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Old 06-05-2012, 02:48 PM   #1
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Gd tpms light!!!!

Just replaced my factory wheels/tires (had TPMS) with a set of EAP's (do not have TPMS) and now my GD low pressure light is always on and I was wondering if there is any way to disable this little bastard. A lot of people say it is illegal but I know there has to be a way to do it. I have to get my computer reset before I can replace the airbag (went off in front end collision) and was wondering if I could just get the low pressure code wiped clean as well.

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Please don't suggest getting TPMS sensors for the new wheels/tires. I feel like anyone that actually relies on these sensors to tell them their tires are low is a fool and I don't want to spend the $$ on them.

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Im not sure if this will work but I have to disconnect my NEG battey cable to have the computer rest and it goes off, if not there is a light behind the dashboard you could take out, which that might seem a lot of work. Im no mechanic but I've seen it done with friends of mine who have done it this way. Hope it all works out for you.
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Im not sure if this will work but I have to disconnect my NEG battey cable to have the computer rest and it goes off, if not there is a light behind the dashboard you could take out, which that might seem a lot of work. Im no mechanic but I've seen it done with friends of mine who have done it this way. Hope it all works out for you.
I would take out the bulb from behind the dash but whenever I start the car I still have to reset the digital dash readout. I think it says something like "you're a Dumb@$$ and can't check your tire pressure" But it does come up with an error message on each start.

If there was something I could do to skip the "reset process" each time I start my car that would be great.
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oh then i would have no clue, as i stated above im no mechanic im learning all this through trail and error and what i see when im with friends who help me out.
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Mines been coming on for awhile now because of some reason that I do not know, I just hit the reset button. I plan on doing the same when I get new wheels & tires. Them TPMS sensors are far to expensive for me.
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*sigh* after reading many posts on the internet about this worthless feature that was mandated for all passenger vehicles, I realize there is no way to bypass the GD thing. Next question.... Where is the cheapest place I can get some sensors because I hate the light/malfunction code that comes up and I don't want to have to reset it every time I drive the car.
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Mines been coming on for awhile now because of some reason that I do not know, I just hit the reset button. I plan on doing the same when I get new wheels & tires. Them TPMS sensors are far to expensive for me.
I don't want to either just because I know they will only last for so long before they malfunction and I have to buy new ones anyway...... Especially for a feature I don't want/need on my car. Even if I do find a cheap place to buy/install them I won't want to spend the money on it..... Might just have to live with the reset process/bulb removal.

If I can get these for like $60 I would consider buying them. Anyone know how much it costs to get them installed?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/FORD-TPMS-se...9551e1&vxp=mtr

Also says they would not work for an '08 focus..... can anyone tell me why? Or does the seller just not know what they're talking about?
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I don't want to either just because I know they will only last for so long before they malfunction and I have to buy new ones anyway...... Especially for a feature I don't want/need on my car. Even if I do find a cheap place to buy/install them I won't want to spend the money on it..... Might just have to live with the reset process/bulb removal.

If I can get these for like $60 I would consider buying them. Anyone know how much it costs to get them installed?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/FORD-TPMS-se...9551e1&vxp=mtr

Also says they would not work for an '08 focus..... can anyone tell me why? Or does the seller just not know what they're talking about?
Probably depends on the hourly rate where you get them installed. I know some places are up to $92/hour for labor here in NY. I'd look into the sensors if they are as cheap as whats listed there on eBay. Although another $100 for labor is kinda rough.
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Ya I don't want to pay someone $100 to install them.... plus you are probably looking at another $100 for them to reprogram them for you. What a useless thing to have on a vehicle, at this point it is more of a distraction than a safety feature.
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I agree. Ignorance is bliss when I see that light come on. I'd hope that anybody who is old enough to drive can determine without a flashing light telling them so, that they are having a flat tire.
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