Submitted by leifarneb on August 14, 2013
Greetings from the North Pole! (almost...)
I´m due to receive my TMS in sept/oct here in Norway, and I am curious to understand whether you can disable the tire pressure monitoring sensor/system in the Tesla Model S?
I´ve heard some rumours that its not possible due to US legislation/regulation, but i cannot see how this can be when all other brands sold in the US have the possibility to disable TPMS (for example Porsche).
The reason why I´m asking is that I need to order separate studded winter tires, and I do not particulary fancy the 19" rims from Tesla nor the tires or price that they come at. OEM sensors etc makes the whole ordeal a lot more expensive than it needs to be so I thought i would just disable TPMS when using the winter tire set.
In my BMW 2011 5-series disabling TPMS was a straight forward operation involving to buttons on the iDrive.... and the TPMS would switch off.
Can anybody with Model S shed some light on this?
Leif Arne B.