July 12, 2016—The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) announced Tuesday that it will present a 90-minute session on module programming with the SAE J2534 tool at the NASTF Fall 2016 General Meeting at the AAPEX Service Professional Program in Las Vegas.
The session will address how to use it in the business of module programming, an application NASTF found is unused by many service technicians who have purchased the device.
“Flashing vehicle control modules is one of the most necessary service jobs coming into today’s shop,” says Donny Seyfer, co-owner of Seyfer Automotive in Wheat Ridge, Colo. “Putting the J-box to work does take a little orientation. We hope this session will convince techs to take the box out of the box and make some money.”
Brian Herron, Drew Technologies vice president, will present the session, followed by a panel of OEM experts who will discuss J2534 uses and limitations.
“Shops may see as many as 26 light vehicle makes dating back as early as model year 2002 with the opportunity to use their J2534 device,” Kurt Immekus, service publication regulatory specialist for VW/Audi, said. “We know the SAE J2534 standard will continue to evolve and there are important differences between each OEM implementation to be aware of before programming is attempted. If a tech is already flashing modules, this session will prepare the tech to service an even wider range of vehicle makes and years.”
The NASTF Fall 2016 General Meeting will be held from 1-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, in Casanova 504 at the AAPEX Show.