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#1 of 34 Tire pressure monitors
Jan 21, 2006 (6:00 am)
After being around the block several times on a set of summer wheels and tires I finally settled on a set of Speed Stars and Kumho's (SPTs). (For an Infiniti G35 Coupe but this issue is not make specific.)
The problem now, (problems keep popping up), is the pressure monitors. I paid the big bucks and bought a set of 4 OE monitors from the dealer, ($400 no less). Now Tire Rack, who was willing to put my new pressure monitors in their wheels, says they won't fit. Something about the where the valve hole is on the Speed Star wheels. I tried to challenge them but they won't give on the installation and are sending my high priced pressure monitors back. (My problem is not Tire Rack; I have always had good service from TR and continue to be a customer.)
I don't relish looking at a yellow low pressure warning light all summer long, (I know that without pressure monitors the low pressure warning light will be triggered). I can stick a piece of black tape over that spot on the dash but that's a tacky fix, (pun intented).
Has anyone tried or heard of installing a pressure monitor in a small tire (or perhaps the spare) and keeping it inflated to a pressure that satisfies the computer? You would have to store the trick tire in the car, perhaps in the spare tire area if there's room.
It will depend (I think)....on whether the computer looks for a single "low pressure" signal to trigger the warning light or; if it looks for 4 proper pressure signals.
Anyone know? In the first instance I think the trick might work; in the second, I don't think so since I can't put four trick tires in the trunk or spare area.
I have not discussed this with the dealer yet but for the most part I find they don't seem to have much experience with customers that are making mods or thinking outside of the owners manual. (No dis of the Dealer though, in other respects they have been great.)
#2 of 34 tire pressure monitor
Mar 19, 2006 (4:49 am)
i have a 04 denali XL with tire pressure monitor. i just put on some new 22' rims on my truck. when i leave the shop my tire tire pressure monitor came on. what can i do to fix the problem with pressure monitor on the dash board.
#3 of 34 TPMS of world-class product at CHINA price
Apr 23, 2006 (10:39 pm)
I'm studying American TPMS market now. It's amazing that TPMS price at your end is so high. Presently I work for one electronics company headquartered in Taiwan. Our price, including dispatch charges from Shanghai, china to USA by FedEx or UPS, is less than US$250.00. As the quality is concerned, our TPMS is equpped with Freescale(Motorola) semiconductor, NYLOK screws and TADIRAN battery. I wonder which brand is the TPMS you bought of? I have thought each TPMS in USA market is as great as ours.
#4 of 34 Re: tire pressure monitor [mydenalixl04]
Mar 28, 2007 (8:17 pm)
Did the rims they sold you have tire pressure monitors with them?
Where they larger or smaller rims?
If so, did they re calibrate the tire pressure monitor?
Are they capable of doing that?
If not, then put the old tires back on and find a competent tire shop.
#5 of 34 tire pressure indicator light
Oct 29, 2007 (6:54 am)
How does one reset the tire indicator pressure light on a 2006 rav4. Can I or my mechanic do it without haveing to go to the dealer and be charged $300. for routine maintenance?
#6 of 34 Re: tire pressure indicator light [kkeyser]
Oct 29, 2007 (1:49 pm)
I don't know specifically for a Rav4, but for my 07 Camry LE there is a super secret sequence that you do, using a button which is under the glove box (open the glove box first). I posted the instructions in one of these forums, and printed it out and carry it in my glove box.
Open your glove box, and see if there is a hidden button down underneath. If there is, I'll look up the instructions for you which you can try.
#7 of 34 Tire pressure warning for Infiniti M 35x (2006)
Dec 11, 2007 (12:40 pm)
In the past couple of months, I have had the low tire pressure warning light come on, and when I go to the readout, the pressure is often the same as the other tires. I will then add about a pound of air, and the light will eventually go out. Is there any way to manually reset the warning?
#8 of 34 Re: Tire pressure warning for Infiniti M 35x (2006) [dudie333]
Dec 11, 2007 (7:17 pm)
probably not but running 5lbs. over manufactures inflation will for the most part fix it.
#9 of 34 Re: Tire pressure warning for Infiniti M 35x (2006) [dudie333]
Dec 13, 2007 (2:12 pm)
Isn't this a pain?
The new Hondas have these now and thay are a PITA.
Every time the temperatures drop, the stupid light comes on. They are too sensitive for one thing!
#10 of 34 Re: Tire pressure warning for Infiniti M 35x (2006) [isellhondas]
Dec 13, 2007 (3:58 pm)
When the temp drops your pressure goes down. I believe for every 10 degrees F you drop 1 psi. So if you put air in when it was 80 degrees in July and now it's 20 out you could be down 6psi. I believe TPMS are requires on all cars in 07 or 08.