First Gen Volvo C70 Window and Door Service

This article is going to cover what Volvo would call a classic car, as the first C70 that came out in the U.S. market was introduced in 1998. It came in two configurations—hardtop coupe and what many people think was Volvo's first convertible model. Well folks, Volvo...

Diagnosing BMW BSD and LIN Networks: A Tale of Two Vehicles

The age-old phrase ‘No pain, no gain’ certainly holds true with automotive diagnostics. This is perhaps even more true with BMW diagnostics. For the uninitiated, Bavarian circuit design and module testing can be a difficult proposition. BMW 535i This was my experience...

Servicing the Audi Q3 Part 3: Diagnosing Park Assist and Steer Assist

There are times when a concerned owner asks about rear bumper damage and/or observes that the Park/Steer Assist is not offering the values or warnings within the rear camera display. These experiments and tests are with the same Q3 in the service bay (from Part 1 and...

Charging System with Battery Monitoring System for Volvo

Using VIDA, we can limit time spent on diagnosing a Battery Monitoring Sensor (BMS) and ensure the vehicle is repaired correctly. Although charging systems seem pretty straightforward these days, these systems can become very technical and sometimes hard to diagnose....
StarTuned June 2021

StarTuned June 2021

In this issue: CO2 as a Refrigerant • NASTF and the VSP Registry • MIL Code P0513 • Causes of DTCs P0170 and P0173 • Blind Spot Monitoring Systems

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