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New to the Laguna TPM scene

Hello folks,

I have just joined here, having bought a Laguna 1.8 Dynamique Sports Tourer (2001 vintage) a month ago.

Guess what - I have a Tyre Pressure Monitor System problem! Having read a lot of very helpfull posts on the subject in this forum, I guess I am not alone.

I am going to Renault (newton abbott) on Tuesday next to have the problem resolved. The front near side tyre is reporting a pressure problem, and I have the dreaded flashing amber light.

Quite frankly, I want the system disabled. My Insurance is only 3 party fire and theft, and the car is 8 years or so old. But it only has 41,000 miles on the clock (1 owner) and is otherwise in great condition.

I can't see the value in a system that gives so many possible problems, and having worked as a Computer Specialist for over 40 years, I don't have a great love of computerised systems - engine management included.

I have the perfect solution to tyre pressure problems - its called a pump and has its own pressure monitor system included... except it doesn't flash at me as I drive along trying to avoid other vehicles, pedestrians and the like. Nowadays its sort of like being over Dover in the Battle of Britain anyway.

Would be pleased to hear oi others who have disabled their idiot guide to tyre pressures. A nervous driver is a distracted driver, and these flashing lights just distract...

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Hi again,

Mission accomplished. Blackler's Renault in Newton Abbott disabled the TPM system for just under 40, and now no flashing lights.

They also informed me that the garage where I bought it had put the wheels on the wrong way round, which would have explained some of the sensor system problems.

(when I say 'on the wrong way round' I mean as far as the sensor system is concerned - NOT back to front, ha ha., although I believe some garages might be able to do this, and some owners wouldn't even notice it)

I'm pretty pleased with the service I got this time.
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Pressure Sensors

What a great site! I could write on here for hours as I have an 03 Initiale Laguna that's had more faults than most I reckon. Concentrating on Sensors, driving in the Pennines in the wet was my first experience of problems. Also, in the cold. The Renault Mill Lane Aldershot garage [usually good but] changed tyres and forgot to reset sensors on several occasions to correct tyres! You can end up searching on the wrong tyre for a fault and pressures reset by the computer going fully off with card out, before restarting engine and checking again. I manually check with a compressor pump and sometimes a gauge to make sure I have the correct tyre! The AA claimed the stiff valves could be hit by a stone and your tyre immediately deflates! I have not seen this but sounds alarming. The button on the steering column can reset all sorts from radio to satnav, clock etc but Renault are reluctant for security reasons to reveal all the grey arts on this. I drove away once with the radio not done and they describe on hands free how to reset this whilst I was driving. Colour rings - Mill Lane lost these on the floor of workshop when swapping tyres around for me. Originally, this helped identify which sensor was playing up from the car manual but now I have to work it all out from pressures! I was lucky with caps- I had plastic ones on the MII 03. Other refs: Bushes; Intercooler; Battery; Clutch; Engine mount; rear wiper / Anti-roll bar and car washes; Glow Plugs; Near side door seal; Aircon; First Gear; Robbery and windows; Polycarbonate bonnet? Off side door strap; Rear washer fluid leak;
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If memory serves me the tyre sensor ring colours are shown on the driver's sdie door pillar. Failing that its
Green - front left
Yell - front right
red - rear left
Black - rear right
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I'm beginning to think mine is going the same way! My tyre pressure sensors do what they like! They have worked to my benefit twice when I had punctures at high speed too!
Other wise the funniest is to watch them all go offline then return one at a time untill all four are back.
Bit like one wheel on my wagon in reverse!
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