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I was able to do this on my last car(VW via VAGCOM) ,
Can TMPS be turned off ?
Do I need a special tool ? or can I just buy a ODBII scanner
tool off amazon ?
 

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TPMS is required by federal law. I would reckon Subaru programmers engineered anti-hacking software into the tpms system.
All car mfg's get real upset when you try to mess with safety systems.
 

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Dissable the dash light and remove the sensors from the wheels.
 

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Black electrical tape over the light might be the easiest way. I haven't found a way to disable it.
 

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No one out there disabled TMPS ? there should be an ON/OFF
somewhere ... :confused:

Why? TPMS just sits there until there's an issue.


I'm sure there's a fuse for the system that could be pulled to disable.
 

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I doubt that there is a fuse just for the TPMS. I would guess that it is incorporated into one of the many ECU's in the car. Like reddoak stated, sometimes the easiest fix is the cheapest, a piece of tape over the idiot light.
 

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I would reckon Subaru programmers engineered anti-hacking software into the tpms system.
I guess if I want different rims I either have to get a
full set of everything with TMPS included from tirerack ,
or just the rims n have the tires/tmps moved over ... :28:

If only its easy like vagcom.
Is there special software / cables for Subarus ?
 

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I would reckon Subaru programmers engineered anti-hacking software into the tpms system.
Plagiarism is the sincerest form of flattery.
 

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I would reckon Subaru programmers engineered anti-hacking software into the tpms system.
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FYI there are spambots on this board, they seem to re-post the second complete sentence of a previous comment. Not sure how that helps anyone spamwise...
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