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:
- Name and address of automotive workshop
- Name of employee (possibly also the e-mail address)
- Data for drawing up an invoice
- Proof of the sales tax ID no. of the automotive workshop
- Agreement to the general terms and conditions of the respective vehicle manufacturer/importer
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:
- Registration with the respective vehicle manufacturer in accordance with category 1
- Name(s) of the person(s) to receive access
- Copies of identification documents of the employer and the named person(s)
- Police clearance documents for the employer and named person(s)
- Employment contract(s) of the named person(s)
- Business liability insurance
- Automotive workshop address
- Approval for building to be used as an automotive workshop
- Compliance with administrative processes