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News   August 31, 2017   by Adam Malik

Combo kit for light, commercial diagnostics

A new diagnostic service kit from Mahle will help shops with diagnosing and repairing light and commercial vehicles. The TechPro Diagnostic Systems VDS Combo Kit can be used for mixed fleets and municipalities with a variety of vehicle sizes.

The Commercial Diagnostic System (VDS1000HD) provides the heavy duty market with the ability to analyze, diagnose and repair commercial vehicles. It provides more than 54,000 heavy and medium-duty fault codes with detailed OEM-level component and trailer descriptions. The design allows users to view and print log files, obtain fault management information, store and save data and review total vehicle health status.

Instead of pointing, clicking and telling a machine the type of vehicles the system is being connected to, this tool “automatically detects all the components that are custom installed in a commercial vehicle which greatly simplifies the repair process so technicians do not have to take additional time to find this information,” said Andreas Huber, general manager of Mahle Service Solutions

The VCI1000HD adapter is fully RP1210c and J1939 type 2 compliant, making it easier for technicians to connect with other OE diagnostic software systems.

The VDS1000HD offers bi-directional testing capabilities such as manual DPF regens, cylinder cutout tests and idle shutdown enable/disable. It can also run diagnostics on the after-treatment system, including graph interpretations and checklists to help technicians throughout the diagnostic process.

With a one-year subscription for the kit, users can use both the VDS1000 and VDS1000HD diagnostic software, which includes regular software updates.

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