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post #1 of 10 Old 02-11-2010, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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Disabling VSA?

I was wondering if someone might be able to tell me if there is some sort of trick to disabling the VSA? I know all you do is push the button, but mine won't turn off. I do have winter wheels on, w/o the pressure sensors and the TPMS light is on, but the VSA won't turn off...

Do I need to have sensors in my wheels to turn the VSA off? I've triedpushing it, holding it, holding it for a few mins, turning the car off and pushing it etc...

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You cannot turn off VSA when there's a problem with TPMS.

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put the TPS sensors back on the car. PROBLEM FIXED!!!

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So I would need to have sensors installed in my winter rims as well to be able to turn VSA off and "dumb" my car down?

Is there any way to bypass the TPMS/VSA?

TP sensors are in my stock wheels, and I would rather not pay $200 ($50/each wheel) just for the ability to turn VSA off...

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TP sensors are in my stock wheels, and I would rather not pay $200 ($50/each wheel) just for the ability to turn VSA off...
You seem to be out of options on this

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Never tried this myself but here is an idea - put the wheels with sensors back on, when the TPMS light goes off...turn off the VSA. Switch to winters and see if the VSA stays off.
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Never tried this myself but here is an idea - put the wheels with sensors back on, when the TPMS light goes off...turn off the VSA. Switch to winters and see if the VSA stays off.
It doesn't work that way and here is why:

Each time you turn off/on the car, the VSA activates all over again. The cars' computer scans the sensors periodically and therefore, after switching from wheels w/ sensors to wheels w/o sensors, he'll be able to drive at most 60 to 80 miles and then he'll have do the procedure again.

In all honesty, OP needs to shell out the money, $200 for the sensors, $50 - $100 for programming and have the sensors installed because if you get a real good snow, your potential for getting stuck is increased w/o being able to turn off VSA.

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Excellent information -- exactly why I prowl this forum!

Relevant to me, because my next big purchase this coming year is to buy snow tires and rims for our Accord. I pondered the extra $350 to buy TPMS and the hand-held unit, wondering if it was worth the cost just to extinguish the TPMS warn light (after all, my other three vehicles do not have TPMS, and it's never been an issue there.)

However, my father-in-law had a first generation GM vehicle back in the 90's with traction control that could not be disabled, and until he learned the "hack" to turn it off, getting stuck in the snow was a repeated occurrence.

So thanks for the post, my mind is made up that my new snow tire rims will come with TPMS!

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or you can get the atq TPMS reset tool for 150. keep the TMPS codes from the OEM and then fake out the computer by inputting fake numbers for the sensors. (i have this on my car) i can turn off VSA whenever i want. and the (.!.) light is flashing all the time but i can take off traction anytime. I have 3 pairs and i just flip them whenever no need to keep swapping and stuff.

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