Nissan Xterra TPMS

Is your TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system) light on and you already tried the TPMS reset procedure? It might mean you need to replace your tpms. From what I read their lifespan ranges from 5 to 10 years. Sadly, my TPMS only lasted 6 years so I  decided to replace all of them.

Here’s how you determine if you need a new TPMS:

  1. If you turn on your car and the TPMS lights start to blink for a little and then stay solid. It means that your TPMS sensors are not connecting to the TPMS system. You can try to do a reset procedure to connect it and turn off the warning lights. If the lights turn on again it probably means that your TPMS sensors are low on battery and needs to replace.
  2. If you turn on your car and the TPMS lights stay solid. You are lucky!  It means that your tires are low on air pressure and needs air.  Just fill it up with air and then make sure all the tires are the same correct pressure and you’re all set to go.



VDO SE10001HP TPMS good for the Second Generation Xterra and many other cars

I bought the VDO SE10001HP REDI-Sensor from Amazon.  I took it to Costco and had them install the sensors and program it. You can also use relearn procedure  to program them if needed.  They all function well and I do not have any issues so far.

How I fixed my Cystic Acne

I remember in the winter of 2013 I kept breaking out along my jawline on the right side of my face. I was really frustrated because I know finding a cure for any acne issue is a needle in the hay and these cystic pimples left deep scars. Luckily through trial and error I was able to find a solution that worked for me and then finding out the cause of my cystic pimples.  My solution:

  1. Avoid putting hot water on your face. Use only cold water to wash your face. THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT!
  2. I use Simple Moisturizing Facial Wash to wash my face.
  3. After washing your face, put a good amount of Pond’s Dry Skin Cream on your face. When I first applied the cream, I noticed my skin was still peeling. I found out that I didn’t apply enough so I put more and the peeling skin went away.


Simple Moisturizing Facial Wash


Pond’s Dry Skin Cream

Eventually the cystic pimples slowly diminished away. After more researching it seems like I had dehydrated skin. Which would make sense because the colder the weather, the hotter the water I would use. This caused my skin to dry out severely. It also seems lots of people worship Cetaphil face wash since it’s suppose to be gentle on skin. I gave it a shot but for some reason I broke out so I went back to using Simple facial wash. I even Googled Cetaphil Vs Simple Facial Cleaner and it seems that most people prefer Cetaphil. So I guess if it works for you, then you should just stick with it. Hopefully this post helps someone! Let me know if it does, so you know I can feel like a hero haha.


Disable Sending Text Through Google Voice Number

Did you somehow get a surprise text from someone asking why you are using a different number? If you have Google Voice then most likely it somehow merged with your hangout and it’ll use the Google Voice number by default. This will show you how to disable sending text messages through your Google Voice number and use your default mobile number. First go to settings and then follow these pictures:




Then you should be all set!