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Is it possible for an owner to program the TPMS? I put on the winter rims/tires for the first time, (love them!) and now the TPMS warning is glowing orange on the dash, almost all of the time. The tires do have the sensors, and the tire pressure is correct.

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Unfortunately you need a Fisker scan tool to put the VCM into learn mode then need a special tpms tool to ping each sensor. So the answer is no, sorry. A simple button in the glove box would've been nice ;)
 

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Unfortunately you need a Fisker scan tool to put the VCM into learn mode then need a special tpms tool to ping each sensor. So the answer is no, sorry. A simple button in the glove box would've been nice ;)
Thanks. I was afraid of that. Oh well, I do like the winter tires.
 

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I have a related question:

The day before I put my car into storage was very cold, around 20F, and when I started my car in the morning, the low-pressure warning came on. As part of prepping my car for storage, I checked the pressure in each tire but the warning light stayed on even as I drove the car around that day, and just before putting her to bed, I over inflated the tires as recommended by Fisker. Despite all that, the tire pressure warning comes on when I start up the car in storage.

My question is: Did the low temperature damage the TPMS, and if so, can I replace/or fix it without shipping the entire car to @FiskerPhilly? It's still too cold and wet to get the car out of storage and drive it around, but if the warning does not go out after I get the car out of storage, what, if any, are my options?

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I have a related question:

The day before I put my car into storage was very cold, around 20F, and when I started my car in the morning, the low-pressure warning came on. As part of prepping my car for storage, I checked the pressure in each tire but the warning light stayed on even as I drove the car around that day, and just before putting her to bed, I over inflated the tires as recommended by Fisker. Despite all that, the tire pressure warning comes on when I start up the car in storage.

My question is: Did the low temperature damage the TPMS, and if so, can I replace/or fix it without shipping the entire car to @FiskerPhilly? It's still too cold and wet to get the car out of storage and drive it around, but if the warning does not go out after I get the car out of storage, what, if any, are my options?

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First off the the car gets shipped to Florida not Philly its much nicer here Lol .No you didnt damage the sensors actually there isn't anything you could do too damage them.I suggest that you drive the car again check the tire pressure again also the car needs to be driven at least 8 miles without stopping to get the light out. Also the laptop can be sent to you along with the TPMS tool and reset remotely. You would need to walk around the car with the TPMS tool and ping the sensors as the sensors are pinged the horn honks and you move to the next wheel until all four wheels are down.
 

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First off the the car gets shipped to Florida not Philly its much nicer here Lol .No you didnt damage the sensors actually there isn't anything you could do too damage them.I suggest that you drive the car again check the tire pressure again also the car needs to be driven at least 8 miles without stopping to get the light out. Also the laptop can be sent to you along with the TPMS tool and reset remotely. You would need to walk around the car with the TPMS tool and ping the sensors as the sensors are pinged the horn honks and you move to the next wheel until all four wheels are down.
Thanks for the advice. Once we get past the snow season (probably sometime in June/July), I will get the car out and drive it as you suggest, and book some time on the travelling diagnostic tool if needed.

BTW, if the car is going by itself, it goes to Philly, but if it is going to Florida, I am going with it to thaw out. :D

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You could try 'alphatek equipment' they sell the readed as well as the valves.
I havent bought from them so im not sure what they are like but i intend to once i get my new car, unless ovcourse i am advised not to!

http://alphatekequipment.co.uk/
The reader is the least of the problem you also need the Fisker software program in order to put the car into the learn mode
 

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My TPMS problem has come back and I need to know my options. Last week, I got a low pressure warning. I went ahead and inflated all the tires to the specified pressure, but the TPMS warning stayed on, even after driving the car for 100 miles. When I go to the diagnostic screen on the CIU, the indicated pressure for the front right tire is well below the actual tire pressure. Interestingly, the incorrect pressure goes up and down as the tire gets hot and cold, but it's consistently off by 11 PSI.

I tried a hard reset, which cleared the diagnostic warning, but the indicated tire pressure was still off, and eventually the low pressure warning came back.

Do I need to take the car to Pat's, or is there something I can do?

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My TPMS problem has come back and I need to know my options. Last week, I got a low pressure warning. I went ahead and inflated all the tires to the specified pressure, but the TPMS warning stayed on, even after driving the car for 100 miles. When I go to the diagnostic screen on the CIU, the indicated pressure for the front right tire is well below the actual tire pressure. Interestingly, the incorrect pressure goes up and down as the tire gets hot and cold, but it's consistently off by 11 PSI.

I tried a hard reset, which cleared the diagnostic warning, but the indicated tire pressure was still off, and eventually the low pressure warning came back.

Do I need to take the car to Pat's, or is there something I can do?

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Yes the only way to fix it correctly is for Pat to look at what sensor is failing
 

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Yes the only way to fix it correctly is for Pat to look at what sensor is failing
Thanks. Will contact Pat's.
I have the same problem:angel:
I posted a follow up to this in another thread. Turns out that if the sensor is still working, you can reboot it using a fairly simple procedure that does not require access to a Fisker Diagnostic computer. Obviously, if the sensor needs to be replaced, this procedure will not work, but it is worth trying first.
 

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For the time it takes to lower the pressure let the car sit around then road test the car for 8 miles it easier and faster for me to take my Ateq tool ping the sensors . At that point I know if any sensors are bad.
If all check out I hook up Prodis reset the TPMS system and I'm done no wasted road test no waiting around .
Start to finish with a reset 10 minutes and usually I don't charge anyone for that especially if,they doesn't a service .
 

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For the time it takes to lower the pressure let the car sit around then road test the car for 8 miles it easier and faster for me to take my Ateq tool ping the sensors . At that point I know if any sensors are bad.
If all check out I hook up Prodis reset the TPMS system and I'm done no wasted road test no waiting around .
Start to finish with a reset 10 minutes and usually I don't charge anyone for that especially if,they doesn't a service .
True, for you and Pat it's probably quicker to ping the sensors. But for an owner who is far away from a CSP and who has this problem, it is nice to have a DIY solution they can try without specialized equipment. Not everyone is lucky enough to live within close driving distance to you, Pat, or Joe.
 

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I posted a follow up to this in another thread. Turns out that if the sensor is still working, you can reboot it using a fairly simple procedure that does not require access to a Fisker Diagnostic computer. Obviously, if the sensor needs to be replaced, this procedure will not work, but it is worth trying first.
Fab, can you post this DIY fix again. I could not boot it. Txs, Jim
 

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Fab, can you post this DIY fix again. I could not boot it. Txs, Jim
Here you go:

As Pat explained it, he deflated all four tires to below the 30 PSI lower limit of the TPMS sensor and kept it at that level while the car was being serviced. He then re-inflated the tires to the correct pressures before taking the car on the post-service test drive. Apparently that's the Ctrl-Alt-Del sequence for TPMS sensors, and the misbehaving sensor popped back into service.

The key here is to not drive the car with the deflated tires, and you should have an air pump available to re-inflate the tires before driving the car.

Also, note response from Pat:

This is not a fix for a bad TPMS sensor. I don't want to start any false rumors of simple fixes. This is a standard procedure for servicing here at Pat's Garage. We get cars in with tire pressures all over the map and TPMS lights on. We generally lower all pressures to around 30 psi and then bring them all back to Specification. After a test drive if the TPMS light is still on we have to use the standard reset with the Fisker tool.
 

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My TPMS light came on today, but all my tires are perfectly inflated. Should I assume that my 5 year old sensors are coming to the end of battery life?
 
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