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about electrical-electronics training programs
from Veejer Enterprises Inc.,
Written and developed by Vince Fischelli
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I bought a book vehicle electrical troubleshooting SHORTCUTS from you two years ago. I must admit it really help me troubleshoot most of my electrical problem.
David W., Papua New Guinea
My name is Charles Perkins we talked last year for a while and I must say now after reading you instruction on the 60 lessons, shortcuts and doing the practical lamp trainer and using my flip chart I am the go to guy in my shop. I work for the military contract side dyncorp international. Thanks for all the help and instruction. Even though my peers see me as the go to guy I still need to learn more. I'm about to re-read the 60 lessons and take notes again. I also left a comment below referencing your school of instruction just so young techs can get a chance at real troubleshooting!
Charles Perkins from my iPhone
They were talking about things you were Thankful For this year. Well one thing I am thankful for is you and your electrical training. Every tech working in the automotive field needs your training.
As I have said many times, I wish in 1975 I would have had your training. That would have made my electrical diagnosis a less stressful part of my career.
Vince, I appreciate all your training courses you provide. I appreciate everything you have done for me over the years. You are an excellent instructor, and a man of integrity.
Thank you and Happy New Year
Sent from my iPad
Hello Vince, i must tell you how Great your teachings are. I have understood Ohms Law after studying "THE" Course way more than any other book i have read .
Your Teaching is the Best one can ever have . Its AWESOME!!! I just finished studying the first 30 lessons and just thought of studying up to semiconductors and integrated circuits then i will begin my Hands On training.
Taurai Raymend, Harare, Zinbabwe
I Love teaching with your circuit boards, they are still the best way to teach electrical.
Russell Anderson, VTA, San Jose, Ca
TO: Vince Fischelli
Veejer Enterprises Inc.
We purchased several of your kits that included the Power Board / Lamp Board, the DC Motor Board, the Relay Board, the Wiring Harness board and finally the CAN Bus board with all the workbooks. My goal was to help those that had limited training on Electrical Systems and use it as a review for those that already had a handle on it. The initial Technicians were very happy to hear that we were going to give this class and came ready to learn. There were some stumbling blocks at first in regards to some basic terms, for example, what is the difference between 1.0 Ohm and 10,000 Ohms. By the time we were half way through your program, the “light was on brightly” as they were able to build on your well-structured lesson plan. We are already seeing improvements in reduced time diagnosing electrical faults and tendencies to parts-swap in an effort to fix the problem. Their confidence tackling these problems has increased to a level I never expected. I am already getting complaints as to it taking so long for the rest of the Technicians into the class as we must fit it in with our normal schedules. These are complaints I like!
Thanks for your program and support.
It is well worth it!
FROM: Emmett Thompson
Manager, Transportation Services
Pasco County Schools, FL
I own hard copies of Section 3,4,5,6 from your book Electrical SHORTCUTS and looking to get a .pdf format (.pdf became available in December 2018) to lighten my load as I travel around the world. Great references. Many of the principles and concepts taught in your literature have been invaluable at sea. As the saying goes 80% of Systems failures on vessels are due to electric issues.
Capt. Stephen Z. maritime boat Captain.
How I heard about Veejer - Pure luck, looking around on the Internet. I have been working on cars for about 30 years and have had a lot of training from many different sources. This course is better than any training I have ever had, just wish I had found it about 30 years ago. I am finishing the first part (Phase 1 Curriculum) and look forward to getting the next course.
Chris M., Los Angeles. CA
I want to thank you again so much for your training back in the summer of 2008. We recognized some of our own weaknesses with delivering electrical theory and application to our students. We were in an honest search for some answers, and your training was what we decided to explore based on reviews and the application that would be provided while in attendance. I can truly say that it provided a much stronger foundation for me as an instructor as I considered how to best train our students about electrical/electronic circuits. Our industry partners who have been the recipients of graduating students from our programs over the years, have been pleased with our students knowledge about circuits and how to approach troubleshooting electrical problems. The foundational skills and approaches to finding electrical problems in circuits that your training provided has truly been the best professional development that I have ever received as a professional instructor. I will be forever grateful to you and your foundation for teaching a logical and systematic way of troubleshooting electrical circuits along with the theory and application to support the concepts.
P.S. I wish I would have taken more of an opportunity to attend some of your face-to-face trainings while they were being offered. The one in 2008 was fantastic, and I give all our program's success with students in electrical troubleshooting to you.
Department Chair, Diesel Technology Programs
College of Western Idaho
Just wanted to drop you a note to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.
I can say, I am Thankful for meeting you and being able to say that You trained me in electrical like no other instructor ever had or has since we met. May God continue to Bless You
Many years ago as a young technician, Vince's courses took my knowledge of electrical troubleshooting and cemented them into my memory. I became the guy who fixed electrical problems. Later as a service instructor many of his methods and equipment techniques were in my delivered training.
No B.S. just knowledge you'll need.
Mark Spisak. Past student, College Level Teacher, Charlotte NC
I started out by taking your 60 lesson home study course. I enjoyed and learned so much from the home study course that I needed to go to Texas for your hands on class. Phase 1&2. It was during that freeze in DEC. OF 2013 When all of Texas froze. We all had a really hard time flying out during the freeze and I had to stay another week stuck in my hotel room. I want to thank you for your kindness when you asked me to sit in on your Phase 3 class and participate in the class. The education you provide to technicians has really helped me in my career and made me a much better tech. I just ordered your H-WB200 CAN BUS workbook to get up to speed on CAN BUS because all of our new fire trucks are running CAN BUS, my how everything has changed in the mechanics world. My boss always makes comments about a mechanic always carrying his lap top and not bending wrenches. Thanks for the kindness and the education.
Brett A., P.Fire department, Washington.
I recommend Vince's material. I had a high current draw (420 amps) on a truck starter and was able to troubleshoot it using V.E.T. SHORTCUTS. My problem turned out to be mechanical-a cylinder full of liquid, which does not compress!
I can't say enough good things about Section 4 of your SHORTCUTS. It is excellent. Compared with what I know now about vehicle batteries from just one reading of Section 4 I knew basically nothing before!
Bought the Shortcuts book several years ago and it (is) an immense help to my diagnostics abilities . The YouTube videos are excellent help as well . I recommend both to anyone in the automotive field.
I just wanted to say how much I appreciated my time as a
student in one of your classes, almost twenty years ago. You
influenced, and greatly changed my teaching processes. Not
only in electrical, but across the board in all of my
i would like to thank you enormously for what your training gave in my career and my personal endeavors. i didnt reach the high level as you and other automotive professionals i trained under. i did however excel much higher in the profession i chose than i would have without your training. i still, in my retirement, offer help and training to others working as automotive repair professionals.
thank you for your help
San Diego, CA
Please sent me 2 Shortcuts books.... Cranking and Charging circuits.. I really love to read your training books,
so clear, easy to understand..etc; thanks!
Ricardo V., Chile
I would like to share with you a recent teachable moment that you and your training courses have helped me and my high school automotive class fix a problem on a VW Jetta. A teacher came to us for help because she had no cold air from the vents with the AC on, so we agreed to check it out for her. Turning the ac button on....No Fan at the radiator and no clutch action at the compressor. I asked the kids what's missing? They questioned does the compressor clutch have power? They measured the voltage at the clutch and they found 2.5 volts and recognized there was a VOLTAGE DROP! Hallelujah!!!!
They traced the wires back to find out where it gets voltage. One of the kids said it can't be the fuse otherwise it would have no voltage there. Diligently they made their way back to the power distribution center for VW's. They found the problem was a burned connection. They measured from the battery positive to the one side of the fuse and had 0.00 volts and on the other side of the fuse they found 2.5v. They found where the voltage drop was located with their own hands and minds having a good solid foundation of what electricity is doing in the circuit. They replaced the Power Distribution box and rechecked the system and verified that the compressor was not drawing more than its specified amperage with an amp clamp. Thank you so much for all of your great troubleshooting training materials.
Heritage High School, FL
More than 25 years ago, I sent 2 employees to Vince for training. Both benefited, but for one it was life changing. He became so much more self confident, and today owns his own aircraft repair business, where he is known as the Airplane electrical guru. I was so impressed with the gain in skills that I went to the next set of classes myself. I was already an ASE Master Tech, and very competent at electrical diagnosis. Yet, I still found the class to be invaluable. Vince is the real deal, a true educator who cares passionately about his students.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Hi Mr. Fischelli
Thank you for the hard work and wonderful insights you put into your training material. I have learned so much from your books and videos online and am still learning! This knowledge is also passed on to our students.
FL (Seminole State College.)
I have been following you on you tube and recently (yesterday) bought your book Shortcuts. I like your explanation of things. I follow alot of auto electrical videos on you tube but they dont seem to go to the nitty gritty like you.
Great to read your thought provoking (email) posts. One point I would make is that on poor ground problems, I have always seen "weird" things, which to me indicate a ground issue. A few months ago, one the KW's came in with a complaint that the beacon lights were not working/very dim. I asked the driver if there were others issues also, and he said that when the beacons are switched on, the bed-up light (memory might not serve me well on this additional nuisance) came on. That indicated to me the possibility of a ground issue, which is what it turned out to be, as somehow, the console in which the beacon control module was located lost its ground. So I just grounded the module directly to battery negative - problem relieved.
You taught me well.
I am a Washington state emission certification instructor with a long background in vehicle electrical/electronic systems. I am promoting your flip chart to recertifying Washington state emission repair techs in my classes. These technicians of auto repair cannot even perform simple OCV battery tests or voltage drop tests properly. I hope you don't mind if I suggest to these attendees of the course that they follow First Things First prior to performing scan tool "diagnostics" I have had one of your First Things First flip-charts since the 90's. I think every repair shop should have one just to refresh employees on the basics.
I am here to testify that the First Things First flip chart has made me a believer!!!!
God as my witness, I have had two cases where I had 10.55 volts in batteries and fixed the problem with a new battery.
In addition I have had 3 cases in the last 6 months where the vehicles have had driveability problems that after going to a shop and being told they could not find the problem.....I diagnosed all three with the First Things First chart and all 3 had voltage drops on the negative side(bad ground contact at the block)
Michael B. (auto Teacher in Florida)
Just wanted to take this time to thank you for responding to my email. I also want to thank you for inspiring and motivating someone like me to become a more better mechanic and not a parts changer. I read your entire background and was very interesting to know you are a former "Devil Dog"....So from one Marine to another I close this with a big "OOH RAH" I wish I had an instructor like you when I went to my MOS school to become a Heavy Equipment Mechanic. Semper Fi,
Winthrop Harbor, IL
I purchased your book ("Electrical Troubleshooting SHORTCUTS") about a year ago and have used your techniques on my personal vehicles which worked very well. I'm an electrical engineer by trade and actually picked up a couple of pointers from your book such as the amount of recharge current on a battery. Since I found your book, I'm sure that others would be interested also.
Just so you know, I took a F____ Training course in 1994, I was still confused when done... In 1999 (or so) I took your 1st course (Phase 1), but I never could make it to the 2nd one (Phase 2). I have all of your material-circuit trainers etc. You really opened my eyes Vince.You have a way of teaching that really works-
Good Morning: I work for (a truck center) in Jacksonville, Florida. I want to thank you for the email news letter you post. The news letter provide GREAT training information that is not offered at Dealership level (it seems). With budget relocation, Technician training is not what you would like it to be and is not considered an asset to customer service as it should be.
Thank you sir, i have greatly enjoyed "The [60 lesson] Course". I once thought I knew electronics, now I know how much I still need to learn.
Dear Mr. Fischelli:
Thank you for this book (Electrical Troubleshooting SHORTCUTS), I look forward to learning about electrical/electronics on a vehicle. Maybe one day I will be as knowledgeable about this area as you are. After glancing at this book I will be purchasing the other books and test kits when I can afford it. Thank you again for putting this system together for people like me, someone who had a hard time learning about vehicle electronics. It is my goal to become one of the very best at electrical troubleshooting, thanks to your course I believe that I can achieve this goal.
Dean A. K.
I attended your (5-Day Hands-on Troubleshooting) workshop
around the end of March (2014) and learned so much. I
started using what I had learned the day I returned to work and
just got home with my A6 (ASE Electrical) certification.
Thank you very much.
First Post 8/1/2013
I completely disassembled this1966 Austin
Healey Model 3000 Mark III and put it back together over several
years. The paint and body work was done by a shop close by my
home in San Antonio. I did all the mechanical work including
all the electrical wiring. Yesterday I installed new and louder
horns. The new horns came with a relay. I used your book and
the information you taught me to wire them into the system. They
worked the first I tried them. It runs very well. I have encounted
no electrical problems I could not fix. You taught me well. Thank
San Antonio TX
Second Post -7/28/2017
I did make some changes to electrical system to make the car more visible to other drivers. With the LED bulbs, the Parking lights are very white and quite bright. I wanted them on all the time to act as driving lights as newer cars have. I was driving with the Parking lights on, which included also driving with the tail lights on. I didn’t want the tail lights on during day-time driving. Now the front parking lights come on when I turn on the ignition key and the tail lights are still controlled by the original switch on the dash. I also purchased a Brake light switch that is activated by the brake petal. This supplements the pressure switch in the brake line which required quite a bit of pressure to activate the brake lights. Now when I take the slack out of the brake petal linkage, the switch activates the brake lights.
Without your classes and the books I still have, I would not have attempted those modifications. After studying the schematic and making two straight line drawings, the actual modifications were quite simple.
Thanks, Lynn San Antonio TX
Just received my copy of SHORTCUTS and it's great, some
of this stuff I figured out on my own as I have some electronics
behind me....I like the viewpoints in the book, diag first, then
fix.....have an AA degree in automotive tech and electronics
is my hobby...thanks for the quick shipping on the book.
Prescott Valley AZ
Just wanted to take this opportunity to say Thank you for your
Newsletters. And thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience
with us. As for myself it has contributed in making me a better
tech and reduced come backs and down time. The knowledge you
share with us is something I never learned in tech school or
any where else. Thanks again for leaving us with a part of your
Your News Letter is GREAT. I wish more folks
could see the advantage of short quick lessons. You said when
I purchased the 60 lesson 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
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.
Paul E. — Helena MT
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.
Tekola G. — Herndon, VA
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!!
Mark R. - North Carolina
I have just completed the 3 phase electrical
course (Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3 workshops 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
Nigel T. — Australia
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??
Troy H. — Omaha, NE
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!!!
Michael T. — Alexandria,VA
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!
Casey E. — La Crosse, WI
awesome training material!
Brandon H. — Kentucky
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
Michael E. — Champaign, IL
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
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!
John D. — St. Philips College, San
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.
Jay Y. — Springfield, MO
(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!
Meyer F. — Brooklyn, NY
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.
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
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
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
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 Things 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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
Bob N. — Hagerstown,Md
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!
Richard H. — BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
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.
Ed Smith. — NY
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!
Dan C. — Portland, Oregon
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.
Jim W. — Houston, Texas
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
I can't wait for phase three and four.
Paul T. — Baker City, OR
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.
Jeffrey R. — Manteca, CA
Attended your Phase 1 and Phase 2 workshops in Hayward,Ca last
month. A very enlightning experience.
Mark P. — Rohnert Park, Ca
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
Dave G. — Phila P.A
Former Student 48 lessons completed
Dennis C. — North SC 29112
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.
Bob M. — Merchantville, New Jersey
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.
Jody C. — SKEETERS AUTO. CYPRESS TX.
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.
Jody P. — High Tech Trans. Houma La.
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--
Joseph A. — Chesterland,Ohio
Been a great fan of your training course im a at lesson 56 and
enjoie every articles (Lesson).
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.
Danny S. — Cape Town South Africa
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.
William W. — Deltona, Fl
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
Steven C. — Wakefield, Rhode Island
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!
John F. — Gordon Cooper Technology
Center, Shawnee, Oklahoma
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
Tony G. — Islip Technical Center, Oakdale,
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
Wayne S. — Inver Grove Hts.,MN
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.
Thomas K. — Cuba,NY
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.
Sean O. — DUBLIN,IRELAND
VINCE , I RECEIVE YOUR ELECTRONICS LESSONS BY MAIL.
AND FROM THEM I'VE LEARNED A GREAT DEAL IN DIAGNOSES .
THANK YOU ALOT
Ed H. — KITTANNING,PA.
Glenn Troub recommended your courses very highly
John S. — Great Falls, Montana
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.
Ted G. — Tampa, Fl.
I am a student of yours. "The Course" is a MUST for
tech involved in electrical/drivability repairs.It has
helped my troubleshooting very much.( ACCURACY!!! )
Jim P. — Stockton IL
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.
Terry N. — Cleveland, OH
EXCELLENT course!! Keep them coming. I have been taking the electronics
course (60 Lessons) 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.
Alex S. — Illinois
I really enjoy "The Course" (60-Lessons) and always look forward
to the next lesson.You truly are gifted when it comes to teaching.Thanks
and keep the lessons coming.
Joe C. — Towaco,NJ
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.
Andrew C. — New York
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! :-)
Dave C. — Reedsport, Oregon
I enjoy your training material. I have found it to be very helpful
on the job.
Kyle G. — Sandusky, Ohio
Hi Vince. Great site worth waiting for. Looking foward to my
last 12 lessons of Vehicles Electronics Training Course. Good
Gilberto C. — Houston
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