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      11-19-2008, 02:05 PM   #1
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How to test TPMS

I bought a set of 17" ASA JH3 wheels with Dunlop winter tires from a member on this forum. Great guy to deal with, and was local so I drove over one morning and picked them up. The previous owner ran the setup on his e93. He bought the setup complete with TPMS sensors from tirerack. I just got around to installing them this weekend and I received a yellow TPMS warning light. I had the tires inflated to 45psi, which I lowered to 40psi after reading a few threads on here. However, I still have the yellow TPMS warning light. Can I test if one of the sensors went bad instead of taking them all apart and installing new sensors?

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I'm assuming you reset the system right?
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I'm assuming you reset the system right?
Probably not.
Reset them via your OBC
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I have ASA rims w/o sensors. Once the warning turned on, if I tried to reset via the OBC, there would never be a check in the box where the check mark usually went. So, I think you should have the opposite situation. When you reset, you get a check mark. But if the flat tire icon comes back, then something is probably wrong.

imho 40 psi is too high....
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You guys are right. I forgot to reset. I'll do that at lunch and get back to the thread.
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worked perfectly. Thanks guys, forgot about the reset.
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you should check the psi before resetting it. it could be that the air pressure is low. when this happen all you need to do is add air and it should reset itself. if you reset it now and its low on air, it will use that as the set psi.
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I have my ASA 17" winter setup running 40 PSI and the tires look low. Max PSI stated on tire is 44. I might bump it up a couple.
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I have my ASA 17" winter setup running 40 PSI and the tires look low. Max PSI stated on tire is 44. I might bump it up a couple.
weird, my max psi says 51. Dunlop Wintersports..
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I have my ASA 17" winter setup running 40 PSI and the tires look low. Max PSI stated on tire is 44. I might bump it up a couple.
??? They should be no different than summer tires. Also, sometimes lower pressure is actually more effective for traction in snow.
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