Time charged for programming

Phillip Diagnostician Anchorage, Alaska Posted   Latest  

Hi as I am fairly new to programming I'm trying to find a base price for in terms of hours for Ford, GM, Mazda Honda, Kia etc. I realize that times can very depending on several variables but I'm trying to get a base time down and then go from their as needed. 

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Bill Owner/Technician
Jackson, Michigan
Bill
 

Personally i charge a flat fee for module programming on these manufactures, the fee depends if i do them as a mobile visit or at my shop... only line i charge additional is BMW/MINI and that is due to time involved on this car line as the entire network is updated and it can be time consuming.... Have you not done any programming ? your unsure how long it takes you? It does not really matter

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Michael Mobile Technician
Clinton, Utah
Michael
 

We normally charge 3/4 hour for mobile work. Keep in mind that the OEMs charge different rates for access. You will want to increase the charged amount for each car line. If you want a flat fee then consider that Toyota is around $65 for programming access. We also charge 1 1/2 - 2 hours for European cars. Keeping the software up to date can sometimes be a real hassle. Depending on how many you

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Rusty Owner/Technician
Oakham, Massachusetts
Rusty
 

it depends 😜 Disclaimer: I only do Ford, GM, Toyota, and Honda Plus non-CAN Chryco If you’re doing it mobile, there’s drive time to consider. Half of the time, it goes well and you’ll be in & out in 45 minutes. The other half of the time yer fighting with PC issues, error messages, failed flashes, spending time researching what options are on the vehicle, Fords with only one “good” key…

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Justin Mobile Technician
Herriman, Utah
Justin
 

I charge a flat fee for programming those makes also. I am a mobile service to shops in my area. Sometimes they just take a long time even on GM. Yesterday I had a 2012 Chevy Cruze that a shop I do programming for installed the kit from Chevy to add cruise control. The kit has a new steering wheel and clockspring along with paperwork. The process requires programming but only after you call

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Phillip Diagnostician
Anchorage, Alaska
Phillip
 

I have done at least 5 flashes with Ford and gm so far. Also I have everything I need at this moment. And yes I will be mobile. So my rate per hour will be higher and everyone I have worked with so far is oky with that since they don't have to leave the their shop or go buy the equipment themselves. Right now I'm charging 1.5 hours base for programming. And adjusting time as needed.

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Brian Owner
Parma, Ohio
Brian
 

Hi Phillip, I started my previous mobile business almost exclusively programming. This is one area that I have had tons of experience in the past 8 years ( GM, Ford , Chrysler , Honda , Toyota , Nissan, Kai / Hyundai) I only used OEM tools , part of our sales pitch as well . As time went on I continuously got better at learning which jobs to stay away from ( unless we were slow and needed a

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Anthony Technical Support Specialist
Kirkwood, Pennsylvania
Anthony
 

Hi Brian: Was something edited out of the video? The reason I ask is that CaI ID shows 8 calibrations but your paper shows 5. Or were you just blowing off the other 3 calibrations because there were no updates to them? TIA, Guido

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Brian Owner
Parma, Ohio
Brian
   

Hi Guido , I appreciate all feed back! Good call on the 8 Cal Ids shown... Yes video was edited for the following reasons 1. I was trying to keep the customers VIN from being displayed. 2. Foul language in the back ground. 3 ( the biggest problem LOL) is me being in a hurry. I may make another attempt at this video is it did not come out as well as I had hoped. My goal was to show that a

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Anthony Technical Support Specialist
Kirkwood, Pennsylvania
Anthony
 

Hi Brian: I think the video is/would be useful to people. If allowed, I would share it. While I go over these things in my customer training, many others don't know to look for a cal update, when possible, before purchasing a subscription, calling in an outside vendor, taking it to the dealer, etc. One concern that I have is the tool used, at any given time. In the example, as presented, it

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Brian Owner
Parma, Ohio
Brian
   

Guido, and everyone else as well, I made this today, still not perfect , however all cal ids are shown! youtu​.​be/ibsZJgIIRGo Click on the link, its You Tube so anyone can watch I would be flattered if others shared it using you tube.

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Anthony Technical Support Specialist
Kirkwood, Pennsylvania
Anthony
 

Hi Brian: Looks good. I'll be happy to share it. Thanks, Guido

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