with some sort of value that you can hook a bike pump up to, then fill your jar to the right Psi and leave in the back of your car. Not 100% sure if this works and cant test,
Hm interesting I haven't heard of that one before but it sounds like it should work just fine if the jar is able to maintain the correct PSI. I don't even have sensors anymore so that's why I just hid my light. When I get sensors installed I can just show the light again.
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Old 03-20-2014, 03:17 AM   #4
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the pressurized container will not work. i have 2013 wrx and tried this. dealer told me the wheels need to be rotating to send a signal
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Old 03-20-2014, 03:20 AM   #5
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there IS a new tool out that isnt terribly expensive that takes care of this...google around a bit
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Old 03-20-2014, 10:49 PM   #6
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Just put the sensors in the wheels since it's a safety system. It's just like any light letting you know something is wrong. I rather not get up in the morning to head to work and have a flat.
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Old 03-20-2014, 11:33 PM   #7
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Just put the sensors in the wheels since it's an idiot system. It's just like any light letting you know something is wrong. I rather not get up in the morning to head to work and have a flat.

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Old 03-21-2014, 01:27 AM   #8
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lol, or just look at your tires instead of being completely reliant on that light to tell you whats is or isnt wrong with your car.

and what if it malfunctions in such a fashion that you do have a flat and it doesnt come on? would you just carry on driving because the light didnt tell you not to???

lol.
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Old 03-21-2014, 02:52 AM   #9
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Some people don't run tpms sensors in their winter tires.
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Old 03-21-2014, 03:15 AM   #10
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If anyone wants some TPMS sensors, i have 2008+ ones I'm trying to get rid of... http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/pts/4373341766.html
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Old 03-21-2014, 03:16 AM   #11
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Tpms is a waste of time, I worked at a tire shop for a while and it fails most the time...
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