How to Reset a Tire Pressure Light

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So you’ve topped off the air in your tires and there’s still a light illuminated on the dash, leaving you to ask: “How do I reset the tire pressure light?” That pesky flashing tire pressure light can in fact be vanquished, and the experts at Honda North are happy to tell you how you can do it. With that said, if you’re having continued problems with your tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), it’s critical you stop by our service center near Lynn. But hopefully, the advice below will solve your problems.

Resetting Your Tire Pressure Light

You’ve properly inflated your tires. Now what? In theory, the tire pressure light should go off on its own. If it remains on, there are a few actions you can take:

  • Drive at or above 50 mph for 10 minutes to reset the sensor. Hopefully, your sensor will reset the next time you turn on the car.
  • With the vehicle off, turn the key to the “On” position, but don’t start the car. Hold the TPMS reset button until the tire pressure light blinks three times, and then release it. Start the car and wait 20 minutes for the sensor to refresh. The tire pressure monitor reset button is usually located beneath the steering wheel. If you can’t find it, check your user’s manual.
  • Inflate all tires to 3 PSI over their recommended amount, then deflate them completely. Be sure to include the spare tire, as it may have a sensor as well. Once they’re all deflated, reinflate to the recommended tire pressure.
  • With the vehicle off, disconnect the positive battery cable with a wrench. Turn the car on and honk the horn for about three seconds. This will discharge any power still stored in the vehicle. Then reconnect the battery.

What Does a Flashing Tire Pressure Light Mean?

Tire pressure sensors often use a battery, and a flashing TPMS warning light can often be a sign that the battery is close to dying. It may also indicate a problem with one of the sensors. Either way, working on tire pressure sensors or replacing the tire pressure sensor battery is a touch more difficult than regular maintenance. Don’t hesitate to schedule service at Honda North near Newburyport. We’re happy to diagnose the problem, fix it, and get you back on the roads safely.

Visit Honda North Today

The experts at Honda North have even more advice for Ipswich drivers. Our service center is happy to impart more tire care tips for those who want to increase the lifespan of their tires. And our finance center is here to answer any questions about financing or leasing, like, “How do I trade in a car I haven’t paid off?” You can even learn more about what an alternator does, how to check tire treads, how to keep an unused car healthy, or how to reset oil life on a Honda CivicFeel free to reach out and make an appointment to test drive a new Honda vehicle. You can ask us any questions on your mind when you stop by!

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