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How to Program Ford Keys

November 8, 2019

How to Program Ford Keys To start reprogramming Ford Keys the technician needs to Initiate Prox Learning procedures through FDRS. Once you launch FDRS, the program needs to identify the programmer device. In this case study , AVI is using an EZ-Flasher 3. The EZ-Flasher – A device that programs ECU’s & Immobilizer ICU’s for […]

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What is an ADAS ?

October 24, 2019

  What is an ADA System? Want to play a game? Between a Boeing 777, Mercedes S-Class, or a B-2 bomber. Which one has the least lines of code? The answer, the Mercedes S-Class has 500, 000 lines of code while the Boeing 777 uses over four million lines of code. Meanwhile, the B-2 Bomber […]

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Protect Your Email and Avoiding Phishing Scams

October 22, 2019

Protect Your Email and Avoiding Phishing Scams “I don’t know this person, and I can’t identify this person.” Common sense dictates to ignore them or scrutinize this unidentified entity. However, Cyber Criminals still communicate personalized attacked through e-mail. Over 150 billion e-mails were sent in 2018, thus making e-mail one of the most effective ways […]

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Climate Control Diagnostic Process

September 18, 2019

Climate Control Diagnostic Process By John Forro Every Technician needs to have a diagnostic plan. The primary goal of the diagnostic plan is to prepare the Technician to solve the problem at hand. The plan may not work on the first try, but it will create very useful road map. To start, review the customer […]

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Compressor Clutch Control Circuit

September 13, 2019

Compressor Clutch Control Circuit From Bob Pattengale Looking at the graph the compressor clutch has a unique relay, it has a compressor control relay that operates in a variety of ways depending upon the application. From the two fuses, one is controlling the coil in the relay (using a 10 amp fuse) that feeds from […]

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The Pitfalls of Power Sources During Module Flashing

January 28, 2019

So you have made the decision to get into module flashing as a profit center of your business. You have purchased the tools, software licenses and have completed a myriad of training on the subject. All of this is great and you are well on your way but have you considered purchasing a stable power […]

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To Flash or not to Flash

Can Module Reprogramming Become a Profit Center for your Shop? The decision to enter into the Reflashing “Business” should not be taken lightly. The tools, software, subscriptions and training can become quite expensive not to mention the potential costs related to mistakes during the reflash process. Taking all of this into consideration, you may be […]

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Controller Area Network System

July 18, 2018

When Bosch designed the Controller Area Network (CAN system) the idea was to make an electronic protocol system that would allow electronic control units and various other components to communicate with each other in an automotive setting without a main computer functioning as a communication terminal.

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GM TPMS: The Setup And Relearn Procedures

July 15, 2018

    GM TPMS systems on Buick, Pontiac, Chevy, GMC, Cadillac and Hummer models are some of the easiest to service if you have the right tools and knowledge. Starting in 2007, most vehicles use a TRW-, Schrader- or VDO-manufactured system that all share the same relearn procedures and behaviors, with only a few exceptions […]

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Bosch Releases Virtual Garage

March 19, 2016

Robert Bosch, LLC is officially launching the 2D version of the Bosch Virtual Garage. The Bosch Virtual Garage was initially launched as a 3D version during the 2015 BoschXperience tour, using Oculus Rift DK2 goggles. The feedback from participants was very positive and many asked if they would be able to participate in the program again. […]

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The Future of Brake Technology

March 12, 2016

The Future of Brake Technology German OEM supplier Siemens is developing new braking technology called electronic wedge brake. This can dramatically reduce stopping distances of vehicles compared to hydraulic brake systems. Foundations originate from German Aviation and Aerospace Center applications. We have seen increased technology of braking through the use of carbon compounds and electronic […]

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Antilock Braking Systems Technology

Antilock Braking Systems Technology We all know today’s automobiles are “super smart,” hence the need for “super smart” technicians. These days, electronic devices control 85 percent of all vehicle functions, including fuel management, ignition, electric shift transmissions, ABS brakes and climate control. Shop Owners, Service Writers, and Technicians need to take advantage of training to […]

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2016 AVI Conference @ AAPEX

2016 AVI Conference @ AAPEX Save The Dates: October 31-November 1st @ the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas AVI conferences attract some of the top technicians in the country and the top instructors in their field. All technicians, service writers, shop owners and managers are invited to benefit from some of this […]

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Get it Out the Door!

March 4, 2016

Get it Out the Door!   It’s coming….Friday is coming!   Friday brings a slight drop in the work load, anticipation of a weekend with time all to yourself (unless you own the place) and time to relax! But to get through Friday, one thing has to happen, you have to get it out the door. […]

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High Times At Ford

What is all this talk about clean diesel? Is it the fuel? Is it the engine technology? Is it the aftertreatment technology? Is it the push for cleaner emissions? Yes, it’s all of the above. Clean diesel is a collaborative effort set forth by the EPA, carried out by OEMs, state and local governments, environmental and community organizations and the Federal government.

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Gates Giveaway at AAPEX

March 30, 2015

GATES GIVEAWAY   With the AAPEX show right around the corner, the excitement builds for vendors, buyers, and those planning to attend as fans. Thousands of products that will be on display, and there are always the “bonus” things that go on at AAPEX, including many companies promoting giveaways and challenges to leave Vegas with […]

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