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TPMS Failure - 575

Discussion in '456/550/575' started by DariusSadeghi, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. DariusSadeghi

    DariusSadeghi Rookie

    Aug 13, 2005
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    A yellow "SERVICE" light comes on 10min after driving that shares the same readout display as the ambient temp, clock and each wheel's tire pressure. To remedy this, I have used the TPMS reprogram button the owner's handbook recommends and have removed each wheel and reattached them. But, the "SERVICE" light still comes on. Is anyone familiar with how I may override this or is this something that an SD2 will have to correct? Thanks so much for your feedback. DS
     
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  3. Sir Paul

    Sir Paul Formula Junior
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    Sounds "classic" TPMS symptoms and pretty much what I went through this year. The batteries are probably starting to fail on the TPMS sensors in the wheels. Need changing.
    PAUL
     
  4. DariusSadeghi

    DariusSadeghi Rookie

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    Thanks Paul. Sounds like only one of four batteries have to fail to trip the system? DS
     
  5. 575

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    You should probably change all the sensors as their shelf life is similar and when 1 goes they will all fail shortly after. A SD11 will be able to give you the signal strengths for each sensor.

    Cheers
     
  6. greyboxer

    greyboxer F1 World Champ

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    Or don't change the sensors and have an SD2 turn the system off
     
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  8. ROCKY1634

    ROCKY1634 Karting

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    had the same problem with the TPMS system in my 575, was told by ferrari that the system could not be turned off, as a result the warning indicator is always on. tried twice to get the sensors to work to no avail, so now i just live with the warning indicator.
     
  9. Elsi

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    Rocky – Not sure if you have the right mechanic for your car. The TPMS can definitively be turned off on a 575M. I have 19 inch rims with TPMS for summer and 18 inch rims for winter without TPMS. When my Ferrari mechanic changes rims, he also enables/disables the TPMS. In summer I see the tire pressure where in winter there is just the clock and the temperature but no tire pressure. No warning light then. It takes the mechanic a few seconds to switch the system on/off with his SD2 (or whatever he uses).

    Markus
     
  10. 575

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    When the TPMS is disabled you get a warning/ service light on the dash when you start the car. Annoying .

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  11. Elsi

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    575 - Not on my car. When my mechanic disables the TPMS there is no warning on the dash or anything similar. It is just as when the car had no TPMS at all.

    Markus
     
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  13. Elsi

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    I was just thinking about the TPMS again: Either your mechanic does not know how to really disable the TPMS or it might also be that the EU and US/Australia specs are different. I have an EU car and my tech can disable the TPMS without showing any message on the dash but it might be that in US cars you are not allowed to disable the TPMS without showing a warning message.

    Markus
     
  14. Sir Paul

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    Yep!
    Suggest you change them all as suggested by 575. Otherwise you will mess around for weeks like I did, calibrating the TPMS everytime I start the car, only for a warning to appear either during the drive or the next time I start the car.
    I had them all changed and no messing since.
    PAUL
     
  15. greyboxer

    greyboxer F1 World Champ

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    UK too
     
  16. 575

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    My car is ia UK spec car and there is definitly a warning light which comes on when the car is started. Not sure about the different spec ECU on US cars .

    The TPMS are not too expensive and can be changed by any competent tyre place . Just be sure to get the serial number off each sensor and write down the correct position it has been fitted to on the car as you will need to enter these details into the SD11 for the initial calibration setup of the new TPMS.


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  17. Ferris Bueller

    Ferris Bueller Formula 3

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    Tire Rack has direct replacement TPMS that are much cheaper then replacemrnts from Ferrari
    If you do a search on here you can read more about this in detail
     
  18. plip

    plip Formula Junior

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    Had mine TPMS switched off with SD2 at the ferrari dealer last year. No warning sign at all when starting the car.
     
  19. creafield

    creafield Formula Junior

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    Greetings

    Certainly 2002 575's cannot have the TPMS system warning lights switched off by an SD2. At some point (2003/4?) Ferrari changed the system and allowed this turn off with an SD2.

    I replaced all my sensors, as per my thread, and has worked fine since. Low TPMS batteries seem to throw an interesting collection of error messages at times ... and not always logical :)

    Philip C
     
  20. fou

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    I had my 2004 switched off for a while before I replaced the sensors. I did that as I wanted to wait until I needed new shoes and did not want to take the tires off the rims just for the sensors. As I recall, there was no warning when disabled. Curious point Philip makes, I was not aware of that. My guys were able to put on the replacements from Tire Rack at a fraction of the cost of the factory part cost.

    Like any warning on the dash, black electrical tape cures it all :)
     
  21. DariusSadeghi

    DariusSadeghi Rookie

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    Thanks Gentlemen for responding to my thread. Just had an SD2 disable the TPMS and both "SERVICE" and "TEMP OFF" yellow lights are absent at start up and running modes. When I scroll thru to TPMS, all I see are 0 values for ea corner - which is ok with me. For $1,800 all sensors could have been replaced with labor incl. A good pressure gauge in the trunk is fine.
     
  22. fou

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    When it comes time to replace your tires, just slap on a set of monitors from tire rack if that is where you order tires. crazy cheap compared to the factory prices and the sd2 can switch em back on if you want. That was the route I took and never looked back.
     
  23. Pong

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    Hmm... so according to the above comment, 2002 car can't switch off the TPMS?? No wonder the mechanic I sent the car to looked totally confused when I told him that SDII can turn it off. He tried several times just to have the warning comes back on.

    Is there any other way to get rid of the warning light??? I checked my tire pressure regularly anyhow and do not see the point of TPMS...
     
  24. Elsi

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    Pong – That’s where the black electrical tape on the dash comes into play (as fou mentioned) ;)

    Markus
     
  25. Pong

    Pong Formula Junior

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    Guys...for some reason or other, the mechanic did turn it off on my '02 575!!! I didn't see him before I leave the shop yesterday so I can't tell you guys how he did it. But the TPMS is off on my car now and the clock is working fine... Let's see if it stays this way...ha ha ha.
     

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