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How to Reset TPMS Warning Light at home

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TPMS stands for “Tire Pressure Monitoring System” and it turns on whenever your car tires are irregularly inflated.

However, a lot of drivers complain that TPMS warning light keeps blinking even after they have filled your tires to the proper tire pressure. The TPMS light could either indicate that your TPMS is not properly recalibrated or that your tire pressure is too low.

In this article, you will learn how to reset the TPMS light in several vehicles on the market.

Direct and Indirect TPMS

Before we move on to resetting the TPMS, it is important to understand the type of monitoring system your car has. There are 2 main types of TPMS: Direct and Indirect.

The direct TPMS has sensors located on the tire’s pressure valve or on the rim. These sensors collect information and send it to the car’s on-board computer. However, the direct TPMS is most likely to malfunction due to bad weather conditions. It is usually found in cars in the United States.

The indirect TPMS has sensors placed on the car’s ABS brakes and/or the speed sensors on each wheel. These sensors measure the speed of the wheel rotation and idetify changes as underinflated tires rotate much faster compared to a regularly filled tires. This system is found in cars in Europe.

How to reset tire pressure light

Resetting the TPMS differs from car to car but there are some general techniques that are easy to execute and help in successfully recalibrating the monitoring system.

Total Time: 5 minutes

1. Make Sure You Have the Correct Pressure

Check Tire Pressure

Before you try to reset your TPMS light, you should always make sure that you have the right tire pressure in your vehicle.  Use a tire pressure gauge to check the tire pressure. Inflate each tire to its ideal PSI then deflate the tires to zero. Then inflate again and drive for a couple of minutes at 15 mph to manually calibrate the sensors. If you want to learn more about how to find the correct tire pressure, you can check out this guide: Tire pressure

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2. Use the Car’s TPMS Reset Button

Tpms Button

Most of the cars with direct TPMS have a reset button located under the steering wheel through which you can conveniently re-calibrate the sensors. These buttons can be located in different places depending on the car model. Check your car owners manual. Put the key in the ignition and turn on the battery but don’t start the car. Push the reset button for about 3 seconds or until the system’s light starts blinking. Start the vehicle and drive for 20 to 25 minutes, then turn off the ignition. Some newer cars have this reset in the menu

3. Drive at 50 mph


This might be the easiest method as it requires you to just drive your car at 50 mph for about 10 miles and the sensors will automatically calibrate themselves after you made sure that the tires have the right tire pressure. Some vehicles require a higher speed and you can also use cruise control to keep the speed constant.

4. Remove and Re-Connect the Car Battery

Disconnect Car Battery

Every car has an onboard computer which may face certain glitches from time to time. The best way to fix these glitches is to reset the computer and this can be done by disconnecting and reconnecting the battery.
Open your car’s hood and look for the battery’s positive terminal. Remove the positive terminal to disconnect the battery then press the vehicle’s horn to drain out any remaining power. Reconnect the positive terminal and the TPMS warning light should go away.

Use a TPMS Reset Tool for Your Vehicle

Tpms Reset Tool

There are a lot of different TPMS reset tools on the market. In some cases, you will have to reprogram the sensors if they have lost their information and you need a TPMS reset tool for this task. With a TPMS reset tool, you can often reset the TPMS light with an easy click of a button of your car. If you are interested in buying a tool like this, I can recommend the Autel TS401 MaxiTPMS Activation Tool Link to Amazon. You can also reset the TPMS light if you have a good OBD2 scanner. Always make sure the tools are compatible with your vehicle before making a purchase.

Damaged Sensors

If the above-mentioned techniques do not work, it means that the sensors may have been damaged and will have to be replaced. The sensors can get damaged due to various reasons; for example, tire replacement, brake repairing, oil change, filter change or even during normal tire service.

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You can also try out these specific methods depending on your car make and model.

TPMS Reset Honda Vehicles Introduced After 2016

If you own a 2016 or later Honda car with a touchscreen display, then follow these steps to easily re-calibrate the TPMS.

  1. Go to the home screen
  2. Select settings
  3. Click TPMS calibration
  4. Select “Calibrate”

For models without a touch display, use buttons on the steering wheel to select ‘TPMS Calibration’ and chose the ‘Calibrate’ option.

TPMS Reset Honda Vehicles

For old Honda models without touch display, use steering wheel buttons and calibrate through these steps:

  1. Select Menu
  2. Select ‘Customize Setting’
  3. Choose TPMS Calibration
  4. Click Initialize

For models without any display screen, a TPMS reset button can be found on the left of the steering wheel. Press the button for a couple of seconds then release to re-calibrate the system.

TPMS Reset Chevrolet Models

Resetting TPMS on Chevrolet models can be performed at home as well but it requires a J-46079 Tire Pressure Monitor Tester which can be bought from eBay.

  1. Put the key in the ignition and turn to the “ON” position but don’t start the vehicle.
  2. Using the driver instrument cluster, click the “Vehicle Information” button and navigate to “Relearn Tire Position”.
  3. Click “Set/Reset” and a message saying “Tire Learning Active” will pop up.
  4. If you own an old model without an instrument cluster, press the odometer reset button until “Tire Learning Active” message is displayed.
  5. Connect the J-46079 Tire Pressure Monitor Tester to the left front tire and press the active button. Wait for 10 seconds until a horn chirp sound is heard. Repeat the process for remaining tires.
  6. Once all tires are done, turn the key to the “OFF” position.
  7. Re-inflate the tires according to the recommended PSI.

TPMS Reset Volkswagen Models

Resetting TPMS on Volkswagen differs from model to model. For old models, the reset button can be found inside the glove box or near the gear shift. Once the button is found, press it for a couple of seconds until a beep is heard then release.

For newer models, the TPMS can be re-calibrated easily through the infotainment system.

TPMS Reset Mini Models

The TPMS on Mini models can be re-calibrated easily through the button as well. For old models (2002 to 2006), the reset button can be found in the front cabin on the emergency brake handle.

Turn on the ignition but don’t start the car and press the reset button until the yellow indicator on the dashboard starts blinking. The TPS will be automatically calibrated on your next drive.

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On the newer models (2007 and onwards), start the car and navigate to “Set/Info” on the instrument cluster. Scroll down until the tire monitor symbol is displayed then click on reset and the TPMS system will re-calibrate.

TPMS Reset Toyota Models

Toyota cars do normally have a reset button under the steering wheel. The reset button can be hard to find and you can find in the lowest area in front of your pedals. Just press the reset button for 5 seconds while the ignition is on and the TPMS should be reset.

  1. Turn the ignition ON
  2. Press the reset button for 5 seconds
  3. Turn off the ignition
  4. Start your car and check if the light is gone

Post-Reset Tips

Once the TPMS system resets and the warning light goes away, there are a few maintenance tips you can follow to avoid the problem in future.

If you replace the valve-system core, choose a stainless steel core instead of a brass core.
Never leave the tire without a cap screwed to the valve stem.
Do not use aerosol flat fixer as it damages the sensor capability to measure changes.
Take your car to an authorized dealership to have your vehicle and tires inspected.

Can I Remove the TPMS Function instead?

It is possible but firstly, remember that getting rid of the TPMS is not the right solution as according to the law proposed by “The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)”, all cars newer than 2008 are supposed to be equipped with a TPMS. This law was introduced to minimize the number of road accidents due to overinflated or underinflated tires.


Always check your tire pressure before trying to reset your TPMS system

There are two different kinds of TPMS systems; direct and indirect.

If your tire pressure is correct and you have tried to reset your TPMS, it may be a stored trouble code which can be found with an OBD2 scanner.

If you can’t find your vehicle on this list or have any other questions about your TPMS system, comment below and I will answer as fast as possible. If you have any other car questions, you are welcome to ask them at our homepage.

33 thoughts on “ How to Reset TPMS Warning Light at home ”

    1. Disconnect the positive battery lead. Leave the car with ignition off for 15-30 mins and it will reset.

      1. I have a Vauxhall mokia and l have just put 2 new tyre sensors on but there is no 35 showing where the pressure of tyre is set at .Do l disconnect the battery and reset it this way or is there another way to do it .2 sensors are working but the new ones not responding?

      2. How do u reset tire pressure is on screen had tire with low air filled it up but still on screen tire pressure low

      3. I have a 2015 dodge dart without a screen. But there’s no reset button to left of the steering wheel.

  1. I have a 2016 honda cr-v S.E.. I picked up a nail in the left rear tire. the TPMS light came on. went to my tire dealer, he tried to patch the tire but was unable. bought a new tire to replace it. Got the same brand and size tire. Reset the TPMS light by the push button on the dash. the light stayed off for about 50 miles.and came back on. Checked all tire pressures satisfactory and reset again. The light stayed off for about 50 miles again. this time the presssures still checked satisfactory (recommended on door jam).
    I’ve done everything by the manual and the TPMS light keeps coming on. with correct tire pressures and after the reset procedure performed.
    This is very aggravating to the point that I wish I hadnot bought the car. Any help with this matter would be greatly appreciated.

    1. Author

      Do you have sensors inside of the tires or does the tire pressure is calculated by the ABS rings? What you could try, is to try applying slightly over the recommended tire pressure. I have seen vehicles that have been throwing an error code even when the pressure is at the recommended pressure.

      This gets solved by putting in a slightly higher pressure (2.6-2.7 instead of 2.5 bar for example). A lot of tire pressure gauges shows incorrect readings also.

  2. Have a Honda Ridgeline, 2006. The TPMS comes on usually after driving awhile. Will stay on till I turn the engine off. Each time I drive this happens. Tire pressure is correct (32 lbs) in all tires. From what I have read online the TPMS should be ‘reset’. Can’t figure out how to accomplish that. Help

    1. Author

      Try to add at least 37 lbs to all the tires and see if the light will reset. Sometimes when you are adding a tire pressure when the tire is hot, it will go down below the limit. If it’s not working, it may be a damaged TPMS sensor!

  3. I have a 2013 Honda Civic and have tried to physically locate the reset under the dash but haven’t found it. Any help would be appreciated.

    1. It’s reset by stearing wheel button go to settings tyre pressure monitoring then presss initialize

  4. Hi could you tell how to reset TPMS in vw Passat 2011? I have direct system of TPMS.. I was looking for button but I couldn’t found..

  5. I have a 2012 Nissan Quest LE and I’ve tried all the above methods except for the battery. Is their anything else I can do?

    1. I have a newly bought 2009 Mazda 6 i Sport. It doesn’t have a reset button and the TPMS LIGHT won’t go off even with the correct pressure (32psi) in all tires. Is there a procedure to reset the system on this car without a button to press?

  6. sir mine is a hyundai kona 2019 model, were can i find the reset bottom? Thank you.

  7. My car, an Acura 2014 ILX, does not have a TPMS calibration sign that I can find. I just had a TPMS sensor replaced but the light is still on. Can you help? Thank you!!

  8. I had two new tyres fitted on the front of a 2014 Suzuki Swift. Whereas prior to having these fitted the TPMS warning light was not showing when the car was started. Now the warning light will not go out having driven 15 minutes at 50 mph. Any ideas or advice? Thank you.

  9. I have a Suzuki SZ3 4WD with TPMS. All tyre pressures are same and ok.

    Need to get dashboard light extinguished! Has been OK since new tyres fitted December 2018. Car is October 2015 manufactured. New batteries in sensors needed?

  10. I have a 2007 Honda Odessey. TPMS sensor light stays on. Pressing reset button does not cause light to blink or go out. Tires are at correct pressure. Had oil change and Wal-Mart corrected tire pressure. What else can I do. Thank you in advance.

  11. I have a ford focus 2008, I tried to relearn with tpms relearn tools but doesn’t work. Any advise?

  12. Hello I have a 2010 honda civic ex. Its not got a tpms button anywhere I have looked. But after ive unhooked the battery still it’s on. Im flustered by this problem. What are you suggesting that I do to get the light off. Thanks so much for your time and consideration.

  13. 2008 Chrysler T&C..
    Driver’s side tire wasn’t working…
    Had them replace the stem when I replaced all the tires..
    Still not reading tire pressure.
    I’ve tired to reset ,but no results

  14. I have a Peugeot 308 2010 automatic. Over the last few months I get a message up on the screen saying tyre pressure not monitored on front ns tyre. I’m now having trouble with my maps, sent for new sd card but still have the problem! Any ideas?

  15. The tyre pressure light on my Vauxhall Corsa 64 plate will not go off even after all tyre pressures have been checked and they have tried to rest it

  16. A day after getting an oil change, the tire pressure sensor started blinking. It blinks for a few minutes before going solid. Happens each time I start the car. I checked the pressure and all 4 tires are properly inflated.

  17. hi, 2015 jeep cherokee, no tpms fitted at present, waiting for new ones to be fitted, how do i reset the tpms till i get the new sensors fited.

  18. I have an Outlander Mitsubishi 2020 Model and i cannot find the reset button. do you know where it is located?

  19. How do I reset TPMS light on a 2010 Hyundai Accent with no reset button?

  20. 2011 Toyota Prius
    Low tire pressure light flashes for about 30 sec. then goes solid
    Tmps reset button does nothing
    I di get a low voltage high positive error when running diagnostics

  21. I put winter tires on my 2008 Lincoln MKX and after driving for a bit the TIre Pressure Monitor Fault light came on
    I expected this since these winter tires don’t have the sensor
    Can you clear the light on the dash?
    If so how do you go about doing this

  22. I have a 2009 Pontiac G6 GT the tpms warning light drives me crazy! I recently saw a vidio on how to disconnect the Led light by removing the dash and unsoldering the light, will this affect any other system in my car?

  23. 2015 Ram Promaster 3500, front inflated to 65, rear to 80…..exactly what door post says….tpms light stays on…..???

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