The tire pressure monitor dashboard light came on even though the tire pressure is correct. How can this monitor be reset or turned off?
2002 Lexus SC430 with tire pressure light permanently on (after flat repaired at local shop). Pressures within tirs are normal. There is not a spare tire in the car. The shop that repaired flat said I need to go to Lexus dealer to have computer reset...more than cost of flat repair. Is there anything I can do to reset the light?
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Re: Lexus sc430 tire pressure monitor
Try this and it might cost you nothing...Remove the battery negative terminal for about 10 minutes, put it back and let the car idle for about 5 minutes then go for a road test and see what happens...hope it works for you. Let me know if this does the trick.
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If your tire pressures are all ok and the light is still on the dashboard, either one of two things is wrong ( assuming your tire pressure gauge is giving you correct data)
1 - A battery or one of the tire sensors (4) in a tire is mis functioning
2 - Something wrong with car electronic monitoring system.
Check with Hyundai if there is some sort of "reset" that you can perform. On my 2011 Sonata once I correct the pressure the light goes off. U might have to go to the dealer. Just hope your dealer is better than mine.
Tire pressure sensors are just that, sensitive. If all your tire have the proper pressure and you still are seeing the sensor light and it comes back on after resetting it then the computer sensor monitor is at fault. Unless you can reset your cars' computer you will probably be stuck with going to the dealer for service. Call various other reputable service centers that have certified mechanics before turning out the big green at a FORD dealership though.
First make sure all tires including the spare have 35 psi, if that is the only problem the light will go off, there may be a reset switch on the lower part of the dash, it says "set" on it, push the button and hold it in, turn the key on and wait for the light to flash three times, release the button, if the light comes back on there is a problem with the system, possibly one of the sensors is not sending a signal, this will require going to a toyota dealer to correct.
Don't spend money taking it to a mechanic or dealer. Lower the spare a correct the pressure in it. Then reset the pressure light. All these Lexus tire sensors are little transmitters sending a signal to your car's receiver. Had the same problem and solved it this way.
most likely culprit is the tps itself they go bad if air is good all around then usually the sensor goes most go when fix a flat is used it shorts them out when you go to change tire replace the bad one cost anywhere from $ 5 to $ 25 online
the dealer will have to do it its a program in the car computer that is set up to monitor tire pressure since you changed the pressure the computer knows the change and is letting you know there is a possible leak.you can have it altered at the dealer only.
there is not a reset for the tire pressure monitor system, the system resets its self when all tires are inflated to the proper psi. 35 psi . dont forget about the spare. if all tires are properly inflated check the "2nd set" switch. it is located under the dash on the passenger side. sometimes they get bumped accidently. unless you have a 2nd set of wheels with sensors the switch should be set to "main"
The tire pressure monitor detects any changes in the tire inflation
pressure. Therefore, it must initialize and store it in its memory if
the tires or wheels have been replaced, re-inflated or the tires have
been rotated. You should be able to re-initialize the system by following these
1. check and make sure that your tires are inflated to the correct pressure
2. turn the ignition switch to the ON position. If the low tire
pressure warning light comes on, push and hold the tire pressure
warning reset switch (think the switch is in the glovebox, but not sure) until the warning light turns
off and then release the switch.
3. now press and hold the tire pressure warning reset switch until the low tire pressure warning light blinks three times.
4. initialization is *not* completed until driving at the vehicle speed
of 19 mph or over for more than one hour. the tire pressure monitoring
starts when initialization is completed.
Veve713: You probably didn't need new tires unless you had some miles on it. Remember that the spare tire also has a pressure monitor as well. It most likely is causing the low tire pressure light on the dash and only needs to be inflated back to what ever your other tires are set to. I had the same problem on my RX and took it back to the dealership where they told me since the spare is exposed to the same elements (it's under the back of the RX - you have to use the tire iron to let the spare down), it will inevidably lose air.