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December 2020

Volume: 10
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ASP's 10th Annual ‘Tips from Techs’ Feature!

Tidbits of Wisdom Shared Among Readers

In our 10th installment of Techs Helping Techs, we have the opportunity to allow our readers to share valuable information, for the benefit of all. We all run into diagnostic and repair instances wherein we discover a few tricks. Instead of keeping that valuable information to ourselves, sharing the tips and tricks helps everyone in the service industry to do a better job. Our thanks to those who submitted their experiences.


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Social Distancing For DTCs

We’re all familiar with the “new normal” of social distancing to prevent the spread of a virus. While this concept applies to people, I wondered if we could equate this to vehicles. Yes, my mind does work in strange ways at times, and this is a prime example. 


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Safeguarding Chrysler Secure Gateway From Cyber Attacks

Protecting SWG Vehicle Control Systems From Hackers

Just when you think you have the automotive industry figured out, another curveball comes your way.  The automotive industry continues to change and evolve at an alarming rate. In order to be successful in this industry,  you have to roll with the changes. If you don’t update, you will evaporate.  


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Diagnosing a MOST Bus Code

When We Have a Failure to Communicate

Diagnostics can seem tricky and daunting at times. Just the sight of a “U” based code can be intimidating to even the best diagnostic technicians, but if a U0028:00 MOST bus code is set and you are dealing with the complaint of no center stack or no radio operation on a GM car or truck, where do you even start and what the heck is the MOST bus?


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