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Old 09 Dec 2010, 05:48 am   #1 (permalink)
Herb Eneva
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On a 2009 taco the low tire light came on. I would like to know
exactly how that light works. Is there something in the tire that makes
the light come on? What about when you change tires? Somebody please
help!!!

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Old 09 Dec 2010, 09:16 pm   #2 (permalink)
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http://www.ottawatiresdirect.com/ima...%20sensors.jpg

The valve stem is connected to a sensor inside each the wheel. The four
sensors communicate wirelessly to a computer inside the truck.

Because the sensor is mounted to the wheel, it stays on the wheel if you
change tires. If you change to a different set of wheels (say, steel wheels
in the winter), the truck won't be able to detect the sensors and will keep
the light on constantly.

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"Herb Eneva" <shilot@webtv.net> wrote in message
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> On a 2009 taco the low tire light came on. I would like to know
> exactly how that light works. Is there something in the tire that makes
> the light come on? What about when you change tires? Somebody please
> help!!!
>



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Old 12 Dec 2010, 08:24 pm   #3 (permalink)
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my 08 spare has a sensor as well.
so i have 5, check the spare.

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Old 12 Dec 2010, 11:44 pm   #4 (permalink)
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2009+ Tacos no longer have the TPMS sensor in the spare.

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> my 08 spare has a sensor as well.
> so i have 5, check the spare.
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Old 13 Dec 2010, 09:01 am   #5 (permalink)
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"First of One" <root@127.0.0.1> wrote in message
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> 2009+ Tacos no longer have the TPMS sensor in the spare.
>


Interisting. I have a 2007 Tacoma I bought new and the light has came on
for the spare three times. Bad thing is that the valve is mounted toward
the bed so I have to lower the spare just to put air in it.
If it wasn't for that, I probably would check it more often.


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Old 13 Dec 2010, 02:40 pm   #6 (permalink)
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"Ralph Mowery" <rmowery28146@earthlink.net> wrote:

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>"First of One" <root@127.0.0.1> wrote in message
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>> 2009+ Tacos no longer have the TPMS sensor in the spare.
>>

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>Interisting. I have a 2007 Tacoma I bought new and the light has came on
>for the spare three times. Bad thing is that the valve is mounted toward
>the bed so I have to lower the spare just to put air in it.
>If it wasn't for that, I probably would check it more often.
>


You should crank it down often, so to make sure it works.

Nothing worse than getting a flat and the spare tire holder is rusted
shut.
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Old 13 Dec 2010, 08:47 pm   #7 (permalink)
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FIRST
thanks for the heads up, didnt know that.

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Old 13 Dec 2010, 08:50 pm   #8 (permalink)
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i crank mine down about every 4 months and spray it with a silicone
spray PLUS i turned my spare tire so i can rech the stem.

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Old 14 Dec 2010, 12:12 pm   #9 (permalink)
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A light for flat tires?! Good bloody gods.

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