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Can you change the tire pressure sensor?

I'm just wondering if you can adjust the tire pressure setting. I ran the stock tires on my SE at 35psi like the door sticker says, but they wore really badly in the center of the treads. The outside edges of the treads were still looking good.

I replaced all 4 tires recently and want to run them at about 32psi, but obviously the tire pressure light is on. Can I change the sensor to 32psi? I'd like the sensors to work because we have some pretty wild temp swings and quite often my pressure drops overnight, and it's not always visually noticable.
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I think you're stuck with it unless Nissan can somehow adjust it. I run mine at 32 in the summer with no light but in the winter it's a given that I have to stare at it until it warms up again. They say the light's not even supposed to turn on until 28 psi but that's never been my experience.

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I run my tires at 32 PSI because I was getting overinflation wear of the center at 35. In the summer at 32, I had no light issues, but in the winter I continually get a light. Its annoying, but I check my tires every time I gas up (2 weeks) and they always sit between 32 and 33.

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Isn't the lower limit 28 and the upper 60 something?

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Light shouldn't be on until under 29 psi. In the winter the barometric pressure messes with the TPMS. The barometric pressue rises and drops with the air temp so the light can be on in the morning and turn off in the afternoon.
If you have the tires filled with nitrogen as Costco uses, it is more stable and it stops being an issue. Running the tires at 32 psi should not cause the light to come on and you should be fine.

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Light shouldn't be on until under 29 psi. In the winter the barometric pressure messes with the TPMS. The barometric pressue rises and drops with the air temp so the light can be on in the morning and turn off in the afternoon.
If you have the tires filled with nitrogen as Costco uses, it is more stable and it stops being an issue. Running the tires at 32 psi should not cause the light to come on and you should be fine.

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Hmmm, I just aired them down on the weekend from 35 to 32, and the light switched on. I guess I'll double check. So theoretically the light should stay off @ 32?
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i ran mine 32-33 no lights. i think lights up below 29 on my experience.

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Okay I checked them last night and they were all at 32 and the light was still on. I drove to the gas station to put air in and when I checked again they were all up to 33 with the light still on, so I'm not sure whats going on.
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Don't those TPMS sensors break easily?

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mine comes on if under 35psi - not sure if there is anyway to adjust them but woould be interested to find out.


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