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Electrical Issues Impact Everything

Electrical Issues Impact Everything

Usually, when we address electrical issues in our spotlight, it is related to how an electrical problem prevents a vehicle from starting or renders the charging system inoperable. This month’s feature provides an example of how a simple electrical issue can bring the...
More BMW No-Start Fun

More BMW No-Start Fun

Last month’s iATN post was related to a no-start BMW that looked a lot like an EWS failure but turned out to be a faulty ground. In this month’s post, Jurgen from San Cristo’bal De Las Casas (Mexico) identifies anther common no-start culprit in a BWM wake up...
Solving a No-Start BMW

Solving a No-Start BMW

In our feature articles referencing expert advice on diagnostic strategy and success, we see several common components or guidelines that are repeated over and over, regardless the author/expert. These include having a clear diagnostic plan, following where the...
Diagnostic Dive: Immobilizer Systems

Diagnostic Dive: Immobilizer Systems

We have delved into many aspects of vehicle electrical systems and electrical/electronic diagnosis over the years, but, thus far, we have never specifically addressed the challenges posed by immobilizer system issues, how to diagnose them and the steps to take to...
Replacing Chrysler PCMs

Replacing Chrysler PCMs

Chrysler PCMs and the intricacies of programming them can be a tricky business. In this month’s iATN spotlight, Michael from New Jersey provides tips related to used PCM calibration that could save you some time and money. As he notes, “the programming is a one way...