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#1 Old 07-29-2011, 08:26 AM
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Default Tire pressure warning light nonsense.

I noticed my tire press light came on after an hour long commute to work yesterday. The car has 4,500k (purchased December 27, 2010), on the Odometer.

I walked around the car, checking for nails and whatnot...couldn't find anything.

Is it the heat? Did the rubber expand with the heat thus lowering the pressure?

I really want to reset it, and then see if it comes back on after I verify the pressure in all tires. Could someone tell me how to reset it?

Any tips or issues w/ this car please let me know!

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Tires don't expand. Many things could cause this. Air slowly leaks out of tires. If you've not checked your pressure in awhile it could simply be low.

You "reset" the warning by bringing the tire pressure back up to the correct pressure. You drive for a few minutes and it will turn off.

Check your pressure once or twice a month.
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Tires don't expand. Many things could cause this. Air slowly leaks out of tires. If you've not checked your pressure in awhile it could simply be low.
^^^ false. I worked in a tire shop in the past. The kpa/psi will change slightly when your tires heat up or cool down, not drastically but it is possible to set your sensors off. The tpms sensors will go off if your anything over 3 psi out which is minute enough that weather can affect it, at least it does here in Canada. Best thing for you to do is like he said. Just keep an eye on your tires once a week or so, it only takes a second to check each tire . Unless your anything over like 5-8 psi out there is a good chance you have no leak


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Oh and it's not the tires that expand and contract. It's the air within them.


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TPMS light or low tire pressure light. there's a difference.

One is: TPMS
the other is: (..!..)
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Your tpms (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) is your valve stems. They are what send the signal to ignite that light on your dash vehicles prior to tpms do not have that warning light. It's all one system.


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^ its 2 different warnings.
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If that were true there would be 2 separate sensors per tire. And there is only one


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Oh and it's not the tires that expand and contract. It's the air within them.
Thank you for correcting your prior post.

If the tire itself expanded then 1) the pressure _decrease_ and 2) your tire would probably fail or the handling of the vehicle would be changed.
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If that were true there would be 2 separate sensors per tire. And there is only one


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Still wrong. There are indeed 2 lights. One is the TPMS light that signals there is an issue with the system. The other is the Low pressure lights that signals pressure is low in a tire.
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If that were true there would be 2 separate sensors per tire. And there is only one


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Get your facts straight.

1 system, 2 lights.

1 light: TPMS warns you when the system is faulty, or sometimes it may come on by airports and such.

the second light is: (..!..) it only comes on if your pressure is too high or too low. (too low being 28 psi).


Next time, before starting to argue, make sure you have your facts straight, and at least take a look at all the lights in your cluster.
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Dude I'm not arguing. I don't want him to have false information. There is two lights yes. But the sensor is the same for both which I what you have a hard time understanding. Yes the (..!..) is for low pressure which is his issue. And yes the other light is for when it's faulty. Your trying to say they are not the same sensor and they are. There is just two separate lights. Please read my posts more carefully as I never argued that there was only one light, only that there is one sensor per tire.
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Dude I'm not arguing. I don't want him to have false information. There is two lights yes. But the sensor is the same for both which I what you have a hard time understanding. Yes the (..!..) is for low pressure which is his issue. And yes the other light is for when it's faulty. Your trying to say they are not the same sensor and they are. There is just two separate lights. Please read my posts more carefully as I never argued that there was only one light, only that there is one sensor per tire.
My facts are straight bud.
Trust me... your posts are all over the place.

I mention that a tire does not expand, you state that is false but then, n the post right after that, you state that the tire does not expand.

Someone then points out that there is a TPMS warning light and a low pressure warning. It's again pointed out that these are two different warnings. You claim that is incorrect, there is only one sensor. But then you agree that there _are_ two different lights.

Sorry, you either need to get back into your meds or think about what you are posting.... before you post it.

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Your trying to say they are not the same sensor and they are.
Nope... no one ever said that. They have only pointed out that it's two different warnings. You've been the only one arguing that there is not two sensors. No one else brought that up.

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I worked in a tire shop in the past.
The only thing that gives me comfort in this is the past tense, "worked".

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Was just trying to help out, sorry if my posts cause confusion.


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Trust me... your posts are all over the place.

I mention that a tire does not expand, you state that is false but then, n the post right after that, you state that the tire does not expand.

Someone then points out that there is a TPMS warning light and a low pressure warning. It's again pointed out that these are two different warnings. You claim that is incorrect, there is only one sensor. But then you agree that there _are_ two different lights.

Sorry, you either need to get back into your meds or think about what you are posting.... before you post it.

Nope... no one ever said that. They have only pointed out that it's two different warnings. You've been the only one arguing that there is not two sensors. No one else brought that up.

The only thing that gives me comfort in this is the past tense, "worked".
BAMMMMMMMM. couldn't have worded it better myself. Thanks bud.
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