Regarding operation and diagnostics, today, if you press a button to pop a SUV’s hatch, your switch is likely sending a LIN bus message to the BCM to broadcast another message on CAN to a lift gate module so it can activate an output driver circuit that provides the voltage to the hatch release solenoid.
Both BMW and General Motors (GM) have mixed-material vehicles that provide some insight into what we might expect to see more of in the future. This article will take a closer look at those vehicles and the repair strategies used by each vehicle makers.
Successfully verifying that all these systems are back to working condition following a repair should be the goal for every shop. Use the following five steps and guidelines to better prepare your shop to handle these chores.
Little dents on your car can end up costing big bucks to repair, but with Bondo Brand Products by 3M, you can repair small dents yourself and save you hundreds of dollars, even if you have a body shop do the painting.
Now that we have a general understanding of electron current through a vehicle ground circuit, we continue begin measuring electron current and understand what each reading is telling us about vehicle electrical circuits during Key ON (KON) and engine run (RUN).
In this article we are going to investigate some of the history of these systems as well as the operation and diagnosing of them when a problem occurs. Moreover, we will investigate some of the radical changes in how we obtain security information and what we will be required to do moving forward.
The Nissan Titan XD is the only Asian diesel vehicle currently in production and just one more, the Mazda CX-5, on the way. We’ll spend some time taking a closer look at them both, as we’ll discuss some of the reasons that the expected diesel flood has instead been a slow trickle.
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