How to Reset the Tire Pressure Light

February 5th, 2019 by

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Do you have a tire pressure monitoring system light that just won’t go off? Your tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is an essential safety feature that lets you know if your tires are low on air, but you may find yourself wondering how to reset the tire pressure light when you know you’ve addressed the problem. Read on more below to learn how to reset your tire pressure light. Santa Cruz Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is always ready to help Watsonville drivers with a variety of service tips!

How to Reset the Tire Pressure Light in Your Car

After fixing your flat or adding air to your tire, the tire pressure light should turn off automatically, but sometimes it needs a little boost:

  1. 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.
  2. Drive for ten minutes at 50 MPH or higher. Typically this will reset the sensor the next time you start your car.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 you reset your pressure light, and it’s still on or begins to turn on randomly, come have the sensors checked by our 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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