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TPMS..how to deactivate the system?

Thread in 'General Information' started by RMYLY, Aug 18, 2018.

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  1. RMYLY

    RMYLY Member 2nd Gen Owner 4 Wheel Drive V8 Engine

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    Whywhywhy? For any reliable car owner, this is just a total cash-grab. This new-2-me 2010 has it and of course the dash light is on constantly...unless i press reset. There has to be owners here who have deactivated the system. Anyone have directions or a link ?Thanks
     
  2. Todd Z

    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    Can’t. It’s federally mandated to be there. Just replace the sensors. Aftermarket kits can be purchased and programmed.
     
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    Nick Mann Member 2nd Gen Owner 4 Wheel Drive V8 Engine

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    You would need to recode the tpms system. So find a custom code patch or another similar truck without that system. Don't think you would have much luck either way.
     
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    RMYLY Member 2nd Gen Owner 4 Wheel Drive V8 Engine

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    Screw that...its not mandated in Canada.There are many ways to over-ride this idiotic SAFETY feature. Just wondering if anyone here has done any. The more i read about this the surer i am that it does more harm than good...it doesnt show fault until 25% underinflation, many have to be reset if tires rotated,doesnt work on after-market rims, can actually EXPLODE in certain conditions etc.etc.If a driver doesnt see that a tire is underinflated by OVER 25%, than he doesnt care anyway and shouldnt be driving,period.I will get this idiot-light ( so appropriate here ) off...and it wont be by paying hundreds $$$ for 2 sets of unnecessary b.s.
     
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    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    your choice, your life, your safety.... aftermarket kits are 50-100 and programing is cheep.... Some tire places install valve sensors and program at same time. good luck finding a bypass.
    OR go here.... people have used this but its not 100%
    https://www.forscan.org/home.html
     
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    EddieS'04 Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Your right. My x-wifes' escape doesnt alarm until a tire is bellow 20psi...
     
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    Mike S 3 Active Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    EddieS'04 Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    I know my x's escape hasto rotate about 25 miles to clear.
     
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    Jon OData Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner 4 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    I put a piece of black tape over the light.
     

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