- June 14, 2021 at 16:51 #51445Frank MehaffeyParticipant
Last year, I replaced my rubber tire stems which contained the tire pressure sensor with steel metal stems. With the camper on my truck, I don’t like the idea of a rubber stem possibly popping off if I go over a bump as they got older. Anyway, now 2-3 times a day, I have to do the reset button on my 2012 F250 steering wheel to get the idiot light off. I don’t want to give my dealer any $$ for something that I don’t use, since i adjust the tire pressures up when the camper is on and back down when it is off. Anyone out there know if there is a proven way to disable the receiver that triggers the warning. On line there are all the usual “nanny” posts saying how useful they are, and a few where you basically shake a rattle, open the trunk, honk the horn, etc. Thanks for any help.
- June 24, 2021 at 10:50 #51569Frank MehaffeyParticipant
I think I might have figured out why there is nothing on line for information on how to disable the tire pressure monitor system. One thing I have consistently seen on line, over and over, because it is a federal requirement. Usually if there is a way around something which is an unnecessary electronic feature or an electronic or mechanical modification, someone does a post somewhere, or makes a replacement. Look at all the gas and diesel electronic tuning mods. I kinda think that the nanny state has given an excuse for all the car companies to make a little more off of the purchasers. I also suspect that if there is a way around the pressure idiot light and it was on line, someone would or has been sued. Went to my local Ford dealer, and was given a quote of about $300 for labor and rebalancing all 4 wheels and $86 times 4, for replacement sensors.$600. Makes me wonder if trucks and cars exported or made in other companies have the same governmental “concern”, or if this just a US thing. Air bags, great….passive restraints, great…..stronger crumple zones, wonderful….I get it. But tire pressure monitors are a big ticket item and I am sure contribute to a salesman being able to encourage someone to buy a new truck. I guess that I will continue to press the reset button, and mutter to myself.
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