: Service Tire Monitor



Ryusou
10-05-05, 11:10 AM
Any of you guys have this reading come on when you guys put on other big rims? Mines keeps coming on and then off every so often.

hcvone
10-05-05, 12:29 PM
It should not make any difference on your tire size. :)

Ryusou
10-06-05, 10:18 AM
so what should I do?
When I bought my ride from the dealer, it was brand new and it was already fitted with 24's big homies. I drove it around a couple times and no message came up. But after awhile, the "Service Tire Monitor" came up and each everytime I started it. Could it be because of the aftermarket rims? OR should I have the dealer check it out? I remember asking the salesperson later on and he said, "well you know thats how it is when you have big rims."

slk230mb
10-06-05, 11:08 AM
If the dealership put the wheels on it, make them take a look at it. You may have a bad TPS or they just need to be reprogrammed.

Ryusou
10-07-05, 07:02 AM
If the dealership put the wheels on it, make them take a look at it. You may have a bad TPS or they just need to be reprogrammed.

ok will do, I will talk to the dealership about it, in fact bring it straight to the service center, not to the salesperson. But I will try to reprogram it first. Reprogramming instructions is in the manual right?

8ball
10-17-05, 05:33 AM
Take it to them and make sure they put them in the new wheels too.

04SilverEXT
10-17-05, 10:15 AM
I have 24" dub bellagios on my truck, the service tire monitor comes on everytime i start the truck but it doesnt affect the truck at all...its because I didnt feel it was nescesary to reinstall the TPS into the new rims...not worth the time or money...if you hit the gas light or odometer it goes off until you turn the truck off...

Ryusou
10-18-05, 07:52 AM
I have 24" dub bellagios on my truck, the service tire monitor comes on everytime i start the truck but it doesnt affect the truck at all...its because I didnt feel it was nescesary to reinstall the TPS into the new rims...not worth the time or money...if you hit the gas light or odometer it goes off until you turn the truck off...

When I bought my ESV brand new, the rims were already installed and I had the option to buy it or not, of course I took the rims. But obviously they didnt tell me the tire sensors were not installed, all they told me was "thats how it is when you have big rims". But I do remember when I test drove it the first time and when I drove it home and to work, the "Service Tire Monitor" didnt come on at all. So with that in mind, Im thinking they didnt reprogram it or wasnt installed right. I know its not a big deal but I just hate seeing that message every time I turn on my car.:rant2:

yuse2002
10-20-05, 12:20 PM
It is very important that you have it on the vehicle. The reason why they are telling you this is because they didn't put them on on the after market wheels. Here at our shop we always put the sensors on regardless of the wheels, especially when you have big wheels, it's very important to check your air pressure at least once a week. Not only will it help you on the gas mileage, but it will also prevent accidents and premature tire wear. Some dealers don't have the qualified personell(believe it or not) and this is when they start making up things. Trust me, we do a lot of wheels and tires for them because they don't like messing with this part of the business. My advice, take the lade back to them and have them install them on the wheels.

Ryusou
10-20-05, 12:30 PM
It is very important that you have it on the vehicle. The reason why they are telling you this is because they didn't put them on on the after market wheels. Here at our shop we always put the sensors on regardless of the wheels, especially when you have big wheels, it's very important to check your air pressure at least once a week. Not only will it help you on the gas mileage, but it will also prevent accidents and premature tire wear. Some dealers don't have the qualified personell(believe it or not) and this is when they start making up things. Trust me, we do a lot of wheels and tires for them because they don't like messing with this part of the business. My advice, take the lade back to them and have them install them on the wheels.

ahhh thats the same thing the guy told me when I had my ESV dropped today. He noticed the Service Tire Monitor when he drove it into the shop. He told me that the dealership guys are making things up, because usually it is a pain in the ass to have it put in especially if they just bought the rims and had it installed themselves. So suggested to me that I have them put it back on by them or have them give me new tire sensors and have it installed at the shop. He told me those dealership guys who have aftermakrket rims on them dont usually if not at all put the tire sensors on the rims and when the customer comes complaining, they tell them its cost big bucks to put it back on. :annoyed: I already spent big bucks on that car and it seems the dealership still want more.
Well anyways I am planning to do that- have them put it back on my rims or give me new ones and have it installed properly by someone else.

Thanks all for the response.

JOHNNYRENO
10-21-05, 02:56 AM
mine is doing the same thing, about an hour after i put new wheels on every time i start it the warning light comes on. unfotunate 4 me the local dealer here wouldnt even show me or my wife a ext. so we had to buy another dealers car 165 miles away. the sales guy looked at me and my wife and then came to the judgement that we couldnt afford it, boy was he wrong, we walked on the lot and were checking an 05 out that was on the lot. the salesman came up to the vehicle and locked the doors and walked away. so we bought a 06 in sacramento. but we came back through after we bought it and got the rim and tire size off the 22s they had on the 05 to make sure we got wheels and tires that fit. the same guy was pretty shocked then. what really would have shook him is if i would have rolled up in my ragtop benz, or on my custom chopper, that custom softail would have got his attention along with everybody on the lot or in the neighborhood heee heee. all he had to do was talk and he just locked it and walked away. he really judged the wrong book by the cover on us. any way do i need to pull the sensors out of the old wheels, or what i really would think it is a great feature to have. but am not sure if they can be re used.

caddy04
10-21-05, 10:18 AM
Hey JonnyReno,
I put 22 on my ride the guy at the tire shop remove the one's from my original rims install them on my new wheel and reprogarm the computer. The warning went away.

Ryusou
10-21-05, 10:25 AM
from what the guy told me where I had my drop done, he told me you can use the sensors from your stock rims/tires. The only thing is you gotta put it in your new rims/tires. In my case being that the dealer sold me my ride with the rims already they should have put the tire sensors on the 24's that they put on. Instead they didnt even bother. But I will put back mines on. I will have the shop where I got my drop do it for me.

Speaking about judging book by the cover in your case, I felt the same way. As soon as I walked into the showroom, the salesperson looked at me and my sleeved tattooed arms and just walked away. I walked around the showroom for more than 10 minutes waiting for someone to help me and no one would. I even had a paper showing credit approval from GMAC and still no one helped. Until one salesperson came out from a room and noticed me and then approached me and helped me out. Haha you should have seen the look on the other salespersons' faces when they seen my ride was getting prepped and getting ready to be driven out of the showroom by me.:cool2:

JOHNNYRENO
10-21-05, 03:23 PM
YEPPERS im in the same boat i had just left my store and was cleaning and polishing jewelry and had rouge from the buffing whheel on my shirt and i did have a tank top with tattoos we were in my wifes new vw beetle which she loves to drive, and with that turbo i really enjoy it also. but i was made to feel like i didnt belong on his lot, SCOTT MOTORS IN RENO NV. so i went to sacramento and bought our new 06 ext,

Black Beauty 03 ESV
10-21-05, 03:54 PM
I'm a General Contractor, my work uniform is a pair of painter's or carpenter's shorts and a company t-shirt. I walk into the showroom at Capital cadillac in Greenbelt MD anf they thought I was part of the maintenence crew nobody would help me except a older gentleman maybe 60 years of age, anyway I paind cash for used 03 ESV last year( around $44,000) every other sales person had a really stupid look on there faces I can't wait to take it in for service and they see all the upgrades. People should really stop judging other peolpe.:dammit:

JOHNNYRENO
10-21-05, 04:37 PM
hes 60 so he learned the judge a book thing already, with his age came some wisdom, unlike some others.

nyc escalade
10-23-05, 10:56 PM
My brother went to buy an '05 QX56 and salesman looked at us and said " you guys think you can afford this one ?" funny thing was that was a chain of dealerships in Ramsey, NJ and my bro had already given a chic salesperson at another dealership 3K just to hold the same one we were looking at. A week later we went to pick up the car in my escalade, imagine how he felt after he offered us the car at 6K over what he bought it at, what a dumbass.