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Upcoming Webinars

BMW Hybrid and EV Diagnostics and Service

Instructors: 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

Mastering VW Electric Vehicles and Audi E-Tron

Instructors: Anthony Khamly

Tuesday April 4, 2023 7:00-8:00PM EST

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

Past Opus IVS Webinars

Profitable ADAS For The Mechanical Repair Shop

Instructors: Victor De La Torre

Tuesday March 14, 2023 7:00-8:00PM EST

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