How to Reset Tire Pressure Light
Did you just inflate your tires but the TPMS light is on? You may have to reset the system. Your vehicle’s TPMS, or tire pressure monitoring system, should always remain active. Below, you’ll learn how to reset tire pressure lights, so you can feel confident your new or used car’s tire pressure is ideal for your trips around the CNMI.
Resetting the TPMS Light: Step-by-Step Guide
Usually, the TPMS light goes off after the tires are inflated. If it stays on, you can try the following steps:
- Drive at or above 50 mph for about 10 minutes. Sometimes, this causes the TPMS sensor to reset the next time the car is turned on.
- Make sure the car is off. Turn the key to “On,” but don’t start the engine. Press and hold the TPMS reset button until the light blinks three times. You can typically find the reset button under the steering wheel. Release the button, then start the car and wait about 20 minutes. This should reset the sensor.
- Over-inflate your tires by 3 PSI, including the spare, then deflate them entirely. Afterward, re–inflate the tires to their suggested PSI.
- Make sure the car is off. Disconnect the positive battery cable using a wrench. Then, turn the car on and press and hold the horn for three seconds to discharge any remaining power. Reconnect the battery and check the TPMS light.
What Does a Flashing Tire Pressure Light Mean?
The sensors in tire pressure monitoring systems are often battery-powered. If you notice a flashing TPMS light, the battery probably needs to be replaced or there’s a problem with the sensors. Triple J Saipan’s service center on Saipan can diagnose any issues with your TPMS, and get it functioning optimally.
Keep Your TPMS in Perfect Condition with Triple J Saipan!
If you’ve tried the steps above and your TPMS light still won’t turn off, schedule a service appointment at Triple J Saipan! Our team has the experience and equipment necessary to get to the root of the problem quickly. Learn more about how often you should change your oil, how long an oil change takes, and how often your tires need to be rotated, then contact our service team with any questions about our services or service specials!
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