VDR_Quick Reference Guide

TECHNICIAN QUICK REFERENCE
Vehicle Data Recorder
J-42598-B
VDR Installation
1.
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Download the vehicle information to the VDR tool. Then disconnect the RS-232
PC cable and the power supply cord from the VDR tool. For details, see the User’s
Manual.
Unwrap the DLC cable from around the VDR tool and connect the cable’s J-1962
connector into the vehicle’s DLC. (This supplies power to the VDR tool.)
Choose a routing path for the cable with attachment points for securing the cable
along its length and place the VDR tool in the vehicle cup holder (or another suitable
location). Wrap any excess cable around the VDR tool.
WARNING: To prevent personal injury, the driver must be able to locate the
trigger on the top of the tool without having to look away from the road.
4.
Secure the cable along its length with tie wraps, tape, or adhering straps.
WARNING: Secure the cable to the vehicle structure away from the control
pedals to prevent foot entanglement. A loose cable can entangle a foot and prevent normal operation of the brake, clutch, or accelerator pedal; and possibly lead
to an accident.
Checkout Procedure
1.
Start the engine, and press and hold the VDR trigger button for one second to activate the VDR tool. The indicator light on the top of the VDR tool blinks several times
(for up to thirty seconds) and then remains lit constantly to indicate the tool is ready
for recording.
Note: If the indicator light does not come on, check the cable connection.
2.
Press and release the VDR trigger button to verify the recording function is working.
Be aware of the following:
• The indicator light on the top of the VDR tool blinks to indicate the VDR tool is
recording. When the recording finishes, the indicator light again remains lit constantly to indicate the tool is ready for recording another snapshot.
• The VDR tool holds up to four recorded snapshots. Each additional snapshot (after four) replaces the oldest snapshot made. This means that you can record as
many snapshots as necessary, but the VDR tool saves only the four most recent
ones.
• When you turn the vehicle’s engine off, the VDR tool’s indicator light remains lit
for about five seconds and then turns off. This is a normal shutdown mode to
minimize battery drain.
Data Recording and Analysis of Information
Make a copy of the CUSTOMER INSTRUCTIONS side of this card. Review each item
with the customer and send the instructions with the customer.
When the customer returns the VDR tool, perform the data analysis (upload the snapshots to the PC and /or view live data). When finished, disconnect the VDR tool from the
vehicle.
Note: Snapshot data is not lost if you disconnect the VDR tool from the vehicle.
©2004Bosch
April 30, 2009, Rev. E Part Number 238236
CUSTOMER INSTRUCTIONS
Vehicle Data Recorder
J-42598-B
WARNING: Secure the cable to the vehicle structure away from the control
pedals to prevent foot entanglement. A loose cable can entangle a foot and prevent normal operation of the brake, clutch, or accelerator pedal; and possibly lead
to an accident.
WARNING: To prevent personal injury, the driver must be able to locate the
trigger on the top of the tool without having to look away from the road.
Operating Procedure
1.
Start the vehicle’s engine and press and hold the VDR trigger button for one second
to activate the VDR tool. The indicator light on the top of the VDR tool blinks several
times (for up to thirty seconds) and then remains lit constantly to indicate the tool is
ready for recording.
Note: If the indicator light does not come on, contact the service technician.
2.
When the vehicle symptom occurs, press and release the VDR trigger button. The
indicator light on the top of the VDR tool blinks to indicate the VDR tool is recording. When the recording finishes, the indicator light again remains lit constantly to
indicate the tool is ready for another recording.
3.
Be aware of the following items:
• The VDR may automatically record snapshots, based on vehicle fault conditions, if configured to do so by your service technician. The indicator light on the
top of the VDR tool will blink automatically to indicate the VDR tool is recording.
The VDR tool holds up to four recorded snapshots (most recent ones) from both
combined customer-initiated and automatic recordings.
• When you turn the vehicle’s engine off, the VDR tool’s indicator light remains lit for
about five seconds and then turns off.
• Each time you start the vehicle’s engine, you must press and hold the VDR trigger
button for one second to activate the tool.
• Recorded data is not lost if you accidentally disconnect the VDR tool from the
vehicle.
©2004Bosch
April 13, 2009, Rev. E Part Number 238236
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