Auto/Truck Advanced Electronics Hands-On
This workshop has been discontinued.
If you would like to purchase a set of the training circuit boards call us at 972.276.9642.
"The" Advanced Troubleshooting
Workshop (Phase 3) is 3 days and uses Electronic Troubleshooting
Trainers designed by Vince Fischelli simulating auto/truck ECM/PCM
computer systems, sensors and relay & solenoid circuits controlled
You will learn to troubleshoot sensors,
sensor circuits, the correct way to use DTCs, perform Critical
Voltage Analysis of sensor information, troubleshoot computer
control of actuators, actuator troubleshooting, study a wide
range of internal computer circuits, trace signals in digital
electronic circuits used in vehicle computers, learn how computers
work, learn how an actuator can smoke a computer driver circuit
- what you can do about it and much more!
Troubleshooting experiments are individually
described to coincide with actual vehicle system problems and
DTCs for added troubleshooting realism!
Prerequisite to attend a Phase-3 Advanced Hands-On Vehicle Electronics Troubleshooting
Workshop, it is required that the technician has previously completed
the following Troubleshooting Workshops conducted by Veejer Enterprises.
Phase 1 & Phase 2 Workshop
or a 5-Day Troubleshooting Workshop
or a Teacher's Summer Workshop
Electronics Troubleshooting Workshop
Personally Taught by Vince Fischelli
Phase 3 (3-Days)
"Troubleshooting Auto/Truck Electronic Circuits
and Computer Control"
Day 1 of Phase
"Is the problem a bad sensor, bad wiring or a bad computer?"
Day 1 covers a review of DC voltage, AC
voltage and digital, pulse and PWM signal terminology. Passive
and active electronic component terminology is covered in today's
electronics language. Then we discuss computer principles and
computer "personality." Technicians study sensor circuits,
how sensors interface with internal computer circuits and how
sensor information (signal) is used by the computer. Analog sensor
circuits studied are 3-wire (TP), 2-wire (ECT) and 02 sensors.
Learn to distinguish between a sensor failure or a computer sensor
circuit problem. Learn how computers can set a DTC indicating
a bad sensor when the sensor is actually good. Technicians troubleshoot
TP, ECT and O2 sensor problems and problems in ECM/PCM internal
computer sensor circuits.
Day 2 of Phase
"Has the computer been damaged by a bad actuator or did
the computer fail by itself?"
Day 2 covers diodes, diode operation, diode
applications and testing diodes. We build on that by discussing
transistors, transistor operation, transistor applications and
testing transistor with an analog ohmmeter and diode test. You
will learn how LEDs work. Next, we discuss switch input circuits,
how they work, how the computer processes the information and
how to troubleshoot switch input circuits. Then follows troubleshooting
problems in switch input circuits. Next we discuss NPN and PNP
transistors in circuits and important facts you glean from schematic
diagrams. This is followed by ECM/PCM transistor circuit troubleshooting
exercises to identify soli-state circuit failures.
Day 3 of Phase
"Practice Troubleshooting Computer Control Systems"
Day 3 covers Integrated Circuits (ICs)
and reading schematic diagrams containing ICs in complete circuits.
Logic gates and truth tables are briefly explained. Technicians
trace digital signals in digital circuits using a Digital Logic
Probe (one is provided). This is followed by several troubleshooting
exercises combining all circuits taught up to this point including
troubleshooting transistor circuits in the ECM/PCM that control
actuators (solenoid and relay) to determine if the failure was
caused by an actuator failure or simply was a computer driver
A registration form for the current
workshop and pricing can be printed out HERE and mailed or faxed.
Payment of the full tuition in advance
for each seat is required. Purchase Orders from schools accepted
to confirm a seat. As soon as tuition payment or a P.O. is received,
your seat is confirmed in your name and a confirmation letter
is sent out with final instructions. There are two things to
do after reserving a workshop seat.
(1) Airline Reservations: Book a flight ASAP after having seat
confirmation. Technicians fly in to DFW Airport (Dallas-Fort
Worth and take a SuperShuttle Van to the hotel (about $40.00
one way). [If arriving at Love Field a SuperShuttle Van is also
available.] When you check in at the hotel, your training manuals
will be waiting for you at the front desk with a Welcome Letter
covering last minute details about the class schedule and meeting
room location in the same hotel. ASK FOR YOUR WORKBOOK when checking
in! All workshop classes are held in the same hotel where you
stay. SuperShuttle Vans will return you to the airport (about
$40.00) for your return flight home. Technicians may depart Dallas
on Friday late afternoon and catch 6:00 PM or later flights at
(2) Hotel Reservations: We recommend you stay at the workshop
hotel in Dallas. Their contact information is provided. The Host
hotel provides a continental breakfast each morning in the lounge.
Lunch each of the 3 workshop days is included in the workshop
tuition. Students are responsible for their own evening meal.
You may want a rental car since the hotel has no room service
but there are a few fast food restaurants close by. It is a safe
5-10 minute walk to some restaurants. Some restaurants will deliver
meals to your hotel room.
If canceling more than 10 days before
the first class day there is a 75% refund.
If canceling in less than 10 days before the first class day
- 50% refund.
Failure to attend - NO REFUND.
Lunch at local resturants
each of the 3 workshop days is included in the workshop tuition.
Students are responsible for their own evening meal.
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PLENTY OF HANDS-ON PRACTICE SO
TECHS DEVELOP ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT TROUBLE-SHOOTING SKILLS TO BECOME
SUCCESSFUL AUTO-TRUCK ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS (SOLID-STATE CIRCUIT)
TROUBLESHOOTERS USING A DMM AND A DIGITAL LOGIC PROBE.
for a Phase 3 Workshop is limited to maximum 10 students.
Check out our Testimonials and read what techs have to say about attending our
hands-on troubleshooting workshops!
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