How to Reset Tire Pressure Light

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If you have just inflated your tires and your TPMS light is on, you may want to learn how to reset your tire pressure light. Not only will resetting your TPMS light be more soothing for your Suffolk commute, but it will also help you become aware when a tire actually needs to be inflated. You may get used to having TPMS light on, and ignore a problem if you believe a faulty sensor has caused your flashing tire pressure light. If you are continuing to have issues with your TPMS light, follow these tips below, or schedule service with us near Newport News. 

Resetting Your Tire Pressure Light

Once you have properly inflated your tires, that flashing tire pressure light should reset on its own. If the indicator stays on, you can follow these steps to attempt to reset the system:

  • Travel for 10 minutes at or above 50 mph. This can cause your sensor to reset for the next drive. 
  • With the vehicle turned off, set the key to the “On” position in the ignition, but don’t start the car. Hold the tire pressure monitor reset button until the TPMS light blinks three times, then release it. Start the car and allow 20 minutes to pass for the sensor to refresh. The TPMS reset button is usually located under the steering wheel. If you can’t find it, consult your owner’s manual. 
  • Inflate each tire to 3 PSI above the recommended amount, then deflate completely. Be sure to include the spare, as it may have a sensor too. Once they are all flat, you can inflate them to the proper PSI. 
  • When the car is off, disconnect the positive battery cable with a wrench. Turn on the car and honk the horn for 3-5 seconds. This will discharge any remaining power stored in the vehicle. Then reconnect the battery to reset the system. 

What Causes a Flashing Tire Pressure Light Mean?

The TPMS in your car often uses battery power, so a flashing tire pressure light can be a sign that a battery needs to be replaced. It can also be indicative of an issue with one or more of the sensors. In either case, you will want to let our expert team take a look to diagnose the problem. Our certified technicians can quickly figure out the issue and provide an affordable solution. 

Turn to Hyundai of Hampton for Expert Car Care

If you have diligently filled your tires with air and your TPMS light stays on, you may be dealing with immense frustration. Nagging service indicators can be unsettling and distracting during your Norfolk commute. You can try to learn how to reset your tire pressure light with our tips above, but you may still see the indicator in your dash. If you need an expert to help you reset your TPMS light or with how to program your Hyundai key fob, visit our Hampton service center. Contact us to learn how we can help you with all of your automotive concerns, and explore our service specials for added savings.

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