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About hasoon2000

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  2. I'm a mobile programmer. The RAP service program is a good idea, until something fails. If you've never experienced a bad flash, battery dying during the flash, etc, you'll lose your mind. Whenever I go to a shop, I make sure everything is setup properly, ask questions before I even connect my scanner (why do you need to program the module, what was happening before hand, etc) and to make sure the vehicle has consistent power. If one thing goes wrong, there is a chance all the modules can be burnt out. I have a lot of OE scanners and subscriptions. Been doing this for a few years. I
  3. what year and model is the Subaru? Engine size? I'll check my Subaru software and see if there's an update for P0420 for you.
  4. I do mobile programming on the side for shops and small dealers. The good thing about have some of this equipment is that it also allows you to do dealer-level diagnostics, depending on the make. I can't think of it from the top of my head, but I have around 8 - 10 different scanners, for different makes/purposes. Again, depending on the make, you may be limited in what you can flash. For example, Nissan allows you to only to powertrain modules with their flashing software. On the other hand, GM allows you to reflash any module your heart desires. GM also has their dealer s
  5. Hey everyone. I've been talking about opening a shop on and off with my former boss/friend. My background: I use to manage my friend's shop (then, former boss) + other businesses. He specialized in European repairs. I used to run diagnostics for the Mercedes via laptop. We closed his shop down. Reason being, he's more of a shop foreman, than a business-minded guy. I'm an IT and business guy. I build out networks and computers for clients. He works at a big name dealership and he got me a job with him. He's a journeyman and I was a service advisor. This was over a year ago. I quit
  6. @Peter94, the Cardaq can be used for OEM diagnostics. You can use it for much more than just programming. I have subscriptions and what not to diagnose GM, Toyota, Honda, etc using my Cardaq. PM me for more info. I'm not a fan of using the snap-on handheld scanners and what not. Using OE or as close to it has been quicker, easier and more efficient for when I help shops.
  7. Be careful with the Maxisys J2534 programmer. They don't list what pins has certain manufacturer protocols. You have a higher risk of messing up a module with it. Also, if a module gets damaged, you won't receive support through the auto manufacturer (GM, Ford, etc), as the MaxiFlash isn't a recommended/approved device.
  8. This is a yes and no response. True, not all aftermarket scanners function the same as factory tools. However, I have around 7 scan tools for different purposes/functions, including OE factory tools. You have to learn and read about programming. Every car and model is different. Just like replacing a part on a car. Some cars require different steps/procedures to replace that one part. If you can get into programming, it's the future of the auto business.
  9. I wish I was online and read this. Could've solved most issues for you rather quickly. If anyone has questions on programming, feel free to contact me. If you need a laptop setup or need help in finding the right device to program modules, I'm more than happy to help. I'm located in Orland Park, IL as well, for those that need programming done. I'm mobile and program modules for shops.
  10. Introducing myself here. A little background of myself: Managed a mechanic shop for half a year. Worked as a Service Advisor for a big name dealer in IL. Currently program modules/ECUs for cars. I strangely fell into the automotive field, due to my brother. He's a mechanic, has a small dealer and shop. I just happened to be the IT guy of the family, setting up networks, computers, etc and learned to program modules on my own. Fun stuff and very intriguing. Possibly has plans to open up a shop with my former boss (shop that I managed for half a year) as he has the skills for diag

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