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Old 02-01-2011, 02:13 PM
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Re: Tire Pressure Indicator Light stays on?

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According to the manual you shouldn't need to overfill the tire to get the reading to change and the light to extinguish.
Yes, correct that you shouldn't "need to", but it's a trick that has worked for some in the past.


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Also, there is no TPMS in the spare.
If the vehicle original equipment includes a full size matching spare, then all five tires. Pressure in the spare tire is not monitored with a compact spare or a "non-matching spare".
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Re: Tire Pressure Indicator Light stays on?

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Yes, correct that you shouldn't "need to", but it's a trick that has worked for some in the past.



If the vehicle original equipment includes a full size matching spare, then all five tires. Pressure in the spare tire is not monitored with a compact spare or a "non-matching spare".
Interesting since the manual makes no reference to that. They do mention that not all full size spares are matching tires. I would imagine the only one that might have a TPMS sensor in it would be the first option.

The three types of spares called out in the manual are

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Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire and
Wheel – If Equipped

The spare tire of your vehicle is equivalent in look and
function as the original equipment tire and wheel found
on the front or rear axle of your vehicle. This spare tire
may be used in the tire rotation for your vehicle. If your
vehicle has an option for a spare tire matching original
equipment tire and wheel, refer to the recommended tire
rotation pattern in “Tire Rotation Recommendations” in
“Starting and Operating” for further information.

Full Size Spare – If Equipped
The full size spare is for temporary emergency use only.
This tire may look like the original equipped tire on the
front or rear axle of your vehicle, but it is not. This spare
tire may have limited tread life. When the tread is worn
to the tread wear indicators, the temporary use full size
spare tire needs to be replaced. Since it is not the same as
your original equipment tire, replace (or repair) the
original equipment tire and reinstall on the vehicle at the
first opportunity.

Limited-Use Spare – If Equipped
The limited-use spare tire is for temporary emergency
use only. This tire is identified by a label located on the
limited-use spare wheel. This label contains the driving
limitations for this spare. This tire may look like the
original equipped tire on the front or rear axle of your
vehicle, but it is not. Installation of this limited-use spare
tire affects vehicle handling.
Then again, it wouldn't be the first time the manual was wrong!!!!!
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Re: Tire Pressure Indicator Light stays on?

Good news....the warning light resolved on it's own after a few km of driving.
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Re: Tire Pressure Indicator Light stays on?

Just curious,what is the tire pressure on the door sticker?I know a lot are 36 psi,and you need 36 psi to get the light to turn off.35 won't do it.
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Re: Tire Pressure Indicator Light stays on?

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Interesting since the manual makes no reference to that. They do mention that not all full size spares are matching tires. I would imagine the only one that might have a TPMS sensor in it would be the first option.

The three types of spares called out in the manual are



Then again, it wouldn't be the first time the manual was wrong!!!!!
There's alot of stuff about these vehicles they don't put in the manual that mechanics know as with "the builders of these vehicles" (MILOUS).
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Re: Tire Pressure Indicator Light stays on?

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There's alot of stuff about these vehicles they don't put in the manual that mechanics know as with "the builders of these vehicles" (MILOUS).
Oh I understand that, I spent a couple years of my career writing service and user manuals.

Typically the type of item or feature you are referencing are omissions from the manuals, usually the result of the engineers or the "people that build" the item not telling the team writing the manuals about it. But, when something is explicitly stated in the manual as being a fact and in real life it's not true that's a flaw that needs to be corrected.

In this case the manual explicitly states that no spare tire has a TPMS sensor, regardless of type (there are 3 identified). That flies in the face of the information Milous offered. I'm not saying Milous is wrong, just that the manual needs to be updated / corrected to reflect that info.
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