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1. Does this disconnect the TPM's so they are not sending a signal thus increasing TPM battery life?


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2. Will this method show up as a fault during vehicle annual inspection since the connector is unplugged?
1. No, because the sensors are inside each tire--they can't be disconnected.

2. No, because the resistor "fools" the computer so that the tire pressure looks correct.
 

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Thanks for the prompt reply! So the sensors are transmitting a signal 24/7/365 even when vehicle is turn off?
 

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1. Does this disconnect the TPM's so they are not sending a signal thus increasing TPM battery life?

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2. Will this method show up as a fault during vehicle annual inspection since the connector is unplugged?
No and no.
 

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If my TPMS light comes on apart from when starting my RAV4 and there is no actual pressure problem with the tires I will simply do as some others have done - place a small piece of black electrical tape on the dash instrument cover to blank it. Would be easy to remove if selling/trading in the vehicle - is getting more difficult for me to crawl under the dash nowadays!
 

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Although the black tape thing may work for some, it's just too ghetto for me. I think the 3.3K 1/4 watt resistor is the answer when my sensors finally give up.
 

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Although the black tape thing may work for some, it's just too ghetto for me. I think the 3.3K 1/4 watt resistor is the answer when my sensors finally give up.
You're right, but you can always get used to anything. I had an old Maxima with a CEL lit for a couple of years with tape covering it. It didn't affect the engine itself so it still passed NY inspection. Until NY required no CEL, then had to get it fixed.
 
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