Collision Repair News

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Honda/Acura Restraints Wiring

When it comes to supplemental restraints systems (SRS) wiring repairs there are a wide range of procedures between vehicle makers, so it is always important to check the service information before considering any repairs. Let's take a look at the Honda/Acura recommendations for SRS wiring repair.

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2016 Honda Civic Built With 1,500 MPa Steel Rear Rails - Complete Part Replacement Required

Earlier this year, at Great Designs In Steel (GDIS), Honda unveiled how they achieved a 20% weight reduction in rear rail design. The information was shared in presentation from Honda engineers titled: Hot Stamp Rear Frame Optimization. The solution included a hot stamped single piece stamping that resulted in a 1,500 MPa steel rear rail. That 1,500 MPa design has now made its way into production and is found on the 2016 Honda Civic.

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Common Refrain At SCRS SEMA Event: You Must Follow OEM Guidelines

Article originally appeared in Repairer Driven News on November 5, 2015 By John Huetter

The days of fixing a car based on your own skill and experience alone are over. You’ve got to reference and follow the OEM procedures every time.

This was stressed over and over by experts in such diverse fields as scanning, joining, steel and aluminum Thursday at the Society of Collision Repair Specialists OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit at SEMA.

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In Case You Missed It: RTS Available Resources

I-CAR's Director of Industry Technical Relations, Jason Bartanen, sat down at the 2015 SEMA Show with Fender Bender to discuss the progress and features of RTS since its launch in July 2014. Here's a breakdown of the main features of the portal.

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Volkswagen Restraints Wiring

The question is often asked, "Can supplemental restraints system wiring be repaired?" The answer is: it depends on the vehicle maker. Let's take a look at Volkswagen's position on this subject.

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Straightening And Heat: Toyota, Lexus, Scion

A question often asked of the Repairability Techincal Supports (RTS) team is, does Toyota allow the use heat to straighten? There are several Collision Repair Information Bulletins (CRIBs) from Toyota, Lexus, and Scion that states their position on the use of heat when straightening.

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