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Old 09-23-2010, 06:38 PM
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Default Re: TPMS - What to do ?

Sometimes just rotating the tires can cause the system to need reset. If you put your stock tires in the back & then reprogram it. You will not get the light.
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Old 09-25-2010, 11:10 PM
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yeah there's no way to trick the system as far as messing with the wiring.

im really not too sure on the pvc pipe trick. each sensor sends a unique code to the reciever and they need to be within a certain distance in order for the light to not come on. rotates do not affect the fords that's a chev issue.

i have seen a few people who have gotten lucky by "hiding" the sensors in each corner of the cab. so under the dash on each side up front and under the backseats/jumpseats.

DON"T go someplace to have them relearned! its way simple. turn the ignition to "on"(accesory) 3x in under 5 seconds ending on "on"

then press the brake pedal to the floor and release

then ignition to "on" 3 more times ending on "on"

your horn will honk twice. it's now in "learn" mode for the sensors. normally this is where you would need a tpms reset scan tool($1500 no joke lol) but i tried simply driving when in learn mode and it resets after you drive a few minutes over like 5mph.

hope that helps!
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Old 09-25-2010, 11:21 PM
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the hiding the sensors trick has only worked for 2 people though. in theory it shouldn't work period. the way it works is it more or less reads how fast the tires are rotating. an underinflated tire is not turning at the same speed as a properly inflated one.

not sure why they went to this style. the 80's vettes actually had the same kind of banded sensors ford uses now. 90's they went away. buick came up with imo the best setup in the mid 90's where there was a sensor in each hub and if they dropped below 5psi of recommended air pressure the light would turn on. and all you had to do to reset it was press a button in the fuse panel

sidenote if you're using aftermarket mags you will need the banded style most likely(if you get another set of sensors) the bolt in stem style ones will stick out at an angle and will not read correctly and you also run the wonderful risk of a tire guy who doesn't know what he's working with snapping it clean off
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Old 09-25-2010, 11:28 PM
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and fyi it is only law for the vehicle manufacturers to have the tpms on new vehicles. not illegal for us not to have them haha. it's just something dot came up with after the firestone issues. which again fyi is a bunch of crap. the door jams were stating to run like 28 psi. so people did and 99% of the problems came from texas/new mexico where it was 110* out so people were bound to blow tires out running them that low when they loaded there truck with any kind of weight. unfortanately with firestones being a stock tire at the time they got thrown under the bus
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Old 09-26-2010, 06:43 AM
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The TPMS reset tool can be had off eBay for 14.00. At least that was the going rate when I got mine. & to put it into learn mode my instructions said turn the key on off 4 times leaving it on the 4th time, tap the brake & repeat the 4 on off leaving it on with the 4th one. The horn honks & the light flashes on the dash. Then starting with the rf tire you hold the TPMS tool by the rim & press & hold the button untill you hear a honk. Repeat with each tire untill all 4 are done.

That's it.
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Old 09-26-2010, 06:52 AM
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Oh yea.. And the rotation of the tire has 0 effect on the sensor.

If you do believe me try the following.

With your truck parked & off. Let out about 15psi out of 1 tire. Then get in & start it. Don't move, don't pass go, just watch the light stay on letting you know you have a low tire. Now shut it off & fill the tire back up with air. Restart truck. Light will now be off.

The sensors read air pressure NOT rotation.
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Default Re: TPMS - What to do ?

Took my sensors approx 30-60 min to register there was a problem when I had them in the bed of the truck.... Would that be just cause the tires weren't rotating but they were there so it took some time to register?
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Old 09-26-2010, 10:12 PM
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im saying a tool capable of re-setting ALL makes and models.

and YES some do read from tire rotation thats a fact. honestly they change the way they work about once a year because something always is wrong and they try to correct it. like i said you don't even need the reset tool. i work on cars with tpms all day. agreed simply changing the psi while in learn mode you can also reset the system. its easiest to set them high and let them down to correct air pressure
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Old 09-26-2010, 10:18 PM
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to be exact all ford models before 06 that were tpms equipped used an indirect sensor which read wheel speed. dot law changed 07+ requiring all manufacturers to use a direct system which reads air pressure
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