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Any suggestions on how to reset the TPMS warning light? After a brief cold spell the TPMS light came on. I figured the cold weather may have affected the tire pressure. I adjusted the tires to the recommended 32psi while tires were cold and still can't get the light off. Would hate to have to take it to the dealership for an easy fix.

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Recommended pressure is actually 33psi, cold. The TPMS system must see at least 33psi to clear the warning light. Try setting the pressure to 35psi in all the tires and see if the light goes out. Maybe your gauge is slightly off.

Also, does the light flash for a minute when you start the car up and then stay on, or does it come on solid initially. If it flashes first, it means there is a fault and a code is stored. If it doesn't flash, then it just indicates low tire pressure.
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Also don't forget the spare, it has a sensor as well.
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Also don't forget the spare, it has a sensor as well.


Good tip, thanks.

I had the dash light go on recently after the first cold snap we had, and put air into each tire until the light went out. I wouldn't have realized that the spare was the culprit if the light stayed on.

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The spare does not have a sensor.
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The spare does not have a sensor.
Hmmm, my other cars have a sensor in the spare so I just assumed the SX would as well....now I gotta go check it out!
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Cold Weather will affected TPMS. Also if you are near Microwave Tower Transmitter.
And few people know this, but a dying/dead Battery in the TPMS Valve will give False Readings.
Our Dealership does NOT install TPMS on the Spare Tire.

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Another poster thinking assumptions are fact and touting them...
Wow you must never be wrong. You are correct I posted an assumption and readily admitted my mistake. You in turn decide to up your post count by adding a couple of meaningless posts to the thread to show everyone just how smart you are.....Merry Christmas
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Wow you must never be wrong. You are correct I posted an assumption and readily admitted my mistake. You in turn decide to up your post count by adding a couple of meaningless posts to the thread to show everyone just how smart you are.....Merry Christmas
LMAO! Well put, and SO true!!! Merry Xmas
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