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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS General Discussion Discussion, Disable TPMS in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; Any way to get this light off my dash? Pull a fuse? Disconnect a wire? Remove the bulb from the ...
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    Disable TPMS

    Any way to get this light off my dash? Pull a fuse? Disconnect a wire? Remove the bulb from the cluster? I have aftermarket wheels and I hate that light... I have searched the forums and I can't find anything on the 08+... Any suggestions?

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    Re: Disable TPMS

    Not sure about the ability to disable the light.

    Why didn't you just move the TPMS sensors to the new wheels? That's what I did when I got new wheels for my coupe?

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    Re: Disable TPMS

    Quote Originally Posted by gohawks63 View Post
    Not sure about the ability to disable the light.

    Why didn't you just move the TPMS sensors to the new wheels? That's what I did when I got new wheels for my coupe?
    I bought the car with aftermarket wheels and I don't have the factory wheels.

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    Re: Disable TPMS

    All new auto's sold in the US starting with Model Year 2007 were required to have TPMS as standard equipment.

    Even though they do a good job of letting you know when you have a low tire, they can be VERY annoying when the weather changes to colder. They are very sensitive to pressure changes.

    Try a piece of tape?

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    Re: Disable TPMS

    the TPMS sensors sense pressure changes - that's their job

    the moisture in the air in your tires changes the pressure as the temp changes
    fill with nitrogen and don't worry about the pressure changes so much
    some places overcharge for the nitrogen fills so shop around
    we offer a road hazard insurance with our nitrogen fill (pays up to $150 per tire) so it's worth the $40 we charge

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    also, TMPS is considered a safety item so there's not really an easy/legal/smart way to disable

    similar to wanting to disable your AirBag light because you got a new steering wheel that doesn't have an airbag in it

    obviously it's your car and you can do whatever you want with it but GM isn't going to expend extra resources to help anyone circumvent any of the systems in the car
    especially any of the safety related systems
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    Re: Disable TPMS

    You can always buy tpms from people like Rippy Cadillac (contact Chris above). That should cure your problem.

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    Re: Disable TPMS

    Quote Originally Posted by Tbbt View Post
    All new auto's sold in the US starting with Model Year 2007 were required to have TPMS as standard equipment.

    Even though they do a good job of letting you know when you have a low tire, they can be VERY annoying when the weather changes to colder. They are very sensitive to pressure changes.

    Try a piece of tape?
    I have to replace one every few years. And when it's below 50-55 out, at least one of them will act up even if I just replaced all 4! It's insane! If I could disable it, I would
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    Re: Disable TPMS

    I don't start having trouble with TPMS until temps get down to -20F or lower. You can save yourself a lot of headaches by filing your tires with dry air or dry nitrogen. The average tire shop or garage gives you a shot of water everytime you use their airhose even if they drain the tank on their compressor.
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    Re: Disable TPMS

    TPMS works, and I wouldn't want a car without it. It's not terribly accurate, but on two occasions it's saved me from possibly damaging or even destroying a tire by warning me via a message on the DIC that a specific tire had lost a significant amount of pressure. Both times that turned out to be due to a screw that had punctured the tread. It's a very convenient and clean way to check your pressure, too, much better than simply eyeballing the tires and faster and a lot cleaner than manually checking each one. I'm looking forward to the next step in tire management, which will be automatic filling of the tires to keep them at a user-defined minimum setting.

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    Re: Disable TPMS

    Judge, you can't beat manually checking each one. I do at a minimum every other month. I am surprised how much they vary after a couple of months.

    That being said, I do agree that the tpms is a good thing (thanks, Firestone and Ford).

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    Re: Disable TPMS

    Quote Originally Posted by tinman View Post
    Judge, you can't beat manually checking each one. I do at a minimum every other month. I am surprised how much they vary after a couple of months.

    That being said, I do agree that the tpms is a good thing (thanks, Firestone and Ford).
    I agree completely. In fact, I'm something of a fanatic about it, checking my tire pressure with the TPMS every few days (they lose a pound every week or so) and manually checking the tires and adding air every few weeks, especially if the TPMS indicates a drop below 35 PSI in any of the tires when they're cold. And I usually add an extra two pounds of pressure to each tire -- better handling, IMHO, and an extra margin of protection. I have a couple of excellent tire pressure gauges and a Black & Decker air pump at home:
    http://www.amazon.com/Black-Decker-A...=air+pump+tire

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    Re: Disable TPMS

    Interesting, as I run at 37 psi, too.

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    Re: Disable TPMS

    Quote Originally Posted by tinman View Post
    Interesting, as I run at 37 psi, too.

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    Re: Disable TPMS

    lol!

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    Your tires lose a pound every week? That sounds like a problem to me.

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