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[5th Gen : 08+]: TPMS unwanted, how to disconnect

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Old 05-17-2019, 12:07 PM
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Angry TPMS unwanted, how to disconnect

I check my tire pressures monthly, don't want to shell out for new wheel sensors. Can't I disconnect the transponders (front & rear) and go on with my life?
 
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Old 05-17-2019, 04:08 PM
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The only way to disable it will be thru programming, and even then youíll be hard pressed to find a shop that has both the capability and willingness to do so. Federal law requires TPMS on all passenger vehicles since 2008 so the shop would be committing a felony to disable it.

The sensors are inside the tires, so removing them wonít do any good - youíll just be dealing with an alert that the TPMS system needs service.

Your choices are to deal with the alert or to have new sensors installed.
 
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Old 05-18-2019, 04:46 PM
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[QUOTE=GumbyRT;3439395]The only way to disable it will be thru programming, and even then youíll be hard pressed to find a shop that has both the capability and willingness to do so. Federal law requires TPMS on all passenger vehicles since 2008 so the shop would be committing a felony to disable it. /QUOTE]

That pretty much agrees with what I've heard, except for the felony part, according to a lawyer/friend who looked up some case results; YMMV. Thanks for responding.
 
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Old 05-18-2019, 07:34 PM
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Youíre welcome. I wasnít totally sure it was a felony- I just figured breaking federal law and felony were the same- but thatís why Iím a mechanic and not a lawyer. I would expect, at the least, any shop caught disabling the TPMS would be paying a fine in the tens of thousands as it would be on the same plane as modifying the emissions software or similar violations.
 
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Old 05-18-2019, 08:36 PM
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There is Windows software available that can turn off the TPMS, it is Appcar DiagFCA (cost $49). You need a computer running Windows and an OBD interface compatible with ELM327 (cost $10 and up).
 
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Old 05-18-2019, 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by georgef View Post
There is Windows software available that can turn off the TPMS, it is Appcar DiagFCA (cost $49). You need a computer running Windows and an OBD interface compatible with ELM327 (cost $10 and up).
....thereís also that
 
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Old 05-21-2019, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by GumbyRT View Post
....thereís also that
On my 18 Caravan you put regular stems in then drive. Light will flash then go off.
 

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