• Diagnostic investigation on a BMW i3: Part two

    Following on from last month’s case study, we catch up with Pico technician Steve Smith as he begins day ...

    Following on from last month’s case study, we catch up with Pico technician Steve Smith as he begins day two of diagnosing a BMW i3 that is refusing to switch to ‘Ready Mode’ and is displaying a drive ...

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  • Diagnostic investigation on a BMW i3

    Pico technician Steve Smith puts his EV diagnostic skills to the test with a BMW i3 that is refusing to s ...

    Pico technician Steve Smith puts his EV diagnostic skills to the test with a BMW i3 that is refusing to switch to ‘Ready Mode’ and is displaying a drivetrain error message. Vehicle information Manufac ...

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  • Fiat 500 fix: Engine misfires from cold

    In this case study, Pico technician Steve Smith describes the diagnostic techniques involved when faced w ...

    In this case study, Pico technician Steve Smith describes the diagnostic techniques involved when faced with a misfire symptom during cold starts in engines that utilise TwinAir technology. Manufactur ...

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  • Understanding the role of the resolver sensor

    When approaching electric vehicle (EV) diagnostics, it’s easy to focus all your efforts on the high-volta ...

    When approaching electric vehicle (EV) diagnostics, it’s easy to focus all your efforts on the high-voltage system. However, Pico technician Ben Martins argues that the low-voltage system must also be ...

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  • PICO tackles a Renault Zoe fault

    PICO technician Steve Smith confronts a Renault Zoe presenting worrying electric failure messages to the ...

    PICO technician Steve Smith confronts a Renault Zoe presenting worrying electric failure messages to the driver. Here, PMM finds out how Steve identified the root cause of the problem. Manufacturer: R ...

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  • PICO takes a look at a vehicle charging fault

    PICO technician Ben Martins faces a Renault Kangoo that is refusing to charge. Here is how he tackled the ...

    PICO technician Ben Martins faces a Renault Kangoo that is refusing to charge. Here is how he tackled the problem… Vehicle information Vehicle: Renault Kangoo Engine code: 5AM 400 Year: 2014 Symptom: ...

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  • PICO runs through a BMW fault: Part 2

    Following on from part one of this feature, we rejoin PICO Technician Steve Smith as he continues his bre ...

    Following on from part one of this feature, we rejoin PICO Technician Steve Smith as he continues his breakdown of how to locate the intermittent knocking noises coming from a troublesome BMW. After o ...

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  • Pico runs through a BMW fault

    Pico Technician, Steve Smith, takes PMM readers through the following case study that looks at a known an ...

    Pico Technician, Steve Smith, takes PMM readers through the following case study that looks at a known and documented issue surrounding a knocking noise from the steering column area of a BMW. Vehicle ...

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  • Pico readdresses a cabin fault issue

    With Pico technician Steve Smith zeroing in on the cause of excessive cabin vibration in a BMW 320D M Spo ...

    With Pico technician Steve Smith zeroing in on the cause of excessive cabin vibration in a BMW 320D M Sport xDrive Touring, PMM picks up where we left off from April’s issue. Here’s what Steve uncover ...

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  • Pico solves a cabin vibration problem

    Pico technician Steve Smith examines a BMW 320D M Sport xDrive Touring after the owner complained of sign ...

    Pico technician Steve Smith examines a BMW 320D M Sport xDrive Touring after the owner complained of significant cabin vibrations when travelling at motorway speeds. As a technician, there are a numbe ...

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