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Old 09-04-2007, 09:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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RAV 4 Tire Pressure Sensor, Won't go off!?

so it seems as though my daughter is having trouble with her '04 RAV tire pressure sensor... The dealer fixes, get the light to go off, by resetting it with the whole odometer trick... BUT theeeeeen it comes back on and even with us having the tires pressured up to their rec. pressure... Anyone have an idea as to what might be going on...? I would really appreciate any help... the light is more of a bother than a necessity...
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Old 09-09-2007, 07:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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is it solid on or flashing

if it is just solid on.. than make sure your tire pressures are set evenly.. i do like 35-36 psi cold..
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Sorry if these suggestions seem simplistic, but……
Did they check the spare tire pressure/sensor.
Were the tires ever replaced/dismounted from the wheels; maybe a sensor got damaged in the process.
The batteries in the sensor are supposed to last 10 years, so with only three or so years on yours that shouldn’t be the problem, but who knows.
Sorry can’t offer better than this.
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Believe that 2004 uses the ABS sensors for monitoring tire pressure by sensing rotational differences, not actual air pressure. If one tire is slightly different in size, it will set off the warning light. I had this problem with my 2004 Highlander after one tire needed replacing due to nail in sidewall.
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Old 09-11-2007, 02:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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typesix, just curious. I'm not familar with earlier TPMS. So if the system is based on tire rotational speed/differenes, does that mean the spare tire is not monitored (since it's not rotating)?
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if your valve stems are rubber... and you have a tire pressure monitor system.. than its done thru ABS.. dont have to worry about the spare

if your vavle stems are made of metal.. than it has a direct link and knows how much pressures in each wheel.. includes spare ( unless you have a 07 tundra which only has 4 - none in spare)

again if the light is solid on.. than its just a difference in tire pressure... most have to be resetted after setting pressure

if the light is blink than one or more sensors is bad or theres a problem with the system 9 most if not all the time i see.. its been a sensor that was damaged) a toyota techstream or scan tool will tell you if one or more is bad
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so is there a way to RESET the the sensor????
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Old 11-27-2007, 11:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
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so is there a way to RESET the the sensor????
read my last post and tell me which ones u have.. and ill let u iknow how from that.. also is the light flashing or solid on>?
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okay... yes the sensor light is on solid. How would one go about resetting it????? thanks in advance.
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okay... yes the sensor light is on solid. How would one go about resetting it????? thanks in advance.
are your valve stems metal or rubber?

if they are rubber .. make sure all 4 tires are set evenly .. around 32-36psi

if they are metal .. make sure all 5 tires including spare are set evenly.. around 32-36

if u have an older rav4.. to the left of the steering wheel there should be a tall rectangular button that has like three dots below a line.. press and hold after tire psi set.. with key on.. and hold for like 20 secs

if u have a new rav4.. there should be a little round button somewhere under the steering wheel column or driverside lower dash area.. get down and look.. again with key on.. tire psi set.. press and hold for like 20 secs

also if u have metal value stems.. and no button can be found.. the light should turn of after driving like 2 feet.. or after like 15 secs after car is on and all 5 tire psi set evenly..
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We had this problem and it turned out to be uneven tire pressures. I talked with a mechanic at Toyota and he said all tires must be within 6psi of eachouther or it will be lit. This includes the spare on ours, which kind of sucks cuz, we just got new tires where the new tires recommend 35psi and the factory spare recommends 28psi. Once we got the spare up in the 30's, the problem went away... just hope the added psi doesn't damage our spare
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We had this problem and it turned out to be uneven tire pressures. I talked with a mechanic at Toyota and he said all tires must be within 6psi of eachouther or it will be lit. This includes the spare on ours, which kind of sucks cuz, we just got new tires where the new tires recommend 35psi and the factory spare recommends 28psi. Once we got the spare up in the 30's, the problem went away... just hope the added psi doesn't damage our spare
where you get the info that the new tires are recommended at 35psi? all recommended psi for all your tires are on your driver door jam near the vin sticker..
run more psi wont damage your spare

i always set most my tires to 34 to 36 psi..
alot of prius owners run even more for better mpg.. but in the long run the money you save in gas will cost you in tires cuz they will wear faster.. but this is for prius chat lol
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We bought new tires from Les Schwab. (Sorry, coudn't afford the $1200 oem tires), so they are all different. Got the psi off the tire sidewall.
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We bought new tires from Les Schwab. (Sorry, coudn't afford the $1200 oem tires), so they are all different. Got the psi off the tire sidewall.

It doesn't matter what tires you put on there you should still start with the factory tire pressures. The tire pressure on the sidewalls is maximum tire pressure not recommended running pressure.
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It doesn't matter what tires you put on there you should still start with the factory tire pressures. The tire pressure on the sidewalls is maximum tire pressure not recommended running pressure.
spank you.. i just didnt know how to word it.. so i figure someone else would.. but the factory rec is aways best.. and not 10psi from the max of the tires you got which alot of old timers do
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