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Old 09-12-2018, 12:24 PM
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Default tpms and tire pressure?

maybe I missed it like some other things, hidden deep in menus I can't find but does have a setting or menu anywhere that shows current tire pressure?
If not, does it just give a warning if one is low or below a certain limit? I really hope I just missed it and somewhere it shows actual pressure...
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The majority of Audis sold in the USA don't have in-wheel sensors and can't provide the readout you seek.
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I just had a pressure sensor pop up on the cluster and was annoyed to find that it doesnt tell you which one is low. The VC has the tech to show a Google earth image of exactly where you are on the planet but can't determine which of 4 tires has low pressure....
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Originally Posted by uberwgn View Post
The majority of Audis sold in the USA don't have in-wheel sensors and can't provide the readout you seek.
yea I just found it in the manual... hated lol....
$65k car should just show you the pressure of each tire... not the end of the world, just an annoyance so if you see this light then you have to stop, get your hands filthy from brembo dust, and check all 4 pressures by hand meanwhile my charger had a display showing the 4 tire pressures in dash at all time $40k car lol... just saying... would have been nice to include that for us
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i see it differently. no need to spend 1000$ when getting a winter tire set and having the dealer reprogram the computer every time you do it. i never have a problem knowing what tire is low as i keep cheeking all tire pressure and the only time i get a warning would be with a flat tire that it would be very easy to spot. plus the main reason is that the spear tire wont have the TPMS and that TPMS will get damaged when used fixa-flat that most new cars use vs a spear tire.
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I hear ya? But fix a flat should never be used lol.... and having a $3 Tpms sensnor in a set of winter tires isnít a big deal, itís not thousands of dollars last I checked
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I hear ya? But fix a flat should never be used lol.... and having a $3 Tpms sensnor in a set of winter tires isnít a big deal, itís not thousands of dollars last I checked

fix a flat Should not be used but itís the most common equipment on the car in the place of spare tire. Itís been some time I needed TPMS and the dealer wanted something around 1k thatís was Cadillac at the time. 3$ Iím not sure that would be right for our cars. The Rs5 has this as an option and I think itís like 3500$ or something this wonít be just the TPMS but given that a cargo net is 200$ Iím sure that the TPMS wonít be 3$
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Every car I've ever had with a tpms sensor required holding a single button for 2 to 3 seconds to reset the tpms. Certain things just don't make sense about audi... Don't include a $3 dipstick, can tell you a tire is low, but not which one...

When mine popped on, my rear passenger was at 35, the rest at 36. No visible difference. It wasn't a matter of one going flat, just slightly off from the rest. It's not a big deal to bust out the old trust pressure Guage, it's just weird that cars that cost 1/3 have this ability
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There is significant additional expense when one swaps out snow tires and summer tires, etc.

I checked with Honda a number of years ago about the cost related to resetting the TPMS and they told me it was $125 each time I came in. That's $250/yr by my math. And you've got to purchase a complete set of sensors for your snow tires/wheels. It all starts to add up.

Everything is a compromise, I think the sensor-less system is brilliant, for the most part.
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fix a flat Should not be used but itís the most common equipment on the car in the place of spare tire. Itís been some time I needed TPMS and the dealer wanted something around 1k thatís was Cadillac at the time. 3$ Iím not sure that would be right for our cars. The Rs5 has this as an option and I think itís like 3500$ or something this wonít be just the TPMS but given that a cargo net is 200$ Iím sure that the TPMS wonít be 3$
yea I hear ya... and I meant the actual TMPS sensors that go in or on the tire can't be more than a few bucks... I'm just shocked that the "system" could be so expensive when it's found on so many much cheaper cars like honda accords, dodge chargers etc...
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