How to Reset the Tire Pressure Light

2020 Toyota 4Runner Driver

If you’re on the Haverhill roads and see the TPMS light on even after you’ve inflated your tires, don’t panic — it probably just needs to be reset. What is the TPMS light? Your tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is a vital aspect to ensuring the safety of your vehicle is unkempt, so you need to make sure it’s activated. If you’re unsure how to reset the flashing tire pressure light, then follow this handy guide from the service department at Rockingham Toyota to find out how. 

Step-by-Step: Resetting the TPMS Light

Normally, your TPMS light should go off after you inflate your tires. However, if you see your TPMS light on while cruising the Lawrence roads even after you’ve inflated your tires, then simply follow this guide to reset the light: 

  1. For about 10 minutes, drive your vehicle at around 50 mph. This can cause the sensor to reset the next time you turn your car on. 
  2. Afterwards, turn the vehicle off. Once the vehicle is off, turn the key to the “on” position without starting the car. Hold the TPMS reset button until the tire pressure light flashes and then release the button. 
  3. After you’ve done that, start the car up and wait about 20 minutes to allow the senor to refresh. You can usually find the tire reset button beneath the steering wheel, but you may have to check your owner’s manual as the location is different on some vehicles. 
  4. The next thing you’ll want to do is inflate all tires over the PSI amount by 3 and then deflate them completely. After you deflate the tires, then go ahead and inflate them. 
  5. Once the vehicle is turned off, open the hood, locate the battery, and disconnect the positive battery cable. Turn the vehicle back on and honk the horn for about three seconds. Doing this will discharge any remaining power in the car. After you’ve done this, reconnect the battery.

This may seem like a lot, but the process doesn’t take too long when followed. If you see your flashing tire pressure light and are unsure about any of these steps and don’t want to do this yourself, you can easily schedule a service visit online with Rockingham Toyota. 

Tire Pressure Light Meaning

You know about what the TPMS is and how it works, but what does the flashing tire pressure light mean? If you see this light come on while driving the through Methuen, then this could be a sign that the battery needs replaced since the tire pressure sensors often use a battery. Our service experts are trained and certified to quickly diagnose the problem so we can get you back on the roads in no time. 

Fix Your TPMS Light with Rockingham Toyota

If you see your TPMS light on, hopefully you’ll be better prepared to reset it. If you don’t want to go through the process of resetting the light or if there is a more serious issue at hand, then contact us to get your car into our service center as quickly as possible. You can even apply our rotating service specials to help you get the most out of every service visit.

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