Tire Inflation Positioning Switch (T.I.P.S.) Service Tool
Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, commonly known as TPM systems, will soon be
installed on most of the automobiles manufactured in the world. Most of these
systems use a "direct" approach which incorporates the use of wheel based
transmitters or sensors (typically incorporated into the valve
stem). These report tire pressure (in addition to the sensor ID) to
the engine control module (ECM) or some specific controller module on the
vehicle. For most of these vehicles, specifically those that use TPM position
indicators on the instrument cluster or electronic vehicle information console
(EVIC), each time that you rotate tires / wheels (or if a defective sensor is
replaced) the TPM sensors must be retrained or reprogrammed in order to properly
inform the driver of the correct vehicle location for a low or high pressure
tire. If the receivers are not reprogrammed, the system will continue to report
the correct pressures, but they will be reported in the wrong position on the
vehicle information console or instrument cluster.
What makes the T.I.P.S. (Tire Inflation Positioning Switch)
Tool so unique is that it has been designed to trigger ALL known
magnetic and frequency triggered tire sensors that have been installed at the
factory by original equipment manufacturers. There is only one world...and you
only need one tool!
The T.I.P.S. Pro Tool provides the ability to
trigger magnetic and both "continuous wave" and "modulated wave"
electronically triggered 125 KHz TPM sensors. T.I.P.S. Pro provides both a
visual and audible confirmation that the TPM sensor has been triggered and is