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    Upcoming Webinars

    Volvo: Programming and Diagnostic Tools

    Instructor: Henry Merino

    Tuesday, August 22, 2023 7:00-8:00PM EST

    Course Description: A dive into Volvo and the Vida software and how to program Volvo’s. Learn how to use diagnostic tools from Opus IVS that can assist you with programming these vehicles.

    Topics Covered:

    • Intro to Vida
    • How to create your account
    • System requirements
    • How to install Vida
    • How to purchase a subscription for Vida
    • How to register your PC for Vida access
    • How to program or update a control module on Vida
    • How OPUS IVS assist with programming using RAP, DrivePro, LivePro and CarDAQ Pro devices

    Jaguar/Land Rover: Electrical System Theory & Troubleshooting

    Instructor: Alan Pham

    Thursday, September 14, 2023 7:00-8:00PM EST

    Course Description: This electrifying online course will outline the power management system in modern JLR vehicles. Charging system control strategies and electrical system configuration will be the highlight. The instructor will discuss the electrical supply distribution while overviewing pattern failures & taking a detailed look into the troubleshooting techniques for said systems.  

    Topics Covered:

    • Electrical system management
    • Charging system control strategies
    • Power distribution
    • Pattern failures & troubleshooting techniques

    Master Class LIVE Series: J2534 Programming

    Instructors: Brandon Mathews, Marlen Hunter, Teddy Jernigan, and Anthony Khamly

    Huntington Beach, CA: Saturday, October 14, 2023 9:00-5:00PM PST
    Dexter, MI: Saturday, October 21, 2023 9:00-5:00PM EST
    Commack, NY: Saturday, November 18, 2023 9:00-5:00PM EST

    Course Description: Join Opus IVS for one of our three exciting Saturdays full of information on J2534, programming, tools, vehicle brands, and more. This is a non-refundable, in-person training. Registration is $195 per registrant and includes a light breakfast, lunch, and training. 

    Topics Covered:

    • CarDAQ Pro & J2534 Programming
    • Domestics: GM, Ford, & FCA
    • Honda & Toyota
    • VAG

    Mastering Hyundai/Kia Diagnostics & Service

    Instructor: Mike Lavandera

    Tuesday, August 1, 2023 7:00-8:00PM EST POSTPONED - TBD! 

    Course Description: With this course we will look into technology information, tools, and service information used to aid in diagnosis. We will go over general diagnosis of Hyundai & Kia vehicles. Including, how to find information with guided testing within the service resources. We will also cover basic electrical schematic layout and diagram understanding. With completion of this course, we will have a hopeful goal of better understanding in Hyundai & Kia terminologies and vehicle layout.

    Topics Covered:

    • Tools, resources, and service information understanding
    • DTC analysis and testing guidance
    • Electrical schematic understanding and guidance
    • Basic vehicle layout and location

    Previous Opus IVS Webinars

    Toyota/Lexus - Common Failures & Diagnostic Strategy

    Instructors: Marlen Hunter

    Tuesday, July 11, 2023 7:00-8:00PM EST ***DATE CHANGE from August 1, 2023***

    Course Description: This course will outline several common failures with Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Testing and diagnostic strategies will be outlined for some of the more daunting common failures. Fuel trim failures and air mass sensor diagnostic strategy amongst other pattern failures with ABS faults, fuel injection system problems, and automatic transmission symptoms will be discussed.

    Topics Covered:

    • Fuel Trim & Oxygen Sensing
    • ABS & VSC Malfunctions
    • Direct Fuel Injection System Failures
    • Automatic Transmission Failures

    Mercedes-Benz Diagnostic Tools - Navigation and Repair Strategy

    Instructors: Dennis Woll and Andrew Libert

    Tuesday June 6, 2023 7:00-8:00PM EST

    Course Description: A detailed look into Mercedes-Benz Diagnostic Tools. This presentation will cover Mercedes Xentry, DAS, HHT, ISP and navigating service information.

    Topics Covered:

    • Blink code diagnosis
    • HHT
    • DAS
    • Xentry
    • Service information

    BMW Hybrid and EV Diagnostics and Service

    Instructor: Brandon Mathews

    Tuesday May 2, 2023 7:00-8:00PM EST

    Course Description: This presentation will outline the PHEV & EV models offered by BMW, noticeable differences between them and overview some common failure points.

    Topics Covered:

    • Past Model Line Up
    • Current Model Line Up
    • Highlights of Key Differences
    • Pattern Failures
    • Relevant Technical Service Bulletins

    Should Your Shop Invest in Advanced Vehicle Technology Repair Capabilities?

    Presented By: BodyShop Business
    Sponsored By: Opus IVS

    Thursday, April 2, 2023 7:00-8:00PM EST

    Course Description: This webinar will help you determine which type of tools, equipment, and expertise will fit your shop best and teach you the most effective ways to market your advanced vehicle technology repair capabilities. 

    Topics Covered:

    • Benefits of investing in these capabilities
    • Information on which specific technologies provide the best ROI
    • How to attract customers who need your new services
    • How to educate customers about maintaining these technologies on their vehicles

    Mastering VW Electric Vehicles and Audi E-Tron

    Instructors: Anthony Khamly

    Topics Covered:

    • VW Egolf – Introduction and technology
    • VW ID Platform (Vehicles Available and Coming Soon)
    • VW (MEB) Modular Electric Drive
    • VW/Audi Battery Technology
    • Audi E-Tron History and Introduction
    • Audi E-Tron  Platform (Vehicles Available and Coming Soon)
    • Audi E-Tron Drivetrain/Gearbox/Technology

    April 4, 2023

    Profitable ADAS For The Mechanical Repair Shop

    Instructors: Victor De La Torre

    Topics Covered:

    • Calibration - Demonstration and Documentation
    • Vehicles and Systems - Dynamic Aiming Procedures
    • Minimal Tools Required for Aiming
    • Brief Procedure Overview
    • Vehicle Preparation, Precautions, and Environment
    • Aim/Calibration Timing
    March 14, 2023

    Tesla Service Information - Diagnostic Strategies

    Instructors: Aaron Jones & Brandon Mathews

    Topics Covered:

    • Tesla Service Documents and Wiring Diagrams - Access and Subscription
    • Tesla Parts Catalog - Access and Application
    • Tesla Cabling - Wiring and Where It Goes
    • Tesla Toolbox - Using and Understanding

    February 21, 2023

    DriveSafe™ Scan Report Analysis 101

    Instructor: Bob Pattengale

    Scanning is easy, only a few taps on the screen and a scan report is produced. The next step is unleashing the valuable scan data contained within your report to assist you in building your repair estimate.

    This webinar will introduce a simple, easy to follow scan report review process. The great part, you don’t have to be a technical person to take advantage of this process.

    Topics Covered:

    • Learn 60 Second First Glance Technique
    • Fault Code Structure Overview
    • How to Access the Complete Report for Review
    • Service Information Content Review
    • How to Build a Next Steps Repair Plan

    July 29, 2022

    DriveSafe™ Opus IVS Additional Services

    Instructor: Chip Winslow

    This webinar dives into capabilities to perform ADAS calibrations, program modules, and options for diagnostic assistance. As an Opus customer, all of these functions are available to you and can be utilized to help streamline your repair process while minimizing reliance on outside services.

    Topics Covered:

    • Opus IVS Collision Diagnostic Team
    • Request Help Option Review
    • Programming Support Options
    • ADAS Calibration Review

    June 24, 2022

    DriveSafe™ Scanning & Workflow Overview

    Instructor: Bob Pattengale

    This webinar is designed to take collision industry customers through various ways to better utilize their DriveSafe tool. 

    Topics Covered:

    • Tool Functionality & Ease of Use
    • Scanning Strategy
    • Data Analysis
    • Overview of IVSWizard™
    • Opus IVS Diagnostics
    • Remote Expert Support & Service

    April 26, 2022

    Reducing the Risk of Failed Programming on BMW Vehicles

    Instructor: Brandon Mathews

    Even with ISTA and ICOM, risk of BMW programming failure is still significant. This webinar will focus on selective module programming using DrivePro CIP.

    Topics Covered:

    • Explanation of CIP
    • Online vs. Offline Vehicle Programming
    • How to Avoid Common Programming Failures
    • Customizing​​​​​​​ a Measures Plan
    • Retrofits
    • Activation Codes

    March 4, 2021

    Hyundai/KIA GDI Training

    Instructor: Drew Hernandez

    In this technical webinar you will learn methods of how to test the high-pressure pump on Hyundai/KIA GDI engines.

    Topics Covered:

    • Theta II Motors
    • GDI Operations
    • Common Failures & Testing

    February 17, 2021

    JLR Start/Stop Systems

    Instructor: Alan Pham

    In this technical webinar you will gain a better understanding of Jaguar/Land Rover auto stop/start systems.

    Topics Covered:

    • 2 Different Power Management Configurations​
    • Dual Battery Systems from 2013 to 2015​
    • Single Battery Systems from 201​​​​​​​6 to Current

    February 3, 2021

    VW/Audi Crankcase Breather Systems

    Instructor: Andrew Gold

    Topics Covered:

    • Description and Operation
    • Diagnostic Tips
    • Fault Descriptions and TSB's
    • Turbo vs Naturally Aspirated
    January 21, 2021

    GM SPS: Before Your Start

    Instructor: Bill Elvy

    Topics Covered:

    • How to Properly Prepare the Vehicle for Programming
    • What to do After Performing a Programming
    • Battery Condition and Correct Battery for the System
    • Nominal System Voltage Check
    • Battery Testing
    • Charging and Maintaining Equipment

    January 13, 2021

    VW/Audi Fuel Systems

    Instructor: Andrew Gold

    Topics Covered:

    • High and Low Pressure Systems
    • Differences Between External and Internal Fuel Systems
    • Returnless Fuel System
    • E85 Systems with Cold Start Injector
    • Operation & Failure of Components Discussion
      • Transfer Fuel Pump
      • Fuel Pump Control Modules
      • Mechanical Fuel Pump
      • HPFP Pressure Regulating Valve
      • Fuel Injectors

    December 16, 2020

    Advanced Ford Programming

    Instructor: Chris Snyder

    Topics Covered:

    • Understanding Ford PATS Systems
    • Used Module Programming
    • Overwriting As-Built Data
    • Forcing Calibrations
    • Brief Intro to FDRS

    December 9, 2020

    Intro to Ford Programming

    Instructor: Henry Merino

    Topics Covered:

    • Introduction to Ford FJDS Programming Software
    • How to Register and Purchase FJDS Software
    • How to Program and Update a 2010 Ford Expedition
    • How to enter Solenoid Strategy and Body ID on the ​Transmission

    November 23, 2020

    2 Diagnostic Case Studies:

    Timing Problem and Crank No Start

    Explore two case studies presented by IVS 360 support technicians Chris Martino and Chris Snyder.  These scenarios will help you sharpen your diagnostic skills.  Our techs will explore each case study step-by-step, asking questions and analyzing each other’s techniques and diagnostic process along the way.

    Case Study 1: 2005 Mazda RX-8 Crank No Start

    Presented by: Chris Snyder

    Mazda RX-8s sometimes have issues with crank no start conditions. Mazda has some TSB’s for faster spinning starters, dechoke procedures and compression testing.  But what should you do when none of that seems relevant?

    Case Study 2: 2008 Audi S8 - Timing Problem & No Service Information

    Presented by: Chris Martino

    Come along a strange and exciting journey with an Audi S8 with a timing problem and learn how to persevere over a lack of service information using logical diagnostics and common sense to come to a resolution.

    November 17, 2020

    Keys to Successful Vehicle Programming

    Instructor: Teddy Jernigan

    In this webinar, Opus IVS programming expert and RAP Support Center Manager, Teddy Jernigan, will guide you through the key steps to successfully performing vehicle programming to reduce risk of failure and liability.

    Topics Covered:
    ​​​​​​​• How to determine if programming is needed.
    • How to properly prepare for programming.
    • What to do after performing a programming.

    October 21, 2020

    Permanent DTC's: How Mode $0A Can Protect Repair Shops​​​​​​​ from Unnecessary Warranty Repairs

    Instructor: Steven Ethridge

    Learn how understanding Permanent DTC's and Mode $0A can protect repair shops from unnecessary warranty repairs in this 60-minute webinar led by Steven Ethridge, a BAR Certified SMOG Instructor. Most Aftermarket and Factory Scan Tools will clear DTCs and show a clean vehicle health report. However, in many cases that is not an accurate depiction of a vehicle’s health because it isn’t showing all the data. To get a complete picture we need an understanding of Mode 10 ($0A) and Permanent DTCs.

    September 30, 2020

    BMW Technical Training & Software News - June 2020

    Instructor: Brian Chaffe, Eric Scharping, Brandon Mathews

    Topics Covered:

    • New Software Releases
    • New Chassis Models Added
    • Known Issue Status Review
    • Review of CIP Requirements with Best Recommended Practices
    • Mini JCW Retrofit Coding Solution
    • IHKA LIN Bus Fault Diagnostic Strategy
    • Radiator Shutter Diagnostic Reference

    June 3, 2020

    Stubborn Monitors & Drive Cycles

    Instructor: Keith DeFazio

    Topics Covered:

    • What is a monitor?
    • Does complete mean good?
    • Why won’t they complete?
    • Forcing them to run and more!

    May, 20, 2020

    Lab Scope Basic Training

    Instructor: Chris Martino

    Topics Covered:

    • Installation & Setup
    • Software Usage
    • Buttonology
    • Basic Testing
    • ​​​​​​​Waveform Analysis
    May 6, 2020

    BMW Technical Training & Software News - April 2020

    Led by: Brian Chaffe, Branden Mathews, and Eric Scharping

    Join Opus IVS' legendary Head of BMW, Brian Chaffe, IVS 360 Technical Support Dynamo, Brandon Mathews, and BMW Technical Training veteran, Eric Scharping, as they discuss what’s new with the latest BMW Software Release for DrivePro ES, DrivePRO, Blue Box, and AssistPlus.

    Topics Covered:

    • The latest BMW Software Release for DrivePro ES, DrivePRO, Blue Box, & AssistPlus.
    • Detailed procedure for F and G series programming challenges.
    • The shelter in place guidelines has resulted in many vehicles remaining parked for extended periods and/or used for short trips. We will address some of the service considerations wit Tech Tips and prudent recommendations.
    • The Diagnostic Feedback program will be outlined and launched.
    April 29, 2020

    Honda Seat Weight Calibration

    Instructor: Keith DeFazio

    Topics Covered:

    • Purposes of Seat Weight System

    • 20 Years of System Design

    • Demystifying Factory Service Information

    • Manufacturer-Specified Tooling

    • Real World Tooling and Diagnostic Procedures

    April 22, 2020

    JLR Security Programming

    Instructor: Tom Morgan

    Topics Covered:

    • What are the “security modules”?
    • NASTF and the importance of licensing
    • Getting your LSID or VSP credential
    • Equipment: pass-thru device
    • JLR Key Programming
    • Legacy Vehicles Key Programming
    • Late Model Key Programming (KVM: Keyless Vehicle Module type)
    • CAN Bus issues for Key Programming

    April 15, 2020

    DrivePro ES Revealed:

    An Extensive Q&A Tackling the Hard Questions

    Led by: Kevin FitzPatrick, Mike Szollosi, and Vince Walsh

    At Opus IVS, we truly value our customers and understand the importance of transparency, which is why hosting this particular webinar was so important to us. We understand your business is going through a difficult time and we are here to help you through this temporary crisis, so you are prepared to handle the influx of vehicles needing service when it passes.

    Opus IVS can help you become the trusted dealer-alternative, with live repair guidance from OE brand-specific master technicians and remote programming services offered through the DrivePro ES.

    April 10, 2020

    DrivePro ES: More Than A Scan Tool

    Instructor: Vince Walsh

    Topics Covered:

    • Differences between DrivePRO & DriveProES
    • Initial Setup: W​​​​​​​iFi, Login, & Updates
    • Key Features: Buttonology & User Interface
    • Software: Asian, Domestic, & European coverage
    • DriveRAP: Built-in remote assisted programming
    • IVS 360 Support: Submitting Requests & MobileApp

    April 1, 2020