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Just bought a Superchips Flashcal for my 2016 JK and it allows me to put the TPMS in offroad mode, effectly shutting off the light and monitoring. Has anyone found anything like this for our Commanders?? I would love to eliminate that nonsense. Yeah, I know it can be fooled with a PVC pipe and some sensors, but you still have to get them programmed and all, which I do not care to pay for AGAIN and I am not really interested in a Flashpac, too expensive for the little things I want done!

I did try to plug in this Flashcal into the Commander and it only gave me tire and gear size options. No option for the TPMS.
 

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Just bought a Superchips Flashcal for my 2016 JK and it allows me to put the TPMS in offroad mode, effectly shutting off the light and monitoring. Has anyone found anything like this for our Commanders?? I would love to eliminate that nonsense. Yeah, I know it can be fooled with a PVC pipe and some sensors, but you still have to get them programmed and all, which I do not care to pay for AGAIN and I am not really interested in a Flashpac, too expensive for the little things I want done!

I did try to plug in this Flashcal into the Commander and it only gave me tire and gear size options. No option for the TPMS.
I have the Superchips F5 3874 Flashpaq;

It does not allow you access to any settings to the TPM sensors;

I gave a pretty detailed write up about it with some pics here;

http://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/49-programmers-engine-mods/30697-tuner-programmer-suggestions-3.html

I have not heard of any tuners/programmers for Commanders that give you access to any TPM sensor related functions.
 

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I found a thread on another forum that a couple people claim they are running the flashpaq and it works fine to turn off the TPMS and they are actually running it. I ordered an older one off ebay to try it before I got your reply. Guess I will see. I can return it if it doesnt work I guess.
 

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I found a thread on another forum that a couple people claim they are running the flashpaq and it works fine to turn off the TPMS and they are actually running it. I ordered an older one off ebay to try it before I got your reply. Guess I will see. I can return it if it doesnt work I guess.
I have heard claims quite a while back, that the model before the Superchips F5 3874 Flashpaq supposedly could - but I was never able to substantiate it; I'm not sure of the model number, but, I'm pretty sure it's the model that the Superchips F5 3874 Flashpaq replaced.

The only thing I can tell you for certain is that the Superchips F5 3874 Flashpaq does not give you access to any TPM related settings.
Big Blue said:
Based on the pictures I'm posting and the experience I'm getting ready to share, I'd surmise that the option to adjust ANY settings related to the TPM sensors is not available on Jeep Commanders - and here is my reasoning:

According to the manual (pictured below) the TPM sensor settings are supposed to be in the "Tire Pressure" sub-menu under "Quick Options". The manual goes on to say that "The availability of the following features depends on the year & model of your Jeep".



Now my F5 is basically brand new - received it a couple of weeks ago and I just updated it again yesterday and I don't even have a tire pressure sub-menu under Quick Options. These are the only options I have available for my 2008 Commander under "Quick Options" - see the below photo:



The only conclusion I can come to, is that F5 (3874) Flashpaq does not give you access to the Tire Pressure sub-menu, which means you have no access to any TPM sensor settings on Jeep Commanders.

Now I have re-programmed my engine with the 93 Octane performance tune (which I'm quite happy with);
I've also cleared all the old Diagnostic Trouble Codes that were stored and I've successfully adjusted my speedometer by programming in my larger tire size, so it is a very useful tool.
 

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It worked. F4, 3872. No more TPMS. Tire size fixed and tuned for 87 octane. I had to download the TPMS offroad program, after the update, but it worked perfect. My F5 didnt have that option either. But it worked on the 2016 JK. So now I have 2. One for each vehicle. Of course the F5 is just a Flashcal, but it does what I needed it to.
 

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It worked. F4, 3872. No more TPMS. Tire size fixed and tuned for 87 octane. I had to download the TPMS offroad program, after the update, but it worked perfect. My F5 didnt have that option either. But it worked on the 2016 JK. So now I have 2. One for each vehicle. Of course the F5 is just a Flashcal, but it does what I needed it to.
Thanks for the follow-up @mnypitXK;

I may pick one up just for this purpose alone.
 

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Thanks for the follow-up @mnypitXK ;

I may pick one up just for this purpose alone.

One thing to note. The monitoring system is still listed and shows all dashes when you scroll to that function on the Limited's. However the warning light is off and does not ding at you constantly. Just wanted to clarify. But overall, I think it was a success.
 

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One thing to note. The monitoring system is still listed and shows all dashes when you scroll to that function on the Limited's. However the warning light is off and does not ding at you constantly. Just wanted to clarify. But overall, I think it was a success.
Thanks for the clarification;

Much appreciated.
 
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