#passingsmogcheck #readinessindicators #onboarddiagnostic Technicians are required to perform an OBD II (On-Board Diagnostic) check during the Smog Check inspection. Specifically, the technician visually checks to make sure the warning light is functional, and then the Smog Check test equipment communicates with the on-board computer for fault information. If a fault is currently causing the light to be on, you need to have the malfunctioning component repaired before you can pass the inspection. In Addition, the vehicle stores information known as "readiness indicators" to indicate if the vehicle is ready for an inspection. If too many readiness indicators are "incomplete," the vehicle will fail the inspection because it means that the vehicle has not been operated enough since the on-board memory was last cleared to allow all of the OBD system checks to complete. This can occur if a fault has recently been repaired, or if you have recently had a dea ... read more
#wireharnessrepair #loosewire #problemsolved Today a customer brought in their '08 GMC pick-up complaining of the gauges going to zero and back up again. The previous shop couldn't figure out why this was happening. When this occurs there is a lack of communication between the computer and the gauges. We located the issue behind the stereo. He noticed the wire harness was loose and rubbing against the stereo causing the wires to fray. He also observed insulation on the floor. The technician repaired the harness and then reattached it. Problem solved. Happy customer.