IT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME—your customer makes firm contact with a parking pole or backs into the neighbor’s fence, and now the sensors and backup cameras on their Camry are damaged. Properly repairing a newer model Toyota after a collision means you’ll also need to be equipped to repair and re-calibrate the electrical components on the outside of the car. This isn’t a job for an amateur—you need to know the particulars to get these complicated repairs right.
If you’re a collision repair technician, estimator or manager who regularly inspects and repairs Toyota vehicles, you should consider taking Toyota’s recently reintroduced course 502: Body Electrical Diagnosis and Repair. This two-day instructor-led course will help any collision repair professional inspect, accurately diagnose and correctly repair electrical damage after a collision.
On day one, instructors will guide you through electrical concepts and circuit theory as you build simulated electrical circuits and measure voltage and currents in the classroom; on day two you will be introduced to using Toyota’s Technical Information System (TIS) to repair vehicles. You’ll put your skills to the test reading wiring diagrams and repairing wire harnesses, terminals and connectors. Once completed with these practical, hands-on sessions you’ll be prepared to restore a vehicle to factory standards after a collision.
Visit www.crrtraining.com, to register for class 502. Any Toyota/Lexus dealer or independent repair facility sponsored by a Toyota/Lexus dealer can enroll using their Toyota/Lexus Spin and dealer code.