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    Tpms

    Question: I just dropped my tire pressure to 28psi because my tires were wearing in the center. My question is can the TPMS sensors be reprogramed to a lower tire pressure?

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    My TPMS didn't light the dash light until my tires got down to about 24 PSI. Personally I think the TPMS is a waste of time.
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    I wish I could just pull the damn things

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    Quote Originally Posted by DennisN View Post
    Personally I think the TPMS is a waste of time.
    Agree. They're for the inattentive and unobservant, i.e. most Americans.


    Quote Originally Posted by Mongoose Maine View Post
    I wish I could just pull the damn things
    Pull 'em. I've been driving around with the TPMS light flashing. I was thinking about putting a black dot piece of electrical tape on the dash, but now it's become part of the dashboard background.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mongoose Maine View Post
    Question: I just dropped my tire pressure to 28psi because my tires were wearing in the center. My question is can the TPMS sensors be reprogramed to a lower tire pressure?
    What pressure had you been running? I use 36 psi. Current set are down to 4mm after 48k miles and tread seems to be wearing evenly. I think 28 is too low.

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    my tires are general grabbers a/t 2 215 65 26 I was running them at 32 psi but I noticed the center was wearing on my tires so I was recommended by the dealership that I drop them down to 28psi now the light stays on until it's around 76* outside and then it will go out.

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    I had all 4 replaced and the light is still on. The mechanic says it could be the BCM - Body Control Module. Is this likely? What do they cost?

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    Have you tried resetting the TPMS?

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    One (or more) of my sensors is bad. I'm used to the light being on now! (As well as the airbag light; my dash is pretty much a lit Christmas tree!)
    Matt in Selah (near Yakima) WA
    '09 AWD SX4, '16 6.7L Power Stroke Super Duty Crew Cab 4x4 - 860 lb ft torque!, '74 Ford Bronco

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