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Ok of course your TPMS light is going to light up if the sensors are not present(because your Mazda3 Wheels don't have them).
What I was saying; the 2006 - 2008 models had a recall on the TPMS software. The dealer flashed my car for free and it fixed all of my problems. Maybe you should ask your dealer if the flash has been done to your car, and even if they claim it has, you should demand it be re-flashed before they even think about replacing the ECU.
If the re-flash was successful, the TPMS light should immediately light up and remain lit with your Mazda3 wheels installed. Also, the TPMS light should go away(within a few mins of an initial drive) with your stock wheels re-installed.
Now is the dealer charging you for 4x new sensors for your mazda3 wheels? Maybe? do you need them? probably not. Just make sure you're not driving on flat tires aka common sense... TPMS is just another "hey woman pay attention" light.
Which reminds me, have you seen the gas gauge on the new VW Beatle? its the same size as the speedometer. That just says its a womans car.
RIP: 2008 Mazda6i - Glacier Silver
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