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Old 04-26-2010, 12:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 2007 Chevy Colorado Crew Cab Z71. I recently took my stock tires off and put on 32x11.5x15. I set the tires to 48psi and the sensor reads low tire pressure. Is there a way to take this message off without having to take it to the stealership or buying a device? Is there a fuse I can take out or somthing? Thanks.
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Old 04-26-2010, 02:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I suspect one of the wheel sensors was damaged when the tires were installed. Try the "TPMS Sensor Matching Process" in the owner manual. If one of the sensors won't register, you'll need to replace it: about $70 from the dealer or $30-some online. If a tire shop did the damage, they should cover it.
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Old 04-26-2010, 08:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think it's probably because you have too much pressure, it only shows one generic message. You can only use a few pounds (5 to 6) above or below what the factory setting is which should be on the sticker in the door jamb, probably 30 lbs. You also have to do the whole stupid reprogram deal ( tells you how in your book) everytime you move a wheel from one spot to another or change tires. The whole system sucks!
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Your tire pressure should be somewhere between 30-35psi.
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Is it possible to disable the TPM system? My truck does not have any sensors on the rims. How can I stop the message from flashing all the time besides buying new sensors? Any help would help me keep my piec e of mind.
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I think it's probably because you have too much pressure, it only shows one generic message. You can only use a few pounds (5 to 6) above or below what the factory setting is which should be on the sticker in the door jamb, probably 30 lbs. You also have to do the whole stupid reprogram deal ( tells you how in your book) everytime you move a wheel from one spot to another or change tires. The whole system sucks!

I run 38 PSI in my stock 235 75R16 tires with no messages. That low tire pressure message saved me a flat at night on the side of the highway. Message flashed, I pulled into the nearest gas staion and aired up the leaking tire and that got me home without having to change a tire on the side of the road. When you rotate your tires the reprogram deal is no biggie.
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Is it possible to disable the TPM system? My truck does not have any sensors on the rims. How can I stop the message from flashing all the time besides buying new sensors? Any help would help me keep my piec e of mind.

Nope, you can't disable the sensor warning light. That's why it's there. From what I read, people deal with glowing light all winter while they use a 2nd set of wheels.

You don't need to purchase new sensors, just have the ones removed from your other wheels and installed into the wheels you have now. That is, as long as your rims are TPMS friendly

I don't know why everybody says they suck. I had them in my P235 tires and the light came on once. Well duh, the tire was low. I've since swapped them into my new wheels (3" larger tire, 1" larger wheel) and have gone back and forth with pressure looking for the best ride/performance and have yet to have the light come on.
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Maybe I am not understanding this:

Is the TPMS sensor in the rim of the tire itself. I have "5425" aluminum rims for my normal tires on my 2010 2WD Colorado. I installed Snow Tries on separate rims ("5427" steel rims). And I am getting the tire pressure TPM error on the dash.

are the sensors in the rims, do they slide into the rims? could they have been broken when the guys put the new tires on?

I guess I just don't know how the sensing works...

Thanks ahead of time...
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Maybe I am not understanding this:

Is the TPMS sensor in the rim of the tire itself. I have "5425" aluminum rims for my normal tires on my 2010 2WD Colorado. I installed Snow Tries on separate rims ("5427" steel rims). And I am getting the tire pressure TPM error on the dash.

are the sensors in the rims, do they slide into the rims? could they have been broken when the guys put the new tires on?

I guess I just don't know how the sensing works...

Thanks ahead of time...
The TPMS sensor is part of the valve stem. If your new rims are not TPMS friendly then they were not installed onto the new wheels and you will have a light. I don't know how often they get broken from the shop. I'd have to guess that any reputable shop knows how to install them and therefore will not bust them on installation and not tell the customer.

Take a look at your valve stem and see if it looks normal. If so then you do not have the TMPS sensor installed. If they look a little more rigid than normal (they should also have a locknut on the base of the stem) then you have them. Double check your pressure in all 4 wheels making sure they are similar pressure and within a normal operating spec of lets say 30-35psi. I think I'm running 31.0 in the rear and 32.5 up front and I do not have lights glowing at me.
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