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Continental Enforces Its TPMS Patents

Continental Automotive Systems Inc., Hamaton Automotive Technology Co. Ltd. and JohnDow Industries Inc. have agreed to settle patent infringement claims alleged by Continental on May 6, 2016, in U.S. District Court.

Figure 1: Identifying tire pressure sensor components. (Illustrations courtesy of Chrysler Corp.)
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TPMS: Chrysler/Jeep Wrangler – 2011-15

This tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) on 2011-2015 Chrysler/Jeep Wranglers consists of sensors attached to each wheel through the valve stem mounting hole, a wireless control module (WCM) and a yellow TPMS telltale lamp.

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Bartec Updates TPMS Tool Software

Bartec USA LLC has updated its tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) tool software. Release 55 can be downloaded to any Bartec tool.

Figure 3: Aligning the rib in the sensor to the valve stem.
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TPMS: 2014-2016 Chrysler/Dodge Dart

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) in 2014-2016 Chrysler/Dodge Darts monitors air pressure in the four road tires (excludes spare). Pressure in the spare tire is monitored in case of a matching spare with sensor. Sensor transmissions occur if there is a significant change in pressure.

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5 Money-Making, Business-Improving Tips From the 2017 K&M Tire Meeting

As independent tire dealers battle the competition, they often search for the one thing that will help them stand out. At the 2017 K&M Tire Inc. annual dealer conference, the wholesaler provided a day-and-a-half event full of educational sessions to help dealers identify those opportunities.

Figure 1: Locating the TPMS reset switch. (All art courtesy of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc.
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TPMS: 2006-2016 Toyota Tacoma

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) of the 2006-2016 Toyota Tacoma is designed to provide warning when tire inflation pressure of one or more tires (including the spare tire) is low. A tire pressure monitor valve sub-assembly equipped with a tire pressure sensor/transmitter is installed in each tire and wheel assembly.

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TPMS Manufacturer Hamaton Opens North American Headquarters

Hamaton Automotive Technology Co. Ltd. has established its North American headquarters in Wixom, Mich. Hamaton Inc. will provide technical, logistics, and customer support to the North American market for its China-based parent company.

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TIA Releases 2016 TPMS Chart

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is accepting pre-orders for the newest version of the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) Relearn Chart which includes domestic and import vehicles model year 2008 through model year 2016.

Bartec's Kelly Nugent displays the new Tech200Pro tool.
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Bartec's New Tech200Pro Tool Has Multiple Capabilities

Bartec USA LLC released the Tech200Pro, a diagnostic tool that incorporates TPMS sensor testing and activation, tread depth measurement and tire pressure checks, at the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show.

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) control unit in 2007 to 2013 Honda CR-Vs, like the 2011 above, monitors all four tires and the system itself. If it detects less than 24 psi in a tire, it alerts the driver by turning on the low pressure indicator and setting a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) in the control unit. When the tire pressure is increased to more than 28 psi and the vehicle is driven above 28 mph, the control unit will turn off the indicators and store the DTC(s).
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TPMS: Honda CR-V 2007-2013

When a tire pressure sensor or control unit is replaced on a 2007-2013 Honda CR-V, or a known-good wheel is substituted, the ID(s) of all four tires’ sensors must be memorized by the TPMS control unit. After memorizing the sensor ID(s) or doing a tire rotation, the mounting location of sensors 1, 2, 3 and 4 must be determined. See reset procedures.

Figure 1: Locating the tire pressure monitor valve sub-assembly transmitter ID.
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TPMS: Toyota 2006-2012 RAV4

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) of the 2006-2012 Toyota RAV4 is designed to provide warning when tire inflation pressure of one or more tires (including the spare tire) is low. A tire pressure monitor valve sub-assembly equipped with a tire pressure sensor/transmitter is installed in each tire and wheel assembly.

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