AMRA/MAP spring meeting to cover TPMS, repair issues

The Automotive Maintenance Repair Association (AMRA)/Motorist Assurance Program (MAP) will hold its Spring 2014 Technical Committee Meeting at DePaul University’s O’Hare Campus May 14 and 15. The meeting will be at 8770 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Room 206 in Chicago.
The main purpose of this technical committee meeting is to provide members with technical information affecting the automotive maintenance and repair market today -- and in the near future.
Highlights and goals for this meeting include:

  • An informational presentation designed to help service providers raise their level of understanding and ability to repair common TPMS concerns. TPMS technologies are still evolving; and the market for replacement sensors is maturing. Today, many shops are asking, “How do we successfully repair a vehicle with the TPMS light illuminated on the dashboard?” The presentation will address current TPMS light diagnosis and repair techniques.
  • A presentation illustrating some misunderstood vehicle repair technologies. A growing number of part replacement scenarios are requiring the use of a scan tool to either initialize, code or even program the component after installation. Examples include door-switches, throttle body assemblies, window motors and regulators, etc. A related scenario involves the need to register a replaced component with the system’s control module. Examples include battery registration (BMW and some others), tire pressure sensors, etc. The presentation will cover the various terminologies and their definitions, common challenges faced by repair facilities, scan tool capabilities and limitations, and several vehicle-specific examples to illustrate the concepts.

For information, contact AMRA/MAP at 847-947-2650 or visit or