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Old 11-11-2009
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I hate the TPMS can you take it in and have it disabled? im thinking of lifting mine and im pissed ima have to have them bust down my stock tires and pull the TPMS sensors or i have to buy a set of new ones
You can remove your gauge cluster, remove the clear screen, remove the black bezel, then peel up the screen and lay on a layer of black electrical tape on the backside of the black screen(cut to fit of course so it doesn't overlap over idiot lights). This will give you an invisible TPMS idiot light.





*photos of a 04-05 cluster...there's no LED to illuminate the TPMS, but the 'lense' is there for it. On a TPMS model, there'll be a tiny lil LED behind the 'lense'.
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Just remember to remove the tape for the next owner. My Buddy Scott, has a reputation for driving craap cars. He bought a car a couple years ago that was actually pretty nice and he was proud that the Check engine light wasn't on (first car he owned that didn't have that light on) Well I took her for a spin and noticed it didn't come on when you started the car up when it cycles through all the idiot lights. We took apart the cluster and someone, probably the dealer, put tape over it on the back side. It broke his heart!

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Just remember to remove the tape for the next owner. My Buddy Scott, has a reputation for driving craap cars. He bought a car a couple years ago that was actually pretty nice and he was proud that the Check engine light wasn't on (first car he owned that didn't have that light on) Well I took her for a spin and noticed it didn't come on when you started the car up when it cycles through all the idiot lights. We took apart the cluster and someone, probably the dealer, put tape over it on the back side. It broke his heart!

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sorry to laugh but thats funny if its from a dealership lol but sucks also
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Well the little light randomly turned off tonight a little after I got gas tonight. So who knows. Lol
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that light is check gas cap, it will come on for a small evap leak and the CEL will come on for a large evap leak (correct me if im wrong bob)
The OBDII Evap Leak Check Monitor runs a series of tests and divides its results into three categories: gross leaks, small leaks and very small leaks, setting a specific trouble code for each type. If the problem repeats in subsequent drives, the CEL will illuminate too. The monitor can detect a leak as small as the equivalent of a 0.020" diameter hole.

A loose or missing fuel cap obviously falls into the gross leak category. Since Ford would rather not pay warranty claims because of user error, an additional step was added with EPA's permission. If the gross leak is detected after a refueling event, the Check Fuel Cap light (or icon) comes on first to alert the driver of a possible cap sealing problem. If the leak contines to be detected in subsequent drives, the CEL will illuminate.

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maybe you have been neglecting your truck lately and it wants some lovin'...
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I ah, had to laugh yesterday telling everyone about it... But, seriously I had no idea there was such a dash light... Did you check your gas cap?
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lol i did check it and it was fine. used about a half tank. filled up again last night and 15 min down the road the light disappeared. so who knows
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sorry to laugh but thats funny if its from a dealership lol but sucks also
No worries, That was 6 years ago. That car has long been crushed. We laugh about it alot.

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lol i did check it and it was fine. used about a half tank. filled up again last night and 15 min down the road the light disappeared. so who knows
Was it hot in your area the past couple of days?
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if you count 70-80* hot lol
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its the muffler bearings

no it's not... it's telling him to refill the blinker fluid...
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