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post #1 of 7 Old 11-18-2009, 12:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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To Disconnect The Tire Airpressure Sensor ??

I have a 2008 Jeep Compass with the Tire Air Pressure Sensors. To begin it's just another added feature that you get whether you like it or not. Totally useless in Canadian Climates.I know there's a Wireless Connection of some sort to send the signal to the Dash Indicator telling me a potential problem with one or all 4 tires.
I've looked through the Owners Manual , the Fuse Panel index trying to trace the Tire Sensor but to no avail. I do know the chances of this not standing alone that it could be tied in with something else. The Plan is to disconnect it somehow so that I wouldn't have to look at the Indicator Light shining on the Dash constently after I have put Winter Snow Tires on Winter Rims for the Season. Or is it Suck it Up , Live with the Annoying Indicator. Or do like we did in the old days when the Oil Light stayed on and you knew there wasn't a problem with the Oil Pressure so you just stuck a piece of Gum over the Dash Light ??
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TZ..........I've tried to disconnect the feature and it is not possible.........I put her winter shoes on and the hell with the light........unless you buy more sensors at $50 to $75 a piece...........no way for me...........I will survive the winter with the yellow light on period..............or put black electric tape over it.............

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TZ..........I've tried to disconnect the feature and it is not possible.........I put her winter shoes on and the hell with the light........unless you buy more sensors at $50 to $75 a piece...........no way for me...........I will survive the winter with the yellow light on period..............or put black electric tape over it.............

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Thanks !!! Black Tape , Good Idea. In an age of Designer Wear that should work. The only nagging question will be in the Spring when the All Season's are put back on with the Senor Equipped Rims. Will the Light turn out on it's own or will I have to have it Reset at the Dealer ?? Or just a Fresh piece of Black Tape, or Maybe just Maybe the LED Light would burn itself out from being on constently . Thanks Again BTW To buy 4 more Sensors I agree is an unnecessary expense.
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No, once you put the orig tires on, the light should go off once it starts talking to the sensors again =D

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If you want it shut off completely all you have to do is go to the dealership and tell them to disable it. It's a simple computer flash but it will cost you each time you do it.

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You can actually buy code readers that can do that for you. Not all of them can, but some. I don't know if they make any that will do this for you on a Jeep Compass, but I've gotten one that I use on my other vehicles all the time with great success.

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Actually the TPMS system is mandatory (in the U.S.) on any vehicle 2007 and newer, and on the Compass, these sensors are actually wireless senders/receivers that communicate with the vehicle's computer. The dealership can disable it with the StarTool, but not sure how much it would cost, as most aftermarket code readers/scanners cannot do this (disabling of a safety function). I originally thought they could be re-calibrated to the correct pressure for the size/type of tire, but I don't think they can, in which case, like FFL said, if you like having the system then most likely you would have to buy new sensors, but if you can live without it, cover up the light. Good luck and hope this helps. We get this discussion all the time on various truck forums, particularly when folks change to bigger size/style tires.

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