The Fall 2016 General Meeting for the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF), which took place Nov. 2, and the NASTF fall meeting of the board of directors on Nov. 3 provided both insight and direction for the motor vehicle industry. Both events coincided with the 2016 AAPEX trade show at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas.
The NASTF Fall 2016 General Meeting featured a technician’s primer on module programming, “Take the Box Outta the Box,” which reviewed how to configure a J2534 interface device for laptop programming. Presentations also were made from NASTF committees, including Education, Vehicle Security, Equipment & Tool, Collision Repair Service Information and Communications. The entire event was webcast live and recorded for future viewing from the NASTF website, nastf.org.
“Take the Box Outta the Box” provided insight and instruction on J2534 module programming featuring Brian Herron, president of Drew Technologies; Kurt Immekus, service publications regulatory specialist for VW Group America; Rusty Brown, project engineer for Toyota Motor Sales USA; and Bob Stewart, manager of aftermarket service support for General Motors. Donny Seyfer, co-owner of Seyfer Automotive in Wheat Ridge Colorado, moderated a Q&A session to wrap-up the 90-minute session, which was recorded, intentionally, to encourage technicians in the use of pass-thru module programming. That video for technicians is available on the NASTF YouTube channel, youtube.com/NASTFdotorg.