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Cadillac SRX First Generation Forum - 2004 - 2009 Discussion, Tps in Cadillac SRX Forums; Is anybody aware of any problems that could cause a tire pressure sensor to go bad, other than the battery ...
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    Is anybody aware of any problems that could cause a tire pressure sensor to go bad, other than the battery failing? In the last year, I have had to replace the left front wheel's sensor three times with the last two after the wheels were rotated. (20" after market wheels that the first set of sensors lasted over one year.) The left front is presently out, again after being replaced one week ago. I'm using Dorman sensors.

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    Excessive moisture in the tire can damage them. The compressor/s you're using may have a lot of moisture in them.

    I'd try a different brand next time.

    FWIW, TPS = Throttle Position Sensor. The sensor in the tire is a TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) sensor.

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    Re: Tps

    I've elected to go with a GM supplied sensor which retails for twenty five dollars more than the Dorman unit. The only one my dealer stocks as a replacement is black rubber covered stem which is hardly as attractive as the Dorman.
    If this doesn't solve the issue, I plan to go with black plastic tape ofer the ridiculous flashing light and just continue to dance out the DIC.

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