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Old 10-26-2014, 04:47 AM   #1
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TPMS turn off

On my 08 boxster S tire pressure monitoring system I have a bad sensor on the rt rear. I do not want to deal with it right now and plan to replace it when I put on new tires. I would like to just turn off the system completely and get rid of the warning light on the dash and I do have a durametric pro, but have not been able to find an option to turn it off. Anyone know if it is possible? If not is there a fuse that will get it done? thanks for any suggestions.

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Old 10-26-2014, 04:07 PM   #2
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My GUESS is no. But I could be wrong. Haven't heard anywhere about turning it off. Sure many can bennefit if it can.
What we're dealing with here is a complete lack of respect for the law.
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Old 10-26-2014, 05:09 PM   #3
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OK, here is the quandary: Yes, the TPMS system can be turned off, multiple systems can do it, but no one wants to tell you how. The problem is liability; the TPMS is a federally mandated safety system, and if a shop were do turn it off for you, or tell you how to do it yourself, and then you had an accident where others were injured or worse, a shrewd lawyer would quickly realize that while you may not have much to lose in a lawsuit, those that told you how to bypass a mandated safety system just might, and they would get sucked into the lawsuit.

And yes, exactly that scenario has already happened, and more than once.

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