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Ford has released their publication, Ford On Target 2016: Volume 1. Features of this volume include the 2015 F-150 front door-skin panel installation procedure, an overview of the new 2016 Mustang, and a glimpse into the future of vehicle lighting at Ford.


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


Honda and Acura updated several of their current generation vehicle structures. Let's take a look at which vehicles have changed and where the updated information can be found.


In case you missed it, there is now an article posted that identifies what each OEM generally uses for part terminology in their body repair manuals. All of the different names can be confusing, especially when repairing a variety of vehicle makes and models.


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


Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has updated their free repair information website www.moparrepairconnection.com with new body repair manuals (BRMs). Let's take a look at what has been added.


Back in February we let you know that starting in 2017, Toyota announced that the Scion brand will be rebadged under the Toyota brand. Let's take a look at what the former Scion's will be called.


The question is often asked, "Can supplemental restraint system wiring be repaired?" The answer is: it depends on the vehicle maker. Let's take a look at Fiat Chrysler Automobile's (FCA) position on this subject.


In 2014, our contacts at Honda provided us with clarification on their Body Repair News on Body Repair Manual Welding & Sectioning Guideline Revisions. (see figure 1) Here are the highlights of their sectioning clarification.


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


When it comes to repair information, vehicle makers use a wide variety of terminology for replacement parts. All of the different names can be confusing, especially when repairing a variety of vehicle makes and models.


With the March release of the 2016 Cadillac CT6, there is no better time to become part of the Cadillac repair network. So what is involved in becoming part of the repair network? Let's take a look.


When it comes to repair information, vehicle makers use a wide variety of terminology for replacement parts. All of the different names can be confusing, especially when repairing a variety of vehicle makes and models.


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


When it comes to repair information, vehicle makers use a wide variety of terminology for replacement parts. All of the different names can be confusing, especially when repairing a variety of vehicle makes and models.