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Tire pressure monitors
The problem now, (problems keep popping up), is the pressure monitors. I paid the big bucks and bought a set of 4 OE monitors from the dealer, ($400 no less). Now Tire Rack, who was willing to put my new pressure monitors in their wheels, says they won't fit. Something about the where the valve hole is on the Speed Star wheels. I tried to challenge them but they won't give on the installation and are sending my high priced pressure monitors back. (My problem is not Tire Rack; I have always had good service from TR and continue to be a customer.)
I don't relish looking at a yellow low pressure warning light all summer long, (I know that without pressure monitors the low pressure warning light will be triggered). I can stick a piece of black tape over that spot on the dash but that's a tacky fix, (pun intented).
Has anyone tried or heard of installing a pressure monitor in a small tire (or perhaps the spare) and keeping it inflated to a pressure that satisfies the computer? You would have to store the trick tire in the car, perhaps in the spare tire area if there's room.
It will depend (I think)....on whether the computer looks for a single "low pressure" signal to trigger the warning light or; if it looks for 4 proper pressure signals.
Anyone know? In the first instance I think the trick might work; in the second, I don't think so since I can't put four trick tires in the trunk or spare area.
I have not discussed this with the dealer yet but for the most part I find they don't seem to have much experience with customers that are making mods or thinking outside of the owners manual. (No dis of the Dealer though, in other respects they have been great.)