Hired Learning: Automotive Technician

Hired Learning: Automotive Technician


and today’s journey with the help of red river college is down the path of automotive technician today I’m going to learn something that students learn when they first get here which is how to deal with an electrical problem so joining me today is Trevor Trevor explain how I’m going to fix a very common problem in a car so we do it the students is this here is a actual brake light circuit of a vehicle and this has all the components external so you can get at all the pieces this way we teach them how to check each piece and we have three different tests for each piece at least okay so now that we’ve seen everything that the console app can do we’re gonna imitate an issue that we have in the car when something isn’t connecting so what are we gonna do we’re gonna do is we’re going to see how the circuit operates within the fuse is not it was not working it’s blown the little element inside is blown and when you step on your brake pedal your brake Lee don’t come on okay which is important because people will drive into you if your web sites are not well I think if we if we pull it out and take a look we can see if everything’s connecting properly okay so you can see the that fuse is still good because the filaments still connected so I put it back in there so the next thing on the list is the brake light switch and a lot of times in the industry to confirm a components not working what we do is we bypass that component if I pull this one out yep and connect it to hear the lights go on so that means my problem must be in here perfect so now we know that’s the trouble maker yep our program is based on no knowledge so we start right from the very beginning and work our way up from there everybody’s looking for experienced text and a lot of places are looking for introductory level text as well to get into the apprenticeship program so we took out some of the simpler problems like electrical issues but of course cars can have big problems as well and with them being so massive you need to get underneath so Trevor what are we gonna learn now you have to look underneath the vehicle we’re going to have to lift it up in the air unlock it and guide it underneath the vehicle and you’re going to position it under the sill now is the moment of truth where I press the button to lift it up now how heavy is this car this one’s probably four to five thousand pounds oh wow alright so now we can go underneath no wait hang on we got to put the safety locks on first oh that’s important so we don’t get crushed that’s right alright let’s go do that now there’s obviously a lot more to learn when it comes to being automotive technician but that was a quick glance see you next time


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