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24 thoughts on “Service data doesn’t cost – it pays”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Lacy Kamuf says:

    Excellent video, however, I'm still not sure why a loose connector pin on a rear panel light assembly would cause the computer to not properly determine what drive mode was being selected.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars keith winterburn says:

    it's not just the backfeeding power being picked up by the driver as the reverse signal, it depends if the reverse signal is actually being used by the transmission control module as the actual condition not the requested condition, so you get a conflict with more than one signal in which sets the code

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joe Bledsoe says:

    The things that are hidden in software / firmware. That make no sense and no one knows about. Great work. I have chased so many loose connections over my years. Some are fairly easy and most are real bears in the woods.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TommyMacDaddy1 says:

    Me: How'd you fix the transmission?
    Mr. O: Repaired the taillight connector.
    Me: Hmmm…what?

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jay Baker says:

    Very interesting. I like your method and follow up.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars lee Kennedy says:

    Very nice video!! Thank you for sharing the knowledge!! God Bless!!!

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars J.O.A.T says:

    Always appreciate your in-depth review. Going off the beaten track like so many others do. And not doing what many shops do and fire the parts cannon at it.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jon Bingham says:

    Gearbeitet ONCE
    Import Mr. O. Lobed IT 👍your THE man!

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Daveunruh says:

    The Nissan keeps wanting the D.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Glen Johnson says:

    Awesome video, just goes to show you that electricity does take the path of least resistance. It is wild the way a bad ground can mess with the flow of power to other components of a circuit.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars cardo says:

    Let the countdown to a well-deserved 700,000 subs begin 👍🏽🔧🧰👊🏽

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 72xafalcon says:

    That reminds me of a car I owned a while ago, it was an ED falcon but this problem covered the entire range from the EB2 to the ED falcon to LTD fitted with the Smartlock imobilation system, if the high mounted brake light globe blew (burnt out) it would activate the Smartlock system and you couldn't start the car.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars CASKET BLACK says:

    Whoa whoa whoa! My guy, you forgot one little thing! "WHATS IT GOT STUNTMAN!"

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mario Alanis says:

    What was the ? 😂

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dog Alley says:

    What size t-pin do you use, i only seam to find large ones? Love you videos. Thanks

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MikeinCt says:

    Thanks for coming in today Fella 👌👍🍻
    You do good work 👏

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars BigE says:

    Water in the tail lights? I see this all the time . it's a backfeed through the tail lights. You can also get a transmission drivability problem because of water and the tail lights.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars cmphighpower says:

    Bolts were loose someone replaced a bulb and didn’t connect it properly

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Coughlin says:

    I heard you say kanueter valve and I cracked up.. I used that part name in the early 80s while working in the walmart service center. Our promotions gal came in with her new chevy nova ( the import one ) for a oil change. She was cute and I thought I'd give her a hard time. I told her that her kanueter valve failed and the main bolt keeping the engine together rusted out. She freaked out because she just bought the car. I let her rant for a bit and told her I was messing with her and the car was fine. I thought she was going to hit me. She finally laughed. Anyway nice find using your diagnostic skills.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tracty Zadorozny says:

    As a professional tech, identifix is useful some times like you say grain of salt but also sometimes the motor specs have more published info the all data (somedata) can’t speak for pro demand as we don’t use that where I work

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars GeekBoyMN says:

    Great job Eric, and I hope your Father's Day was amazing!!

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jose N says:

    Does SMA contribute any of his wisdom to these digital knowledge databases?

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars neil dewald says:

    Love watching your videos, a true automotive technician. You use your noodle, you're honest. I wish I was years younger and you needed help in the garage. I was a Chrysler,Dodge, Jeep tech for over 30 years. I saw a lot over the years and I can tell you are one of the best auto technicians. Thank you for your videos.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Smitty Smithsonite says:

    Now THAT was a strange one! I never would've guessed that in half a billion light years! Some great info there! I'm in that stuck-in-the-middle stage of my career. I don't get enough diagnostic work, or even automotive work in general to justify the expense. Now, some months I do – sometimes I'll get several per week … but at any moment it can go away for 2 months straight where I'm just doing tires and brake jobs, or just doing lawn equipment, chainsaws, and ultralight aircraft (How's that for a mix?), and won't need to look anything up. Wish they had an in-between service that's above DIY, but below full shop cost. Or a pay-per-view service like AllData. That's where I'm at! In diagnostic limbo, so to speak, lol. Great stuff as always, man!

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars uglysteve1 says:

    Hope you can rely to this. What do you use to clean off green snot from a bundle of wires. This could be product promotion for you. Thanks, Steve

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jerry Hatrick says:

    Not the first time a come across whacky shit like that in that tool.
    I felt the same. Like wtf? Do taillights have to do with a transmission. And sure enough.

    I'm onto different things now I have decided recently.
    I'll always work on own and help a few friends when I have time.
    But im at 50 moving onto my true calling. Food in the summer spring and fall and And rehab construction in the Winters. Into spring starting end of fall.
    More Rewarding to me and more money less overhead.
    I love these videos and all the channels like yours that will keep me up to date on this engineering disasters caused by engineers being dicks due to their wives cheating on them with a mechanic Hahaha

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars roundman1972 says:

    who cares bout the cat mat i want the star wars bag!

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kakeeto Alex says:

    Your adage, "the money light.." never been so true!

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars john king says:

    Tail lights on a dodge truck have similar quirks. Sometimes it seems as if the routing layout was an after thought. Got very familiar with the schematics over the years out of necessity.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ieducs Wesps says:

    i used to have some trouble to untill i purchased for a fairy price workshop manual from somewhere workshopcarmanuals i dont know what,but it helped,more easy with many pages

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Josh Holder says:

    In Nissan connector numbers B=body harness. M=main harness. E=engine harness. F=fuel injectors

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Daugharty says:

    Good job there Eric definitely a uh a good fix and a good dad helper there. Dumb backfeed issues are really a nightmare at times and it pays to what things over on the old side to see if there is any issues other than the codes I've found at sometimes a non functioning piece or weird functioning piece will lead you to the fix so good job keep up the good work and pay this is all more money she is a good asset

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 1957Free says:

    Great video and wow I learnt a lot. Here in the winter salt belt . We lose ground s all the time. The road salt eats them off the frame or body

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Charles Dale says:

    Funnily enough, had the same problem on a 1977 Morris Marina. What's that you ask? Doubt if they were popular in the US, but in 1979 I saw one in……Altoona Pa. ! Moral of story, don't overlook the bleedin' obvious. To that I would add, start with the simple stuff…. Thoroughly enjoy your content. Regards from UK

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars howardsen666 says:

    Same thing with old 90s-2000 VW… set the MIL when both breaklight bulbs are blown.
    Breakpedal switch malfunction.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Gary says:

    In my experience they tend to work loose again

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Trucker Bill says:

    "just crank the engine over, watch me scream" hahahaha. I'm laughing way to hard at that. My other half has actually done that to me.
    Plus, I held a spark plug on a generator and got a mate to crank it to check it was sparking as we couldn't see it.
    Hell, it's not stupid if it works…

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars wayne smith says:

    hi Eric between you and ray you pair have got me out of some sticky situations with repairs i had some thing similar a few days ago with my trailer lights what it turned out to be was a loose wire in the plug that had frayed and was touching other connectors 30 min later all fixed without a service call saved me some big $$$

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don W says:

    That was a weird scenario and i would never have dreamed to look in the tail light harness. I am sure you would have found the issue with the identi fix but the time you saved by checking out what a prior fella had posted as his fix..thats priceless. And the drag test…you think of all the connections in a wiring harness and everything is just so but if there is one teensy bit not the same it causes problems. It really is in the details…sometimes finite details at that not to mention the 2 loose t/light nuts as well.. A great video Eric!!!

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mikespower says:

    In 1973, I owned a Datsun 240Z it had a drivability problem I could never find, until the small ground wire between the back of the engine block and the body of the car became loose. When I noticed the wire became quite hot I tighten the bolts and the problem went away. On the 1973 Datsun 240Z the battery ground cable was grounded to the body of the car not to the engine.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Burdine says:

    I so hate shops that SCREW people out of money… A BIG Thanks to guys that show videos like this and TAKE THE TIME to UPDATE sources like Identifx with stuff they were even too lazy to identify. Thanks, Great Video and a BIG THANKS to @Rainman Ray's Repairs for pointing me over to see ANOTHER Honest Mechanic who likes solving puzzles! "THE GOOD GUYS!"

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Larry Soliman says:

    there is corrosion that builds up on the board in the tail lights. I changed the range sensor/neutral safety switch first and to no avail, after I cleaned the corrosion off, didnt work. I replaced the whole taillight. BOOM FIXED. This is my aunts 2013 versa. There is a service bulletin on this fix. Insane how this is all wired.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Raul Pereyra says:

    Why did you choose Autel scan tool over the other options. Thank you

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars K Kiely says:

    Eric, did you add your fix to the Idenifix site?

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars quinton quill says:

    I'll be dipped nice nod to VGG eric love that guy too.