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Unread 10-27-2014, 03:27 PM   #1
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TPMS Light Constantly ON

Hello everyone,

My TPMS light officially came on last winter after a deep freeze. At every start up, it flashes for about 10secs and then stays on continuously.

I have a feeling this is a problem with the system rather than a low tire (as I just had new Firestone Destination A/T's put on over this weekend).

Unfortunately, the people at Firestone said the problem was 'reset' or fixed which it wasn't. It was also a very mild weekend here in Wisconsin, so I went ahead and plasti dipped my rims.


But now I'm wondering, if they have to change the sensors or batteries or deal anything WITH the TPMS, do they have to take the tire off of the rim and ruin my beautiful job??

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Unread 10-27-2014, 05:11 PM   #2
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Plastidip is very easy to repair.

If you painted over the lugs then it will tear if they remove the wheels.
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Unread 10-27-2014, 05:16 PM   #3
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Plastidip is very easy to repair.

If you painted over the lugs then it will tear if they remove the wheels.
I understand that. If it were as easy as removing the tire/rim from the vehicle and replacing the sensor, I don't mind plasti dipping the lug nuts again.

But to replace the entire sensor, would they have take the tire off of the rim? If so, that causes a ton of damage to the dip and I'd hate to have to re apply it as nice as it is right now.
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Unread 10-27-2014, 05:20 PM   #4
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This explains the process of removal. Maybe it answers your question?

http://www.ehow.com/how_4881679_repl...em-sensor.html
They have to pop the bead and replace the valve stem.
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Unread 10-27-2014, 05:34 PM   #5
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This explains the process of removal. Maybe it answers your question?

http://www.ehow.com/how_4881679_repl...em-sensor.html
They have to pop the bead and replace the valve stem.
If that battery were dead (which I bet is the case), they'd more than likely have to replace the entire unit, thus removing the tire from the rim.

Darn!
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Unread 10-27-2014, 06:44 PM   #6
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Have you checked the spare? My wheel sensor was so corroded it fell apart.
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Unread 10-27-2014, 08:52 PM   #7
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Have you checked the spare? My wheel sensor was so corroded it fell apart.
This may sound dumb, but how in the heck do you get to the spare??
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Unread 10-27-2014, 09:22 PM   #8
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This may sound dumb, but how in the heck do you get to the spare??
The sensor in the spare tire - same as the others.
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Unread 10-28-2014, 08:26 AM   #9
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[QUOTE=Sigz89;26299714]Hello everyone,

My TPMS light officially came on last winter after a deep freeze. At every start up, it flashes for about 10secs and then stays on continuously.

I have a feeling this is a problem with the system rather than a low tire (as I just had new Firestone Destination A/T's put on over this weekend).

Unfortunately, the people at Firestone said the problem was 'reset' or fixed which it wasn't. It was also a very mild weekend here in Wisconsin, so I went ahead and plasti dipped my rims.


But now I'm wondering, if they have to change the sensors or batteries or deal anything WITH the TPMS, do they have to take the tire off of the rim and ruin my beautiful job??[/QUOTE]

Depends on where you go and what machine they use. They scuffed up/pulled up some of the edges on my brothers so he ended up just taking all of it off and planned on re-doing it. His lazy *** has yet to do it. IMO this is pretty much the only issue with plasti dipping your rims.
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Unread 11-18-2014, 07:17 PM   #10
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The blinking TPMS light means a fault somewhere, which could be a wheel sensor, one of the receiving units in the wheel wells or something else. Better plan is to have the system scanned to narrow down the problem before throwing parts at it.
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