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Disabling your TPMS sensors

Discussion in '4th Gen 4Runners (2003-2009)' started by RonT4R, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. Oct 2, 2017 at 7:32 AM
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    RonT4R

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    My TPMS light was on roughly half the year, I would get it reset and due to the shitty roads in this area a few months it would come back on. Since I am maintenance oriented and rotate my tires on a regular basis I usually check the air pressure so I see no need in this system. Some of you might already know about this to those who don't here ya go. Under your glove compartment there is a single screw in the center, remove it and pull the panel down. Attached to that panel is a little orange box which is the TPMS control box. Locate the pink/black and white/black wires and put one of these splices on both wires. (You will have to trim the splice so both wires fit).

     
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  2. Nov 7, 2017 at 1:14 PM
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    Thanks to the OP for this easy fix to a frustrating problem with my '09 4Runner. I bought new FX Pro wheels and Durotrac tires and had Goodyear install new TPMS. They work fine until I drive at highway speeds for about 30 minutes. The TPMS light on my dash starts blinking and then goes solid. This will last for a while and then go off for a while. Then the cycle starts over ....... and over again. When I reduce vehicle speed back in town as I'm heading to Goodyear to get it checked out the light goes off and stays off. Goodyear says all the TPMS batteries check out but that they can't find the intermittantly faulty TPMS unless the light is flashing or on solid (highway speeds only). Very frustrating.

    So I bought a small box of RED wire connectors at Ace Hardware, drilled out the plastic stop on one wire channel and installed it in a few minutes. On my '09 4Runner the wires to connect are pink with a black stripe and black with a reddish brown stripe.
     
  3. Jun 30, 2018 at 4:43 AM
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    Looking for ideas, going to have for a LONG time.
    Totally new to this, but the splice will eliminate the light on the dash correct? Not sure I completely understand how that's working but really want that light to go away.
     
  4. Jul 1, 2018 at 6:15 PM
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    The TPMS system is in perfect working order when the system is grounded out. So you are grounding out the correct TPMS wire and tricking the system into thinking that it is operating correctly and therefore there is no light on the dash.
     
  5. Jul 1, 2018 at 7:10 PM
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    Looking for ideas, going to have for a LONG time.
    That makes sense, thanks!
     
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    Ok, this is driving me nuts. Supposedly this is an incredibly easy mod...but where the heck is this black plastic panel under the glove box? can someone post a pic? I'm not seeing anything that seems likely under my glove. 2005 t4r.
     
  7. Feb 6, 2019 at 5:23 PM
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    RCI Skid Plate CBI Ditch Light Brackets Hankook DynaPro ATM RF10 265 70R17 113T Tires 1.25” Wheel Spacers TPMS Bypass Mod Hydrocarbon Filter Removed Merca decal 2” leveling kit front only Black headlights
    I may be a bit late but it is right there.
    Btw thanks OP!
     
  8. Feb 17, 2019 at 5:00 AM
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    Does this work on 5th gen?
     
  9. Feb 17, 2019 at 6:36 AM
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    Nope but this seems to be a possible solution for you go to page 2 start at @zeindogs 1st post.
     
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  10. Feb 17, 2019 at 3:46 PM
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    Thank you for the direction. I looked under the dash today and my TPMS outlet doesn't look like the one pictured in the the thread you linked. I will do more research and get it identified. When I do I'll post pics of my solution.
     
  11. Feb 18, 2019 at 3:40 AM
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    Maybe that was for the early 5th gens?
     
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  12. Feb 18, 2019 at 6:08 AM
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    Perhaps.
     
  13. Feb 18, 2019 at 7:38 AM
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    I was reading further on in that post and someone with a 2018 said that their module was a different color but in the same position and had the same pin out. So this could still be a fix for you @TNToyo79
     
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  14. Feb 18, 2019 at 1:58 PM
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    I appreciate the info!
     
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  15. Mar 27, 2019 at 8:54 AM
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    I tried the fix on my 09 connecting the pink with black and the black with the redish brown stripe. Light is still flashing then going solid. I used one of the connectors as shown , but mayb it didn't connect right. Any thoughts? New to the 4 runner site, love my ride.
     
  16. Mar 27, 2019 at 10:05 AM
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAjpYyiD6dA

    Hopefully this will help.
     
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  17. Mar 27, 2019 at 7:39 PM
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    Good news. After driving 12 miles to work and black beatty sitting 8 hours the light was off when I started up to come home. The color wires I used for an 09 must be correct. Stay tuned, since there may be other issues I need help with. Thanks guys.
     

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