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Repairer Driven News (RDN) released an article on BMW vehicles and the importance of checking and following OEM procedures.


The fifteenth installment of the I-CAR Collision Reporter - The Electrification Issue has been released. This issue focuses on electric vehicles (EVs) and how they are here to stay a part of the industry.


What is a non-SRS wiring repair? It is the repairing of an electrical component that is not part of the supplemental restraints system circuit (usually identified by yellow wire looms). As technology increases on vehicles, so does the number of components that utilize electricity. Many of the sensors and modules are becoming smarter and more sensitive. If the wire is too long, the wrong gauge, or spliced in the wrong location it can cause malfunctions in the components that it’s powering. Many OEMs have different restrictions and guidelines for repairing wiring that does not control SRS components. On the other hand, there are OEMs that don’t allow wiring repairs at all, so full harness replacement is the only option.


What is a non-SRS wiring repair? It is the repairing of an electrical component that is not part of the supplemental restraints system circuit (usually identified by yellow wire looms). As technology increases on vehicles, so does the number of components that utilize electricity. Many of the sensors and modules are becoming smarter and more sensitive. If the wire is too long, the wrong gauge, or spliced in the wrong location it can cause malfunctions in the components that it’s powering. Many OEMs have different restrictions and guidelines for repairing wiring that does not control SRS components. On the other hand, there are OEMs that don’t allow wiring repairs at all, so full harness replacement is the only option.


Did you know that many OEMs specify nugget size for spot and plug welds? This information is typically found within vehicle-specific repair procedures or can be found under general welding guidelines. Let’s see what Subaru has to say.


I-CAR is currently developing numerous electric vehicle (EV) courses. These courses detail different aspects of high-voltage (HV) vehicles and provide practical information on how to safely move, store, inspect, and repair EVs.


In Europe, MIG brazing has been required or recommended on a widespread basis for several years. In the U.S., MIG brazing is not as common but is becoming more prevalent. As the RTS team is researching MIG brazing information, we are putting together a series of articles that identify OEM-specific MIG brazing recommendations and requirements for vehicles in the U.S. Let’s see what Audi has to say.


In Europe, MIG brazing has been required or recommended on a widespread basis for several years. In the U.S., MIG brazing is not as common but is becoming more prevalent. As the RTS team is researching MIG brazing information, we are putting together a series of articles that identify OEM-specific MIG brazing recommendations and requirements for vehicles in the U.S. Let’s see what Volkswagen has to say.


Honda/Acura have released updated versions of their advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) related Job Aids.


Did you know that many OEMs specify nugget size for spot and plug welds? This information is typically found within vehicle-specific repair procedures or can be found under general welding guidelines. Let’s see what Rolls-Royce has to say.


Did you know that many OEMs specify nugget size for spot and plug welds? This information is typically found within vehicle-specific repair procedures or can be found under general welding guidelines. Let’s see what BMW/Mini has to say.


Many vehicles are equipped with adaptive lighting systems that adjust vertically and horizontally while the vehicle is being driven. For these systems to function, they require the use of several inputs located in multiple locations of the vehicle.


When looking up a vehicle on an OEM service information website, it is important to know as much about the vehicle as possible. Knowing what features or systems come equipped on a particular vehicle will help with the blueprinting and repair process.


When looking up a vehicle on an OEM service information website, it is important to know as much about the vehicle as possible. Knowing what features or systems come equipped on a particular vehicle will help in the blueprinting and repair process.


I-CAR is currently developing numerous electric vehicle (EV) courses. These courses detail different aspects of high-voltage (HV) vehicles and provide practical information on how to safely move, store, inspect, and repair EVs.