"The" Auto/Truck Advanced Electronics Hands-On Troubleshooting Workshop
Phase 3

Dates to be announced for 2012
in Dallas, TX

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 Advanced Workshop Overview

"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 by computer.

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!

Print out a registration form here.
Phase 3 Tuition is $995.00
Workbook and lunch 1st two days are included

Class size is limited to 12 students

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

Advanced Electronics Troubleshooting Workshop
Personally Taught by Vince Fischelli
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Phase 3 (3-Days)
"Troubleshooting Auto/Truck Electronic Circuits
and Computer Control"

Day 1 of Phase 3:
"Is the problem a bad sensor, bad wiring, bad switch input 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 3:
"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 3:
"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 circuit failure.


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 $45.00 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 DFW.

(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.
Students are responsible for their own evening meal.

Print out a registration form here.

Class size for a Phase 3 Workshop is limited to maximum 12 students.
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