How to Reset a Ford Tire Pressure Light

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Your tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is the system of your Ford vehicle that will alert you if your tires are over-inflated or under-inflated. After you’ve filled your tires up with the proper amount of air, you may still see your TPMS light flashing while on the Plymouth roads. If you see your Ford tire pressure light flashing even after you fill up your tires, then you probably just need to reset the light. Learn how to reset your Ford TPMS light with the service team at Morrie's Minnetonka Ford. We’ll show you step-by-step how to perform a Ford TPMS reset from your your very own garage.

Ford Tire Pressue Light Reset Step by Step

Normally, your Ford tire pressure light should turn off after you’ve filled up the tires with air. However, if you see your light flashing while on the Maple Grove roads even after you’ve filled your tires with the proper amount of air, then you may just need to reset your Ford TPMS light. Here’s how to perform a Ford TPMS reset:

  1. Drive at 50+ mph for about 10 minutes. This should cause the sensor to reset the next time you start your Ford.
  2. Turn the vehicle off, and turn the key to the “on” position without starting the car.
  3. Locate the TPMS reset button. It’s usually beneath the steering wheel, but you can find its location in your owner’s manual.
  4. Hold down the TPMS reset button until the tire pressure light flashes three times.
  5. After the light has flashed three times, release the button.
  6. Start up your Ford, and wait about 20 minutes for the sensor to refresh.
  7. Inflate one of your tires to 3 PSI over the recommended amount.
  8. Then, deflate them completely.
  9. Do this for all of your tires, even the spare tire.
  10. After you’ve deflated all of the tires, inflate them all back to the proper amount of pressure.
  11. Turn off your car, and disconnect the the positive battery cable with a wrench.
  12. Turn the car on, and honk the horn for about three seconds. This should discharge any power that may still be stored in your car.
  13. Reconnect the battery.

This should reset your Ford TPMS light, but if it doesn’t, then schedule service at Morrie's Minnetonka Ford to get it fixed.

Why Does Your Ford Tire Pressure Light Flash?

Ttire pressure monitoring systems rely on sensors that often use a battery, so a flashing tire pressure light could indicate that the battery needs to be replaced. A flashing tire pressure light could also indicate that there’s a problem with one of the sensors. If you see a tire pressure light flashing, then schedule service with the team at Morrie's Minnetonka Ford. We’ll quickly diagnose the issue and get your vehicle back on the Eden Prairie roads in no time at all. Use our service specials to save on necessary maintenance and repairs at Morrie's Minnetonka Ford. For more service information, visit our website, or reach out to anyone on our team.

Reset Your Ford Tire Pressure Light in Minnetonka

Contact us at Morrie's Minnetonka Ford to get reset your Ford TPMS light or for any of your service needs. Whether you need to know how to program a Ford key fob or how to keep your tires in top condition, you can rely on the expertise at Morrie's Minnetonka Ford.

 

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