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Volvo Interior Electrical Systems – What they are, what they do, and how to diagnose them using VIDA

Volvo interior electrical systems are based on a network with a number of modules. We will talk about different Volvo interior electrical systems, what they do, and how to diagnose them using VIDA. We’ll also discuss how to diagnose early models without VIDA.

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Classic Mercedes-Benz Cruise Control – E-Tempomat System

Classic owners are passionate about their cars, and many can’t live without their cruise control. Here’s how to keep the Mercedes-Benz E-Tempomat system traveling down the road.

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BMW X5 Electronic Throttle Drive Can’t Thrive and Stay Alive — Because the DME Was Speaking Jive…

Getting through a simple driveability concern (or a seemingly simple one…) can turn into a big problem for the shop and the customer very quickly if we are not well studied in our electrical theory and testing strategy on BMWs

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Honda Accord EGR Testing With HDS With Parasitic Battery Tests and Generator AC Ripple

A rough running 2006 Honda Accord hard to start didn’t mean the battery or starter had a defect; rather, the engine speed took a short while to climb to normal.

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Mercedes-Benz Diesel Injectors: Mystery of the Black Death

Inspection, proactive service recommendations. What to expect? And, what about those glow plugs?

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Audi A6 LIN: Alarm Failure and LIN Sound Battery Parasite (Part 3 & 4)

This topic is covered in a short series. Parts 3 and 4 will discuss energy management and PCV Ventilation System Testing.

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Nissan Intelligent Key Problems? Nissan Symptom Tables Are Your Friend.

Problems with remote keyless entry, door handle request switch, push-button ignition switch, and remote engine start can each be symptoms of intelligent key configuration and signal transmission faults. Nissan symptom tables set you on the most efficient diagnostic path.

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Audi A6 LIN: Alarm Failure and LIN Sound Battery Parasite (Part 1 & 2)

This topic is covered in a short series. Parts 1 and 2 will discuss how to find a possible parasite within a scan and how to measure a parasite after repairs.

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Early Volvo XC90 Traction Control Systems

If your customer gets a message that says something like “ANTI-SKID TEMPORARILY OFF” or “DTSC SPIN CONTROL OFF," one of the major safety systems on that Volvo is not working.

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Audi FSI No Start and Suspension Faults

Break the list of controller faults into sections and in order of importance. Primary on the list is the no start condition.

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Cooling Fan Circuits

Cooling Fan Circuits

Does the fan come on at odd times, maybe not at all, or runs continuously? Here’s an overview of the functionality of engine cooling fans and their circuitry.

Ron Resnick

Ron Resnick

Rather than simply a trainer, Ron considers himself a coach/consultant, working with parts professionals in exploring ways to provide even faster, more accurate, and more affordable solutions for their wholesale and retail customers.

VW Wire Harness Inspection and Repair

VW Wire Harness Inspection and Repair

The wiring harness that connects every system of a modern VW works like the central nervous system of a body, connecting every part of the vehicle to critical systems.

Water-based Paint Update

Water-based Paint Update

With a little help from the experts at BASF, we’ve collected tips about how ambient temperature and humidity affect your options of additives, spray application techniques, and drying methods.

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