Bosch explores RMI Manuals

Bosch explores RMI Manuals

Last month in our guide to Bosch’s KTS diagnostics software, ESI[tronic] 2.0, we dealt with troubleshooting and SIS repair instructions. This month, we shine the spotlight on RMI Manuals.

In our previous lesson, we focused our attention on the troubleshooting prowess of Bosch’s Service Information System (SIS).

What next? This month we’ll be exploring Bosch’s RMI Manuals – an extensive library of technical support documents designed to give you all the information needed to deliver efficient and effective repairs and replacements in the face of an increasingly complex maintenance and repair process.

A library of original manufacturer guidance

Accessed via the ‘Manuals’ tab in the top navigation bar, the ESI[tronic] 2.0 software offers access to a range of original manufacturer technical manuals. Currently, the information from manufacturer sources includes brands such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Fiat and Ford.

It is noteworthy that not all the content included under the ‘Manuals’ tab originates from the OEs, however importantly this tab is structured in the same way so that no matter which manufacturer, model or system you are working on, you will be able to find a familiar level of detail present.

Bosch explores RMI ManualsBosch explores RMI Manuals


By clicking on the ‘Manuals’ tab you will bring up the full list of available manufacturer guidance listed in alphabetical order (Fig.1). The quickest and easiest way to refine this list is by searching by keyword in the search box located above the list. For example, if you are working on a fix involving the airbag, simply search airbag to filter the most relevant content (Fig.2).

Vehicle overview

The vehicle overview will always sit at the top of this list. By clicking on this link, you will get a full top-level view of the information available – from applicability of instructions and vehicle ID to a contextual menu capable of jumping you straight to relevant search items.

Component location

For any unfamiliar fixes, select component location from the contextual menu to bring up instructions of where to locate the relevant component. This is supported by a manufacturer diagram with contextual rollovers for added detail (Fig.3).

Installation and removal instructions

Once you have identified the right component for your fix, you can quickly and easily find step-by-step instructions to remove the old part and install a new one. Where available this is also supported by annotated and easy to follow diagrams (Fig.4). You will also find any relevant test instructions as well as any test prerequisites and warnings – such as the need to disconnect the battery or for specialist training before attempting the test or fix.

Electrical circuit diagrams Electrical circuit diagrams are the latest addition to our ‘Manuals’ functionality – bringing you comprehensive instructions and clear visual guidance to undertake any electrical work.

As Bosch continues to add to its library of original manufacturer manuals, you will find more and more models and variations become available. Making it a one-stop-shop for all of your technical remediation work and dramatically streamlining your repair process.

Next month we discover the benefits available when evaluating the ‘Actual values’ of a system – an essential source of information for automotive system diagnosis and analysis.

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