Just Cars+ Classes

Education & Fellowship between Locksmiths

Learn from the industry’s best during one of the Just Cars + classes. Stacy Hetchler, Andrew Alchin, Sean Preuss, John Dumont, Jeremy Phillips, Brian Suggs, and Matt Skundrich will be presenting classes on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Must purchase general admission ticket in order to attend any of these classes.

Register early for one or more of these classes which will take place Thursday, May 26th through Saturday, May 28th.

Just Cars + Soldering Class

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Course Objective: This course will provide an introduction to, practice with and real world application of identifying, soldering, and desoldering components within automotive electronic security systems. There will be a brief introduction to acquiring automotive data directly from storage devices within the automotive security systems.

Description: All the necessary equipment to locate, remove and reapply data storage devices in automotive security modules will be supplied for use within the course. This class is focused on the physical side of EEPROM work as it pertains to the removal of devices from the security circuits. A brief explanation of acquiring their data and a lengthy explanation of returning the devices without damage to the modules or devices will be provided.

Class Goal: Upon completion of this class each student will have gained 4 hours of actual hands-on practice desoldering, fluxing, cleaning, and resoldering devices as they pertain to automotive security system work.

Requirements: Each student must provide two working automotive remote that contains at least an 8 leg component.

Class Cost: $150.00 per participant

Schedule:

  • Thursday May 26th 8am-12pm
  • Thursday May 26th 1pm-5pm
  • Friday May 27th 8am-12pm
  • Friday May 27th 1pm-5pm
  • Saturday May 28th 8am-12pm
  • Saturday May 28th 1pm-5pm

Just Cars + EEPROM Class

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Required Prerequisites: Each student is required to have either taken the Just Cars+ Soldering Class or a working knowledge and experience with soldering as it pertains to microelectronics. A signed affidavit attesting to the student’s soldering proficiency will be required in lieu of taking the Just Cars+ Soldering Class.

Objective: This course will provide an introduction to identifying data storage devices and the use of real world equipment to acquire, read, modify, and reprogram these devices with the goal of producing transponders to start vehicles economically.

Description: The class we will begin with simple in circuit examples of reading EEPROMs. It will then move on to removing EEPROMs from the circuit, reading them with multiple pieces of equipment and then modifying the data. The latest available equipment will be used to produce a transponder that will ultimately be able to start vehicles including water recreational vehicles and motorcycles. With the manufacturers increasing security and the increase in diagnostic equipment costs and fees to use said equipment, EEPROM work may be the last hope to produce keys for cars in the future.

Class Goal: With provided equipment, students will gain actual hands-on experience of how transponders work at a computer level and with the knowledge to proceed into the future of automotive key generation. This class will instill confidence in the student’s ability to continue profiting with key generation and with very little capital equipment investment.

Note: Students are also encouraged to bring real world modules and transponder containing electronics from cars and motorcycles for use in the class. It should be kept in mind that the more legs a device has, the more time it will take to desolder said device. Please keep in mind that if components are removed in advance, that there will be no way of inspecting your work.

Class Cost: $150.00 per participant

Schedule:

  • Thursday May 26th 8am-12pm
  • Thursday May 26th 1pm-5pm
  • Friday May 27th 8am-12pm
  • Friday May 27th 1pm-5pm
  • Saturday May 28th 8am-12pm
  • Saturday May 28th 1pm-5pm

Just Cars + How to use J2534 passthrough & more

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Objective: Gain a better understanding of the ins and outs of the j2534 passthrough device.

Description: Ever had a call about programming a module and didn’t know what that entailed? Do you own a J2534 device but don’t know what other equipment is needed? Want to know how the J2534 can enhance your business and if it’s a good fit? Well, then this course is for you! This course will answer these questions while also covering the history of J2534 and addressing several other common questions about the J2534.

Once we have the basics, we will move into each domestic OEM: how to sign-up, install, log in and program vehicles. Using real-life examples, we will cover how to use OEM service information to find what is needed to install a new module. We will go over some of the more advanced problems that arise, equipping you with a trouble-shooting ability useful in the field.

At the end of this course, you will understand the risk vs. reward of using the J2534, allowing you to determine if programming is right for your business.

Class Cost: $250.00 per participant

Schedule:

  • Thursday May 26th 8am-12pm
  • Thursday May 26th 1pm-5pm
  • Friday May 27th 8am-12pm

Just Cars + EEPROM Work- Understanding Memory & Microcontrollers in Vehicle Modules

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Objective: EEPROM Work- Understanding Memory & Microcontrollers in Vehicle Modules.

Description: The first part of the class will start with the basics of all memory parts. This includes EPROMs and EEPROMS. The following will be covered relating to memory.

  • Where did all this memory stuff start? In the beginning all memory parts were parallel.
  • What is the basic architecture of a memory part?
  • What is a bit, byte and word? What is an address and how does it relate?
  • If everything is binary why do we use HEX?-What’s the difference between an EPROM and an EEPROM?
  • Why is a Flash EPROM different from a non-flash part?
  • What is a serial eeprom and how to they work? What goes on inside?-EEPROMs can fail. How does this happen and why?
  • How does an eeprom become corrupt? How to avoid problem.
  • Why do they only have eight pins and what do the pins do
  • The three different families of serial eeprom.
  • Why are there 8-and 16-bit configurations and how do I know?

The second part of the class will cover microprocessors and microcontrollers.

  • What is a microprocessor?-What are the parts of a microprocessor system? (An ECU will be used in this example)
  • How does a microprocessor-based system work? What are the essential functional parts?-How do the pieces fit together and what do they do?
  • How does memory work with a microprocessor?
  • Why are there different types of memory in amicroprocessor system?
  • What is a microcontroller and why is it different from a microprocessor?
  • Where is a microcontroller used instead of a microprocessor and why?
  • Why do microcontrollers have so many pins and what do they do? (Immobilizer used for example)
  • What is the “crystal”? What does it do?
  • Why it is almost impossible to corrupt a microcontroller.
  • How microcontrollers communicate with device programmers.
  • Understanding a “secured” vs. “unsecured” microcontroller.

Class Cost: $150.00 per participant

Schedule:

  • Friday May 27th 8am-12pm
  • Saturday May 28th 8am-12pm

Just Cars + Advanced Binary Mapping

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Description: In this course we will look at HOW keys and relevant data are represented in the BIN file. We will focus on basic forms of encryption, understanding the relationship between BIN-OCT-DEC-HEX, and techniques used for mapping out a BIN file. Practical applications are the ability to manually produce keys or convert PIN numbers when existing tools let you down. Warning: This class will be incredibly nerdy. Prior experience of producing keys from an eeprom file using a machine like the Tango is essential. Do not attend this class hungover.

Note: Payment for this class will happen at the start of class. Since the instructor is unsure what the travel conditions will be, there is a chance this class could be cancelled if he is unable to fly in. We don’t expect this to be an issue but are taking the precaution.

Class Cost: $200.00 per participant – will be collect at start of class.

Schedule:

  • Friday May 27th 8am-12pm
  • Friday May 27th 1pm-5pm
  • Saturday May 28th 8am-12pm

Just Cars + Introduction to Electronic Control Modules | FLEX Programmer | BIN files and Basics Reverse

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Description: Engineering Software
Join us and enhance your knowledge in the field of engine control unit (ECU) and automatic transmission (TCU) reprogramming/repair. In this class, you will learn more about the advanced FLEX tool and all functionalities and file services available to manipulate data on ECU/TCU. What is
the difference between Master and Slave Tools. Learn the various programming methods available to read/write control modules. Step by step DEMO reading/writing BMW/GM ECUs.

Second part of this class is an introduction to BIN files, various kinds of memory storage devices, hex editor softwares and how to create modules for various solutions such as ISN change, VIN update and more for future reference, using a special BIN MAP software. This section will give you a better understanding of how BIN files are structured, HEX vs DEC vs BIN vs ASCII, what checksum is and how to compare files and create templates to save time.

INTRO TO ECU + FLEX + BMW/GM ECU DEMO (2 hours)

  • Flex Programming Tool
  • What is an engine control unit, transmission control unit
  • ECU and TCU programming methods with Magicmotorsport tools
  • Usage of Magicmotorsport software
  • OBD, bench, JTAG, BDM, bootloader
  • How to use Magicmotorsport Helpdesk and products
  • BMW/SUPRA MDG1 Bench Read/Write, ISN (DEMO)
  • GM E92 ECU Global A Read/Write/Virginize (DEMO)

Class Cost: $100.00 per participant

Schedule:

  • Friday May 27th 8am-12pm
  • Saturday May 28th 8am-12pm

Diatronik Automotive Class (DAC)

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Description: Professional Training for 3 Days

May 25th – Land Rover and jaguar, key programming tricks and secrets, hex jlr and flashing modules and ECU, repair KVM and BCM, introduction of SDD and pathfinder and case study.

May 26th – Mercedes Benz, key programming, Fix EZS (164,w210,w203), offline SCN coding for different modules, introduction about FBS4 modules.

May 27th – BMW fix cas3+, FEM, Cas4, VVDI BMW functions, case study explain famous issues in BMW and the solution.

Remarks: Lunch included. Delivery of certification.

Class Cost: $1,200.00 per participant (Paypal :moeecucable@hotmail.com)

Schedule:

  • Wednesday May 25th 8am- 5pm
  • Thursday May 26th 8am- 5pm
  • Friday May 27th 8am- 5pm

Just Cars Auto Expo 2022

Arizona Grand Resort & Spa

This year we are celebrating the return of the show in the beautiful Phoenix, Arizona on May 27-28, 2022. The show and educational classes will be inside the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa. The show floor will be open May 27 & 28 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and educational classes are schedule starting May 26th thru 28th at different times throughout those days.