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New to the Laguna TPM scene
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...