How to Reset the Tire Monitor on a 2007 Impala

by David Clair

The 2007 Chevrolet Impala is equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) that uses sensors to monitor tire pressure levels. The Impala's display on the instrument panel shows a low tire pressure alert if it senses that one or more of the tires is below the recommended air pressure. The display shows the current pressure of each tire. If the reading becomes inaccurate, it is necessary to reset the tire monitor system for the tires, so that a proper reading will be displayed.

Set the parking brake. Turn the ignition switch to the "RUN" position with the engine off.

Press the "Vehicle Information" button until the "Learn Tire Positions" message appears on the display--the Vehicle Information button is the button that looks like a silhouette of a car with a small letter "i" next to it.

Press the "Set" button to allow the system to re-learn the tire positions--the Set button has a check mark graphic on it. The horn will sound twice to indicate the receiver is ready. The message "Tire Learning Active" will appear on the display.

Exit the Impala and move to the driver's side front tire. Remove the valve stem cap from the tire. Increase or decrease the air pressure of the tire for five seconds to activate the tire pressure monitoring sensor. The horn will make a chirp sound to indicate that the sensor has been activated.

Move to the passenger's side front tire. Repeat the inflating or deflating procedure used on the driver's side front tire.

Move to the passenger's side rear tire. Repeat the procedure used on the first two tires.

Move to the driver's side rear tire. Repeat the inflating or deflating procedure used on the first three tires.

Turn the ignition switch off after the horn chirp sounds for the driver's side rear tire, indicating the resetting process is complete. Replace the valve caps on all of the tire valve stems.

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About the Author

David Clair began writing for websites in 2001, creating online marketing content for business owners. He has written for Internet companies including eBay and creates training materials for an online education company. Clair is studying technical writing and pursuing an Associate of Arts in information technology from the University of Phoenix.

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