On March 21, ASA and Bosch partnered to present the third webinar, titled “The Right Scan, the Right Way,” in their series on key scan tool procedures.
The webinar focused on using data stream for testing and verifying computer component function before and after a repair, recalibrating vehicle control modules after diagnosis and/or replacement, and choosing and performing special tests for testing and confirming on/off status of various drive train and body control computerized components.
ASA Vice President Tony Molla welcomed attendees to the third seminar in the five-webinar series and introduced panelists Steve Zack and Pat Pierce of Bosch. Pierce then took over to announce the purpose of the webinar and to begin the training video, taught by Zack. Zack began with advanced scan tool usage and how to use key scan tool procedures for collision and mechanical repair. Recalling what was covered in the first two webinars, Zack mentioned ADAS systems, collision avoidance systems and a variety of sensors, stressing that newer vehicles can have more than 100 modules that need to be evaluated after an accident.
Stressing that this technology will impact shops’ businesses, Zack mentioned three things that shops should have: a quality scan tool, a battery maintainer or high-end battery jump box and copies of OEM position statements. He defined a quality scan tool as an easy-to-use tool with embedded user assisted diagnostics and operational help as well as in-depth software and module coverage. While it’s important to have the OEM position statements handy, it’s imperative that shops implement a pre- and post-repair scan.
Moving into module resets, Zack explained that Bosch’s systems are very simple and demonstrated how to identify your vehicle by starting from the home page. Choose “Special Tests” and designate which module you want to test. As the webinar proceeded, Zack demonstrated how to use Bosch’s scanners to perform special tests on the Chrysler Active Headrest Restraint, the GM Power Window Motor Programming, the Nissan Zero Point Calibration, the Cadillac Yaw Sensor Learn, the Cadillac Steering Wheel Angle Sensor Reset, the Cadillac Steering Wheel Angle Sensor Learn and Ford Battery Replacement Reset.