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Tire pressure monitor

Got in my car a week ago and the TPMS said I had 8 lbs in my left front tire. Had the tire icon with the exclamation point in it. Had picked up a nail. The pressure number was correct however it was saying it was left front but it was actually the left rear. Is there a fix or something to just be aware of and not sweat? And deviation and I am out and checking the pressure myself. Thoughts??
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The tire sensors have to be taught to the car for it to know which one is which. It appears that your tires were rotated without this being re-done.

Who rotated your tires? There is a procedure that you can follow to reteach them yourself, but if someone else did the rotation I would go back and make them do it.

Or you can leave them as they are. It doesn't actually hurt anything beyond not knowing which is low. Since I still check them manually with a tire gauge it wouldn't bother me.

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The tire sensors have to be taught to the car for it to know which one is which. It appears that your tires were rotated without this being re-done.

Who rotated your tires? There is a procedure that you can follow to reteach them yourself, but if someone else did the rotation I would go back and make them do it.

Or you can leave them as they are. It doesn't actually hurt anything beyond not knowing which is low. Since I still check them manually with a tire gauge it wouldn't bother me.
On my way home from work today it dawned on my sorry ass what happened. You are correct, Grasshopper. I had the front moved to the rear and vice versa. It is my mechanic who did it and is on vaca for another week. What is the procedure to do it yourself? If its not too technical I might give it a whirl.
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All done and fixed the TPMS readout. I'm sure a lot of you know how to reset the tire sensors after rotation but for those that don't, let me impress you with my new knowledge. Insert key into ignition. Light up the dashboard and access the TPMS readout on the DIS. It doesn't matter whether it displays front or rear tire pressure as long as you are there. Take your fob press lock and unlock at the same time and hold until the horn chirps twice. Pick a tire and let a few pounds out. I held mine open maybe 3 or 4 seconds then wait about 5 to 10 seconds. The horn will chirp once. That wheel is done. Repeat that 3 more times and good to go. Your welcome!
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Excellent. Glad you figured it out.

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To add, I believe you need to go in order, not just pick a tire.

The order is:

Left Front
Right Front
Right Rear
Left Rear
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I actually thought it was directed by turn signals flashing.

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I am glad I have a 2007....less is more
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To add, I believe you need to go in order, not just pick a tire.

The order is:

Left Front
Right Front
Right Rear
Left Rear
I believe your correct. I took it to the dealership and they did it and instructed me on it for free and he started with left front and went clock wise. Thank you. Thats a handy piece of info. Tip o the hat, mate!
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Brad...I was at Woodys a few weeks ago with Theresa and Doug. Nice place to eat.
Yes it is. If you had a good arm you could have thrown a stone and hit my house. I live on the river just south of the freeway.
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Yes it is. If you had a good arm you could have thrown a stone and hit my house. I live on the river just south of the freeway.
Next time...u will be stoned. LOL
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From all of the comments I take it that the 2007 doesn't have access to individual tire pressures. Can the DIC software be upgraded to have this information available?

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From all of the comments I take it that the 2007 doesn't have access to individual tire pressures. Can the DIC software be upgraded to have this information available?
Goodness, why would you want to? Every car I've owned that has a pressure monitoring system has pretty much only been useful to let me know that the system itself has gone wrong.

But, if you really wanted to add it, there are lots of aftermarket kits.
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I find the sensors handy to have. They alerted me once to a slow leak around a valve, and I also use then to check pressures once in awhile - they normally drop slightly over time. Changed the sender batteries after about 8 years and no issues.

Better than my BMW which tells you that you have a low tire but no details as to which one.

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