Porsche Experience Center Opens

What happens when Porsche Cars North America has 27 acres of land north east of the Atlanta, Ga airport? You get a playground for the Porsche enthusiast.

Porsche opened an experience center on May 7, 2015 in Atlanta after considering more then 70 locations. The city swung the vote their way due to their transportation network, skilled workforce and support from the city itself.

Attn BMW V8 N63 Engine Owners

           BMW N63 ENGINE CUSTOMER CARE PACKAGE BMW wants it customers with N63 engines in their vehicles to be satisfied with their BMW.

2006-2008 VW - Ambient Temperature Sensor Reset

Ambient Temperature Sensor Reset

Applies to 2006-2008 Beetle, Jetta, GTI, Rabbit, EOS, and Passat

If the ambient temperature sensor or A/C control head has been unplugged or replaced for any reason, the ambient temperature sensor must be reset in order to function properly.

To reset the sensor, test drive the vehicle. It's that simple; driving the vehicle at speeds of over 25 mph will reset the sensor. If you can't do the test drive, let the car idle for 20 minutes and that'll reset the sensor too. 

More NEW Videos - DIODES

We just added six new videos, this time the set that describes Diodes. Just like in our other videos, Diodes are explained in thier entirety! We tell you what they are, how they're made, and how they function. We also explain how Diodes are used to rectify AC to DC, how they're used to convert energy from light into electricity and how they're used to detect movement.

More NEW videos - RESISTORS

We have six new videos available…the first “mini set’ describing specific electronic components. This set is all about Resistors. We start with the various ways Resistance is used in motor vehicles, followed by a description of how Resistance affects voltage. Then we dive into the specifics: Simple Fixed Resistors, How Resistors are made, Variable Resistors and Potentiometers, Thermistors, Ballast Resistors and Light Sensitive Resistors.

How to Train Yourself and 2 Techs for 1 Year for under $500

You read that right. You can train yourself and two of your Techs for a full year for less than $500. That's LESS than the total you'd spend to send ONE Tech to ONE independant Instructor Led Class. Plus, they don't have to use a day off to do it. And there's no catch.

Our Shop Owner Video Subscription is the way to do it. Sign up yourself and two of your techs and you'll get ALL of our training videos, PLUS every new video we post for a full year.

NEW Training Videos!

We have some new videos, the beginning of our series on Electronics and Electronic Systems. In this series we'll teach you all about how Electronic Systems are used, and then we'll teach you all about the specific Electronic Components and Systems: things like Hall Sensors, Capacitors, Transistors, etc.Click here to check it out.

NEW! Automotive Essentials Training videos

We're introducing our new Automotive Essentials video training series; loads of new training videos focused on fundamental automotive concepts. The first two sets of the series are "Essential Automotive Electrics" and “Vehicle Networks”, and we have dozens of new sets on the most important subjects already in the works. New videos will be added weekly. Click Here to see what we've got right now.

The E415 Access/Authorization Switch

So back from the Tour today, now to get to work. I have Boston and Baltimore coming up this November, and more to expand on the Energy Management System.
I learned some additional information on the EMS for Audi and Volkswagen. The E415 ignition switch, looks like this ignition switch will follow suit like the Mercedes switch.
Now this is the main function of this E415 on the models with Advanced Key Systems. If a key is inserted into the Access/Start Authorization Switch E415 (= S contact on), the electronics system stimulates the key via the read coil.

Still on the Road

So still on the Seminar Tour, now landed in NY. This is the last
Seminar stop before coming home. Been a LONG 30 days, but it has been so worth the effort.

I met some really smart Techs, and Shop Owners. We also had a great time, some fun stories, and LOTS of information and learning.

The learning never stops when it comes to these complex cars and their systems. In another two weeks, I'll be in Boston, then Baltimore. Looking forward to this trip.