The direct link to vehicle manufacturer technical data
Which work steps must be followed for a major service? Where exactly can components be found and how are they removed correctly? How are repairs carried out exactly in line with the manufacturer's specifications? Why does a certain engine always judder when it rains? HGS Data always has the right answer for these questions and thousands more.
✓ Direct access to all approved data for diagnostics, service and maintenance
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PassThru is the direct link to all the necessary data for diagnostics, service and maintenance for vehicles according to Euro 5/6. OE manufacturers are required to make this data available. Ideal for quick and simple access to OEM data and the perfect addition to diagnostics systems to ensure that you are able to act at all times.
Workshops that are already equipped with mega macs 66, mega macs 56, mega macs 42SE or mega macs PC can of course use the corresponding VCI as a full-featured PassThru interface. Nevertheless, it makes sense to invest the small amount in mega macs PC x-Change as a supplement to the existing diagnostics solution. The main reason being it can take up to several hours to flash the required data from OEM portals. The diagnostic unit cannot be used for other work during this time, which often leads to a backlog of repairs. This costs time, money, and sometimes even customers. Anyone wanting to play it safe can get mega macs PC x-Change as a valuable addition to their workshop, and truly let the software solution do the work for them.
The PassThru function can be used with the hardware from Hella Gutmann Solutions on the following passenger cars from Euro 5 onwards, provided they are on the European market and homologated:
Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Ford, Lexus, Mercedes, Mini, Renault, Seat, Skoda, Smart, Toyota, Vauxhall, Volkswagen
The following table lists the web pages of some vehicle manufacturers and importers. This enables you to call up a specific web page and access the corresponding repair and maintenance information according to category 1 (general and safety-relevant repair and maintenance information) and category 2 (theft-related repair and maintenance information).
The following information and research has been gathered to the best of our knowledge. Hella Gutmann Solutions assumes absolutely no guarantee or liability for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of information and statements on the websites. Furthermore, Hella Gutmann Solutions is neither responsible for the links to the OEM portals nor for the content of these.
Using several different OEM portals on one computer at the same time can lead to complications. However, experience has taught us that some vehicle manufacturers can be combined. But this combination can also have a negative effect depending on the use, even of other programs. We therefore recommend using only one vehicle manufacturer portal per PC/laptop. The partition of a PC hard disk with separate operating systems would also be an option. In any case, the system requirements of the vehicle manufacturer must be observed.
The vehicle manufacturer/importer may request the following data for registration in the online portals:
Access to theft-relevant repair and maintenance information has been stipulated for the first time by the European Commission in the Euro 5 and Euro 6 regulations. Automotive workshops must undergo an approval and authorisation process in order to obtain this repair and maintenance information. The requirements are:
Vehicle manufacturers issue regular software updates for the electronic control elements of their vehicle models on the market. In order for a workshop to perform an update, the user must first download the corresponding update from the web portal of the associated vehicle manufacturer onto the workshop computer (PC, laptop, tablet, or other). From there, the update can be transferred to the vehicle in the workshop via "HGS PassThru". The overall procedure of updating by means of data transfer to the vehicle is also known as a "flashing procedure". In this process, HGS PassThru simply takes care of the data transfer from the workshop computer to the vehicle in the workshop.
HGS is not the manufacturer of the data to be transferred. HGS is not responsible for:
HGS therefore does not provide any warranty regarding the flawlessness of the items and data above, or regarding the functioning of the procedures above. If damage occurs as a result of the user not observing or not fully observing the information specified in item 3, the warranty and liability shall likewise be excluded.
The liability of HGS is limited to cases of intent and gross negligence. The latter exclusion of liability does not apply in the event of damage to life, body, or health.
A vehicle undergoing a flashing procedure must be connected to a separate external voltage stabilisation device (charger), in accordance with the requirements specified in the web portal of the vehicle manufacturer, since a shortage may lead to an unwanted interruption to the data transfer line. Before each flash procedure, HGS PassThru users must also ensure that