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20 September 2022
20 September 2022
Opus IVS™ CarDAQ-Pro™ Wins Motor Top 20 Tools Award

11-Time Winner, Opus IVS Continues its Legacy of Innovation with CarDAQ-Pro

ScanSafe,DriveSafe,Collision News,Collision Scanning,Collision,Opus IVS | 28 April 2022
28 April 2022
Michigan Body Shop Marks 75th Anniversary Under Same Family Ownership

Riverbend Body Shop

ScanSafe,DriveSafe,Collision News,Collision Scanning,Collision,Opus IVS | 28 April 2022
28 April 2022
Remote Expert Support Helps Keep Business In-House for Oregon Shop

West Hills Collision Center

Subaru,ScanSafe,DriveSafe,Collision News,Collision Scanning,Collision,Subaru Certified Collision Network,Opus IVS,ADAS Calibration | 23 November 2021
23 November 2021
Subaru Certified Collision Network Approves Opus IVS Diagnostic Tools

Opus IVS Now Deploying DriveSafe™ and ScanSafe™ Devices

Software Updates

High-Voltage Vehicles,EV,Hybrid,IVS 360 Support | 23 February 2022
23 February 2022
Safety Training Required to Receive High-Voltage Vehicle Support

Hybrid and Electric Vehicles contain potentially dangerous high-voltage components making safety the top priority when handling repairs.

DrivePro ES,Honda/Acura,ScanSafe,DriveSafe,i-HDS,RAP Kit | 28 July 2021
28 July 2021
Honda is Now Charging a License Fee to Access i-HDS Software

When any party accesses the Honda i-HDS software for diagnostics, OEM scanning, ADAS calibration, or flash programming a licensing fee of $45 per VIN will be applied, which includes 30 days of use on that specific vehicle.

DrivePro ES,BlueBox,AssistPlus,Jaguar | 17 February 2021
17 February 2021
VAG 3.127.18 Software Release

Jaguar 3.65.7 has been released on BlueBox, AssistPlus and DrivePro ES.

Technical Articles

Technical articles | 04 July 2022
04 July 2022
Mercedes-Benz: Coolant light on in instrument cluster and coolant pump over speed fault in PTCU

Models affected: Mercedes-Benz - all models with electric cooling pumps Issue / Symptoms: Yellow coolant warning on Instrument cluster and possible fault in the PTCU (power train module) “The rpm of component 'Coolant pump' is too high” following the coolant system being opened.

20 June 2022
20 June 2022
BMW engine management light on, rough running or will not rev up

Affected Vehicles BMW E9X series (2006 - 2012) | M3 | MSS60 Symptoms Engine management light on Rough running Will not rev up Various fault codes stored in the DME in relation to throttle body Faults 2B1F Throttle valve sensor, bank 1 Engine - DME 2B20 Throttle valve sensor, bank 2 Engine - DME 2B21 Throttle valve actuator pre-drive check, bank 1 Engine - DME 2B22 Throttle valve actuator pre-drive check, bank 2 Engine - DME 2B23 Idle actuator governor monitoring, bank 1 Engine - DME 2B25 Throttle valve monitoring, bank 1 Engine - DME 2B26 Throttle valve monitoring, bank 2 Engine - DME 2B27 Throttle valves, test of return springs, bank 1 Engine - DME 2B27 Throttle valves, test of return springs, bank 2 Engine - DME Possible Causes 1. Worn Plastic Gears Gears Worn   Gears Worn 2. Dry, loose or burnt soldered joints Circuit Defective   Repair Steps 1. Carry out a functional check Confirm the customer's complaint. 2. Carry out a quick test Quick Test 3. Check the fault codes stored in the DME DME Code 4. If the fault is stored for one bank only i.e. Throttle body pre-drive check Bank 2 (2B22) start by swapping the throttle bodies over from Bank 2 to Bank 1 and vice-versa. If the fault travels to Bank 1 then the cause will be the throttle motor itself. If swapping the Throttles over the fault code did not travel and change sides then the wiring would need to be checked and or repaired between the DME and the Throttle that is stored as faulty. If the wiring checks proved to be OK, then it would indicate a faulty DME but that is a very rare repair. 5. Strip the throttle down and check for wear in the plastic gears and also check for loose, dry or burnt soldered joints on the transistorsstrip the trstrip the throttle down and check for wear in the plastic gears and also check for loose, dry or burnt areas. See Images In The Causes Section. The soldered joints can be cleaned and re-soldered. The plastic gears can be replaced but the replacement parts are not from BMW. Only a replacement throttle motor is available from BMW. 6. After the repair you must run the Throttle valve actuator test. The DME will run the motors from min to max positions and will learn the end stops. To do this go in to DME >> Service functions >>Throttle valve group test >> System test Throttle valve actuator. Group Test Actuator Commands   7. The car is fixed when the engine runs correctly and there are no Throttle related faults stored. Tools Required Small electrical tools for stripping the throttle body Soldering iron and solder Parts Required Throttle body

Technical articles | 09 June 2022
09 June 2022
Range Rover Evoque 2016MY to 2019MY Diesel and Petrol. Fault Code B11DB-87

Technical Case by RobMiller

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Opus IVS™ CarDAQ-Pro™ Wins Motor Top 20 Tools Award
28 April 2022 | 12:04 PM
Michigan Body Shop Marks 75th Anniversary Under Same Family Ownership
28 April 2022 | 12:04 PM
Remote Expert Support Helps Keep Business In-House for Oregon Shop