Locating ADAS Information: GM

Locating ADAS Information: GM

As a collision repair technician, there is one part of a service manual that houses all of the information you would ever need…right? This is not the case with modern vehicles. You may be required to look in numerous manuals to find the information required to safely repair the vehicle.

The Repairability Technical Support (RTS) portal has videos posted to show you how to navigate specific OEM body repair manuals (BRMs), but this sometimes just gets you in the door. If you are looking for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) information in the BRM, you may not find any information at all. ADAS information is not normally located in the body repair manual. You may have to go into the service manual to find ADAS or a separate manual altogether. Luckily, the RTS team has already navigated most of the OEM repair manuals and we’ve found the ADAS information. Let’s see where to find ADAS information from General Motors (GM).

GM has recently changed where the ADAS information is located for 2018 models. Unlike previous years, instead of selecting the Body Repair option, select: Safety and Security ➤ Object Detection and Pedestrian Protection. This is where all of the ADAS information will be found.

For 2018 and new models, the ADAS have been separated into different areas of the manual. Information for video type cameras (excluding forward-facing camera) is found in Driver Information and Entertainment ➤ Image Display Cameras. Park assist systems are in: Safety and Security ➤ Parking Assistance Systems. All remaining ADAS information is found by selecting: Safety and Security ➤ Driver Assistance Systems. This is where you will find information on systems such as blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and collision braking.

This is also where most ADAS component R&I procedures and calibration procedures are found.

Some calibration events are found in these categories. You may also have to look in the R&I procedure for the body part that the ADAS component is attached to.

For additional GM information, check out the following pages:
Chevrolet OEM Information
GMC OEM Information
Buick OEM Information
Cadillac OEM Information

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