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How To: Build Sheet Data

Toyota’s Technical Information System (TIS)  Puts Invaluable Vehicle Information at Your Fingertips

 

ADVANCES IN TECHNOLOGY ARE RESHAPING THE COLLISION INDUSTRY, from tools and resources down to the most basic procedures, so it’s critical that you know which features and options are available on the vehicle that you are working on. Use TIS as your go-to resource to quickly and easily find build sheet data for every Toyota and Lexus model, putting you in the know as you plan a repair.

Repair professionals, from technicians to insurance adjusters, can rely on Toyota’s build sheet data to provide specific configuration details, trim level information, and factory installed options and packages.

New technologies that add to vehicle safety, comfort and sophistication require repair technicians to be aware of each vehicle’s unique configuration. Today, build sheet data is used by shops in repair planning, and also by insurance adjusters in claim appraisal and settlement. Toyota is committed to ensuring that Toyota owners benefit from safe and  accurate repairs, whether the repair is completed at their nearest Toyota Certified Collision Center or an independent facility. Our commitment to customer safety is a priority and is the  reason we make Toyota build sheet data available to all collision repair professionals.


TECHNOLOGY

The latest audio, navigation and Lexus Enform technologies are artfully integrated in the dashboard multimedia display. An available 13-speaker Mark Levinson™* system is designed for the best cabin acoustics and includes Clari-Fi music restoration technology to enhance playback of today’s compressed music. On the road, the Lexus Safety System + suite of technologies combines active safety features to help drivers avoid accidents or lessen the consequences of a collision. They include:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist and  Vehicle Sway Warning
  • Intelligent High Beam System (IHB)
BODY TALK

Because the LC includes extensive use of lighter materials like aluminum and carbon fiber, collision repairs require special attention. In addition to the aluminum hood, the LC is the first Lexus to have aluminum front fenders and doors. It is especially important to not cross-contaminate aluminum with steel, or corrosion will form. When working on aluminum, separate tools and workstations are required, and bolts and fasteners must be coated to prevent corrosion.

The LC has an aluminum front suspension that also requires special attention. The strut tower is connected to the steel frame side member using Self Pierce Rivets (SPR). If it is ever damaged, the side member and the strut tower will have to be replaced – not repaired – and as a result they can only be ordered as one unit. For more repair information, please reference the LC Collision Repair Manual.

Repairing the available carbon fiber roof may also present some challenges. The Collision Repair Information Bulletin (CRIB) #189 outlines the proper steps for repairing carbon fiber clear coat finish. You can find it at www.crrtraining.com/CRR2/tech-info/.

Drivers are responsible for their own safe driving. Always pay attention to your surroundings and drive safely. Depending on the conditions of roads, weather and the vehicle, the system(s) may not work as intended. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details. *Mark Levinson is a registered trademark of Harman International Industries, Inc.


ALREADY HAVE A TIS MEMBERSHIP?

Log in to TIS to access specific configuration data for the Toyota or Lexus vehicle you are repairing. Interested in TIS access or attending Toyota’s Collision Repair & Refinish Training? Contact your local Toyota Wholesale Parts Manager.