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Tire pressure monitor alarm

I recently had new snow tires and rims place on my 08 camry, I now have an alarm, I guess cuz the old tires and wheels are in the back shed with the sensors? Is there way to disarm the alarm?

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  • hartley_doug Nov 30, 2008


    I took the car to my Toyota dealership, but its a US car and I live in Canada. I guess the Canadian cars don't have TPWS, so when they put the new tires and rims on they didn't know to change the valve stems with the sensors. The sensors are on the summer tires and rims that are in my back shed. I guess what I have now is when the alarm is on its telling me I have my snow tires on. It will remain on till next spring if there is no way to disarm the alarm.

  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    The "only way" to eliminate the light is to break down the 4 tires in your garage, and remove the sensors. Then, break down the spare, and duct-tape all 4 sensors onto the rim. Reinflate the tire, and the light will go out. But, this is a REALLY BAD idea if you need to use the spare. The sensors taped to the rim will get damaged, and, at $195.00 a piece, living with the light is def worth it. Toyota ought to offer an over-ride for the TWPS, but they do not. Not sure if ny solution warrants a FixYa rating from you; please advise.

  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    Sorry, there is no way to eliminate the light. The TPWS is looking for the sensors, and they are not on the car.



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The light for the tire pressure does not get fixed by the code reader. It doesn't show up.

The only way in the past that mine was turned off was after an oil change when they used the "reset" button in the fuse box on the driver side.

It is called "tire/oil reset".

Unfortunately, mine isn't resetting this time. The oil light and the tire lights are both on (even though I had an oil change last week...)

But, hopefully it will work for you!

Good luck!

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You should be able to disarm it with an obd2 code reader. you can get one at any autoparts store they run about 100 bucks but they are worth it. it will tell u what is wrong with ur car whenever a sensor light goes off. ussually u can fix it with code reader. or you could have the dealership do it for close to the same price.

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