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Want to run some new wheels and don't really care about TPMS. Can it be disabled or is the dealer just giving me the standard line that it cannot?
 

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Re: Can TPMS Be Disabled w/ Software? (roktbox)

Can be disabled through the car settings menu in the console display.
 

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Re: Can TPMS Be Disabled w/ Software? (Johann)

I'm going to have to check that out. Hope that feature is there for US cars.
 

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Re: Can TPMS Be Disabled w/ Software? (MAC1LSR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MAC1LSR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'm going to have to check that out. Hope that feature is there for US cars.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I don't think so. Especially since it is required by law that US cars have this feature.
 

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Re: Can TPMS Be Disabled w/ Software? (VolvoMax)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>VolvoMax</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I don't think so. Especially since it is required by law that US cars have this feature.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>There's a calibration function and one can select to activate or deactivate the TPMS. Had it deactivated when i used the wintertires because the rims used didn't have sensors.
 

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Re: Can TPMS Be Disabled w/ Software? (VolvoMax)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>VolvoMax</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I don't think so. Especially since it is required by law that US cars have this feature.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I don't know this for a fact, but I suspect that the law only requires new cars to be sold with this feature, not that the feature must be available at all times.
 

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I've called two different dealers and both say that the TPMS can not be turned off. The TPMS warning message will remain on the dash if the TPMS stims are not mounted on the wheels. If someone knows a way around this, great. I would like to know. Evidently US cars are different from their European brothers. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"><br>
 

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Re: Can TPMS Be Disabled w/ Software? (Munin)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Munin</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I don't know this for a fact, but I suspect that the law only requires new cars to be sold with this feature, not that the feature must be available at all times.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I believe it had to be standard on 07 and newer cars. Therefore, since it is a gov't required piece of equipment it cannot be removed or turned off.
 

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I ordered it as a factory option but it isn't mandatory. Maybe the reason why it can be turned off.
 

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Re: Can TPMS Be Disabled w/ Software? (Munin)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Munin</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I don't know this for a fact, but I suspect that the law only requires new cars to be sold with this feature, not that the feature must be available at all times.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>None of my company cars, thus far, have had such an option in their menus (V70, XC70, XC90, S80)...<p>All cars, with a GVWR of under 10,000 lbs. and manufactured on or after September 1, 2007 must have a TPMS installed.<p>I believe that disabling the yellow warning TPMS light is illegal in the U.S.
 

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Re: Can TPMS Be Disabled w/ Software? (Munin)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Munin</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I don't know this for a fact, but I suspect that the law only requires new cars to be sold with this feature, not that the feature must be available at all times.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>None of my company cars, thus far, have had such an option in their menus (V70, XC70, XC90, S80)...
 

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Re: Can TPMS Be Disabled w/ Software? (GrecianVolvo)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GrecianVolvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>I believe that disabling the yellow warning TPMS light is illegal in the U.S.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That makes sense to me.
 

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Re: Can TPMS Be Disabled w/ Software? (MAC1LSR)

Sigh ...... I guess the extra $$ for bands and sensors won't piss me off as long as the perpetual warning light will. Thanks for the help, gents.
 

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Re: Can TPMS Be Disabled w/ Software? (VolvoMax)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>VolvoMax</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I believe it had to be standard on 07 and newer cars. Therefore, since it is a gov't required piece of equipment it cannot be removed or turned off.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I was partly right. It can legally be removed, if the rims are changed:<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>NHTSA</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">In this final rule, the agency is requiring that each TPMS meet the requirements of the standard when any of the vehicle's original tires are replaced with any optional or replacement tire of the size(s) recommended for use on the vehicle by the vehicle manufacturer and installed on the original rims. This requirement is the same for TPMSs complying with the four-tire, 25 percent option or the one-tire, 30 percent option.<p>The agency is not requiring that TPMSs meet the requirements of the standard when any of the vehicle's original rims are replaced with any optional or replacement rim of the size recommended for use on the vehicle by the vehicle manufacturer. The agency notes that since most direct TPMS sensors are mounted on the rim, the rim must be of a design that will accommodate the sensor. Some aftermarket rims may be the same size as the original rim, but have a design that will not accommodate a TPMS sensor. Thus, the agency does not believe that requiring TPMSs to work with all replacement rims of the same size recommended for use by the vehicle manufacturer is feasible.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Source: <A HREF="http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/rulings/TirePresFinal/TPMSfinalrule.pdf" TARGET="_blank">http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/...e.pdf</A><p>Translation: TPMS must be installed and operational, but not if the original rims are replaced.<p>As for allowing the system to be disabled, looks like no go:<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>NHTSA</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">NHTSA has decided to prohibit any control that automatically disables the TPMS under any condition. The agency normally does not allow safety systems to be disabled...</TD></TR></TABLE>
 
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