How to Fix the Low Tire Pressure Light on My Toyota Tacomaby Rex Molder
Late-model Toyota Tacoma pickup trucks are equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that alerts drivers if there is a change in tire pressure in any of the tires. Though this is a useful safety feature, certain situations, such as carrying heavy loads and rotating tires, can cause the low-pressure indicator light to come on when it shouldn't. If this happens, reset the system.
Park the vehicle on a level surface and turn it off. Ensure that all four tires are inflated to the pressure specified in the owner's manual.
Start the vehicle.
Press and hold the TPMS reset button, located below and to the left of the steering wheel. The button has the word "Set" written below it. Watch for the blinking TPMS warning light found on the dashboard, inside the speedometer display. Once it blinks three times, release the button.
Wait an additional five minutes with the vehicle running, then shut it off.
Restart the vehicle and watch for the TPMS warning light. If it comes back on, blinks for a minute and then remains lit, there is a problem with the system that needs to be checked by a technician. If the light doesn't come back on, you have successfully reset the TPMS system.
Things You'll Need
- Tire gauge
- Air hose
Rex Molder began writing professionally in 1999 and specializes in automotive, technology and travel articles. His articles have appeared at iPad- and SEO-related websites. Rex holds a Bachelor of Arts in Asian studies from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.