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Home Tire Toyota Tire Pressure Monitor Systems: Toyota TPMS Updates

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Direct Systems
4 Runner 2004-2011
Avalon 2007-2011
Camry 2007-2011
Corolla 2007-2009
FJ Cruiser 2008-2011
Highlander 2007-2011
Land Cruiser 2005-2011
Matrix 2007-2011
Prius 2006-2011
RAV4 2006-2011
Scion tC 2007-2011
Sequoia 2004-2011
Sienna 2006-2011
Solara 2007-2009
Sequoia 2005-2011
Tacoma 2005-2011
Tundra 2005-2011
Venza 2009-2011
Yaris 2008-2011

The direct TPMS system for Toyota vehicles uses a button labeled “SET” below the steering column or in the glove box to reset the system. When you press the button, the system is looking for the sensor IDs that are already stored in the memory.

This button is not a magic button saving you from purchasing TPMS tools and training. In fact, this button can get you into even more trouble if you do not know what you are doing.

Reset Procedure
1. Park the vehicle in a safe place and turn the ignition switch to the “LOCK” position.

2. Adjust the pressure of all installed tires to the specified cold tire inflation pressure level.

3. Turn the ignition key to the “ON” position.

4. Push and hold the tire pressure warning reset switch until the tire pressure warning light blinks slowly three times.

5. Leave the system with the ignition switch in “ON” position for a few minutes, and then turn the ignition key to the “LOCK” position.

Typically, systems use a light on the dash and do not display individual pressures (some 2010 models display pressures in the drive information). When the vehicle is started, the light should illuminate for three seconds and go out if the system is functioning normally. If the light stays on, it means that the system has detected a low tire. The inflation of all the tires (sometimes including the spare) should be checked.

If the light flashes for one minute after the ignition is turned on or continues to flash, it is a sign the system has a malfunction that needs to be diagnosed. On some models, the frequency and length of the flashes can be used to diagnose a problem.

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Andrew Markel

Andrew Markel is an ASE Certified Technician and former service writer, and he brings this practical knowledge to the Brake & Front End team as editor.

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  • R.mack

    Why would you create a system that can’t be reset with the push of a button, similar to the maintenance light, selling this rav4 at the earliest opportunity.

  • Paul Crouch

    The sensor light went on… about 60 miles out of town. I came back to town only to have the
    light go out!! I went to Big O to have the tires checked. All tires were the same and perfect, including the spare. SO whats up with that? (I love my 2007 Sequoia… and the tires
    are only a couple months old)

  • Harry Balls

    This article is wrong. 4Runners dont have any reset buttons on TPMS.
    So’ you either dont know how to check air in tires and fix this idiot light or you do know how to check air in tires and disable the damn thing. Your call, the info to do either one is on the web.

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