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Question 2008 Accord VSA and TPMS Question

What is the Purpose of the VSA button? When ever I try to turn it off (by pressing the button) nothing happens?!

ALSO is there a way to turn the TPMS light off?
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What is the Purpose of the VSA button? When ever I try to turn it off (by pressing the button) nothing happens?!

ALSO is there a way to turn the TPMS light off?
http://automobiles.honda.com/accord-...px?Feature=vsa

more general explanation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electro...bility_Control

basically AFAIK it controls the speed of each wheel so there is less "variances" so handling is better by applying brakes and controling drive-by-wire throttle.

Try on wet/snowy surface hit gas with VSA on, it will limit slipping an wheel spin .With off wheel spin should happen till you let off throttle.

I only have 2.4L so only notice a differance in snow/wet surfaced raods.

No, you can't turn off TPMS light, other than keep air proper levels. (there might be a fuse u can pull but no switches)
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ALSO is there a way to turn the TPMS light off?
If the ICON is lit it means you have one or more tires than are low on air, check and fill according. The light with go off.

I can't speak to the VSA question. I leave it ON all the time.
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What is the Purpose of the VSA button? When ever I try to turn it off (by pressing the button) nothing happens?!

ALSO is there a way to turn the TPMS light off?
Just to clarify. VSA is OFF when the light on the dashboard is lit. the triangle light is a warning that your VSA is disabled. It's the opposite of most other lights (cruise, headlights) that come on when turned on.
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What is the Purpose of the VSA button? When ever I try to turn it off (by pressing the button) nothing happens?!
To disable VSA, press and hold the button for a few seconds. An ! inside a triangle will light up in the tachometer indicating that its OFF.

Disabling VSA will turn off Vehicle Stability Assist and Traction Control.



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ALSO is there a way to turn the TPMS light off?
If the ! icon in a tire is lit up, just below and to the left of the tachometer, that means one or more of the tires has low pressure. Check your tires when they're cold (sitting at least 4 hours).

If the TPMS light is on, there's a problem with the Tire Pressure Monitoring System. A sensor is bad or the control unit isn't working.
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Yea I was wondering why nothing happened when i just pushed the VSA off button, next time ill try holding it for a few seconds
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Another interesting note from the owner's manual . . . If the TPMS light is on, VSA can not be turned off.
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What is the Purpose of the VSA button? When ever I try to turn it off (by pressing the button) nothing happens?!

ALSO is there a way to turn the TPMS light off?
VSA keeps the car from spinning out of control. If you want to turn it off for racing for example, just press it and hold it for like 5 seconds.

If you changed your factory wheels to aftermarket wheels, your TPMS light will stay on. You'll need to install tire pressure monitors in each wheel (can be expensive) in order for the TPMS light to go out. Also, as someone mentioned, I think the VSA is interrelated to the TPMS system. Refer to your owner's manual on this.

That's our government at work! They demanded that car manufacturers install "safety" features like TPMS, traction control, air bags, seat belts, high gas mileage, low emissions, ad infinitum... and then people complain when new cars get heavier, more expensive, slower, uglier, more complicated, less desirable. If only politicians & bureaucrats knew how to design superb cars we'd be in good shape!
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Yea I was wondering why nothing happened when i just pushed the VSA off button, next time ill try holding it for a few seconds
Thats the SAME problem i am having.

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To disable VSA, press and hold the button for a few seconds. An ! inside a triangle will light up in the tachometer indicating that its OFF.
Thats what im trying to say. When i press and hold the button for a few seconds NOTHING HAPPENS.
So what is the purpose of the button when nothing happens?


I have 08 6MT.
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If you changed your factory wheels to aftermarket wheels, your TPMS light will stay on. You'll need to install tire pressure monitors in each wheel (can be expensive) in order for the TPMS light to go out. Also, as someone mentioned, I think the VSA is interrelated to the TPMS system. Refer to your owner's manual on this.
Thats what i am planning to do, is to get aftermarket tires BUT i dont want to pay extra $ for the TPMS sensors (I can live without it) and was wondering if there was a way to disable the annoying TPMS light when i install my new tires.
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From the 08 coupe owners manual:
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This switch is under the driver’s side vent. To turn the VSA system on and off, press and hold it until you hear a beep.
When VSA is off, the VSA activation indicator comes on as a reminder. Press and hold the switch again. It turns the system back on.

VSA is turned on every time you start the engine, even if you turned it off the last time you drove the vehicle.

In certain unusual conditions when your vehicle gets stuck in shallow mud or fresh snow, it may be easier to free it with the VSA temporarily switched off. When the VSA system is off, the traction control system is also off. You should only attempt to free your vehicle with the VSA off if you are not able to free it when the VSA is on.
Immediately after freeing your vehicle, be sure to switch the VSA on again. We do not recommend driving your vehicle with the VSA and traction control systems switched off.

Driving with varying tire or wheel sizes may cause the VSA to malfunction. When replacing tires, make sure they are of the same size and type as your original tires (see page 341)

If you install winter tires, make sure they are the same size as those that were originally supplied with your vehicle. Exercise the same caution during winter driving as you would if your vehicle was not equipped with VSA.
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This indicator comes on and stays on if there is a problem with the tire pressure monitoring system. If this happens, the system will shut off and no longer monitor tire pressures. Have the system checked by your dealer as soon as possible.
If the low tire pressure indicator or TPMS indicator comes on, the VSA system automatically turns on even if the VSA system is turned off by pressing the VSA OFF switch (see page ). If this happens, you cannot turn the VSA system off by pressing the VSA OFF switch again.

The fuse for TPMS is located in the interior drivers side fuse box. It is #29. I don't know what will happen with VSA if you pull it.
I do not recommend pulling the fuse for VSA because it is shared with ABS.
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Thats what i am planning to do, is to get aftermarket tires BUT i dont want to pay extra $ for the TPMS sensors (I can live without it) and was wondering if there was a way to disable the annoying TPMS light when i install my new tires.
if you are going to keep the stock set of wheels for 'winter use' ... IIRC , you can have the TPMS sensors taken out of the stockies and put into other rims...
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if you are going to keep the stock set of wheels for 'winter use' ... IIRC , you can have the TPMS sensors taken out of the stockies and put into other rims...

I thought of that too, but then when I take the aftermarket tires and put the stockers back on will run in the same problem of taking them off again.
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I thought of that too, but then when I take the aftermarket tires and put the stockers back on will run in the same problem of taking them off again.
You can always spend the extra $$$ on another set of monitors... if you buy tire/wheel combos from tirerack, they can come pre-installed.
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You can always spend the extra $$$ on another set of monitors... if you buy tire/wheel combos from tirerack, they can come pre-installed.
Won't they have to be "introduced" to the car?? On the Corvette you need a special tool (basically a big magnet). You can enter the TPMS Learning Mode" via the Driver Info Center but then you need to set the tool close to the new TPMS valve stem (in a pre-determined pattern) and wait until the horn chrips, then you move on to the next sensor.

I don't think new sensor just start work.
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