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Evan Technician Louisiana Posted   Latest  

Hey everyone I have what probably will seem like a stupid question to most who are accomplished in the field. We are a two man shop, just my dad and I. I do diagnostics and repair and basically whatever else we have to do. I’ve been programming for a few years now but I want to dig deeper. I’m interested in learning more on the computer side of things. I’m not familiar with coding or things of that nature. I’ve learned a lot in programming domestics like what you can or can’t get away with or tricks when it doesn’t go like it should, but I want to be able to do more like repair ecus, learn to use different editing software and understand it. My question is what training should I seek? I’ve considered computer engineering but there are many different types. So which one should I choose? I know there are people on here who offer classes but is it to advanced for me? I don’t want to spend money on a class and have knowledge that I don’t understand how to apply. I know there are others like me that want to learn but don’t know where to start. Also it’s hard to work a 60 hour week trying to make a paycheck and stay current with the technology as fast as it is changing. I know this is a really vague question but any advice is greatly appreciate. 

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Rich Mobile Technician
New York
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I can help you with software at a good deal, I offer alldata, Mitchell, identifix, ido, ac delco tds, gds2, tech2win, databuss tool, vw/audi, bmw, mileage correction, tusing software, check engine code no report tools, diesel and gas free tuning , most are one time fee but ids is per yr and sps is per vehicle, most learning is done hands on, I suggest getting familiar with data buss systems…

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Michael Mobile Technician
Utah
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Evan, From your post I gather that you want to understand automotive electronics on a deeper level. Going to a trade tech or College to learn coding and programming would be great if you want to work for a company writing firmware or software. If you want to go to the next level in automotive programming, you could look at L1. Keith Perkins offers classes that go through not just the nuts and…

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Evan Technician
Louisiana
Evan
 

Thanks for responding Michael. You hit the nail on the head. I’ve checked out the all of the classes you’ve posted about and have been very interested in them. Yours in particular were the ones I was talking about being able to apply the knowledge once I have it. The tooling has been a challenge for me since I pay for it all myself , but I’m slowly getting there. I am looking forward to be able…

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Travis Educator
Utah
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I am interested in one of your classes. I see one available in Utah next week. What are the class times?

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Michael Mobile Technician
Utah
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Travis, Class starts at 8AM on Friday and goes to 4PM. Class starts at 8AM on Saturday and goes to 2PM. Sign up until 4PM Thursday December 15th. You can contact me by email. ….

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Matthew Owner/Technician
Oregon
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I think I've been where you're at. The industry changes fast and if you're a person that into the electrical side of diagnostics, and then programming it's exciting when you learn about even more possibilities with EEPROM and other kind of work. I can give you my take on being in the business for 30 years. growing up doing little tech things, dabbling in some programming, electrical and…

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Evan Technician
Louisiana
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Matthew you’re right. And I did make it Al the way through because that’s practically how I feel. And I’ve thought recently that ecu repair sounds like it would be another 40 hr/week job. So far we’ve been fortunate and found used modules to install or it was only on back order for a month. But this week I had a 13 ram that the wipers would only run for about 2 seconds then quit and wouldnt go…

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Jason Owner/Technician
Virginia
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If you work 60hrs a week already, its probably not worth it to you honestly unless your trying to replace the work you already do. It is time consuming, even more so when your learning. Not trying to take money from the mouths of the instructors with paid classes here but this stuff is easily learned through experience and self teaching as you need it . Classes would probably overwhelm you with…

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Russell Educator
Australia
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Hi Evan, Future tech auto run automotive software & electronics boot camps delivered by Dr Mark Quarto. It consists of theory and hands on practical, will introduce you to electronic devices, MC, software Writing, and software Coding. Have a look at their website futuretechauto​.​com/swbootcamp​.​htm…. I think that's what your looking for.

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Dmitriy Analyst
Ontario
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There are no dates posted for 2023, though…

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