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ZEUS Training Module 10

Applies To: ZEUS®

Guided Component Tests, Component Information, Component Tests



Welcome to Snap-on Training Solutions. This module is designed to help you get the most out of your ZEUS diagnostic tool, and covers the powerful information available in Guided Component Tests.

Snap-on’s exclusive Fast-Track® Guided Component Tests include a variety of resources to test automotive components for a confident diagnosis. This avoids replacing the wrong part and the risk of comebacks.

To begin, select the Guided Component Tests icon on the Home screen.

Guided Component Tests provides vehicle-specific component test procedures and information that aid in scope and meter setup. 

The Guided Component Test function also includes some non-vehicle specific information and test procedures for measuring components such as fuel pump current ramp, and crank and cam signals simultaneously.

Also included are testing tips, basic component theory, definitions, illustrations, and more. You can access this information from the Guided Component Test vehicle selection screen by selecting Top Level Menus from the menu icon on the lower toolbar, and then selecting a submenu option of Power User Tests, Features and Benefits, or How To. 

Now, let’s get back to our example, let’s select a vehicle and see what component tests are available.

Tap US Imports. Select BMW. Pick the Model Year, 2012. Let’s look at a 328i. And select the engine, 3.0L N52KP. Confirm the vehicle identification.

Once a test vehicle is identified, you can select a variety of component tests such as Transmission, Fuel, Charging and ABS systems. Let’s get some help with wheel speed sensors.

Select ABS and Wheel Speed Sensors to see the information resources available for the wheel speed sensor.

Select Component Information.

Component Information

Vehicle-specific information is available at your fingertips for the exact component selected.

We see an explanation of BMW wheel speed sensor operation, a connector pinout illustration, and the best location to access the connector, and a component locator.

Scroll down to see timesaving Tech Notes explaining common failures, factory updates, and recalls. You get a complete explanation of how the component normally operates and how to test it. Select the back icon to return to the component menu.

Component Tests

The tests available for the selected component are shown. Let’s select the signature test.

Instructions are shown for performing the Signature Test. Scroll down to see more information like connection tips, resources, and a known good waveform so you know exactly what test results to look for.

Select View Meter to see your waveform or measurement. Instructions and the meter are shown on the same screen. Select Meter a second time to view it fullscreen. Select Meter a third time to view the Scope in a separate window.

It can be moved and resized to view alongside other windows for cause and effect analysis.

Let’s change the sweep and get more on our screen.

Selecting the Cursors Icon on the Menu bar opens a dialog box allowing you to place two vertical rules on the screen that can be repositioned to measure intervals. Select Show, and Back to view your new screen with cursors.

To reposition a cursor touch and drag it to where you want it. Touch the Shrink/Expand Detail Icon to view Cursor measurements. Select the Profile icon at any time to customize meter settings.

Snap-on is dedicated to helping you get the most out of your diagnostic tool and keep your customers happy. Be sure to watch the rest of the modules in this Training Solutions series.

Last Updated: August 5, 2020

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