Your News Letter is GREAT. I wish more folks could see the advantage of short quick lessons. You said when I purchased the 60 month course that the lessons would be between 4 to 6 pages so we had time to read them several times that month. Well it worked then and with these news letters it still works.
Thanks for another tool to help me understand the automotive electrical system.
Mark R. - Gainesville GA
I worked on heavy equipment,trucks,and farm equipment all my life. I am retired and don\'t get the chance to work like I used to. I still do all my own work and work for a fly shop and shuttle business in the summer. Your books have been a great help to me and I only wish I would have had them long ago. I have a desire to learn as much about automotive electrical as I can. I have seen to many parts changed over the years including my own that did not need to be. I better quit blabbing and tell you once again how much I enjoy all your training. Thanks again.
Thank you very much for your practical and vital Vehicle Electronics Training.
Although I had some background in electronics, The 60 Lesson Course is different and extremely practical. For instance, I am made aware not to rely on ohmmic values, but voltage drops. The lessons are measured and specific. The review quizzes summarize the main points. The final exam further forces one to review the whole course. The Texas-Two-Step approach is a real invention. Way to go Veejer!
I do feel that I made one of the best investments in my life.
I wished I had taken this course earlier!
Thank You So much.
Wanted to let you know that your information about Can Bus is very good. It opened my eyes in how to diagnosis these circuits. Another outstanding training course by Mr Fischelli!!
I have just completed the 3 phase electrical course (Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3 in the USA) offered by Vince Fischelli and without a doubt it is the best money I have spent on any training ever. If you are the owner of a workshop send all your guys and the money spend will be recovered in no time at all. I have attended many training courses and there is nothing like this one; it's the best training available. If you want to be the go-to workshop in your area, then you must do this course. I would recommend this training to anyone except my competitors. Thanks Vince.
I just completed Phases 1 & 2 of Vince Fischelli's electrical troubleshooting workshops, and in those 6 short days I have learned the most valuable, quick and easy ways to diagnose any electrical problem. Why don't they teach this anywhere else??
Best course for troubleshooting! The course (Phase 1 and Phase 2 workshops) provides a knowledge that cannot be obtained anywhere else. Most companies send their experienced technicians to this course. Vince has mastered the method for teaching anyone. I went from not having any idea about troubleshooting to being able to troubleshoot on any vehicle. Vince and the course material is probably the best in the world. Thank you Vince!!!
Hi Vince,just wanted to drop a line and let you know that your (60 lesson) home study course is by far the most comprehensive training program I've ever studied.I've purchased much training material over the years but your program surpasses them all.If i were to ever recommend a training program for a beginner or pro it would be this one.Thanks again.
Great class (ed. Phase1, Phase2, Phase3) without question, would recommend to any tech in the heavy equipment industry.
This is my first year of using the Vehicle Electrical Troubleshooting SHORTCUTS as my text and Using the Veejer boards in the labs. I cannot say enough good things about this training material. The text is to the point and very easy to read. The boards give the students confidence and when they are given a troubleshooting task on a live piece of equipment you can relate back to the boards how to perform the "Texas Two Step". I would recommend this training material to anyone. Thank you Vince for the fine product you have created!
awesome training material!
Hello again to everyone reading this page. I finally completed the 60 lesson home study course and passed the final V.E.T. exam. I highly recommend this course to anybody in auto/truck/bus, or ag and heavy equipment. I am an experienced Transit bus tech with 14 years experience and hold ASE Master certifications in Transit, auto, and heavy truck. I am always looking for different ways to tackle electrical/electronic problems. This 60 lesson course is very informative and thorough. I also learned a lot of new ways to diagnose vehicles. One example is the coolant temperature sensor and circuit and how the computer reads the signal. Because of vince's info I figured out how to determine how much resistance was in a load resistor for the coolant temp sensor. It was on a sauer danfross fan control module. I disconnected the coolant temp sensor and put my meter on the pin to the load resistor and to ground and it gave me the value of the load resistor. I was then able to figure out how much current the module could take. This enabled me to calculate for an appropriate sized resistor with the right wattage rating to put into the connector to check for proper circuit operation and to see if the fan would then go into low speed. This method has helped me save a lot of time troubleshooting.
Mr. Vince Fischelli has taken his 50+ years of electrical/electronics diagnostics and repair experience and developed a method of troubleshooting automotive/truck electrical systems that is absolutely the "Best there is"
His "First Things First" flip chart is dead on when diagnosing a vehicles electrical system, no matter whether it's a (no-code) drivability problem or a computer system problem. I recently spent a week in his seminar for Automotive Technology Instructors utilizing Veejer training boards that cover DC motor circuits,Battery power and ground circuits,and Troubleshooting relay circuits.It is "MY" students that will be the fortunate recipients of his diagnostic training! I totally recommend "Veejer" when it comes to training for automotive/truck electrical/electronics troubleshooting training!
I just attended the Teachers work shop in Dallas last week.This was my second time.There was so much new material presented that I would recommend it to all teachers.It will make your classes and students so much better.
(Editor: Meyer attended Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3 consecutively and told me about a difficult tranny problem with a bus they weren't able to fix. This post was sent after returning to his job.)
Bus #908, had a problem that every time the bus was coming to a stop, while coasting and not stepping on the foot brake, the transmission would give a "Bang" at 10 MPH. The company did a lot of testing, most of it I did, and we could not get to a final conclusion what was wrong with the Allison B500 ECU Controlled transmission.
I swapped ECU, and the problem got worse. So I went and did a Vd TTS to the ECU Positive and Negatives, and found A Vd on the Positive side of the Ignition wire to the ECU had 0.52 Instead of 0.30 which I found on other Buses.
I traced the wiring circuit, and found that the problem was at the battery cable 3 feet away from the battery. I got a guy cleaning that junction, and got it down to a Vd of 0.32 (instead of 0.52) . I did a fast adapt (this is a process which is done with a diagnostic tool, and this is suppose to reset all clutches inside the Transmission), and got the Bus to shift beautiful !!!
The owner said, The bottom line.... ITS FIXED.
I can confidently say, I gained a lot of confidence in your class!
Even though my son is an electronics engineer, I cannot understand him. Vince's methods of education show him to be an ace in the world of automotive electrical/electronic troubleshooting. The Texas Two-Step rules. Educators and technicians would do well to learn from him.
Well once again the Texas Two Step worked again. A Tech had not followed the wiring diagram completely. He was using a test light and was confused why I found the concern and he had not. I used the Texas Two Step found the concern was on the Power side and shortly the bent pin in the connector. When will techs learn you need a good DVOM to work on today's vehicles. Thanks for everything you do for today's technicians -- Everyone needs to attend your workshops.
Oh my, Oh my this is a great site, Mr Veejer Sir keep up the good work,looking forward for your future visit in Africa...Am just in love with this Profession!
Mr. Vince I was in your class at Vision 2011. I just wanted to let you know that you drove home a ton of information, know how, to troubleshoot. Thank you very much.
Hi guys, I wish these lessons will definitely change my lifestyle l put my trust maybe l will be somebody when l pass my final exams.
this training stuff is awesome after reading the course passed my A6 Test first time with flying colors.
I really learned a lot from your class (3-Day Electrical Workshop). Great stuff! Essential things I was never taught in any other class. Thank You.
Mr. Fischelli, I just wanted to drop a quick note to let you know how much I enjoyed your workshop on October 21st-23rd 2010 in Dallas. You take a no nonsense approach to electrical diagnosis, and I appreciate that. Look forward to seeing you at Vision 2011 in Kansas City.
I took a (Veejer) class at the 2010 N.A.C.A.T. Conference in Orlando, FL and it was great!
I spent 2 weeks with you to learn and that's what I got!!! over & over simple way to learn, keep it simple stupid (his words-not mine Ed.)...If this then that, get it. THAT IS THE TEXAS 2 STEP.
Vince The class (Teacher's Summer Workshop 2010) was great and I will use the Texas Two Step to train my students in North Carolina. Vince you have put together what everyone wants, a simple easy to understand program students can learn from easily. My associate instructor will see you sometime this fall.
I teach automotive electrical at the state college level. I used the Veejer Hands-on Training in my class and it paid off in a big way. It WORKS! My freshman class, in their FIRST semester, took their ASE electrical test. Out of 23 students, 19 passed and the other 4 students missed by 1 point. None of these students had any previous electrical training and none had ever taken an ASE test before. All the students had the confidence to pay for the test themselves. With results like that, I'm going to use Veejer's Hands-on Training again...my new class starts in 3 days.
I real do not know where to start,I am very,very happy to pass this V.E.T. Final Exam. All I can say is LONG LIVE !! VEEJER ENTERPRISE LONG LIVE!! HOO!! HOO!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK YOU ARE DOING FOR THE WHOLE WORLD. This is like a DREAM COME TRUE.I can rest assure you that this COURSE has indeed change my life.I am now called VEHICLE ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN (V.E.T)this is marvelous.
To you Vince I want to SAY GOOD LUCK to all what you are doing .
MAY GOD THE ALMIGHTY BLESS YOU because what you are doing has changed people`s life.
After reviewing our convention class evaluation forms, your electrical classes (all three seminars) were overwhelmingly extremely well received and very highly rated. That said, we are soon going to start considering our technical programming for next year's M.A.C.S. convention, and it is likely that we'll want to have you back to present some classes at it. So, as a long lead heads up, the MACS 2011 convention is taking place in Orlando, FL, Thursday January 27-29.
Hello to everyone who is looking at this guest page. If any of you are wondering if the training that is provided by Mr. Fischelli is worth your time and effort, don't wonder about it any more, I have purchased two books from him so far, the lab scope book and the shortcuts book. He explains things in a easy way to understand and you can use these techniques that he shows you in the shop. I have been reading the SHORTCUTS book now and I've learned some new methods on charging system testing such as a recharge current test which can be very helpful if you want to know a battery's condition after a vehicle has been jump started. By knowing what to look for on this test you can catch a bad battery before it overloads the rectifying diodes in the generator. I have been a technician for almost 13 years now and I have never heard of this type of test for the charging system. Even when I went to college for automotive/diesel my instructors never showed me this test. After I finish the shortcuts book I am definitly going to buy more material from him.
Mr Fischelli I wanted to let you know that First Thing First paid off. I was working with a technician that had a trans code and gauge reading erratic. They had replaced a transmission and had been told replace the transmission once again. After I starting performing the First Things First I found that there was a loose main engine ground on the engine. Yes, the gauge started working properly. Glad I was there to keep the dealer from replacing a second trans. Saved someone about 3500 dollars.
Thanks for all you do.
How you doing? I had a great time at NACAT 2009, really enjoyed meeting you Vince and attending the classes. I learned a lot and will pass it on to the next generations to come. Thanks
I recently attended an air conditioning class where I was surprised to discover that I was more knowledgeable (after Veejer training) about the electrical troubleshooting aspects of the AC system than the instructor. I showed him the Texas Two-Step method you taught me, and that helped him and the other students grasp the problem at hand.
I have checked out your site and I am very interested in attending session 1 and 2 this fall\winter (2009).
Looks like what I have been looking for.
Vince, thank you for a great training session. I had always been pretty good at diagnosing electrical problems, but after taking your course, well... I guess an old dawg CAN learn new tricks!
I thoroughly enjoyed the 60 lesson course and learnt new principles, even that I have been in the trade over 25 years. Even that I have the City & Guilds fore an Auto Electrician. The information and methods are far more in depth and would recommend this training to any up and coming sparkies.
Bill and I taught our first night hands-on (H-111) class for the techs out in the real world last night. We had already worked with our high school and adult students, but the techs in the field were the real test. It was great! Bill and I tag teamed them and they enjoyed it. One guy said he had been through many electrical seminars that the instructor had him changing the meter from scale to scale so fast that he never understood a thing. He had 13 of the first 14 problems correct that I put in the light board. He was happy! Bill and I sure hope that you offer the December advanced class this coming year. Be well.
I went to both workshop classes in December 2008. I learned more than I could have ever expected to. THANK YOU Vince. Now I have to decide on which analog lab scope. HA HA. Again thank you all.
I would recommend your training and training material to anyone that works on vehicles of any type. Before I started working with the company I am with now, I was in aviation for 25 years working on business jets (Lear Jets, Falcon Jets, Challengers, Gulfstream, etc). I went to school for my Airframe and Power Plant licenses. They taught basic electricity, advanced electricity and all the theory you could ever want and it would definitely put you to sleep. With most shops you had 8 to 10 techs and then you had your one or two Sparkies that would take care of all the in depth electric issues. I wished I would have had this training twenty years ago, I could have been the go to guy. Your training makes it so simple to trouble shoot any electric circuit. I really appreciate you and the time you have spent over the years gathering all this valuable information.
Just wanted to say thanks for the great hospitality and very informative class. The circuit boards are working great. Bill is using them with his High school kids right now and they are working just as expected! Hope you survived the hurricane we slipped out just ahead of. Have a great year and we will be back for the next phase if the Lord is willing and the creek don't rise.
First of all I would like to thank Vince for opening my eyes to the art of trouble shooting automotive electric problems. I feel fortunate to have been a part of a class with this much hands on training. The teaching profession is new to me but I have several years trouble shooting experience in the heavy equipment engine, transmission, and electrical field. Anyone needing this type of trouble shooting training would be miles ahead learning this technique. This makes problem solving much easier and less complicated. Thanks again Vince.
I've attended many electrical/electronic workshops in my career but I have never been to one that makes electrical troubleshooting more understandable than this one. Vince makes troubleshooting easy with a logical approach that anybody can learn. I look forward to sharing these simple and effective methods with my students for years to come.
I wish I had taken the advanced electronics troubleshooting class 20 years ago. Vince has a great approach to teaching and his "real life" experience in the automotive field backs up what he teaches first hand. I would highly recommend his program to any tech who wants to enhance their electrical troubleshooting knowledge and skills.Worth every penny and then some.
A few years ago I convinced Mr. Veejer (Vince) to come out to Los Angeles and give a few classes in my shop. It was the most rewarding experience and most rewarding class I ever had a chance to participate in. The class room handouts and the hands on training was invaluable experience. I highly recommend anyone and everyone to take Mr. Veejer's classes when given the opportunity even if they THINK they know it all, Mr. Veejer will prove you wrong. In fact I am seriously considering attending another series of his classes in Texas if he will allow me to attend. LOL. Look forward to see this terrific guy again someday soon. Thanks for the awesome training in Los Angeles.
I'm an automotive instructor at a two year college. I have done electrical work for years and considered myself pretty good at it. I have been teaching part time for 10 years before going full time 3 years ago. Since then I have had the great pleasure of attending four phases of Vince's electrical training it has made me look at things more efficiently and accurately after attending his courses. I use his training and equipment in my classroom now and have found it to be very successful with my students. The students tell me all the time how much they enjoy the First things First and the Veejer boards. I have enjoyed Vince and his classes so much that I plan on doing more training with him every chance I get. I strongly recommend his training and products to anybody interested in learning electrical or advancing their current knowledge. Keep up the great work Vince and hope to see you soon.
The first four phases, (Dallas workshops Ed.) has saved me countless hours in diagnostic time. In the last year it has made the owner very pleased and me happy with myself on diagnostics and the time I saved. Vince is the best at explaining the problems that happen in the real world.
best electronics course i have taken. i highly recommend it.
I have been in your 5 day class it was great. When are you going to have a class in L.A. Calif? thank you
Vince, I took your electrical classes in 1998 and used them to understand electrical and electronic components. I now manage 5 shops and need to know when you are coming to Denver. I have 10 techs that need training. I am using your hands on training program now with good success.
I am a Voc Tech professor and ASE Master Tech. I have one of your hands-on training kits and they are a very useful tool for teachers. I wish to attend your workshop in July (2007)
(Ed. Watch our web site for the announcement of the dates in the June/July 2007 time frame: Veejer)
VINCE, Saw your short bio in MASTER TECHNICIAN mag. I too was a military trained tron tech. As a NAVY engineering LDO I worked many systems dealing with electronic combustion controls (gas turbine, diesel & steam). Seems as though every individual who desires. employment by me these days has a large blank spot in the memory banks when it cones to electrons and the electron theory.
I ENJOYED YOUR ARTICLE IN THE NEW MAGAZINE MASTER TECHNICIAN, FINALLY FOUND SOMEONE SMART ENOUGH TO READ THE BOTTOM OF A RELAY BEFORE THEY PLUGGED IT IN. SEND ME A REPLY.
I told you earlier that my level 3 class of seniors thought they knew it all when it came to electrical. You should have seen their eyes when we had a Vd on the voltage side & they retested it with the load out. It got their attention quick along with open grounds. The only thing I told them was "yes" when they said "I have B+ on the ground side". I have a couple of kids that are going to make fine techs. I can see the wheels turning & most of the time they can tell why they have gotten the results they get with very little leading. I love your hands-on program & can't wait to get the other parts of the set.
Fantastic site! Stumbled upon it while researching auto electronics resources.
Thank you for four weeks of great electrical troubleshooting training. The mechanics have all told me that your class was one of the best and most useful classes they have ever attended. You have resolved the mystery of electrical problems with a step by step procedure that is easily understood, practiced in class and quick to do on the vehicles. We will be calling for you again next year.
Was impressed by your site's electrical training content. Came here from a link from Craig Van Batenburg's site. Looks like you've been doing this a while. I am one of the last of the "Dial Delco" technical assistance people (if you still remember us from your reman days) and do some training on the side with my vacation days from Delphi. I also teach community college part time. Look forward to meeting up with you and attending a clinic sometime.
VINCE, WELL I JUST GOT BACK FROM YOUR PHASE 3 AND 4 THE ADVANCED VEHICLE ELECTRONICS WORKSHOP ON DEC-2005 WHAT A GREAT CLASS I SURE COULD HAVE USED THIS WORK SHOP 20 YEARS AGO I WOULD ENCOURAGE ALL TECHS TO TAKE THIS CLASS TO ANY ONE WHO WANTS A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF ANY ELECTRONICS SYS. THANK YOU AGAIN VINCE . HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN.
Doing THE COURSE with Veejer Enterprises was great. The HANDS ON training boards were very helpful.You were able to do all the troubleshooting the course offered. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this training course to everyone who would like to become a VEHICLE ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN. This is the best training program I have seen anywhere. Thanks to Vince and Tammy. They were always helpful. I will be doing more courses in the future!!!!
I was very satisfied with what I learned in the (Teacher's Summer Workshop) during August. If you have not attended one of these classes you are doing your self a disservice. I really want to attend the advance class in Dec. By the way I attended the class in August, 2005.
I am an instructor at Ozarks Tec. Community College in Springfield MO. I attended the week long hands-on (teacher's summer) workshop two years ago. For the past two school years I have used First Things First and the Hands-On Home Study Troubleshooting Training Kits in my classroom. It has helped me turn out more skilled mechanics. The shops in my area come to my class to hire future mechanics. I am returning to take another class next week to learn about the new relay and motor boards. Teacher or mechanic this is one of the best classes you could take. These trainers cover about half the N.A.T.E.F. requirements in electrical. I also use them in my regional VICA contest as a station.
Hi Vince, Exellent courses and equip. Don't know of a better source of info. Thanks again.
Thank you for the 2005 instructors class.
I started out with my father over 40 years ago on HD systems. My dad was a great tech and a good teacher. BUT he did not teach me a troubleshooting "method".
You took what I already knew and organized it in a very logical order. I cannot believe that I had not put all of these pieces together before, as well as you demonstrated. I was almost there...but I feel that this week has 'put me over the top'.
I would like to comment on the great "group dynamics" that was an off-shoot of this class. Great people, teachers, who care.
It was my honor to be a part of this. Your duty, honor, country was very evident and appreciated too Vince.
As happens more often than not, experience was more than the sum of it's parts. NACAT and the VMMC are this way for me too. I recommend that instructors/techs get involved in the industry. Much happens that is not planned for. Of course iATN is a given...the quintessential forum for those seeking knowledge in our industry.
I will always remember the experience (and the heat!), Vince.
I live in a small town in Southeast Alaska. Tech training is very difficult to get here. Recently I read (some of the 60 lessons)by Vince Fishelli about testing batteries while charging. I have had a lot of problems from batteries that my old battery supplier kept telling me the batteries were good. New batteries always fixed the problem though. Vince's way of testing charging systems makes $ense and completely test the system. More techs should learn this testing system. I feel that it has prevented come backs and much wasted time.
I remember wanting to take your course for over two years. During that period I've been going to college studying electronic engineering, and have completed 2 of 4 years towards that degree. I was very impressed how your course described in detail, electronic concepts involving, capacitors, transistors, inductance, and diodes. Concepts that were hard to understand in engineering class were thoroughly covered in "The Course," and presented in a matter that was incredibly easy to understand. IF IT WASN'T FOR 'THE COURSE,' I WOULDN'T HAVE AS COMPLETE OF AN UNDERSTANDING OF ELECTRONICS EVEN AFTER TAKING 2 YEARS OF COLLEGE ENGINEERING. Each and every lesson in "The Course," is priceless. I compare the training to that of doctors; If mechanics without electronic training were held to the same standards as doctors, there'd be a lot of lawsuits for unnecessary/unsuccessful surgeries, yet people rely on their vehicles as much as they do their own bodies. With Vince's training, you'll feel confident to tackle anything the ambulance brings in the door.
As an instructor of Automotive Technology at Seminole Community College, I have used Veejer's troubleshooting hands-on training in my classroom for 4 years.
The results are astounding. Ninety-five percent (95%) of my students pass the ASE electrical test on the 1st try!
My students have confidence when applying for jobs. They have reported that when they answer electrical questions correctly in the interview, they always get the job.
Thanks for this great training aid.
Your training material provides an in-depth preparation in automotive electric/electronic principles. It is well written, clearly presented, and is designed around good teaching, learning principles. I still refer to "The Course" as reference material. I recommend that everyone involved in the repair of automobiles take your course. Be prepared or you will be left behind!! Sign on for- "The Course."
We are planning some in shop electrical/electronics training for our heavy equipment mechanics.
Your training in automotive electrical/electronic systems is excellent. I have taken your courses since the 80s and the vital information and troubleshooting skills were invaluable to me both when I worked in the field at dealerships and now that I am retired and teach new techs.
thanks for putting together a great (60 Lesson) course. The information has helped me a lot its one of the best tools in my box, thanks again.
We have used Vince's training for many years, their vehicle electronics course is second to none. One of our techs who has completed the first 24 lessons found the college electrical course he took this year easy and he also passed the ASE electrical with flying colors.
Vince's custom (hands-on) circuit boards are the only boards I use for my hands-on electrical and electronic troubleshooting courses. There's nothing out there that compares. Thanks!
I just finished your four day course up in West Palm Beach, FL. The first day back an electrical problem was handed to me. My supervisor said it looks like a ground problem. Well I used the Electrical Trouble Shooting you taught us and went to the TTS-1 reading and found that the voltage was to low and traced the problem back to a loose wire on the component's switch. It took me a total of 5 minutes to locate and repair the problem. Thanks.
The class "The Art of Teaching Automotive and Truck Electrical/Electronics (ed.in 2003)" gave me valuable skills to better teach troubleshhooting in the classroom and in the lab. I am pleased with the hands on technique which will help students grasp the principals, and become more employable.
Attended the June 2003 teachers workshop,it was outstanding. It was great to be taught by a true professional who knows his stuff and gets you to understand it.
I have just completed the five day teachers training course in Dallas (Summer Workshop 2003).It was the best class that I have attended since I became an instructor.Every session gave me information that I can use in teaching my Diesel Elec. classes. Vince made the sessions interesting and relaxed and the information sharing with my classmates was a great plus. I would recommend this class to any instructor who deals with electrical as part of their instruction.
Thanks again for the information you gave us at your class in Long Beach CA. It's helped me a great deal in the shop and also for those that didn't come they missed a great class.thxs.
I just attended the one day "Hands-On" Electronic Troubleshooting course in Long Beach, California. This was one of the best classes I have attended. The material was excellent and the instructor was well versed in automotive electrical theory. I would recommend this class for any techncian or instructor who wishes to sharpen their electronic diagnostic skills. You may use my name and email for anyone who would like a first hand recommendation. Thank's Vince for a job well done.
Shop Owner in Fairfax VA
Attended one of your classes done for our Interstate Battery dealer in the mid? 80's or early 90's.
some of the best training I ever had. also purchased First things first.....
Just wanted to thank you for your class. I attended the FPL class (Phase 1T) in West Palm Beach 3/18 - 3/21.
It was a great class. You taught things I knew, and things I didn't know. The best thing was HOW you taught. Very easy to understand, not boring, and you packaged it so it was useful AND useable.
It was great to have some things that were "Jello" to me, solidified. Your "package" of First Things First is great. It puts a lot of things previously known, along with new things, in a way that gets the most out of it all.
Thanks again. I'll be in touch. I'm interested in your lab scope training, and will also be purchasing an amps probe from you. Thank-You
I 'VE REGISTER TO JOIN THE STUDENTS FOR THE TRAINING WHICH COMMENCES ON APRIL 7th to 10th, 2003 in Dallas Texas USA.
Have taken your classes at Kansas City Vision and Cars conventions.
Was reading posts on iATN and you chimmed in. Was researching what kind of scope to purchase.
Thoroughly enjoying "The Course". Wish I would have had it 40 years ago. Would highly recomend it for any one interested in todays automotive world. A word of advice, dont get in a hurry with this course. Take your time and enjoy and absorb.You have done a wonderful job guys.
HI, MY NAME IS ARMANDO I AM A STUDENT OF LOS MEDANOS COLLEGE IN CALIFORNIA AND I WAS LOOKING FOR MONTH HOW TO BECOME A MASTER IN AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONIC, YOU ARE THE BEST.
FIRST THINGS FIRST
I can't begin to explain how important "First Things First" is to the Automotive Technician. One of the biggest assumptions in troubleshooting electrical problems or no-code driveability problems is that the technician assumes that the primary electrical system is working properly. WRONG ANSWER!
I can't count how many times that "First Things First" has solved no-code driveability problems for me. If you don't have this information you are missing a very important part in the troubleshooting process.
"First Things First" could save you countlesss hours of diagnostic time.
Great job Vince!!!
just got your mailer and am interested in products, the CD-Rom-60 development "The" Course.
I have been teaching electrical/electronics/driveability classes for the past 15 years here at our Tech College and am always interested in new/better trainig methods that will help reinforce basic priciples and theories and maybe at the same time increase the students learning speed and their rate of retention. I have read many of your articles over the years and enjoyed them. Keep up the great work!
Clover Park Technical College
ps would be interested in some forms of demo's.
Saw your posting on Educator's (iATN) Forum and it sounded like you knew what you were talking about. Good website. Looks like good material. I like to know someone has the "real" knowledge in addition to just theory. I appreciate you helping out the "newbies" (and probably some of the guys who think they know it all, VBG.
The 60 lesson home study course should be a requirement for entry into the service/maintenance repair business. Personally, I don't know how an individual could survive in the business today without access to "quality" training resources such as Veejer Enterprises' "The Course!". Keep up the good work guys!
Heads up on this one...
If any of you are automotive instructors or just want to know the correct and easiest way to diagnose electrical problems, the (hands-on)training boards accompanied by the (hands-on) student manuals are the training materials my students rave about!
I have 25 automotive students at a community college. Their response to the hands-on troubleshooting is overwhelming. They conquered 32 real life problems in just 2 days - they loved it! This gives them the confidence and know-how to do the troubleshooting all technicians should know.
We have plans to use these trainers to train the instructors for local high school programs.
Thanks, Vince, the credit goes to you for your insight to the needs of technicians.
I highly recommend the workshops offered by Vince. Even though I was an ASE Master with over 20 years experience repairing cars, the information and techniques I learned are invaluable. You need this type of instruction to fix cars efficiently.
The class I attended (One-Day Hands-On Troubleshooting Workshop-Ontario, CA) was very informative and had a lot of excellent information to get technicians started in being able to troubleshoot and not guess where a problem lies.
I am looking forward to attending more advanced classes.
Best class (One-Day Hands-On Troubleshooting Workshop-Ontario, CA) I, and my tech has attended and we have been to many. His teaching style is un-surpased by no-one. Great job Vince!
(no we aren't related)
Thanks Vince, for a very well put together one-day troubleshooting clinic.
I enjoy reading your articles in the trade journals. They have helped me both as a working mechanic and an automotive instructor.
MET VINCE AT ASE IN ORLANDO. VINCE HAS PROBABLY FORGOT MORE THAN MOST TECHS DREAM OF KNOWING.
I've heard good things about this course can't wait to try it out.
Just got back from the "Nitty Gritty Vehicle Electrical Clinic" in Dallas, Texas. This 3 hour clinic is jammed packed with solid information for any automotive technician. Vince has really put together a GREAT program here. Don't miss out on some information that could literally change your career.
I would highly recommend "The" Course to anyone who wants to advance or just gain a thorough knowledge in electronics. The text is written with such detail and is precisely illustrated. Vince has taken a subject of such a technical nature and simplified it to the point that makes it enjoyable to pursue. Regardless of whether you are an auto tech looking to gain more insight about troubleshooting electrical problems relating to the auto industry or just someone who wants a better understanding in electronics to better understand how your VCR works....this course is worth the effort.
I have browsed your entire site and liked what I saw. I will be taking your home-study course. Thank you.
As a professional Fleet Mx manager I have been able to achieved excellent results reducing breakdowns by implementing your training programs and job-aid tools. The techs find them usefull, easy to understand and learn.
This course is GREAT. I am learning a LOT about how electronic circuits work and that helps with the troubleshooting. I am looking forward to becoming a V.E.T.
I have just completed a one day hands-on workshop in Orlando (Sept. 15, 2001) on electronic circuit troubleshooting. It was well thoughtout, informative, to the point and I went away feeling that I had spent my money and my time wisely.
I have taken the home study course and continue to refer to it and re-study as my skill level rises. I would definitely take more training on an advanced level when it is offered again.
THIS IS BY FAR THE BEST ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC TRAINING I HAVE EVER HAD THE CHANCE TO STUDY.I'VE BEEN IN THE AUTOMOTIVE FIELD FOR OVER 25 YEARS AND THIS TRAINING HAS HELP ME MORE THAN IN OTHER I HAVE EVER HAD. THANKS VINCE.
Good morning everyone. I am a ASE/Master certified Automotive Serv. Tech with approx: 30 years experience. The past 14 yrs. as an Secondary Vocational Automotive Instructor. I have just returned from Vince Fischelli's 1 day hands-on Vehicle Electronics Troubleshooting Workshop. Three words in the title outline the very outstanding aspects of the day. HANDS-ON....TROUBLESHOOTING... AND WORKSHOP. Vince has sucessfully put together a program that is all of those three terms and more. It is all hands-on not just typical lecture style.
Troubleshooting not just theory.
Workshop not a CLINIC trying to sell parts or equipment.
I was so impressed I have returned to my school planning on attending all other workshops that Vince offers. Also my Automotive program is currently going through NATEF certification and I plan on using his "self-paced" "home study" style curriculum with some of my students. Direct and to the point approach is refreshing in a world of "smoke blowing" beating around the bush Automotive repair.
I certainly would recommend this program to all serv. techs regardless of amount of years experience!!!!!!!!
I would like say,"good work" on the "hands-on" home study course that is now offered by Veejer Ent.. What a wonderful compliment to "The Course" home study guide. Again,the information you receive and the troubleshooting skills you develop from taking "The Course" is invaluable !!!!
Just finished the 60 lesson home study
course and passed the test. The course
explained every phase in detail in a way
I could understand. There were many subjects presented that I never really
fully understood before, batteries, diode trios in alternaters, current follows voltage principals and semiconductors that were covered in great detail. Vince, you did a great job in developing the course
and I thank you. Also like the meters,
tools and other books, First Things First.
I purchased and completed "The V.E.T. Home Study Course". When I sent off for the final exam, I was very confident that I would pass the test because "The Course" is so well written and explained that even someone with no knowledge of vehilce electronics could understand the material and become competent in vehicle electronics troubleshooting. I must admit that if you take this course you will not just have knowledge stored in your mind, you will KNOW HOW to troubleshoot vehicle electronics. If for some reason you decide not to take this course, you will be missing out on an opportunity of a lifetime. There is no other home study course out there like "The Course." This is the BEST material out there. Great job Vince!!!
great courses,i have learned more in the past 9 months about electricity and elecronics on vehicles than in the last 45 years of working on aircraft,boats,heavy equipment and trucks and cars. I am a master ASE certified tech in both cars and trucks and own my own fleet repair business and this has improved our diagnostics and trouble shooting by leaps and bounds. Looking forward to completing the course and becoming a VET. Thanks again for opening my eyes about electronics.
I just finished lessons 1-12 they are great. I just ordered lessons 13-24
We have used several of the training tapes you produced for Interstate Batteries, excellent material.
Your training material provides an in-depth preparation in automotive electric/electronic principles. It is well written, clearly presented, and is designed around good teaching, learning principles. I still refer to "The Course" as reference material. I recommend that everyone involved in the repair of automobiles take your course. Be prepared or you will be left behind!! Sign on for- "The Course."
hello from MS. gonna try the course and see. very glad there is a source to further someones education on auto technologies.
I thought the course was excellent! As you probably know, I recommend it to all my service technicians and managers at Waste Management. These are folks from Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Michigan,
Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky. If possible, I would appreciate a listing of these students for our June 16th annual, Fleet Conference in Pittsburgh. I still have a stack of application forms that I handout at our meetings.
Next, are you planning any further courses of study in this interesting field?
This course is exactly what I am looking for. I am encouraged by the great testimonials. I will definetly take this course and try to encourage it here in Trinidad.
Thanks to The Course, I now have the opportunity to teach automotive electrical and basic electronics
course at the local technical school's Automotive Technology degree program. The course was
an excellent reinforcement of my knowledge and experience. I just hope my student's some day will
take this course. It was an excellent learning experience for me.
I am taking your home study course right now. This is the best training I had ever by far. Now I see why the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) sent me to your site.
I am interested in learning more about auto-electronics I work in the transmission Industry and we all need to be as knowledgeable as possible in this area. I think taking your home study course is a step in the right direction. PS. I need help in this area
I have just received notification that I have passed the vehicle electronics home study coarse (V.E.T. Certification Final Exam) and I would strongly recommend this program to any one who has an interest in the field of vehicle electronics. I myself work the heavy equipment and over the road truck industry and have found what I have learned from the course to be of great value in my field. Thanks Vince! I may also add that the final exam was quiet challenging.
i attended your automotive electronics seminar in pittsburgh on march 18 and found it very usefull in every day automotive diagnostics. i would recommend this seminar to any one considering taking it thank you very much.
I am a former satisfied customer whose garage was destroyed and I need to replace training materials and lab scope.
Vince I have follwed your articles (in IMPORT SERVICE Magazine) for a long time,and have learned from each one. I have had two questions I have wanted to asked you. Did you teach seminars for Interstate Batteries, in Houston, around 1986,and push a little $50.00 mail order voltmeter? (Yes, to both questions.) If so you motivated me at exactly the right time that I needed it. Thanks. Second, tell me what your requirements are for a possible seminar for our ASP association in Houston. (Information is being sent.)
!!! EXCELLENT !!!
Those are my comments about the seminar, the instructor, and the seminar manual. The seminar was held in Charlotte, N.C. Feb 11, 2000. It poured rain all day Saturday but the sun was shinning inside. I learned a lot.
Thanks very much to Vince for doing a GREAT job.
Just a quick note to let you know that I went to Waco several weeks ago to get my ATRA certification as rebuilder,diagnostician, and R&R Technician. The electronics part of the diagnostics I breezed through without any study because it was material that I had already covered in the VET home study course. Thanks Vince!
I recently purchased your first things first flip chart.I'm impressed with it's versatility and now i want to try your electronics training just to get myself some more basics.
I just recently started taking the "Vehicle Electronics Training Course" at home. Within the first ten lessons I was applying what I learned in troubleshooting electronic controlled transmissions. We had a transmission with a bad sensor that was discovered from a resistance check on the sensor. I realized from the indirect relationship that resistance and current share that too much current flowed through the sensor and shorted it out. I replaced the sensor and a $1600.00 dollar job was out the door. I would recommend this course to any one dealing in vehicle electronics. Electronic controlled vehicles are here to stay and if you do not learn how to troubleshoot them, you might as well get out of the business. This course is great! Enroll, you'll be glad you did.
I attended all four phases of the troubleshooting workshops (I, II, III, IV). The work shops are very well put together and are full of help and knowledgable. I would recommend these courses to any and all tech's/employers who are interested in gaining in the field.
JUST RETURNED FROM PHASES THREE AND FOUR AND WAS VERY SATISFIED WITH NOT ONLY THE MATERIAL, BUT THE WAY IS WAS PRESENTED. EXCELLENT INSIGHT TO THE INTERNAL LOGIC PROCESSING OF THE COMPUTER USING EITHER A SCOPE OR DMM. WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THESE CLASSES TO ANYONE SINCERELY INTERESTED IN HIGH TECH AUTOMOTIVE DIAGNOSIS.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH VINCE
I recently attended Phase I & II training session presented by Vince. After being involved in electronics for over 25 years,
I still learned something new and refreshed my memory on a number of things. If you think you know it all, take Vince's
course and you will still learn something new. Just do it!!!!!!!
Attended Phase 1 and Phase 2 ,a learning experience, a humbling experience as well. After a number of years in the automotive repair field I thought I was proficient but little did I know how little I actually knew about vehicle electronics troubleshooting until this experience. Vince is a very competent and interesting instructor. The hands-on approach coupled with classroom and literature was excellent. I would recommend and have encouraged colleagues to attend whenever the class is available it can and will make a difference in your troubleshooting future. Thanks Vince !!!
I learned more in the first day of your Phase one and Phase two class than I have in 22 years of being a Tech, at least what I thought was a Tech. Today was my first day and I am looking forward to the rest. I highly recommend this class for eveyone. No matter what you think you know, and believe me I thought I knew alot, you will be humbled by what is reality. Already after one day well worth the cost of the whole class fee!!!
Try it you'll like,no LOVE IT!
I traveled to Garland to take your Phase I and 2, I think it was back in 1994..
Great class, learned alot. I'm no longer in the Auto Repair business but have used
what I learned from you countless times.
Just finished Phase 1 and 2 and have to say it
was the most informative workshops I have ever attended! Learning how to troubleshoot electrical problems in a
hands on environment was the best way to learn. I actually
know what kind of readings I should be seeing and how to find the problem if the readings are wrong. I recommend the troubleshooting workshop to any person in the automotive industry. You won't believe how much you will learn in 6 days!!! I learned more about electrical problems in 6 days than I have learned in the past 17 years as a Transmission technician. Vince you are Awesome!
I was enrolled in the"Vehicle Electronics Troubleshooting Workshop",(Phase 1 and 2) by my employer.
I was very glad that I was able to attend as I learned so much. Vince is very professional and attentive in class,and takes a personal interest in his students comprehending the subject material.
The teaching manuals are written in simple, yet informative fashion and all illustrations are simple yet precise.
I highly recommend Veejer's courses for the professional as well as the dedicated do-it-yourselfer.
I'm an ATRA member I just completed phase one and two of Vince Fischelli's regional hands-on
electronic training class it is by far the best electrical class I have attended.
If you work in the transmission business this is a must take course.
I can't wait for phase three and four.
Hi Vince,Just wanted to say hi, and to let you know how much I enjoy your Phase 1 and Phase 2 Workshops last month in Hayward ,CA. I really learned a lot and I'am using your infomation and techniques on a daily basis. Keep up the good work in teaching. Our field of auto repair will be a lot better field to be in. thanks again
Attended your Phase 1 and Phase 2 workshops in Hayward,Ca last month. A very enlightning experience.
I RECENTLY PURCHASED A COPY OF "FIRST THINGS FIRST" FOR MY AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR SHOP. BOTH MY TECHNICIANS AND MYSELF HAVE FOUND IT TO BE A VERY VALUABLE DIAGNOSTIC TOOL.
THE LAYOUT AND ORDERLY PROGRESSION OF THE TESTS HAVE ENABLED US TO FORM A DIAGNOSTIC APPROACH TO ANY ELECTRICAL OR DRIVEABILITY PROBLEM. THE SHEETS THAT COME WITH THE BOOK HAVE HELPED US TO SELL THE DIAGNOSTIC TESTING AT A PROFIT. OUR CLIENTS CAN SEE THE VALUE IN THE TESTING WHEN WE SHOW THEM ALL THE TEST RESULTS LINED UP NEATLY ON THE PAPER. THE RESULTS ALSO SHOW THEM WHY WE NEED TO GO TO ANOTHER STEP OR PROCEDURE AND ALSO WHY WE HAD TO PERFORM THE TESTS OR REPAIR PROCEDURES THAT WE HAVE ALREADY DONE. ALL IN ALL I HAVE FOUND THE INSTRUCTIONS VERY CONCISE AND EASY TO FOLLOW. IT HAS BECOME AN INVALUABLE TOOL IN OUR ARSENAL TO REPAIR VEHICLES CORRECTLY, PROFFESSIONALLY AND PROFITABLY.
THANKYOU, VINCE, FOR TAKING THE TIME TO PUT THIS TOOL/BOOK TOGETHER.
Thanks to "The" courses,I am more efficient at repairing vehicle electronics. Looking forward to lessons 49-60 and the final exam. Using FIRST THINGS FIRST fixed a no code driveability problem very quickly for me on an OBDII certified vehicle. Thank you MR Fischelli
Former Student 48 lessons completed
I think this sight is a great place to develop the necessary groundwork to comprehend our greatly expanding field
of automotive electronics. The materials are well presented and are shared by everyone in our shop. keep up the great work.
3/20/99 19:08 JODY CHESSER SKEETERS AUTO. CYPRESS TX. LASTWEEK I ATTENDED YOUR PHASE 1 AND PHASE 2 TROUBLESHOOTING WORKSHOPS IN DALLAS, I FOUND IT TO BE A VERY INFORMATIVE CLASS, YOUR CLASS HAS INABLED ME TO TROUBLESHOOT AND DIAGNOSE PROBLEMS USING THE FIRST THINGS FIRST, AND TEXAS TWO STEP METHODS. I WOULD RECOMMEND THESE CLASSES TO ANY TECHNICIAN, THE INFORMATION AND HANDS ON TRAINING ARE INVALUABLE.
I took Veejer's Phase 1 and Phase 2 Troubleshooting Workshops last week ,and today when I arrived (back to the shop) I fixed two cars. The first was a 93 chevy pickup that had a problem with harsh shifts. The charging voltage was very low. First Things First helped to fix the problem. The second was a 92 mitsibishi that did not shift. All the sistems checkd out good electricaly. The computer was faulty.
i have the first things first and the dual trace
lab scope books. they were printed 10 years ago
and they are still doing the job. boy did you save
my many times. also i think i humbled a few people
who thought they were above me. thanx a lot mr. vince.
joe(wravioli wrestler--goombaa--spaghetti bender)
and just an old old old time wrench turning guy--
Been a great fan of your training course im a at lesson 56 and enjoie every articles.
I recomment any one in the motor repair industrie to start this lessons IT IS A MUST to survive the near future of the motor trade and it apply to any one in the world.
The car manufactures are very sticky to release any information for us to repair the car efficiently.
Thanks,Vince - just finished lesson 55. Each lesson just keeps getting better. Looking forward to attending Phase 3 & 4 seminars in December (1998). Thanks again for greatly improving my skills.
I have been studying this course for about two years and it has proved to be well worth the money invested, and a great reference material. For those who are in the automotive or truck business and who are looking for some instructional material that is clear and understandable, no doubt about it this is it. I wouldn't waste another second, you won't regret it
Whether through his articles in Import Service magazine or First Things First or the VET Phase 1
and Phase 2 workshop, every contact I've had with Vince and his expertise has been both pleasant
and productive. His troubleshooting methods are simple and effective. What he taught me made
me a more competent diagnostician and consequently a more effective teacher. Thanks, Vince!
Hello Vince, just a note to let you know that I really enjoy your VET course and it has been a tremendous help to me. Someday, I hope to attend your " Live " training seminar. Always trying to find funding to help with the airfare down to Texas to attend!!!!!
Thanks for the great tips at the Minnesota ASA convention. Your card and E-mail address will be in our shops for a long long time.Thanks again!
Vince I have just completed lesson 18 of your vehicle electronics course and I am really enjoying myself. The material is put together very well and I am learning quiet alot that I can put to uses in my profession. Thanks alot and you can bet I'll be recommending your course highly.
HI VINCE JUST DROPED IN TO SAY HELLO & THANK YOU FOR YOUR
WONDERFULL SEMINAR IN EASTBOURNE (SUSSEX) UK ON 15&16 AUGUST
'98.IT CHARGED MY BATTERYS & GAVE ME A JUMP START TO A NEW
BEGINING.MANY THANKS & HOPE TO MEET YOU AGAIN SOME TIME.
VINCE , I RECEIVE YOUR ELECTRONICS LESSONS BY MAIL.
AND FROM THEM I'VE LEARNED A GREAT DEAL IN DIAGNOSES .
THANK YOU ALOT.
Glenn Troub recommended your courses very highly
Just stopped by to say hello.You probably don't remember me,
but I was in your Phase 2 class in Texas.I'm now living in florida(formally New York)Managing a Tuffy Auto Center.Soon I will be requesting some training materials for home study, so I can pass along to some new employees.
By the way, I am still telling everyone about the class,boy did I learn. You are a great teacher.Keep up the good work.
I am a student of yours. "The Course" is a MUST for any
tech involved in electrical/drivability repairs.It has
helped my troubleshooting very much.( ACCURACY!!! )
I saw the Veejer web site on my VET Course lesson, so here I am! I've been enrolled in the VET Course for 4 years now, it was just what I was looking for then and still is now.Terry.
EXCELLENT course!! Keep them coming. I have been taking the electronics course and it's great. More techs should take this course-it would benefit them a great deal, as well as in the shop. We need more people like you to share your knowledge!! Have a good one. Please pass on any new courses and/or seminars you will be having.
I really enjoy "The Course" and always look forward to the next lesson.You truly are gifted when it comes to teaching.Thanks and keep the lessons coming.
I am one of your students, I was going to call you this week. I was wondering what is new and on the horizon? Do you have any new projects coming our way. I have your Interstate Battery
Cassette program and your FIRST THINGS FIRST Flipchart. I also wish you would bring a seminar out to the East coast someday.
I have attended all of Vince's workshops. I highly recommend these classes to any techs who work with computerized systems on vehicles. All classes have been a high quality learning experience. Vince is a top notch educator and you can't help but learn; he knows how to teach electronics. When you sign up for his class, be sure and request your favorite candy! :-)
I enjoy your training material. I have found it to be very helpful on the job.
Hi Vince. Great site worth waiting for. Looking foward to my last 12 lessons of Vehicles Electronics Training Course. Good luck.