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Old 05-13-2014, 08:45 AM   #1
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Ok... so i have searched online and throughout the threads here. I would like to know if there is a way to test the TPMS or make sure the sensors are installed other than ripping apart the tire to actually see the sensor. any advise/suggestions is much appreciated.


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What exactly is your concern that you may believe your sensors aren't installed?
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my biggest concern is because i bought the car used... and not entirely sure if the TPMS is set at what the car says to inflate the tires to (35psi) or if it is set to what the tires are filled to (44 psi) or if it just monitors for a drop in pressure.... my front tires have dropped 2 psi and im not positive if that is enough of a drop to set the TPMS warning off... basically i want to be lazy and not check my tire pressure semi monthly...
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IIRC the TPMS light on the dash doesn't come on unless one of the tires is really low (24 PSI ?) So get used to checking the pressure with a gauge ...
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I guess i miss understood the whole concept of the tpms... I don't mind using the gauge and checking. Thanx for clearing it up for me
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I guess i miss understood the whole concept of the tpms... I don't mind using the gauge and checking. Thanx for clearing it up for me
It notifies you when it starts getting to an unsafe pressure. I've had mine come on with 30psi in the tires.
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i usually don't let mine get too low... I may put more in around 40 PSI... im undecided at the moment...
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Let some air out in one of your tires, say to 25 psig. that should trip the light after you drive it a bit. Refill to the correct pressure, drive, and the light will go off if everything is working correctly.
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I keep my tires Front at 44/45 psi
Rear at 39/40 psi

And yes the TPMS only tells you if the tires are really low on air. below 30 ish?
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Write your full VIN at the end of this:
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