Advanced Interactive Wiring Diagram Tips for Collision Repair
In the ever-changing world of auto collision repair, wiring diagrams have significantly evolved to address sophisticated electrical components found in today’s modern vehicles. These diagrams function as a roadmap for an automobile’s complex electrical system, pinpointing the exact locations of wires, connectors and components. The shift from old-school paper to digital diagrams is the new normal — and a necessity when it comes to tricky repairs involving electric, hybrid and ADAS-equipped vehicles.
So, here’s the key question: How do auto body shops stay ahead in this ever-evolving landscape of technology and interconnected wiring in modern vehicles? SUN Collision’s Advanced Interactive Wiring Diagrams are the ultimate tool for electrical repairs. Tailored for both mechanical and collision repairs, SUN wiring diagrams are as innovative as the vehicles rolling off the assembly lines. And best of all, navigating them is a breeze.
Why Advanced Interactive Wiring Diagram Software is Essential
SUN Collision has kept navigation simple and intuitive to help you easily and quickly find the exact information you need for an efficient and accurate diagnosis and repair. Unlike traditional paper diagrams, SUN Collision’s color-coded diagrams can be zoomed in and out, searched for specific components, and scrolled through quickly.
They include detailed wiring diagrams for specific components and for entire systems. From the main wiring diagram, technicians can access connector views, component locations, and even guided component tests.
Plus, SUN Collision’s wiring diagrams are continuously updated, so technicians always have access to the most up-to-date OEM information. With this powerful tool at their disposal, collision repair technicians are able to quickly and accurately diagnose and repair electrical issues, saving time and money for their customers.
Using SUN’s wiring diagrams has never been so critical or easy to implement. With these features and more, collision repair facility can be up and running quickly. This modern approach to diagnostics and processes will help build a better bottom line.
Even the most advanced collision repair tools are of little use if they are complicated to understand and operate. SUN makes using wiring diagrams intuitive and fast, so repair technicians can spend their valuable time creating revenue, not searching for details. Interactivity is the key feature that makes accessing digital wiring diagrams so fast and user-friendly. Navigation and search results that speak technicians’ language are how we deliver the most relevant repair information.
- Repair technicians can easily navigate to component information from within the wiring diagram, avoiding a secondary lookup.
- Component names within the diagram are active links that quickly pull up location, connector views, replacement processes, and other relevant information.
- Connectors, grounds and splices include highlighted wire traces and are presented as hyperlinks, making it simple to view related repair content.
- Wiring diagrams are highlighted across multiple pages from beginning to termination.
- Moving from one wiring diagram to another or simplifying complex diagrams is fast and easy.
- The system saves the last 10 lookups to make moving through the repair procedures more productive.
Thanks to 1Search Plus, if a collision technician can use Google, they can use our proprietary search engine just as easily — or better. We build our collision repair software to think like technicians to deliver the most accurate and updated OEM information quickly. Using familiar search terms like YMM, VIN, or component, technicians get immediate access to OEM data and advanced interactive wiring diagram tips from experienced professionals.
SUN Interactive Wiring Diagrams and Collision Repair Information
SUN Collision is a repair technician’s one-stop resource for best practices and the most current OEM data to perform safe and accurate repairs. When you partner with SUN Collision, advanced wiring diagrams are part of the package — plus the most comprehensive OEM data for nearly every repair.
SUN’s wiring diagrams guide technicians step-by-step through intricate wiring configurations—and the components and systems they connect. Whether you’re repairing a car with the latest safety features or a modern lightweight frame, SUN has you covered with every detail. Whenever it’s needed, your body shop can find OEM and field-tested collision repair procedures and much more.
Key Software Features:
ADAS Repair and Calibration
ADAS include some of the most technologically advanced wiring and components and require precise diagnostics, repair, and calibration. On-demand constantly updated OEM repair information for ADAS ensures technicians know how to keep vehicles and drivers safe.
Advanced Material Data
Steel composites, carbon fiber, and other modern materials are becoming increasingly common for body panels and other parts. While stronger, lighter, and safer materials provide many benefits, working with them after a collision can be challenging. SUN Collision helps technicians meet those challenges with the most comprehensive vehicle material data.
Body and Frame Repairs
Put the most up-to-date OEM collision repair information to work for cold repairs, advanced welding, and other frame repair processes. SUN repair information makes working with modern vehicle frames and bodies straightforward with detailed repair processes, including Recommended Steel Repairability Matrixes.
Paint and Finish
As collision repair professionals, we know that a safe and accurate collision repair is the ultimate goal. But most drivers don’t have the insights and knowledge we do, so they often judge a repair by the final appearance. You can’t educate every customer on the details of a professional repair, but you can make sure their vehicles look as good as new. Count on the latest paint and finish processes from SUN Collision to put the finishing touches on every repair.
In addition to the most current OEM repair information, SUN Collision includes a Common Repairs feature where technicians can access feedback and insights about common procedures. Enter a code, symptom, or component and get real-world fixes for many of the most frequent collision repairs.
Causes and Fixes
Accurate diagnostics and advanced wiring diagrams make tracking down issues and repairing them faster. When technicians use SUN’s detailed graphs and charts displaying relationships between codes and symptoms, even diagnosing multiple codes is made easy.
Top Repairs is SUN’s exclusive feature to make the most prevalent collision repairs more manageable. The collective knowledge from expert-based repairs in the field is an invaluable resource for diagnostics, repair strategies, and more.
Interactive wiring diagram software and everything else a collision repair technician needs to diagnose systems and components accurately are right at their fingertips. Plus, the constantly updated OEM repair information ensures technicians are ahead of the curve with the latest recalls and TSBs.
And because SUN is committed to being as innovative as automakers, we are constantly adding helpful tools like the newest automated Repair Package feature. The advanced systems and components in the latest autos are about as interactive as they can get—and your collision repair technology should be just as interactive!
Gear Your Shop for Success Today!
Advanced vehicle systems and components and all the wiring that connects them will continue to evolve and bring new challenges in collision repair. The most efficient way to stay in the loop with those advancements is with SUN Collision repair software that is just as evolved and easy to learn.
The fast-paced innovations in vehicle technology will keep moving forward, and SUN Collision can help your body shop stay a step ahead. Discover how the latest repair technology can increase productivity, reduce repair costs, and prepare your auto repair shop for the future.
Get your free, no-obligation software demo or talk with collision repair experts when you call 877-840-1973.
Chris Bonneau is the Business Manager for the SUN Collision product line. He has been in the automotive repair and collision industry since 2006. Chris has served in several roles at Snap-on, including Regional Sales Manager for the Southeast United States and Supervisor of the Mitchell 1 SocialCRM Marketing Services. Chris is also an alumni of San Diego State University.