Originally Posted by MistaC4
Been digging around hidden menus with Shortcut master and found this
On Canadian Civics (like mine) we dont have TPMS for reasons unknown cause it costs no extra money and since its an indirect system it goes through ABS so its completely controlled by software, wondering if there is a way to enable it somehow, as of now theres no option to toggle it, though it probably needs the cluster to have the indicator light for it to function properly unless there is a way to get it to show up on the digital tach on the cluster but as far as I know theres no way to modify it, any one tried something like this before? I will try to find if theres something hidden to enable it, hopefully it dosent require a re-flash of the pcm but the lack of the indicator light on the cluster may be a issue.
TPMS is a feeature required by law in California (maybe other states but it started in California and know this for sure), and as a result, being a very large population, car manufcature simply decided to have it in all car models in the US. Canada we don't have it, but we do have some intresting trim specs. For example, the US LX, they have the DX trim headunit, which doesn't have this fancy touchscreen and rear camera. So they need to spend a lot more to get the nice big screen.
TPMS require sensors on each tires. It replaces the traditional tire valve with one with a sensor:
Each sensor runs on battery.
To enable it, it probably need a firmware update or the special dealership software that can communicate with the infotainment it is connected to (probably via USB) to unlock it. Same with Map feature, and even enabling Navigation (which, in Canada, for the 2016 model, only the Touring and Type-R has it enabled by default, as they have, as option the Garmin Map option for a nice extra. LX, EX and EX-T doesn't have. Later models do. So, if like me, you have the 2016 non-touring, you can't enjoy Waze navigation integration in the dash. And no one seem to care to help finding ways to enable it).
And like you said, no light indicate on the dash.
P.S: be careful playing the menu. They are things are things that don't have cancel or undo, and you may need to bring it to teh dealership to have it recalibrate to fix, like the side camera, if you have it. And those things are not cheap services. So be careful what you hit with your finger.