Disabling TPMS light?

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    Disabling TPMS light?

    For those with aftermarket wheels or separate winter tire/wheels has anyone found a solution for the TPMS light?

    Buying 4 new sensors and having it programmed every 6 months is not something I care to do.

    My solution so far will be to just remove the bulb from the instrument cluster. That is if it just has a bulb. The other solution would be finding the wire from the TPMS module and disabling it from there.

    I'm pretty sure I can manage the tire pressure without an idiot light telling me that it's low. Perhaps if the system monitored/showed each tire and it's respective pressure I would be willing to keep it working. But just a warning light? No thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanDanLongDan View Post
    For those with aftermarket wheels or separate winter tire/wheels has anyone found a solution for the TPMS light?

    Buying 4 new sensors and having it programmed every 6 months is not something I care to do.

    My solution so far will be to just remove the bulb from the instrument cluster. That is if it just has a bulb. The other solution would be finding the wire from the TPMS module and disabling it from there.

    I'm pretty sure I can manage the tire pressure without an idiot light telling me that it's low. Perhaps if the system monitored/showed each tire and it's respective pressure I would be willing to keep it working. But just a warning light? No thanks.

    Hi,

    That's a tricky question. It's illegal to disable tpms here in the states. Did someone say electric tape. I always swap out the tpms if they will fit. Mine worked fine after they where swapped.

    I use these tire pressure sensors...



    on my cars also because tpms is not perfect.


    Keep the faith.

    -Kooler
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    Just a picture write up.

    I did this last year but forgot to post up.

    Just take apart the cluster. Apply black tape to the correct bulb/square. Put back together. Enjoy the light being out.

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    Nice easy solution. Thanks for sharing.
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    It's illegal for a repair business to knowingly disable the tpms system but a consumer/private owner can do what he wants to the tpms system. Not saying it's a smart thing to do. Personally I like having it in the vehicle.

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    Just asked dealer yesterday how much to program tpms 100 bucks screw that what a ripoff

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    I own a Transit Connect van, well, until Monday. I'm trading it in on a 2015 iQ. For the Transit, I wanted a 2nd set of "winter" tires/wheels so I bought a TPMS programming tool and also a 2nd set of sensors. That way, I could just program the sensors for each set of wheels that I put on the vehicle. Upon further investigation, I found out that I could program the sensors with a magnet. Programmer was approx. $40, sensors were $25 each.

    I plan to do the same with the iQ. The steelies will be my winter set. I already have another set of sensors which I'll put into the new wheels that I buy.

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    You went through all of that instead of just buying a hundred dollar tool? lol.

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