How to Reset the Tire Pressure Light

February 5th, 2019 by

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Your tire pressure light will come on if you experience a flat tire or if your tires need more air in them. Whichever the case, sometimes the warning light will remain on even after you address these issues. At Santa Cruz Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we understand how frustrating it can be to have a light on your dashboard all the time. Follow the guide below to learn how to reset the tire pressure light on your vehicle, then browse our other service tips to see how you can keep your vehicle running like new on the Watsonville roads.

How to Reset the Tire Pressure Light on Your Vehicle

To begin, it’s important to remember that the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is an important safety feature on your Dodge or Ram, so you need to ensure that it is operating correctly. If you ignore the light when it’s on, you could be missing important information about your tire pressure, which can lead to component damage or cause your tires to wear faster than they need to. Once you locate your Dodge or RAM TPMS reset button, the rest of the process is pretty simple.

After fixing your flat or adding air to your tire, the tire pressure light should turn off automatically, but if it remains on, try these methods:

  • Insert the key into the ignition, then turn the key to the “On” position without starting the car. Press the TPMS reset button and hold it until the tire pressure light blinks three times, then release it. Start your car and let the engine run for 20 minutes to reset the sensor.
  • Pick your favorite highway in Scotts Valley and drive for ten minutes at 50 MPH or higher. Typically this will reset the sensor the next time you start your car.

If those methods didn’t work, here’s how to reset your tire pressure light using another method:

  • Inflate your tires 3 PSI over the recommended amount and then deflate them completely. Make sure to inflate & deflate your spare tire if it has a sensor too. Once all the air has been removed, re-inflate your tires to their recommended PSI.
  • With your vehicle off, disconnect the positive battery cable. Then, turn the car on and sound the horn for about three seconds to discharge any leftover power in the vehicle. Finally, reconnect the battery and resume using your vehicle as normal.

If your tire pressure light is still on or begins to turn on randomly, come to have the sensors checked by the auto technicians in our service department. It could be a faulty sensor, an issue with your Dodge or RAM TPMS reset button, or a more serious problem with your tires.

Why Is My Tire Pressure Light Flashing?

When your tire pressure light is flashing, it could mean a couple of things: Either the sensor battery needs to be replaced or the sensor is malfunctioning. If you’re unsure of why your tire pressure light is flashing, then you should schedule a service appointment with Santa Cruz Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram near Capitola to have the problem addressed as soon as possible. We’ll have you back on the road with all of your TPMS sensors fixed, your tires rotated, and your tires aligned in no time.

Now that you know how to reset your tire pressure light, let Santa Cruz Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram help you out with all of your other service needs. Before you come in, read about our service coupons to find savings on regular car maintenance. You can also read our guides about dashboard warning lights, how to remove dents, a guide to tire tread depth, and even a guide to used car leasing.

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