2001 Camry XLE 1MZ-FE
Join Date: Oct 2006
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hi , i was wondering if anyone has figured out a way to disable the Tire pressure monitior system yet ? i read on other forums for other toyota's that there is a wire you can cut and ground? does anyone know ?
I don't know if this will work or not. I read it on one of the forums, it sounded plausible, but I can't be 100% sure it will work.
The guy said he took the TPMS sensors and wrapped them in bubble wrap, and then went to Home Depot and got a 12" length of 3" ABS pipe, maybe it was 4", I can't remember for sure. Along with the ABS pipe he got two 3" end caps. Then he drilled and tapped the endcap with threads to accept a schrader valve, Then he stuffed the TMPS sensors in the ABS pipe, sealed both ends, pressurized the ABS pipe with the TPMS sensors in it to 32 lbs and stuck the pipe in the trunk. All the sensors transmitted to the ECU, and all was well. If the TPMS sensor light comes on, just add some air to the pipe.
If this really does work, and I see no reason it shouldn't, then you can do this once, and never have to worry about programming the damn things, just let them live happily ever after in your trunk, none the wiser.
2000 Camry LE 6-cyl, 77,000 - 230,000, traded it for a
2001 Camry XLE, 6-cyl, 87,000 - 165,000 and counting.
Last edited by ajkalian; 10-16-2010 at 08:27 PM.