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By autotech-nath on July 2, 2023

Delphi Technologies has released a Tesla e-learning module on Delphi Academy, the first in a new series of brand-specific online training courses.

Coinciding with the new release of Tesla Model S and Model X coverage on Delphi’s BlueTech VCI diagnostic tool, the ten-part course covers vehicle identification, data, and parts ordering before moving onto diagnostic hardware, connection, and common jobs.

“Everything is a little bit different when it comes to Tesla,” said Philip Mitchell, European Workshop Solutions Manager at Delphi. “But garages needn’t turn away these cars, they just need to understand how they’re different – that’s why we’ve released this new Tesla module.”

Tesla’s browser-based diagnostic tool requires technicians to correctly configure a laptop or PC for vehicle connection. Further difficulties arise after successful connection as Tesla’s distinctive IT-based jargon used within the tool can be problematic. The new e-learning course includes step-by- step video guidance, walking technicians through what can otherwise be a frustrating and time-consuming diagnostic process.

“The first stumbling block workshops face is knowing exactly which model they’ve got,” said Philip. “Knowing if it’s a Model S or Model X isn’t enough because they all use different processors, and the method of vehicle connection will depend on which processor it has.

“And then you’ll have to get through a layer of Microsoft security if you want to use Tesla’s browser-based diagnostic tool. Unless you correctly configure your computer beforehand, all vehicle communication will be blocked, and you won’t be able to connect to the car.”

Those achieving a 70 per cent pass mark or higher in the exam at the end of the module gain a Delphi certificate and IMI Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit.

Delphi Academy hosts more than 200 learning modules with multi-media learning methods including interactive technical articles, videos and simulators for all levels of ability. New content is added on a monthly basis. The next brand-specific training course, due to be released in the summer, will cover PSA Group diagnostics.

Further information about Delphi Academy can be found at: https://academyuk.delphiautoparts.com/#/public- dashboard

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