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Old 12-15-2009, 02:08 PM
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Deactivating tire pressure light help

I have a 2008 X3, I am using my snow tires already mounted in 2007 X3 rims that do not contain the sensor. Is their anyway to turn off the tire pressure light? I tried fuse #69 whic is noted on the fuse huide but that didn't work.
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Old 12-15-2009, 02:13 PM
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No, you'll just have to live with the warning lamp.
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Old 12-15-2009, 02:15 PM
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The only way to remove the sensor is to buy Tire Pressure Sensors for the snow wheels and have them installed by a tire mechanic
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Old 12-15-2009, 02:17 PM
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black electrical tape over the light on the dash
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Old 12-15-2009, 02:28 PM
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black electrical tape over the light on the dash
lol are you can put your kids picture in front of it, once you put the old wheels back itll go away so dont worry.
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Old 12-16-2009, 03:42 AM
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Thanks everyone

I'm going with the black tape. or maybe that witty persons wife & kids. so PLs post a pic we can all use
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:31 PM
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PSA if you have not figured it out yet, there is no sensor "in the tire". The alarm is derivative of the brake sensor that will sense when a tire is low by the speed of its rotation.
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:22 PM
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You are correct for for pre lci models. I forget the cutoff year when they switched from indirect to direct TPMS.

The op had an 08 and I know for a fact that year does indeed have a direct TPMS system mounted inside the rim via the valve stem.

So only solution in that case...ignore warning or have sensors mounted.

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Old 03-08-2013, 03:11 PM
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C'mon you guys... "ONLY" solution... really... It's a stupid sensor that transmit something over radio frequencies. It really just depends how far down the rabbit hole you want to go. If you take the blue pill, then yea, the ONLY solution is to have the TPMS installed. If you're willing to actually take the red pill, here's a simulator: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=327609
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