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    Question tyre pressure???

    Hi, can anyone tell me how the tyre pressure warning system works on my gsi ? i will be getting new alloys for it soon and wonder if i will lose this function when i change the wheels??

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    i think it works off the valves
    so if you fit the valves to your new wheels you should be ok

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    As Paul said, it's built into the valves. You need to remove the tyres to get the valve/sensor out (as you probably guessed). You have to be careful when refitting the tyres not to damage the sensor. There's a certain procedure to follow, which I can give to you if you end up getting the new wheels.

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    Can the tyre pressure warning system be retro fitted to our car,s and what does it entail.

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    Yep, it can Ed (in theory).

    I priced it up once and with the four tyre sensors, four sensor detectors (under each wheel arch to pick up the signal from wheel) and the control unit it got awfully expensive. I can't recall the price now but it was way too much (hundreds) just to have the tyre pressures displayed on the info screen.

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    Looks like I will carry on with the "visual pressure detection system" then.

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    Works fine for me! lol

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    What I want is an auto air replacement system, It is one job I hate doing on my car..

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    Duncan can the valves be swaped over to my new alloys as i will be getting them next week so could you explain how its done (new wheels are lenso) and could any tyre fitter do it?

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    Yep Andy, valves/sensors can be swapped over.

    Here's a PDF showing the procedure for removal and refitting. Note the points about getting new seals etc. and the way the tyre is removed and refitted. Any tyre fitter can do it, they just need to be aware that the sensors are there and that they take the tyres off/refit the correct way.

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