The Automotive Maintenance and Repair Association (AMRA)/Motorist Assurance Program (MAP) will hold its Spring 2014 technical committee meeting May 14 and 15 at DePaul University’s O’Hare Campus, 8770 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Room 206, Chicago.
The main purpose of this 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:
• A 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 cover 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.
• An update on air conditioning system services. Cars are already on the road equipped with new R1234yf refrigerant.
For information, call 847-947-2650 or visit www.amra.org or www.motorist.org.