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I got a new front rim after I egged the sockets that the nuts sit it. My tire pressure indicator is still lit up on my dash, even after i replaced the rim. Is there a reset button anywhere? How do i turn that light off?

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Sounds like you need to get the tire pressure sensor programmed to your vehicle. the sensor is probably sending a signal but your vehicle is not excepting the data because as far it knows it may be coming from a vehicle parked beside you.

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