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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-24-2009, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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Ughh f$%$ tpms

k so after going through with all the troubles the first time i have to go through with it again
took my rims off today. they took off my 18's and put on the steelies. programed the TPMS paid 25 dollars for them to do it. guy said the light may be on when you start it and it will go off after a mile. the light wasn't on when i started it. i went home to put my rims in my basement. than i drove to my girlfriends house. hung out there then left to get a movie. i was driving on a road and the light went on. from the tire place to home to her house to the road was only about 15 miles.
why does the light stay off than go on for after you drive it? it happened when i got my rims on and i had to go to the stealership and pay 40 dollars.
i dont understand this why does it do that for? i went to a different tire shop this time. it makes me really want to get rid of my car because i am the type of person who will not drive with that annoying light on.
i wish i had a 07 which doesn't have the TPMS.
why cant you just go to a shop get them reprogrammed and thats it?
im going to call the shop up tomorrow and see what they say.
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Is the TPMS tied into any other system?? Try taking out the fuse if it is not connected to another system.
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i dont believe there is any way to disable this
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Yea I looked online it is a federal thing and disabling it is against the law. Another reason not to buy new vehicles, too much unneeded crap.
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you should be able to reset your TPM's by yourself. You can on my 09. It is a lot easier for the the shop to do it cuz they use a scan tool. But, if you look in the owners manual you can do it by activating the system, then you go to the L.F. tire and let air out/put air in untill the horn honks, then proceed to the R.F. then R.R. then L.R. and at the last one, it will give 2 horn chirps to let you know it is done and programmed. After that is done then you can go and set your tire pressures to the proper pressure if needed.

Check out the owners manual, it should be in there unless you can't do it on an '08 but I'm pretty sure you can. That will save you some money.
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you should be able to reset your TPM's by yourself. You can on my 09. It is a lot easier for the the shop to do it cuz they use a scan tool. But, if you look in the owners manual you can do it by activating the system, then you go to the L.F. tire and let air out/put air in untill the horn honks, then proceed to the R.F. then R.R. then L.R. and at the last one, it will give 2 horn chirps to let you know it is done and programmed. After that is done then you can go and set your tire pressures to the proper pressure if needed.

Check out the owners manual, it should be in there unless you can't do it on an '08 but I'm pretty sure you can. That will save you some money.
will doing this result in me not having to have to go to the dealer?
when i went to the dealer with my 18's they said they had to reprogram the cpu to read 40 psi because of a low profile tire.
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I'm not sure about that part. but, if the light comes on randomly that is the way you can reset them without having to go back again.
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you should be able to reset your TPM's by yourself. You can on my 09. It is a lot easier for the the shop to do it cuz they use a scan tool. But, if you look in the owners manual you can do it by activating the system, then you go to the L.F. tire and let air out/put air in untill the horn honks, then proceed to the R.F. then R.R. then L.R. and at the last one, it will give 2 horn chirps to let you know it is done and programmed. After that is done then you can go and set your tire pressures to the proper pressure if needed.

Check out the owners manual, it should be in there unless you can't do it on an '08 but I'm pretty sure you can. That will save you some money.
^^ hes right...i work for a shop and i DREAD TPMS combacks...



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^^haha, yeah I work at a Chevy dealer and we deal with this stuff all the time. I don't mind resetting them at work cuz it's really easy with the TPM reset tool, but I'm not familiar with going in and changing what the set pressure is.
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Owners manual easily explains how to reset TPMS two different ways. Simple procedure. Now make sure you send ME $25 fow showing that!!

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