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AUT 652 - Adv Automotive Electricity

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 4
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Provides instruction in the diagnosis, repair and service of electrical and electronic components found on current vehicles.
Prerequisite OR Corequisite: AUT 615  
Competencies
  1. Perform electrical checks using test equipment.
    1. Demonstrate voltmeter use.
    2. Measure current with an ammeter.
    3. Check resistance with an ohmmeter.
    4. check electrical circuits with a test lamp.
    5. Use fused jumper wires.
  2. Analyze microprocessor operation.
    1. List types of memory.
    2. Explain digital signals.
    3. Describe multiple processor communication protocols.
    4. Recognize analog inputs.
    5. Summarize digital outputs.
    6. Identify sources of EMI/RFI.
  3. Identify microprocessor controlled systems.
    1. Examine processor controlled charging systems.
    2. Recognize processor controlled starter circuits.
    3. Identify processor controlled lighting circuits.
    4. Examine processor controlled power windows and locks.
  4. Interpret electrical service information.
    1. Perform a system functional check.
    2. Use principles of electricity for a diagnostic strategy.
    3. Incorporate wiring diagrams as a diagnostic resource.
    4. Use component locator charts.
    5. Locate terminal and connector cavity views.
    6. Interpret circuit description and operation.
    7. Look up power distribution.
    8. Trace ground distribution.
    9. Follow diagnostic flow charts.
    10. Make digital multimeter measurements during electrical diagnosis.
    11. Inspect and test fuses, fusible links, and circuit breakers.
    12. Inspect and test switches, connectors, and solid state devices.
    13. Locate shorts, opens, and hi resistance in circuits.
    14. Determine necessary repairs.
  5. Diagnose and service vehicle lighting systems.
    1. Diagnose the cause of improper headlamp circuit operation.
    2. Inspect, replace and aim headlamps and bulbs.
    3. Diagnose incorrect turn/hazard lamp operation.
    4. Discuss high intensity discharge headlamp operation.
    5. Check operation of brake lamp system.
    6. Determine necessary action.
  6. Diagnose and service vehicle motor-driven circuits.
    1. Diagnose the cause of improper wiper/washer operation.
    2. Inspect and test blower motors and controls.
    3. Inspect and test electric cooling fan circuits.
    4. Troubleshoot power window faults.
    5. Diagnose power door lock faults.
    6. Remove and reinstall an inner door panel.
    7. Diagnose/operate body circuits with a scan tool.
    8. Check for module communication errors with a scan tool.
    9. Determine necessary action.
  7. Diagnose and service assorted circuits.
    1. Inspect and test instrument panel gauge and warning indicator circuits.
    2. Inspect and test gauge and warning indicator sending units and related wiring circuits.
    3. Inspect and test digital instrument cluster circuits.
    4. Diagnose incorrect horn operation.
    5. Inspect and test theft deterrent circuits.
    6. Disarm and enable the airbag system for vehicle service.
    7. Determine necessary action.



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