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Estimating Tip: CCC- Seat belts and related components “mechanical” classification

Estimating Tip: CCC- Seat belts and related components “mechanical” classification In DEG Inquiry 18181 MOTOR had made updates to seat belt retractors and buckles to show an “M” (Mechanical) classification. CCC users should be aware that some SRS components with a SRS squib connector may not show a “M” classification. Users should submit an inquiry through the DEG (www.degweb.org), for SRS components with squib connectors that do not show a “M” classification for the component.MOTOR Definition of component classification: “(M) Mechanical: Components that transform one form of motion or energy into another. Mechanical components would likely be serviced at a mechanical service facility rather than a body repair facility if that component failed during normal operation.”

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Estimating Tip: CCC- Aim Headlights

Estimating Tip: CCC- Aim Headlights In DEG Inquiry 18138, MOTOR provides a breakdown of “Add if Required” operation “Aim Headlamps”. “Includes use of all necessary tools and equipment in-order to aim headlamps within specifications.    The estimated work time for “Headlamp Aim” includes the following:   ·         Vehicle staging (parked on level ground) ·         Adjust to specifications The estimated work time for “Headlamp Aim” does not include the following. ·         Component part replacement. ·         Inspect vehicle for damage. ·         Verify Oil level. ·         Verify Coolant level. ·         Verify Tire Pressure. ·         Verify Trunk & Vehicle cargo removal. ·         Load “150 LBS” in Front Seat. ·         Special Equipment Set-Up.”   Before finalizing a damage assessment, always reference OEM repair information for required steps to perform proper headlight aiming. Some OEM headlight aiming procedures may be complex, requiring non-traditional tools such as an OEM Scan tool and/or specific measuring equipment.

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Audatex: Door seam sealer may not be included

Estimating Tip: Audatex: Door seam sealer may not be included Audatex users may find contradicting information regarding labor operations stated in DBRM Section 4-3 Replacement & Recycled Operations: Door Shell Replacement. Page 86 of Audatex DBRM states “Seam sealing (when required)” is an included operation. In DEG Inquiry 18075 on a 2019 Toyota Tacoma, the response from Audatex states “Seam sealer application time is included in any piece that the OEM service requires, per the OEM service information we have not added this time for the DOOR SHELL, FRONT (GN 0207/0208) as it is not mentioned. No change warranted at this time.” This suggests that it may be necessary to confirm whether Audatex has included the seam sealer. Inquiries related to the inclusion of seam sealer on door shell replacements, can be submitted through the DEG, at www.degweb.org. Final Note: Material costs, additional labor to duplicate the factory appearance, and…