Chevy Equinox: How to Reset The TPMS Light

If the Tire Pressure Management System in the Chevy Equinox is not working properly, you may have to reset the system. Follow these steps to re-initialize the TPMS.

The light indicator is a notification to warn you of significantly low air pressure or high-pressure loss in your tires and is NOT to be ignored, as low pressure affects the vehicles overall performance such as: 

  • How the vehicle drives. 
  • Increases the need for fuel. 
  • Tire failure. 

First, Check the Recommended Air Levels Needed

  • Refer to the Manufacturer’s Sticker located on the inside of the Driver’s door.  

Keep in mind, after tires are inflated, the outdoor temperature affects how fast the air in the tires will adjust to the proper temperature, this could take minutes, a day, 2 or 3, simply be patient and give the tires time to adjust. In addition, if the tire pressure warning light stays illuminated past a week, you will need to have your vehicle serviced as there could possibly be a sensor issue or a tire puncture. 

NOTE: If you are unable to Reset the Tire Pressure Warning Light in the Chevy Equinox on the first try, REPEAT the steps. If you are still unsuccessful, contact the dealership for assistance or consult your vehicle user’s manual.

To reset the Tire Pressure Management System perform the following steps in the section which pertains to your vehicle:

Vehicles With a Start Button:

  1. Set your Brake (Optional but Safe).
  2. Press the Start button.
  3. Via the right side arm, press the MENU button.
  4. Using the UP and DOWN arrows, scroll to TIRE PRESSURE PSI.
  5. Press in the SET/CLR button.
  6. When asked in the dash screen “Are you sure you want to relearn”, select YES, the Horn will BEEP to signify that the system is ready for re-programming.
  7. Starting with the Driver’s side, ADD or REMOVE air until the horn BEEPS. (Indicating tire is re-learned).
  8. Do the exact same for the other 3 tires in this order- Front Passenger, Right Rear, then Left Rear.
  9. Afterward, fill EACH tire to the recommended PSI/air pressure levels.

Check the dash for the warning light, it should be gone.  


Vehicles Without a Start Button: Option 1

  1. Set your Brake (Optional but Safe).
  2. Turn the key to the ON position without starting the engine.
  3. Press and HOLD the Lock & Unlock buttons at the SAME TIME until the horn BEEPS twice. 
  4. Starting with the Driver’s side, ADD or REMOVE air until the horn BEEPS. (Indicating tire is re-learned).
  5. Do the exact same for the other 3 tires in this order- Front Passenger, Right Rear, then Left Rear.
  6. Afterward, fill EACH tire to the recommended PSI/air pressure levels.

Turn the key to the ON position without starting the engine again to check for the warning light, it should be gone. 


Vehicles Without a Start Button: Option 2

  1. Once your tires have been inflated to the recommended PSI levels, drive 50mph for at minimum, 10mins. 
  2. Afterward, turn off the vehicle and switch the key to the ON position without starting the engine.
  3. Press and HOLD in the TPMS RESET button (located under the steering wheel) until the TIRE PRESSURE light flashes 3 times then release. 
  4. Start the vehicle but give it about 20 mins or so to completely reprogram the system.
  5. Inflate ALL 4 tires 3 PSI over the recommended PSI level.
  6. DEFLATE all tires to include the spare if you have 1.
  7. RE-INFLATE all tires to the proper levels.
  8. Switch the ignition OFF, then disconnect the POSITIVE battery terminal.
  9. Remove all power from the vehicle by turning the key ON and pressing the HORN until it stops beeping. 
  10. Reconnect the battery cable. The warning light should be OFF

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