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How do you reset the tire pressure warning light on a 2008

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How do you reset the tire pressure warning light on a 2008 Chevrolet Uplander.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  BigBob replied 4 years ago.
Greetings,

I assume you do not have a tire pressure tool, so here is how to do it. If you do have a tool do the service manual procedure.


Owner's Manual Tire Pressure Sensor Learn

TPMS Sensor Matching Process

Each TPMS sensor has a unique identification code. Any time you rotate your vehicle's tires or replace one or more of the TPMS sensors, the identification codes will need to be matched to the new tire/wheel position. The sensors are matched to the tire/wheel positions in the following order: driver side front tire, passenger side front tire, passenger side rear tire, and driver side rear tire using a TPMS diagnostic tool. See your dealer/retailer for service.

The TPMS sensors can also be matched to each tire/wheel position by increasing or decreasing the tire's air pressure. If increasing the tire's air pressure, do not exceed the maximum inflation pressure indicated on the tire's sidewall.

To decrease air-pressure out of a tire you can use the pointed end of the valve cap, a pencil-style air pressure gage, or a key.

You will have two minutes to match the first tire/wheel position, and five minutes overall to match all four tire/wheel positions. If it takes longer than two minutes, to match the first tire and wheel, or more than five minutes to match all four tire and wheel positions the matching process stops and you will need to start over.

The TPMS sensor matching process is outlined below.

  1. Set the parking brake.
  2. Turn the ignition switch to RUN with the engine off.
  3. Using the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter, lock and unlock the vehicle's doors.
  4. Press and hold the RKE transmitter's LOCK and UNLOCK buttons at the same time, for about three seconds. The horn chirps two times indicating the receiver is ready for the sensor matching process to begin.
  5. Start with the driver side front tire. The driver side turn signal lamp comes on.
  6. Remove the valve cap from the valve cap stem. Activate the TPMS sensor by increasing or decreasing the tire's air pressure for five seconds, or until a horn chirp sounds. The horn chirp, which may take up to 30 seconds to sound, confirms that the sensor identification code has been matched to this tire and wheel position.
  7. Proceed to the passenger side front tire, and repeat the procedure in Step 6.
  8. Proceed to the passenger side rear tire, and repeat the procedure in Step 6.
  9. Proceed to the driver side rear tire, and repeat the procedure in Step 6.
  10. After hearing the confirming horn chirp for the driver side rear tire, the tire sensor matching process ends. Turn the ignition switch to LOCK.
  11. Set all four tires to the recommended air pressure level as indicated on the Tire and Loading Information label.
  12. Put the valve caps back on the valve stems.







Service Manual Tire Pressure Sensor Learn

Tire Pressure Indicator Sensor Learn

Learn Mode Description

The Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM) System uses the instrument panel cluster (IPC), body control module (BCM), remote control door lock receiver (RCDLR), keyless entry transmitter, 4 radio frequency transmitting pressure sensors, and the serial data circuit to perform the TPM learn mode functions. The sensor learn procedure must be performed after every tire rotation, RCDLR replacement, or sensor replacement. Once the learn mode has been enabled, each of the sensors unique identification codes can be learned into the RCDLR memory. When a sensor ID has been learned, the RCDLR sends a serial data message to the BCM to sound a horn chirp. This verifies the sensor has transmitted its ID and the RCDLR has received and learned it. The RCDLR must learn the sensor IDs in the proper sequence to determine correct sensor location. The first learned ID is assigned to the left front location, the second to right front, the third to right rear and the fourth to left rear.

Sensor Functions Using J-46079

Each sensor has an internal low frequency coil. When the J-46079 Tire Pressure Monitor Diagnostic Tool is used in activate mode, it produces a low frequency transmission that activates the sensor. The sensor responds to a low frequency activation by transmitting in learn mode. When the RCDLR receives a learn mode transmission while in TPM learn mode, it will assign that sensors ID to the location on the vehicle relative to the order in which it was learned.

Sensor Functions Using Pressure Increase/Decrease Method

Each sensor takes a pressure measurement sample once every 30 seconds while in stationary mode. If the tire pressure increases, or decreases by more than 8.3 kPa (1.2 psi) from the last pressure measurement, another measurement will occur immediately to verify the change in pressure. If a pressure change has indeed occurred, the sensor transmits in Learn mode. When the RCDLR receives a Learn mode transmission while in TPM learn mode, it will assign that sensor's ID to the location on the vehicle relative to the order in which it was learned.

Learn Mode Cancellation

The learn mode will cancel if the ignition is cycled to OFF or if more than 2 minutes has elapsed for any sensor that has not been learned. If the learn mode is cancelled before the first sensor is learned, the original sensor IDs will be maintained. If the learn mode is canceled after the first sensor is learned, the following will occur:

  • All stored sensor IDs will be invalidated in the RCDLR memory.
  • If equipped, the DIC will display dashes instead of tire pressures.
  • DTC C0775 will be set.

These conditions will now require the learn procedure to be repeated for the system to function properly.

TPM Learn Procedure

Important: If using the scan tool to enable the learn mode, the J-46079 must be used to activate the sensors. When this preferred method is used, any stray sensor signals will not affect the learn procedure. In the event a particular sensor's information is displayed on the special tool upon activation but the horn does not chirp, it may be necessary to rotate the wheel valve stem to a different position due to the sensor signal is being blocked by another component.

If using the keyless entry transmitter to enable the learn mode, the J-46079 or Pressure Increase/Decrease Method may be used. Before proceeding with this method, ensure that no other learn procedure is being performed simultaneously or that tire pressures are not being adjusted on another TPM equipped vehicle within close proximity. Stray signals from other TPM equipped vehicles just driving by can be inadvertently learned. If any random horn chirps are heard from the vehicle while performing the learn procedure, most likely a stray sensor has been learned and the procedure will need to be cancelled and repeated. Under these circumstances, performing the TPM Learn Procedure away from other vehicles would be highly recommended. In the event a particular sensor activation does not cause the horn to chirp, it may be necessary to rotate the wheel valve stem to a different position due to the sensor signal is being blocked by another component.


Preferred Scan Tool Learn Enable Method

  1. Using a scan tool, initiate the TPM Learn Mode. A double horn chirp will sound indicating the Learn Mode has been enabled.
  2. Starting with the left front tire, active the sensor by holding the antenna of the J-46079 aimed upward against the tire sidewall close to the wheel rim at the valve stem location. Press and release the Activate button and wait for a horn chirp. Once the horn chirp has sounded, the sensor information is learned.
  3. After the horn chirp has sounded, repeat step 2 for the remaining 3 sensors in the following order:
    • Right front
    • Right rear
    • Left rear
  1. When the left rear sensor has been learned and a double horn chirp has sounded, the learn process is complete and the RCDLR exits the learn mode.
  2. Ignition OFF, adjust all tires to the recommended pressures. Alternate Keyless Entry Transmitter Learn Enable Method
  1. Ignition ON, initiate the TPM Learn Mode by simultaneously pressing the keyless entry transmitter lock and unlock buttons until a double horn chirp sounds indicating the Learn Mode has been enabled.
  2. Starting with the left front tire, learn the tire pressure using one of the following methods:
    • Hold the antenna of the J-46079 aimed upward against the tire sidewall close to the wheel rim at the valve stem location. Press and release the activate button and wait for a horn chirp.

Caution: Over inflating tires may cause personal injury or damage to the tires and wheels. When increasing tire pressure do not exceed the maximum inflation pressure as noted on the tire sidewall.

  • Increase/decrease the tire pressure for 8-10 seconds then wait for a horn chirp. The horn chirp may occur before or up to 30 seconds after the 8-10 second pressure increase/decrease time period has been reached.
  1. After the horn chirp has sounded, repeat step 2 for the remaining 3 sensors in the following order:
    • Right front
    • Right rear
    • Left rear
  1. When the left rear sensor has been learned and the double horn chirp has sounded, the learn process is complete and the RCDLR exits the learn mode.
  2. Ignition OFF, adjust all tires to the recommended pressures.
Let me know if I can help further,
Bob
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