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#1 (permalink) Old 04-10-2006, 03:05 PM
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tire pressure monitor.

So, 3 months after we got a new Rav4, my wife got a flat. I took out the spare and replaced with the one that's flat. The question is do the spare have a pressure sensor in them? It hurts to have a flat so soon but kinda glad that warning light lit cause it was my wife and my 3 yrs old daughter on it when that happened. Now the flat one is on spare after I fixed it up. I hope it doesn't happen to you guys oh and chipped paint that I've got to find when I was washing it yesterday
 
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Yes, the spare has a TP warning valve and transmitter, read page 162 of the owner's manual.
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I was wondering:

What if I purchase one of these "monitors" and place it into someones RAV4 - would they get an indicator on the dash showing a low tire pressure? Or are these "keyed" to the vehicle? Could be a fun joke :P

I don't have the manual to check since my wife has the RAV...

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The valve stem sensors have to be program in for your vehicle. There is also a battery in each one of them which last about 5 to 6 years, at that time, the battery needs to be replace and the sensors need to be program into the reciever.
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That's what I figured - Could cause some issues if another RAV4 had a low pressure condition next to you. Could cause your indicator to come on.

Thanks for the info. One less thing for me to ponder.

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Thanks. I figured that it would be but I guess I was being lazy to check. but hey, I work 7 days a week. I'm tired. lol But thanks for checking that.
 
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False low pressure indication after changing flat

I don't know if this has happened to anyone else, but I thought I'd post it for future reference.

Last night, I got a flat tire, and had AAA make the tire change. Because the weather was iffy, I had the flat tire bolted to the spare tire rack.

Even after changing the tire, my low pressure warning light remained on. I checked the tire pressures...all at full pressure. WTF?

As it turns out, when the flat was mounted in the back, the monitor was still picking up the tire pressure!
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Re: False low pressure indication after changing flat

Yes, all 5 tires must be in the proper pressure range to turn off the warning light.

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I don't know if this has happened to anyone else, but I thought I'd post it for future reference.

Last night, I got a flat tire, and had AAA make the tire change. Because the weather was iffy, I had the flat tire bolted to the spare tire rack.

Even after changing the tire, my low pressure warning light remained on. I checked the tire pressures...all at full pressure. WTF?

As it turns out, when the flat was mounted in the back, the monitor was still picking up the tire pressure!

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During PDI each tire is supposed to be registered with the monitoring system.

Only the id's registered will be monitored by the system.

The system is set for 32 PSI

A drop of 6 PSI (26PSI or below) will set off the alert
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of course. The system would be worthless if it not monitor all 5 tires. What good is a flat spare? we all knew this already..

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