Jeep Gladiator TPMS Reset (Step by Step Guide)

Jeep gladiator TPMS warning light

If you own a Jeep Gladiator, you know that the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is an important safety feature. It’s crucial to keep your tires properly inflated to avoid tire flats and improve fuel efficiency. If your TPMS light comes on, don’t panic.

The most common way to reset your Gladiator TPMS is by pressing the TPMS button. You can also use a diagnostic scanner to reset the TPMS or disconnect the battery. If you’re not sure how to reset your TPMS, read on.

In this blog post, I will show you how to reset the TPMS system and what may cause the TPMS light to come on.

How to Reset the Jeep Gladiator TPMS

Read on as I discuss the different ways to reset the TPMS system on your Jeep Gladiator.

Press the TPMS Button

The easiest way to reset your TPMS is by pressing the TPMS button, which is usually located on the dash or center console. The button looks like a tire with an exclamation point in the middle.

To reset the system:

  • Park your Jeep in a safe, level area and turn off the engine.
  • Turn the ignition key “On.” Do not start the car.
  • Locate the TPMS button and press it for a few seconds.
  • The TPMS light on the dash will blink three times to indicate that the system has been reset.
  • Start the engine and drive as usual.

Use a Diagnostic Scanner

You can also use a diagnostic scanner to reset your TPMS system. This is a more advanced method, so I recommend consulting your owner’s manual or a qualified mechanic before proceeding.

To reset the TPMS system using a diagnostic scanner, connect the scanner to your vehicle’s OBD-II port. Once the connection is made, follow the prompts on the screen to reset the system.

Disconnect the Battery

Another way to reset your TPMS is by disconnecting the battery. This will erase all the stored data in the system, including the TPMS sensor IDs.

To disconnect the battery:

  • Locate the negative terminal and remove the cable.
  • Wait for about 5 minutes before reconnecting the cable.
  • Once the cable is reconnected, press the TPMS button to turn off the light.


What Causes the TPMS Light to Come On?

There are a few reasons why the TPMS light might come on. The most common reason is a tire that is low on air. The system alerts you when one or more tires are 25% below the recommended pressure.

Other causes of the TPMS light coming on include:

Faulty or Damaged TPMS Sensors

The TPMS sensors are located in the tires and transmit data to the TPMS module. If a sensor is damaged or not working properly, it can cause the TPMS light to come on.

Tire Change/Rotation

If you change or rotate your tires, the TPMS system needs to reset. This is because the sensors are located in specific positions on the tire and need to be calibrated for the new tire configuration.

Weather Conditions

Cold weather can cause the air pressure in your tires to drop, which can trigger the TPMS light. Similarly, hot weather can cause the air pressure in your tires to increase, which can also trigger the TPMS light.

Dirty or Clogged Tire Valves

The tire valves can become dirty or clogged over time, preventing the sensors from working properly. If you suspect your valves are dirty or clogged, you can clean them with a valve cleaning kit.

Fault TPMS Module

The TPMS module is the brain of the system and controls all the functions of the TPMS. If the module is faulty, it can cause the TPMS light to come on.

Can You Drive Your Gladiator with the TPMS Light On?

Yes, you can drive with the TPMS light on, but it’s not advisable. The TPMS light is designed to alert you of a potential problem with your tires. If the light is on, one or more of your tires are low on air. Driving with low tire pressure can damage your tires and cause a blowout. It’s best to stop and check your tires as soon as possible.

Final Thoughts

The TPMS system is a vital safety feature that helps you maintain proper tire pressure. To reset it, you can either use the button on the dash or disconnect the battery. I hope this article helped reset your TPMS.

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