Archive for July, 2017

Driver Assistance Systems Gain Popularity on GM Models

Driver Assistance Systems Gain Popularity on GM Models

Many new GM models have a number of driver assistance systems that work together to help avoid collisions or reduce vehicle damage. These systems do not replace the need for […]

July 22, 2017
MDI Manager and Data Bus Diagnostic Tool Software Updates

MDI Manager and Data Bus Diagnostic Tool Software Updates

New diagnostic software updates are now available or being rolled out to GM dealerships across the country.   MDI Manager   The new MDI Manager software includes updates for the […]

July 22, 2017
XT5 and Acadia Electrical Harness Conditions

XT5 and Acadia Electrical Harness Conditions

Some 2017 XT5 and Acadia models may have several intermittent electrical conditions, including inoperative power door locks, inoperative power windows using the driver’s door controls, Retained Accessory Power (RAP) will […]

July 22, 2017
GR8 Battery Tester/Charger Software Update

GR8 Battery Tester/Charger Software Update

The latest software update (EL-50313-40) for the EL-50313 Midtronics GR8 Battery Tester/Charger is now available for download. The software should be accessed through GM GlobalConnect from the Service Workbench selection […]

July 22, 2017
Vibrations or Beeps? — Active Safety Seat Operation

Vibrations or Beeps? — Active Safety Seat Operation

The Active Safety Seat available on many 2013-2018 GM models provides a vibration, or haptic warning, in the driver’s seat cushion to alert the driver of the direction of potential […]

July 22, 2017
Volt and ELR with No Charge Condition Due to Loss of High Voltage Isolation

Volt and ELR with No Charge Condition Due to Loss of High Voltage Isolation

2011-2014 Chevrolet Volt and 2014 Cadillac ELR models may not charge and have DTC P0AA6 (Hybrid/EV Battery Voltage System Isolation Lost) set in the Hybrid/EV Powertrain Control Module 2 (HPCM2). […]

July 22, 2017
Service Know-How

Service Know-How

10217.09V – Emerging Issues September 14, 2017   The latest service topics from Brand Quality and Engineering are reviewed, including the first segment of a new series on Active Safety […]

July 22, 2017
2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE Performs on the Track

2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE Performs on the Track

The new 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE is the ultimate Camaro model for a day at a closed-course track event. (Fig. 1) The ZL1 1LE Extreme Track Performance Package features a […]

July 20, 2017
Preparing a Camaro ZL1 1LE for a Track Event

Preparing a Camaro ZL1 1LE for a Track Event

The 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE is designed for closed-course track events. (Fig. 10) But before hitting the race course, several preparations should be made in order to get the ZL1 […]

July 20, 2017
PC Analyzer Tool Easily Checks Techline PC Specs

PC Analyzer Tool Easily Checks Techline PC Specs

The GM Dealership Infrastructure Guidelines (DIG) and Dealership Security Guidelines (DSG) were recently updated with additional information to help dealerships in maintaining their overall IT infrastructure. The guidelines published provide […]

July 20, 2017
New Special Tools Software Update Download Process

New Special Tools Software Update Download Process

Some GM special service tools, such as the Active Fuel Injector Tester (AFIT) and Pico Scope NVH Tool, require occasional software updates in order to ensure the tool functions properly, […]

July 20, 2017
Viewing Emerging Issues Seminars on the new Center of Learning

Viewing Emerging Issues Seminars on the new Center of Learning

The new GM Center of Learning (U.S.) — www.centeroflearning.com — offers users a number of ways to find and view training opportunities, including the familiar Emerging Issues seminars that are […]

July 20, 2017
Service Know-How

Service Know-How

10217.08V – Emerging Issues August 10, 2017   The latest service topics from Brand Quality and Engineering are reviewed, including a review of proper lift and hoist maintenance (Fig. 19) […]

July 20, 2017