Mazda 3 comes with a TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) module in all of its four tires. When the pressure exceeds or decreases from the recommended value the tire pressure light turns on. But sometimes, due to faulty situations, it can behave abnormally. In that case, resetting the tire pressure light is necessary.
Mazda 3 tire pressure light reset can be done by pressing the reset button or by driving the vehicle. It depends on the model of vehicles that you’re using. But the fact is, ignoring the TPMS light can be severe in some situations.
So, it’s really important to know when the light should get reset and how to do it properly. Here in this article, I’ll explain each of the available methods of doing this. To master this technique, keep reading until the end.
Why is the tire pressure light still On after filling the tires on Mazda 3?
Often in Mazda 3, even after filling the tire properly, you can see the pressure light is on. This may be for a faculty sensor or a damaged TPMS module.
The main purpose of TPMS is to track the pressure inside tires and give a warning if it fluctuates from the recommended value. If the sensor is faulty then it can not read the pressure properly and sends the wrong data. That’s why, even if the pressure is okay, the light can still remain on.
Another thing that can cause this problem is a damaged TPMS module or faults in calibration. In that case, nothing but replacing the TPMS can be the only solution. To be sure about the reason, check the tire pressure or consult with a mechanic.
How do you reset the tire pressure light on Mazda 3?
There are several ways of resetting the tire pressure light on Mazda 3. Here I’m mentioning the two most popular methods that you can do yourself. You don’t even need any tool for doing this.
So, let’s see how to do it.
- Turn on the vehicle and start driving.
- Drive at a minimum speed of 50 mph for 30 minutes.
- You’ll see the TPMS light blinking and then turn off.
It indicates that the pressure light reset is done.
- Reset button:
- Start the car but don’t start the engine.
- Go to the car dashboard and look for the tire pressure options and select it
- Under the steering wheel, there will be a reset button. Press it until you hear a beep sound from the horn and the light blinking three times.
Thus you can reset the pressure light.
How can I disable TPMS on Mazda 3?
By using a bypass emulator, you can disable the TPMS easily. But if you do so, make sure to check tire pressure manually to avoid accidents or damage to the tire since the TPMS won’t give you any sign for under or over-pressured tires.
Anyways, an emulator is a type of little box that has a TPMS on/off function. If you turn off the TPMS button, then it’ll stop the sensor from sending data. So, no matter what happens with tire pressure, there’ll be no warning sign of it. Even after tire changing, or when relearning is necessary, still, the TPMS will be deactivated.
So, if you’re thinking of using the bypass emulator, don’t forget to regularly check tire pressure before driving.
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How long does it take to reset the TPMS light on Mazda 3?
Depending on the method you’re following to reset the TPMS it can take about 10 to 20 minutes to be completed.
If you’re trying to reset it by driving the vehicle at a speed of 50 mph or more, then it’ll take nearly 20 minutes to 30 minutes. Some also recommend driving for an hour. In fact, there is no hard and fast rule to determine the time. As soon as you see the TPMS light blinking and go off, you’re all done.
In case of resetting it manually by the dashboard option, it can take up to 10 minutes. You’ll hear a beep sound of a horn when it’s done.
Can I replace the TPMS battery?
Generally, the sensor’s battery is set as the default part of the module and you can’t replace it. In most cases, the location of the battery is within the tire rim along with the sensor.
But according to some user reviews, in some vehicles, the TPMS gets power from the car battery. Then it can be replaced. However, a Li-ion battery can last for 5 to 10 years if nothing unexpected happens.
frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Can a TPMS reset itself?
Yes. Each time you start the car and drive it at a minimum speed of 50 mph, the TPMS will reset itself.
Can you ignore TPMS?
Well, you can ignore the TPMS warning if you see the tire pressure is okay and the TPMS is providing the wrong sign. Otherwise, neglecting TPMS can affect the performance of tires as well as lead to blowouts. So, make sure to check the tire pressure first.
Where is the TPMS battery?
The TPMS battery is generally located inside the wheel at the inner part of the rim. The sensor, battery, and circuit are integrated and stay together.
Can TPMS sensors be repaired?
Yes, these sensors can be repaired. Even some advanced service providers also claim that it can be done without even removing the tires.
Do rotating tires affect TPMS?
No, no matter whether you rotate the tires or not, it won’t affect the TPMS since the sensor only reads the pressure, not the direction of the rotation of the tires.
Conclusion – Mazda 3 Tire Pressure Light Reset
Mazda 3 tire pressure lights can give the wrong warning sometimes. Again, you may need to reset it to calibrate it after changing tires. So, it’s necessary to know how to reset the pressure light on Mazda 3.
Pressing the reset button under the steering wheel can do the job. However, you can reset it by driving the car too. If you’re doing it by pressing a button you’ll see a light blinking three times and then going off.
If any problems lie within the TPMS or the sensor gets damaged, then resetting may not be a solution. Then, replacing TPMS can be helpful.
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