About Me

Ever since I was a kid, I was interested in fixing cars. I watched my uncles and other people fix automobiles and I always tried to help and learn as much as I could.

I went to a Trade School and learned how all the different systems work and how to diagnose them. After I finished Trade School I got a job in the automotive field, and worked there for about 2 years. After that job I went to work for Pepsi for a year, and then I got a gob at an Aerospace Company Test Lab.

Working at the Test Lab, I found my self wanting to work on cars. There was always an issue or a problem that someone couldn’t solve, and I found my self trying to help out. Eventually I would figure it out.

I started buying scan tools and other equipment and working on cars before or after work. Couple years later I got laid off from work, and decided to start my own business. Fast forward to now, people bring me cars with those problems that don’t make sense, or no one seams to figure them out. After some time all of them get sorted out, and the customers are happy.

I specialize in Diagnostics and Electronics in American and Asian cars, and some European. From Advanced Diagnostics to Reprogramming Computer to Reprogramming Keys. Resetting SRS or AirBag modules and Odometer correction.

36 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Im a retired Ford FSE, you have stuff the hotline is not even aware of that appear as good as published TSBs. Example: 2015 EDGE/MKX body creak.
    PRETTY FREAKING GOOD!

  2. I have 2016 gmc sierra hd with xm weather and traffic and seam to not be working right weather alerts will uncheck after a day or two and traffic will not audio alerts all the time any idea tks bill

      1. I know asked this once before but I don’t know if you have any access to see if there’s any updates coming out or already out for the XM traffic and weather for the radio for 2016 GMC Sierra HD

  3. Hi
    I had found your site to be a very useful source for current repair/diagnostic info on vehicles. Recent info has not appeared since the end of October 2015. Will you be bringing the site up to date in the near future?
    Thanks

  4. Hi There,

    Thanks for all of the great information you’ve posted. It’s fantastic!
    maybe you can shed a little information on this situation.

    I have a 2004 Olds Bravada that has never had the Analogue to Digital OnStar upgrade done. I have a couple of newer GM vehicles with 4G LTE and WiFi. The Bravada is just like new and low low km’s. Long story short. I want the OnStar activated. I’ve talked to 60 OnStar people all telling me It will never work again to sure we can send you a kit now. I went to a salvage yard and grabbed an OnStar module out of a 2009 Trailblazer. When I got home I said “I wonder what will happen if I plug it in”? I hooked it up, got in the drivers seat, started the truck up, Hit the blue button and I was speaking with a rep who then activated the “Trailblazer” on my account. It still works great except now I need the 3G upgrade to continue using it and Onstar is saying there is no way to do it. Even though it’s working fine now and the actual 2009 TB can have the upgrade done. On my account Onstar has notes saying the 2009 TB is actually a 2004 Bravada. My friend who works at the GM dealer took it to work with him and was able to re program the module so it has the Bravadas VIN in it. Now Onstar is supposed to be updating the Info on their end and calling him back in 3 to 5 days. PERFECT! Then I get a call from The executive relations office who is not up to date on the status of my vehicle saying that the Onstar will never work no matter what I put in it for a module. I’m laughing saying “so if I put a module in my Bravada from a 2009 Trailblazer it won’t work?) She said “that’s correct sir” I said do you see the 2009 Trailblazer on my account? Yes sir! Well it’s a 2004 Bravada. You can see that the Oil Life and KM’s are showing up as well as the diagnostics on your end? Yes sir! But it will never work in a 2004 Bravada? She had no idea what to say. I tried doing this the proper way by attempting to get the proper analogue to digital kit Part # 23235234 except it’s no longer available. York Electronics said the “disposed” of them all and no gm dealers have the part.

    Apparently my situation is blowing the minds of everyone. It’s almost 2016 and I can’t find ANYONE to think outside the box or ask a question to a human and not read me a scripted from a computer. The answers my friend and I have been getting is nuts! Yes and No to Oldsmobile! Is that a GM vehicle? We don’t have those in America!

    Now I’m searching on line for the upgrade kit which I found new in the USA for $400.00. So the only way I can get this done is by buying this kit installing and programming it in order to hit the blue Onstar button and say I would like my free 3G upgrade for My Bravada. That module is probably the same one I have in it now out of the TrailBlazer. Why can’t these people use common sense and be like ” the first digital kit is discontinued but the new 3G kit is available for your Bravada. I’m going to get one programmed to your vehicles VIN and ship it out to your dealership to be installed?

    Why is this soooo difficult?
    It’s making me want to rip the Onstar out of all of my vehicles and forget it ever existed. Not a large number of people actually continue the service after the trial runs out. I’m bending over backwards trying to activate a vehicle and it’s like no one wants to actually look into it. I know, My friend at the dealership knows and many others know that I can get the onstar working again but the people at Onstar can’t figure it out because it’s not an every day situation. I know people buy used modules all the time and get them re programmed to match their vehicle, what makes this any different?

    Thanks for your time, hopefully you might have a different approach for this.

    Anthony

  5. Vitaly,
    Can you help me in obtaining the GMLAN CAN TX Template (and address) for the GM ECU. More specifically, I wish to utilize a motorsports digital display with a GM Performance ECU from GM's Performance catalog. I have not been in obtaining proper GM CAN Specs to write my CAN RX template for the display.
    Thanks for the help…!!!

  6. Does Honda post the service bulletins for the public to review? I need a copy of TBS A14-078. I have a 2012 Honda Pilot with excessive vibrations that you wrote about on 12/29/2014. thanks

  7. Hey Vitaly, That really funny i always here storys about people get intrested in things, BECAUSE of there uncle

  8. Hi,
    I have a 2012 Buick Verano and after a rear bumper accident I had to replace the collision obstacle detector module,but after installing a new one the malfunction light on the dash is still on,at the dealership they told me that the module has to be reprogramed to the car and they have to reset and add a code..I was wondering if you are able to fix it.
    Thanks

    1. I don’t know where you are located, New module needs to be programmed, The dealer should of been able to program that module, unless the car was there just for diagnostics.

  9. I have to jump in and comment about a article you listed.

    VINs J & E were never offered for a majority of the cars listed here and came with only the “M” 3.1L V6.

    If it does apply to the “M” series then you might want to list that otherwise 85% of the cars listed there would need to be removed.

    Just thought you would like to know.

  10. Thanks for the tip on the poor performance of Bluetooth on 2014-2015 Buick Lacrosses and how to fix this. Everyone I talked to has the same problem with this vehicle. The dealerships are terrible and have no clue what to do. I live in Phoenix, AZ. Do you know anyone in my area that knows how to fix this?…thx.

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