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tire pressure monitoring system

I have an 06' xlt 4x4....

i was looking at my cluster the other day and noticed the tire pressure monitor icon.....

I dont think i have that system, never daid anything about it i my papers....how do i know if i do or not

also, ive never seen it light up like when i put my key in the ACC position.

i thought they didnt start putting these on rangers until like 07 or 08....

someone inform me please
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The system was a requirement on all vehicles made in the US after Sept 2007. I doubt a ranger would get the system before the 2007 model year.
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Yup...didn't start on Rangers until the 07 model year. Maybe in '06 they were preparing the trucks for them?
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easy way to test. air down to like 20 psi on one tire and see if the (!) light comes on. it should look similiar to that. they started using it on some of everything starting in 04 believe it or not. they just randomly put it on vehicles. but mostly it was higher end. so i dunno.
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I would assume that if you have the loe tire pressure light, you probably have TPMS!
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I would assume that if you have the loe tire pressure light, you probably have TPMS!
Nope. They make one cluster for a majority of the models to save money. I have a cruise light but no cruise.
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i wish i didn't have the TPMS. the light is always on with my new tires. grrr
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i wish i didn't have the TPMS. the light is always on with my new tires. grrr
Throw all the sensors in a wheelbarrow tire and pump it up. Then just keep the wheel in the truck.
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thats actually not a bad idea. i was just debating taking my cluster out and covering the (!) icon with black electrical tape from behind, since i have to pull my cluster anyways.
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Or move all the sensors to the spare tire
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^^front recievers are too far away...
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Or move all the sensors to the spare tire
thats a good idea :-)

mine has only gone down once thats when my tires were at 25psi, since then they have a service announcement for all 07 fords concerning the rubber tire valves, that they may crack causing premature loss of air pressure...
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^^front recievers are too far away...
Would it be possible to extend the wires on the sensors so they reach?
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when i had my old set of tires with the sensors still in them, the light was off and it was still getting the signal so i think having them all in the spare should work
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Do the sensors work wirelessly or what? I've never really looked in to it
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Holy tires pressure monitoring system batman!!!!! I agree, move them to the spare, if they wont reach, take a torch and make them reach! lol
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they are wireless
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you cant adjust the pressure for the computer? ik the corvettes have it where you toggle it w/ some buttons on the cluster and you can change the tire pressure for different tire sizes or pressure preferances. whyd they make this manditory anyways?
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Not everything after 07 has it. my 08 1fiddy don't
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if it was built in jan 08 and newer it is law that it has it. if it was built in 07 called an 08 it don't have to have it
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you cant adjust the pressure for the computer? ik the corvettes have it where you toggle it w/ some buttons on the cluster and you can change the tire pressure for different tire sizes or pressure preferances. whyd they make this manditory anyways?
Its not adjustable.

They made it mandatory for the same reason they made seat belts and air bags mandatory. Safety.
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never mind, forum lag. lol
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it is adjustable, but its something you would have to get the dealership do, and probably costs a lot.
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Here in Canada, the tpms isn't mandatory. However, to save money all the north American models got them, and no dealership I have found will disable the system, as it is safety equipment.

So has anyone verified that putting all the sensors in the spare works? I don't want to go to the trouble to put them all in there if its still going to set off the light.
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It depends on the system, some sensors need to be spun to send a signal and if he truck sends a signal say every minute or so and there is no signal maybe 3-5 consecutive times, then the sensor will trip the light. Just having air around the sensor may or may not work. Like I said I have read of both cases. Never had a new enough vehicle to confirm.
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