2007 Camry TPMS - Required?

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Old 28 Nov 2006, 06:49 pm   #1 (permalink)
David In NH
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Default 2007 Camry TPMS - Required?

Hi All:

I've got the new XLE and it has TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System). I'm
thinking of buying winter tires with separate steel wheels. Tire-Rack sells
packages but doesn't install the sensors. What happens if I run the tires
without sensors? Would I always have a warning light on? Or does the warning
light only come on if there are sensors and they are operational?

Thanks for any assistance. You guys are great!

- David


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Old 29 Nov 2006, 07:47 am   #2 (permalink)
BigJim
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I don't know if this will help but I had a Monte Carlo with a similar system
and it was based on tire pressure, based on tire rotation. If the pressure
drops the tire rotates at a different speed than the other tires which
caused the warning system to come on. The Camry system may be different so I
would call the dealer. I now have a Camry LE but I don't think it has the
system.
"David In NH" <dgintz@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hi All:
>
> I've got the new XLE and it has TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System).
> I'm thinking of buying winter tires with separate steel wheels. Tire-Rack
> sells packages but doesn't install the sensors. What happens if I run the
> tires without sensors? Would I always have a warning light on? Or does the
> warning light only come on if there are sensors and they are operational?
>
> Thanks for any assistance. You guys are great!
>
> - David
>



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Old 29 Nov 2006, 08:36 pm   #3 (permalink)
Wolfgang
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I really hate the safety pundits forcing tire pressure monitoring on us! I
carry tire pressure gauges in each vehicles and check pressure at least
whenever I change the oil or go on a trip. Wait til a tire place changes a
tire and destroys a sensor and you have to buy 4 new ones! My guess (pure
guess) is the warning light will glare at you.

"David In NH" <dgintz@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:l_OdnWX4DMifRPHYnZ2dnUVZ_v-dnZ2d@adelphia.com...
> Hi All:
>
> I've got the new XLE and it has TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System).
> I'm thinking of buying winter tires with separate steel wheels. Tire-Rack
> sells packages but doesn't install the sensors. What happens if I run the
> tires without sensors? Would I always have a warning light on? Or does the
> warning light only come on if there are sensors and they are operational?
>
> Thanks for any assistance. You guys are great!
>
> - David
>



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Old 30 Nov 2006, 08:38 pm   #4 (permalink)
David In NH
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Just called the local Toyota dealer and he confirmed that the absence of the
sensor(s) will cause the light to be lit all the time. I'll probably cover
it over with a piece of electrical tape so that I don't get used to it being
on. If I did get used to it and then put my non-snow tires back on (with the
sensors on those wheels), I'd probably not notice if the light went on when
it was supposed to.



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