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post #1 of 32 Old 09-19-2011, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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Tire Pressure Sensor Reset (Do It Yourself)

Here is a quick guide to reset/recalibrate your sensors and save $50-$100!

Recently I upgraded my 2011 Camaro 2SS/RS from 20″ stock wheels to the 21″ factory upgrade option. I bought them used and they included the wheels, tires, lugs and pressure sensors. After a few miles of driving on the new setup, I got the following warning on the dash:



Once I got home I did a little research on how to reset/recalibrate the sensors myself and I was pleased to learn you could do this without any special tools. Here is how I was able to recalibrate my sensors:
  1. Press the "Menu" button on your turn signal lever
  2. Change the display on the dash until tou see the tire pressure information
  3. Press the "Set" button on the end of your turn signal lever to start the recalibration. It ask you if you would like to start the recalibration, select "Yes"
  4. The horn will sound twice informing you the process has started
  5. Start with the driver front tire and release 3-4 PSI, the horn will sound once
  6. Go to passenger front tire, release 3-4 PSI, the horn will sound once
  7. Go to the passenger rear tire, release 3-4 PSI, the horn will sound once
  8. Go to the drive rear tire, release 3-4 PSI, the horn will sound once, and then twice to signal sync is complete
  9. Check the dash to confirm the "Service Tire Monitor System" message has cleared
  10. Refill the tires to the proper pressure

This took me about 5 minutes and it worked perfectly. Hopefully it will work for you as well, saving you the $50-$100 that a dealership would have charged you to reset the sensors.

* With a manual transmission the emergency brake has to be on
* The turn signal of the tire expecting to be learned will be illuminated






* I did this with the stock Chevy sensors on a 2011 Camaro 2SS/RS, but I believe this will work with most sensors on 2010-2011 Camaros. The 2012 Camaro requires a tool to reset the sensors. The tool can be found here:

https://gmspecialservicetools.spx.co...s.aspx?id=5677

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I noticed that when doing this, that the turn signal of the tire expecting to be learned will be illuminated.
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I noticed that when doing this, that the turn signal of the tire expecting to be learned will be illuminated.
Yep, I forgot to mention that, thanks!
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Not sure about autos, but with a manual trans, the emergency brake has to be on or the option to relearn won't appear.

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Not sure about autos, but with a manual trans, the emergency brake has to be on or the option to relearn won't appear.
With automatic transmission you don't need the brake on. Thanks for this info!

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Thanks again, very helpful, the process is the same on our HHR.


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Thanks again, very helpful, the process is the same on our HHR.
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GUESS what.

You can't do this if you have a 2012 Camaro.
The option to clear the sensors is not available.
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Really? When you look at the tire pressure, this is no "Set/Clr to Relearn"?

Can you take a photo of your tire pressure screen and post it here?

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