Campaign from Actia affects ICOM Next A


7/24/2018 10:53:12 AM
Subject: Attention ICOM A Owners: Actia Service Campaign
Actia GmbH, the manufacturer of the ICOM vehicle interface, has initiated a service campaign for certain ICOM NEXT A models. Please visit the following link to determine if your device falls under this campaign. Thank you

FROM: Actia site

Information about the current ICOM Next A – service campaign.

Of the more than 18,000 diagnostic devices we have delivered by now, only one special case was reported. This occurred under very special circumstances and extremely rare conditions. ACTIA I+ME GmbH therefore carries out a one-time service campaign in order to fulfil its duty of care. As a preventive measure, replacing the protectors including the rear panel is recommended. This is only relevant for the ICOM Next A device variant. Users of affected diagnostic devices are requested to contact ACTIA Service from July 2nd to September 24th, 2018.

Please contact ACTIA Service or your dealer immediately if this applies to your diagnostic device. After the action has been carried out, ACTIA or your partner will provide you with a corresponding certificate.

If NOT affected, you can obtain a clearance certificate.

Even if this unscheduled measure may cause you inconvenience, we hope for your understanding and your support in the completion of this project. We value your trust and hope for your continuing loyalty.

The service and warranty agreements remain unaffected by this service campaign.

Please check whether your diagnostic device is affected.



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New ISTA version, major improvements!

The new ISTA is very cool. They have made some nice changes! Files Download progress bar is up top now. Initial CAN map is no longer coloring modules with faults yellow. Careful! Programming just kinda started on its own! No key off/on instructions for technician anymore. New F series buttons allowing for replacing single modules by sucking out old codings/programs and sending to new! The new programming from ISTA saved us some time on this job. We just ran another diagnostic to check codes, without having to shut down ISTA-P and open ISTA-D! What did you all see that was new?ISTA capture

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Remote diagnostics and programming

Automotive Diagnostic Solutions is now able to remote into your shop, go through your scanner and connect to your car over the Internet if you own a VeDis II, i Scan Deluxe, WT, or a 3. We can also do it through most any J-2534 box, or factory device. No monthly payment when you do not use us.
Currently we can allow all functions on any Mercedes-Benz older than 5 of 2018. Smart, Sprinter, Maybach.
Diagnosis, programming, and configuring new modules!
We have current access to so we can run WIS and EPC as well as see all TSB’s and AKUBIS training video clips!
For BMW branded vehicles we are complete. Have been for several years now. E chassis cars require real ICOM, for MOST bus programming.
Jaguar and Land Rover is complete including security functions.
Toyota Lexus Scion all functions, no problems.
GM is very easy. All on GM.
Ford? Easy peasy.
Subaru requires purchase of special connector for Diagnostics, Flash write programming works via J-2534.
We plan to be full function on all Volkswagen Audi Group by end of year.
For Volvo we have a pay per play option with a certified Volvo mastertech.
Nissan, all programming. We can apply Consult diagnostic software if you have a factory connector.
Honda, full function.
Mazda, programming, no diagnostics, maybe in 2019.
On the brands listed below, we can apply a generic diagnostic and program via J-2534
Alfa Romeo
Dyna Truck
Isuzu cars and trucks
Mitsubishi cars and trucks
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Trade WT for i Scan 3 offers, going, going, gone!

Autoland Scientech has always offered generous trade in options for improving your current scanners.

We recently received this from Autoland Scientech USA main headquarters in Cedar Park, TX;

 We would like to notify you of upcoming changes to Trade-Ins effective January 1st, 2019.  We will maintain the current Trade-in rebate value until the end of the year.   Please prepare for the following changes listed below.

For iSCAN3 DLX and iSCAN3 Reg

  1. Trade-in with iScanII-WT, customer discount of $2000 will be lowered to $1000.
  1.  Trade-in with VeDisII & iScan-II, customer discount of $1000 will be lowered to $750.
  1. Trade-in with competitor tools, customer discount of $1000 will be lowered to $500.

     Please note, we are open to discuss the trade-in value of any competitor tools depending on their market value and research value for our engineering team.  We also welcome all inquiries, opinions and suggestions on this matter.

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Hubwerks new product release in Oakland, CA

Automotive Diagnostic Solutions had Tyler and Paul out to Oakland California last week for the “new product” launch of Dan Hubbards, Hubwerks! We are very excited to be representing the Total Lifting Solutions DC-TruTec2020-Pro aligner. This 20K system “blows away” the competitors racks that run closer to 30K! So don’t go “Huntering” around for an aligner that is not very different than what they offered 10-15 years ago, call us and lets get the ball rolling!

No Wheel clamps!

We also met with with Gary Palmer, Managing Director of Beissbarth GMBH,  and Danilo Nava the Global OEM Manager. The HUBWERKS T-16 by Beissbarth is another giant leap forward in Touchless Technology, improved by using 16,000 known coordinates of laser dots. The T-16 is able to project and blanket the tire with a target of 4,000 lasers dots per wheel using a type of diffuser designed specifically for the Touchless giving the T-16 instant and repeatable accurate readings.

Repeatable accurate readings are what others can only hope for. We have proved this by aligning a BMW on one machine and driving 200 miles to a different Touchless and re-checking. We were within a minute of the first one. There are 60 minutes in a degree. This is unheard of with current aligners! See an article with more detail at Linkedin!

For Mercedes and Maybach with Distronic!

The TruTec2020 is the only aligner that can show Romess CM 9606 readings on your aligners display. This is the only way to calibrate this life saving system after a front end hit. The Touchless will display these values as well after the June update is released.

Post alignment steering wheel corrections are no longer needed!

How many times on a test drive have you noticed the steering wheel is off?  The Romess steering wheel aligner forever eliminates the need to re rack and re clamp! See it in use on YouTube. This measurement value is displayed on the TruTec2020 or can be seen and controlled on your mobile device and used with any alignment system.

The MS670 Center Post Leverless Tire changer and MT869 ADTP are other leading edge Beissbarth products that Hubwerks is importing to North America. Please contact Paul at 720-291-7724 or Tyler at 720-335-3092 for purchase details.

Linked in article is here!

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Volvo ViDa live tech support

We have known Ron for more than 20 years.

Ron is a Volvo Master.

He has worked with the Volvo OE software back to the Auto Diagnose days!

Then there was VADIS!

He has been using the Volvo Vida PC based diagnostic since they released it.

Call our Volvo master tech for live VIDA programming support!

Ron Jonnson @ 720-431-9817 (fee’s apply)

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I do not trust Travelers Insurance!

We all pay our premiums on time.

We were told that we had good coverage, or we would not have signed up.

One of my customers just submitted a claim after his shop was robbed.

One of the items that was stolen was his $5000 diagnostic laptop.

It was had 10 Windows installs on it.

Travelers  offered him $250, and said “Take it or leave it! That’s all we are going to cover”

Please call and ask your insurance carrier if your assets are REALLY covered.



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Land Rover SBC brake release

I did not know Land Rovers needed this until just now.

Is in the i Scan-II WT as well as the VeDis II and our newest tool, the i Scan 3!

The path is from the opening page, vehicle diagnostics, Jaguar Land Rover, pick the model series, then the engine, next page look for quick service functions! There it is!

If you do not see it in your tools menu selection, you need to run our easy update procedure in order to get it.

For i Scan II Deluxe, i Scan-II WT, or VeDis II power scanner from 110 VAC wall adapter, or battery or OBDII connected to a car, wire LAN cable to building LAN. Find the “setup” menu choice, and then “update software over Internet” option and a couple more enters and it will update.

The i Scan 3 updates and prints wirelessly, or wired, your choice.

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Used Timesert kit 5600 Ford Triton spark plug triple oversize

We got this for Scotty’s Garage in Peyton Colorado.

Scot used two each of the double oversized insert and two of the triple oversize on this on one job and then returned the kit. It worked perfectly, truck is running great.

This kit sells on Amazon for $473. Buy it now for $350.

Call Automotive Diagnostic Solutions at 720-291-7724TS 5600_

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AVDI package #1

I have two of these to sell, this is a great deal. We ordered them as a connector for the Subaru Select Monitor software.

It works well for this function, my customers were not happy with it as it would “time out” and stop working if you failed to connect to the server monthly. When that happened they would call and ask for help. Not good.

We have moved on to another connector for Subaru that has no compulsion to connect to anything but Subaru’s.

So, two AVDI basic kits and one Abrites Key Tag Tool for sale for $600 each. A good way to start with the AVDI system. Please contact us by email to


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