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Nov. 4, 2016The Fall 2016 General Meeting for the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) on Wednesday provided both insight and direction for the mechanical repair industry. Both events coincided with the 2016 AAPEX trade show at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas.

The NASTF Fall 2016 General Meeting featured a technician’s primer on module programming, Take the Box Outta’ the Box, how to configure a J2534 interface device for laptop programming. Presentations were also made from NASTF committees, including education, vehicle security, equipment & tool, collision repair service information and communications. The entire event was webcast live and recorded for future viewing from the NASTF website.

Take the Box Outta’ the Box provided insight and instruction on J2534 module programming featuring Brian Herron, president of Drew Technologies; Kurt Immekus, service publications regulatory specialist for VW Group America; Rusty Brown, project engineer for Toyota Motor Sales USA; and Bob Stewart, manager of aftermarket service support for General Motors. Donny Seyfer, co-owner of Seyfer Automotive in Wheat Ridge Colorado, moderated a lively Q&A to wrap up the 90-minute session, which was recorded to encourage technicians in the use of pass-thru module programming. That video for technicians is available on the NASTF YouTube channel.

Additionally, the NASTF board of directors met on November 3, where board members gained insight from staff on the drivers of NASTF’s rapid growth in the past year and staff gained an appreciation for the board’s strategic priorities. A key directional element of this and every fall meeting is discussion and adoption of the coming year’s budget.

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