Self Study Program 541 – Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems 2014

VAG SSP 541. In this Self-study Programme, we would like to inform you about the latest developments as a supplement to Self-study Programme 347 „Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems” from 2005.

How often do you check the tyre pressures on your own vehicle?

Answer: like so many drivers, probably rarely and, for example, only before you set out on holiday or when you notice that a tyre has obviously lost pressure.

In particular, if your car has low-profile tyres, it will be almost impossible to assess the tyre pressure with a visual check. Inadequate tyre pressure checks can, however, have a significant impact on driving safety and the service life of the tyres.

Therefore engineers have spent many years looking for technical solutions that enable vehicle systems to constantly monitor the tyre pressures and inform the driver about pressure losses.

The development of these systems has now progressed so far that some manufacturers supply systems that not only warn the driver about severe pressure losses caused, for example, by punctures, but can also detect creeping pressure losses and display the actual inflation pressures of the tyres.


  • Introduction
  • Distinguishing features
    • System introductions using Europe as an example
    • Technical features
  • Principles of tyre pressure
    • Physical variables that influence tyre pressure
    • The effects of incorrect tyre pressures
    • Types of pressure loss and their causes
    • Measured variables for the Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems
  • TPLI Plus Tyre Pressure Loss Indicator
    • System configuration
    • How TPLI Plus works
  • Basic TPMS Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
    • System configuration
    • How the Basic TPMS works
  • Midline TPMS with auto-location function
    • System configuration
    • How the Midline TPMS works
  • Highline TPMS with trigger system
    • System configuration
    • How the Highline TPMS works
  • Service
    • Useful information

The self-study programme presents the design and function of 
new developments!
The content will not be updated.
Current testing, setting and repair instructions can be found in the provided service literature.

Language: English
Format: PDF
Pages: 48

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