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Rotated tires now sensors do not read correctly

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    have the dealer do a sensor reset.

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After tire rotation, reprogramming is required. 1. key on engine off, parking brake on. 2. turn park lights on and off 4 times you will hear a horn chirp twice, you are in program mode. Start at L/F tire release air for 10 seconds, wait 15 seconds until horn chirp, after chirp go to R/F tire do the same until horn chirp then R/R let air out til the chirp then L/R do the same after the L/R chirp, turn key off and you are done, note you have only 5 min. to complete. If you do not hear horn chirp at each tire, you will have to start from beginning. When complete, remember to add air to each tire, 35 psi is recommended.

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If you are talking about your low tire pressure sensors, theres a button in the glove compartment. Press it for 5 seconds to reset the sensors.

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