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#1 (permalink) Old 06-21-2006, 10:56 AM
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Tire Pressure Monitor Reset-Where's the button?

Ok, I give.

Anybody know where this is on a 2006 4.3??????

On my 2005 Tundra it is on the underside of the steering column.

The 2006 is a direct system as well, so.......where is it? I don't see no stinkin' buttons on the rav unless I'm getting dizzy looking underneath.

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there is no reset button.. As far I as I know.. Can anyone varify??

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There's no mention of a reset button in the owner's manual, I just checked. The light will turn off automatically after pressure in the tires is adequate, right away or after a few minutes depending on what condition caused the warning.

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There's no mention of a reset button in the owner's manual, I just checked. The light will turn off automatically after pressure in the tires is adequate, right away or after a few minutes depending on what condition caused the warning.

Tim
Is this something new?

I was under the impression that the "direct" systems utilize a reset button.
 
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Dunno about it being new since the 4.3 is new, but there's no mention of it in the new model info from TIS either, so it's just the way it is designed for the 4.3.

Reading about the system, each sensor has a lithium battery that's supposed to last 10yrs, when the battery falls below acceptable voltage, it sets a DTC and the sensor must be replaced! I sure hope they put quality batteries in em, that could be expensive!!

Tim

http://home.comcast.net/~quickdtoo/tirepres.pdf
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some interesting comments from Tim's post.

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The tire pressure warning antenna and receiver checks whether the received ID codes match those that are pre-registered.
I was grumbling about the fact that each tire has a unique ID code and the alert system isn't smart enough to display which tire is low...

I didn't stop to think that if you are parked next to another car with this system and one if its tires has low pressure, the system would pick up the signal from your buddy parked next to you

I guess Toyota gets 1/2 point for being smart enough to only recognize your tire codes but still feel they should be able to tell you which tire (s) is low

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Make sure to use only the supplied valve caps (made of aluminum) on the pressure warning valve and transmitter. If a metal cap (made of brass) is used, the cap could become seized.

Do not use a flat tire sealant as it could cause the tire pressure warning valve and transmitter to malfunction.
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so it's just the way it is designed for the 4.3.
http://home.comcast.net/~quickdtoo/tirepres.pdf

Umm, no offense, but isn't that an assumption based on the lack of info?

It's still an active system using sensors. What changed that eliminated the reset button, if in fact it was?

Is the 4.3 Rvv so new that this isn't covered in a factory manual yet?
 
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so it's just the way it is designed for the 4.3.
http://home.comcast.net/~quickdtoo/tirepres.pdf

Umm, no offense, but isn't that an assumption based on the lack of info?

It's still an active system using sensors. What changed that eliminated the reset button, if in fact it was?

Is the 4.3 Rvv so new that this isn't covered in a factory manual yet?
Lack of info

The info Jim provided IS from the factory Manual.

Chassis page 85 (CH-85) shows every component in the system.

Page CH-86 tells you

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The tire pressure warning system consists of the tire pressure warning valve and transmitter, tire pressure
warning antenna and receiver, tire pressure warning ECU, and tire pressure warning light.
Do you see anything here about a RESET button?? Toyota has installed a system that will not allow you to just reset the warning and continue driving on your merry way. You will see this indicator light until you stop and check and inflate your tires to 32PSI. The Toyota Nanny (who also lets you know when the passenger seat belt is not fastened) knows best.

Don't know what more you need to understand that there is no reset button on the Tire Monitoring system but here is a link to the TSB that describes the activation procedure.

In it is stated

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After all tire pressure sensing transmitters are activated, the Low Tire Pressure Warning Light will come ON whenever the tire pressure in any of the tires falls below 24 – 27 psi

If the Low Tire Pressure Warning Light comes ON, increase the tire inflation pressure to 32 psi (2.2 kgm/cm2, 220 kPa) and check that the warning light goes OFF.
TSB for Tire Monitor Activation
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Whoa, pipe down.

Didn't mean to ruffle any feathers. Pardon me for not knowing what TIS stood for.

My sincere thanks to both of you for the info provided.

Now go get some sunshine and lay of the java up there.
 
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well it IS pretty dumb to be driving at all on a tire that is that low on a top heavy vehicle.. There should be no reset button IMHO. What the heck good is the monitor if you can shut it off??? I know when mine went off last weend while we were away made me pull to the first gas station and fill the tire that was low. It could have saved us a possible accident if I reset the light and forgot it and drove away on my merry way..

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