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    Thread: Turn Off Tire Pressure Monitor

    1. 03-26-2004 08:47 AM #1
      Is there a way to completely disable the TPM system, I have turned it off in the MFI, but it displays a warning at the top of the screen, always. I put some Porsche 19"wheels on the Touareg without TPM. I took it to the dealer and they were unable to provide a solution. Any help would be appriciated.

    2. 03-26-2004 11:55 AM #2
      I did exactly the same except I bought TPM sensors from Tirerack.com for $314 including shipping. Call Eric at ext. 319. It took 2 days from ordering to delivery.
      My VW dealer installed them on the 19" Cayenne wheels, balanced and mounted them for $110, (a very nice price compared to various tire places that I called). I first was going to just forget the TPM's with the 19" set, but found out that you will get that warning all the time unless you pull the fuse for the MPI. This means that you have no MPI period.

      A few things to watch out for:

      1. If you have more then 4 sensors around the car, your TPM system will go into fault mode. To prevent this,TURN YOUR TPM OFF from when you put the tirerack sensors inside your car to after you have unloaded your old wheels and moved them away from your car. In my case that dealer could not fix the fault and had to install a new TPM module.

      2. Download the installation instructions for the 4 sensors from the beru.com web site. Your dealer may not have experience in doing this.

      3. After installing and unloading the old wheels, re-callibrate the TPM to match the correct tire pressure. For normal loads it would be 39 psi front and 44 psi rear. If you do not know how, search in this web site.


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      03-26-2004 03:38 PM #3
      There is probably some way to VAG it off, but I have not tried it. The simplest solution is to remove fuse 24 in the driver's side fuse box, and fuse 27 in the passenger side fuse box. The left side only will remove the icon in the MFI, but I would do both so the whole TPMS is without power.

    4. 10-29-2004 09:48 PM #4
      I am planning to purchase some 20 inch TSW chrome rims for my V8 Touareg; My question is....can you use the TPM from the stock 18inch rims on the new ones?

    5. 10-29-2004 10:20 PM #5
      Yes, you can.

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      10-30-2004 01:43 AM #6
      Quote, originally posted by DenverBill »
      There is probably some way to VAG it off...

      Details and instructions for disabling TPM on a Phaeton via a VAS 5051, 5052 or VAG-COM here: Snow tires and wheels?. See my post of October 28, towards the bottom of the thread. Maybe there is some commonality with the Touareg - I'm not sure, though.

      Michael


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      10-30-2004 07:54 AM #7
      I am going to try to VAG with this info this AM.

      Update> No luck
      I tried it with system on and off. It will not take a 0 in third digit and I had no luck with 1 or 5,6 etc. Replacing other digits was not fruitful. Still have the ugly yellow flat tire icon. My stock code is 0012339


      Modified by See5 at 9:14 AM 10-30-2004


    8. 10-31-2004 02:53 PM #8
      my 2004 v8 does not have an option to turn off the TPMS in the MFI....Can this be "vagged" in???

      My dealer in fairlawn wanted $900 dollars for the VW parts installed and $360 if i bought them from tire rack (Goodyear wanted $200 for labor despite being on tire racks list of installers and another local dealer on tire racks list did it for $110 so I think you got a tremendous deal. (btw, it was a pita because alot of tire places did not even want to botherto install these regardles of price


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      10-31-2004 04:45 PM #9
      You can shut it off but you cannot hide icon.

      There is no real mystery to this pressure sensor thing as many of the newer cars have them and the GM ones mount in the same way. Tire dealers should be seeing more of them.


    10. 10-31-2004 05:28 PM #10
      i can not even turn my off because there is no option for turning it off in MY MFI for some reason

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      11-06-2004 09:49 AM #11
      I just put 22s on my T-Reg and tried to disable the TPM.

      No option for me either in my 04 V8 on the MFI. So I took out Drivers Side Fuse #24 and there was no fuse in Passenger Side #27 .

      I will post later today/tomorrow if it works.


      Modified by Silver VR6 Corrado at 9:42 AM 11-7-2004


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      11-07-2004 12:41 PM #12
      Warning Light now comes on immediatley when you turn the key on.

      I want to get rid of the Yellow warning Icon.


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      11-07-2004 12:49 PM #13
      I think I have tried everything short of finding the CAN module and smashing it.
      SOL?

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      11-07-2004 03:56 PM #14
      I believe the module is a small white box under the dash on the driver's side, along the fender, above the dead pedal (left A-pillar). Have you tried unplugging this?

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      11-07-2004 05:07 PM #15
      Not yet. I looked @ my manual and Fuse #51 says "Clean Air/TPMS" or something like that so I took it out and replaced #24.

      #24 turns the light on the dash immediately and takes out the options in the MFA only.


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      11-09-2004 09:32 PM #16
      Fuse #51 (Drivers Side) just bounces TPMS faults. Next will be the unplugging of White unit.

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      11-10-2004 06:09 PM #17
      No luck with the white module and any combination of fues!

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