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TPMS sensor on new tires

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I just purchased the Grabber AT2 and unique 83 wheels from Discount tire Direct and had my local America's Tire install everything just three days ago. I have noticed the TPMS sensors are being wonky.

I was driving to work yesterday and the sensor went off so I stopped by my America's Tire after work and had them check it out. They adjusted the pressure to 35 psi. The light was off all last night.

I was driving to work again this morning and the sensor went off.

I live in Southern California and the temps in the morning have been around 50 degrees where I am.
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Hi
I just purchased the Grabber AT2 and unique 83 wheels from Discount tire Direct and had my local America's Tire install everything just three days ago. I have noticed the TPMS sensors are being wonky.

I was driving to work yesterday and the sensor went off so I stopped by my America's Tire after work and had them check it out. They adjusted the pressure to 35 psi. The light was off all last night.

I was driving to work again this morning and the sensor went off.

I live in Southern California and the temps in the morning have been around 50 degrees where I am.
Sounds to me like someone didn't reinstall the sensors, installed them incorrectly, or didn't reset them properly so to speak when they installed them.

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Monitor the pressure yourself too and see if it's really falling enough to trip the sensor. If it is, you have a leak. If it isn't, the issue is with the TPMS system.
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is the light flashing or solid

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is the light flashing or solid
it flashes for a few seconds then stays solid
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Monitor the pressure yourself too and see if it's really falling enough to trip the sensor. If it is, you have a leak. If it isn't, the issue is with the TPMS system.
good point..
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Sounds to me like someone didn't reinstall the sensors, installed them incorrectly, or didn't reset them properly so to speak when they installed them.

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i apologize for my noob-ness but i mentioned that to the tech yesterday and he said it might be a defective sensor. he did a scan on the sensors then plugged in some scanning computer into my Subaru and it went away but returned this morning.
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to be honest if it turns out a sensor is 'defective' it was 99.9% chance that is was the tech that installed the tire's fault, it almost always is.

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to be honest if it turns out a sensor is 'defective' it was 99.9% chance that is was the tech that installed the tire's fault, it almost always is.
well they will be taking a look on saturday. the tech guy said it may not have been put on correctly. i am going to raise hell if they make me buy a new one. the problem did not start occuring until they put the new tires on.

oh and the tire pressure was dead on the same as it was yesterday, it did not lose any pressure.
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well they will be taking a look on saturday. the tech guy said it may not have been put on correctly. i am going to raise hell if they make me buy a new one. the problem did not start occuring until they put the new tires on.

oh and the tire pressure was dead on the same as it was yesterday, it did not lose any pressure.
definitely keep checking the pressure, if they dont drop they most likely knocked a sensor when putting the tires on, it happens, but its the shops fault and not yours. i would know, i work at a shop and have broke a sensor before when putting tires on.

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Well the light decided to go off last night and stay off after some driving around. I did notice that after I hit the brakes kinda hard after missing a turn the light went off and has stayed off...kinda weird. Thanks for all your responses. I guess it just needed to set itself after some prolonged driving.
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