How to Reset Tire Pressure Light

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Did you just inflated your tires and the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) light is still on? You may have to reset it and our service team at Camp Chevrolet can show you just how below! TPMS ensures that it’s safe to drive in your car around Tri-Cities, so you need to make sure it’s activated. If you’re still having issues with your TPMS light on after following our advice, visit us in Spokane for an in-depth inspection!

Resetting Your Tire Pressure Light

Once you properly inflate your tires, the tire pressure light should go off automatically. However, if it remains on, see how to reset the tire pressure light in several ways:

  • Drive at or above 50 mph to reset the sensor for 10 minutes. This can cause your sensor to reset the next time you turn on the car.
  • With the car off, turn the key to the “On” position, but don’t start the car. Hold the TPMS reset button until the tire pressure light blinks three times and then release it. Start the car and wait 20 minutes for the sensor to refresh. The tire pressure monitor reset button is usually located beneath the steering wheel. If you can’t find it, consult your manual.
  • Inflate all tires to 3 PSI over their recommended amount and then deflate them completely. Include the spare tire as it may have a sensor as well. Once they’re all deflated, reinflate to the recommended tire pressure.
  • With the car off, disconnect the positive battery cable with a wrench. Turn the car on and honk the horn for about three seconds. This will discharge any power still stored in the vehicle. Lastly, reconnect the battery.

What Does a Flashing Tire Pressure Light Mean?

Tire pressure sensors often use a battery, and a flashing tire pressure light is usually signaling that the battery needs to be replaced. It could also signal an issue with one of the sensors. Either way, you’ll want to schedule service at Camp Chevrolet. We can diagnose the problem and resolve it before you get back on the Spokane Valley roads.

Reach Out to Camp Chevrolet for Help

Now that you know how to reset the tire pressure light, if you’re still having trouble, feel free to contact us or visit Camp Chevrolet. Whether it’s a flashing tire pressure light or something else, we can make sure you are driving safely around Post Falls!

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