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BMW has resolved the internal software issue affecting replacement DME modules for the X5 and 3 Series with the N55 engine preventing the programming of a new DME with ISTA/P. The latest version of ISTA/P available on the BMW techinfo and MINI techinfo websites corrected this problem. (Sept 22, 2016)
NISSAN has updated it's procedure for purchase by an independent technician of the special tool necessary to replace an air bag. Customers should contact the Nissan Techmate tool and equipment program (800-662-2001 or www.nissantechmate.com). The part # of the tool is J-44615. (Sept 13, 2016)
NAVISTAR notified NASTF that subscriptions to www.navistarserviceinfo.com will now receive chassis information along with engine service content. (Sept 8, 2016)
NISSAN CVT: As discovered in resolving NASTF SIR #726 Nissan discovered that techs outside their dealerships are unable to apply calibration to a used OEM CVT. Currently calibration data for a used OEM CVT is not available to the independent service professionals. Nissan is working on making this OEM CVT calibration data available through our www.Nissan-techinfo.com, with an estimated completion date of August 2016. Meanwhile, to repair this vehicle, the customer has two options: 1) install a Nissan remanufactured or new CVT which will include the calibration CD 2) locate the nearest Nissan dealer to have the CVT calibration data “write” procedure completed. (May 3, 2016) UPDATE: Still in development (July 19, 2016)
PROGRAMMING WITH SAE J2534 TOPS NOVEMBER 2 GENERAL MEETING
Aftermarket technical instructors are finding an alarming number of advanced service technicians who have already purchased an SAE J2534 vehicle interface device but have yet to use it in the profitable business of module programming. To address this unfortunate waste of valuable resources, the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) will present a 90-minute session on the topic, November 2, during the NASTF Fall 2016 General Meeting, a featured event in the AAPEX Service Professional Program in Las Vegas, NV.
“Take the Box Outta’ the Box: How to configure your J-device and get started using it” will consist of a presentation, “Installing the OEM’s SAE J2534,” by Drew Technologies’ Vice President, Brian Herron; and be followed by a panel of OEM experts who will discuss “Uses and Limitations of the SAE J2534 tool.”
Read more in the July 11, 2016 press release HERE.
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