Honda How-To: Reset Tire Pressure Control System Light
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Honda How-To: Reset Tire Pressure Control System Light

Honda How-To: Reset Tire Pressure Control System Light. Ah, the dreaded tire pressure warning light. That daunting orange TPMS symbol that strikes fear into Honda owners. But before you panic and head straight to the dealership, relax – resetting the tire pressure monitoring system light is actually pretty straightforward.

With a basic understanding of what that light means, and the quick process to reset it, you can tackle this nuisance right in your own driveway. Let’s demystify the workings of your Honda’s tire pressure control system and walk through the simple reset procedure step-by-step.

Whether the light appeared due to genuinely low pressures or just a faulty sensor, a proper TPMS reset is key after addressing the underlying issue. The right technique will safely extinguish that pesky light and get you back on the road worry-free. Equipped with some basic knowledge and tools, you’ve got this in the bag.

So you’re driving along and your low tire pressure warning light goes out. You stop at the nearest gas station and check your tires. You fill up the tire(s) with low pressure and get back on the road, but the warning light still won’t go out. Why are you doing this?

Whenever you re-inflate, replace or rotate your tires, the TPMS must be recalibrated before it will function properly again. Once you start the recalibration process, it takes about 30 minutes of driving at 30-65 mph. It will then automatically stop and your tire pressure monitoring system is ready to go.

TPMS Reset Procedure

Once you’ve verified tire pressures are properly inflated, follow these steps to reset the TPMS light:

You’ll need an automotive scan tool capable of accessing the TPMS reset function. Aftermarket scan tools with this capability are readily available online or at auto parts stores.

Turn the ignition on but don’t start the engine. Connect your scan tool to the OBD-II diagnostic port, usually located under the dashboard.

Navigate to the TPMS reset control module. On Honda vehicles look for a menu like “Settings”, “Vehicle Control Systems”, then “TPMS Settings”.

Select the reset or recalibration function. This may require fully depressing the brake pedal during the process.

The scan tool will communicate with the TPMS computer to reset the warning light. Follow all on-screen prompts until it indicates the reset is complete.

The light should now stay off as long as pressures are within specification. Some Hondas require a road test drive to complete the recalibration.

Using a capable scan tool, the whole process takes just a few minutes without ever having to visit a dealership or tire shop.

TPMS Sensor Replacement

If a dead or malfunctioning tire pressure sensor triggered the light, that defective sensor will need replacement for a complete repair.

New TPMS sensors must be programmed with your Civic’s sensor ID codes. A scan tool is required to “teach” the new sensors so they communicate properly.

After installing and programming any new tire sensors, finish by resetting the light to clear the faulty sensor code that’s been logged by the TPMS computer.

With fresh sensors and a quick reset, the system will be back to full function monitoring pressures and alerting you of any hazards.

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TPMS Reset On New Honda Cars

Touchscreen models:

  • From the home screen, select Settings.
  • Select vehicle.
  • Select TPMS Calibration.
  • Select Calibrate.

Non-touchscreen models:

  • Use the steering wheel buttons to make and enter selections.
  • Scroll to the vehicle setup screen and select it.
  • Select TPMS Calibration.
  • Select Calibrate.

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TPMS Reset On Older Honda Cars

Models with steering wheel buttons:

  • Press MENU.
  • Select Custom Setup.
  • Select TPMS Calibration.
  • Select Initialize.
  • Select Yes.
  • Press MENU to exit.

Non-touchscreen models:

  • Use the steering wheel buttons to make and enter selections on the.
  • Scroll to the vehicle setup screen and select it.
  • Select TPMS Calibration.
  • Select Calibrate.

Some older models may also have a TPMS button on the left side of the steering wheel. If your vehicle has one, press and hold the button until the warning light flashes twice.

TPMS Light Won’t Reset

In rare instances, the TPMS light may stubbornly remain on even after properly resetting the system. If the light returns shortly after a reset, further diagnosis may be needed.

Potential causes for a persistent TPMS warning include:

  • Faulty TPMS control module – The central computer controlling the system could be malfunctioning. This may require replacement by a dealership.
  • Software glitch – Buggy TPMS software in need of an update could cause reset issues. Dealer reflash may be required.
  • Interference – Certain devices like aftermarket remote starters could be disrupting TPMS signals and function. Isolating interference sources may help.
  • Low battery voltage – Weak vehicle battery preventing the TPMS computer from functioning normally. Check and recharge or replace battery.
  • Unprogrammed new sensors – Any newly installed TPMS sensors must be programmed so the computer recognizes them. Requires automotive scan tool.

For a light that remains on after multiple proper reset attempts, the best recourse is to bring the vehicle into a dealership or tire shop for professional diagnosis and repair.

TPMS System Benefits

While that ominous TPMS warning light strikes annoyance and uncertainty, the system provides important benefits:

  • Safety – Underinflated tires are dangerous! TPMS helps alert drivers to low pressure before it becomes critically unsafe. This prevents blowouts or loss of control.
  • Fuel Savings – Underinflated tires increase rolling resistance which reduces fuel economy. Keeping tires inflated maximizes MPG.
  • Tire Wear – Low pressures cause exaggerated wear on tire edges. TPMS helps maintain proper inflation to maximize tread life.

Though the warning light elicits frustration, take comfort in the enhanced safety and savings the tire pressure monitoring system provides – when it’s functioning properly.

What If It’s Still Broken?

If the TPMS warning light flashes every time you start your car, the system is not working properly.This can happen if a tire or wheel was replaced incorrectly – visit our service center and we will find and fix the problem!

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