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Old 05-22-2010, 07:33 AM
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Angry TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR

Does anyone know if the tire pressure monitor can be turned off? My new rims do not have the sensors in them, and light will likely get annoying if it stays on . there has got to be a way to bypass or trick the sensor without spending almost 500.00 for new sensors. 08 250
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Old 05-22-2010, 07:42 AM
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I just put my new rims and tires on last week, and had two days without the light, now my light is on full time. I went to the dealer and asked them but they told me it can not be turned off.

I have a feeling that it can be turned off they just didnt want to hassle with trying to figure it out.

I hope someone can figure this one out. Because TPMS sensors are such a pain.
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Old 05-22-2010, 07:46 AM
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same thing here, dealer said it is a safety feature, but not all models have it. again there has to be a bypass.
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Old 05-22-2010, 08:00 AM
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^strongly agree with that statement, I figure someone on here will know a definite answer to our question.
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Old 05-22-2010, 05:34 PM
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Its a government mandated device. The dealers and tire shops don't want to mess with it for fear that they will be fined similarly to modifying emissions. As for doing it yourself, there isn't any way.

It was introduced on job2 2008 vehicles, there are a few job2 that don't have it, but the majority do.

Personal opinion, I still think it does more harm then good by not allowing it to be adjusted. A user puts on a different tire, say 50PSI instead of 65PSI and knowing that the TPMS is gonna flag an error they can become lax and start ignoring it. Then they could be driving around on an improperly inflated tire which could lead to an accident.
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Old 05-22-2010, 05:43 PM
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There is a way to shut it off and at the moment FORD is the only one allowed to do it. It boils down to the old saying " Its who you know " ... If you are paying $500 for new bands and sensors then you are being over charged. I am certian I could get you new bands and sensors for about half that!
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Old 05-23-2010, 06:31 AM
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tell me more, I know the service tech very well, but maybe he doesn't know how to do it. about the bands some other guys I know have gone that route and paid that much only to have the light come back. if you have a solution please let us know.
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Old 05-23-2010, 07:38 AM
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I just put new rims on my truck Friday. They inflated the fronts to 65psi and the rear to 80psi, so far the warning light is on and at start up low tire pressure warning message is on the infromation center. The tire shop reused the factory sensors as far as I know and just replaced the band as I went from an 18" to 20" rim.

So can I do anything?
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Old 05-23-2010, 12:50 PM
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^ What he said. I went from 17 to 18 inch wheels a few months back, used the same sensors with new bands...$17 per band if I remember right. Haven't had a problem yet. Big O tire.
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Old 05-23-2010, 05:48 PM
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Anyone come up with a solution yet? Its not a big deal that my light is on but it is getting annoying.
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