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Old 03-05-2011, 11:23 PM   #1
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I just mounted my new tires and rims yesterday morning. And everything feels good and they look good, I can't figure out how to post pics on here yet :/ Anyways, on my way home tonight from work my "Low Tire Pressure" warning light came on in my cluster. I felt all the tires and I don't think they are low, didnt get a chance to actually stop at a gas station and check though. Any ideas if its actually the tire pressure, which I will check in the morning or could it be because its a different tire and rim? Thanks!
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:26 PM   #2
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did they switch the sensors over to the new wheels?
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:27 PM   #3
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TPMS were not installed in your new wheel/tire set.

Do you have the originals to install? If not you will need to buy a new set of TPMS or do what I do, ignore the light.
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:32 PM   #4
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TPMS were not installed in your new wheel/tire set.

Do you have the originals to install? If not you will need to buy a new set of TPMS or do what I do, ignore the light.
If you dont wanna see the light at all just put electrical tape over it
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:42 PM   #5
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did they switch the sensors over to the new wheels?

I don't believe neither the tires or wheels came with any sensors Was I suppose to order them? So its just a warning light then right? Won't affect anything else? And where can I order the sensors and throw them on lol. Thanks for all the great info guys!
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:51 PM   #6
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Ok nevermind I found out I could have just got them from tire rack when I order my wheels :/ But didn't know at the time. They want $164 for the sensors. I think I can deal with the light for a little bit lol. Other than the light, nothing else can be affected correct?
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:45 AM   #7
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I felt all the tires and I don't think they are low...
Jesus, man, spend $1.99 and buy a tire pressure gauge. You're not going to determine a damn thing by "feeling" your tires.
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Old 03-06-2011, 05:57 PM   #8
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The stock sensors cannot be put on a new rim and your shop didn't do it. You have the option to live with the light (like I do) or spend a couple hundred on new sensors/installation.
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:54 PM   #9
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All vehicles after 2008 have a TPMS system. Feeling your tires is no means to judge the correct tire psi that is in them. You open your oil cap and peek into the crankcase to check your oil too?
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Ok nevermind I found out I could have just got them from tire rack when I order my wheels :/ But didn't know at the time. They want $164 for the sensors. I think I can deal with the light for a little bit lol. Other than the light, nothing else can be affected correct?
Get a tire gauge first off. Next, you can get into your cluster and cover the light with a piece of electrical tape. Just be sure to check tire pressure on a regular basis
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All vehicles after 2008 have a TPMS system. Feeling your tires is no means to judge the correct tire psi that is in them. You open your oil cap and peek into the crankcase to check your oil too?

Chill out guys, I have a tire pressure, just didnt have my tool bag in the car with me last night... And I can tell if a tire is TOO low by looking at it and feeling it and stepping on it by my foot. I'm not saying I can figure out what the precise PSI is using that method but its all I had. But I have checked today and they are right on the money. I'll live with the light for now. Thanks all
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:26 PM   #12
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just curious if there's a way to actually disable this like the way you can disable the seatbelt warning light and chime?
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:28 AM   #13
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just curious if there's a way to actually disable this like the way you can disable the seatbelt warning light and chime?
No because it is tied in with the Body Integrated Unit/ ECM.
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:29 AM   #14
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Chill out guys, I have a tire pressure, just didnt have my tool bag in the car with me last night... And I can tell if a tire is TOO low by looking at it and feeling it and stepping on it by my foot. I'm not saying I can figure out what the precise PSI is using that method but its all I had. But I have checked today and they are right on the money. I'll live with the light for now. Thanks all
I can tell if a tire is flat by looking at it as well. However, if the tire is at 27 psi you can't always tell by looking at it.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:38 AM   #15
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Jesus, man, spend $1.99 and buy a tire pressure gauge. You're not going to determine a damn thing by "feeling" your tires.
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All vehicles after 2008 have a TPMS system. Feeling your tires is no means to judge the correct tire psi that is in them. You open your oil cap and peek into the crankcase to check your oil too?
This killed me, I'm sleep deprived. I LOL'd @ "peek"
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