Fcc Compliance; Vde And Csa Certification (Europe And Canada); Foreword; Location Of Vehicle Ecus And Test Connectors - Bosch Mastertech Vehicle CommunicationInterface (VCI) User Manual

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The Mastertech Vehicle Communication Interface User's
Guide provides an overview of the tool.
Everything contained in this manual is based on the
latest product information available at the time of
publication. The right is reserved to make changes at any
time without notice.
No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored
in any retrieval system, or transmitted in any form by
any means, including but not limited to electronic,
mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise,
without the prior written permission of Bosch
Diagnostics. This includes all text, tables, illustrations,
and charts.
If you are reading this guide on your computer,
note that the figures and illustrations are
hyperlinked to the text. To view a figure, simply
click on its reference.

FCC Compliance

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with
the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference when
the equipment is operated in a commercial environment.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy. If not installed and used in accordance
with the instruction manual, it may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. Operation of this
equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful
interference, in which case the user will be required to
correct the interference at his or her own expense.
VDE and CSA Certification
(Europe and Canada)
This equipment complies with the requirements of VDE
0871/6.78 and CSA Class No. 3631 05,DQD No.548.
Improper use or maintenance neglect may cause
unacceptable radio or TV interference.
Robert Bosch LLC
Certification Specifications
Pollution Degree: 2
Operational Altitude: 2000 m. (6,500 ft.)
Operational Humidity: 80%
Operational Temperature: 0°C to 50°C
Electrical Input: 7-32 VDC at 750mA max.
Power Supply
The Mastertech VCI base kit includes an external AC to DC
power supply with 100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz input. Output is
12 volts at 1.25 amps.
These devices are intended for indoor
use only.


The Shop Foreman Pro and Mastertech Vehicle
Communication Interface are designed for use by trained
service personnel to diagnose and repair automotive
electronic systems. Every attempt has been made to
provide complete and accurate technical information
based on factory service information available at the time
of publication. However, the right is reserved to make
changes at any time without notice.
To familiarize yourself with the Shop Foreman Pro
applications and its capabilities, and how to use it, please
read through the User's Guides before putting the VCI
to work.
Shop Foreman Pro provides the following capabilities:
u Electronic Control Unit (ECU) Data Transfer
u Shop network communications (LAN and WLAN)
u Future expandability, including diagnostic applications
Location of Vehicle ECUs and
Test Connectors
For the location of vehicle Electronic Control Units (ECUs)
and Data Link Connectors (DLCs), refer to the Repair
Manual and the electrical wiring diagram for the vehicle
being tested.
VCI User's Guide | Version 3.1 | April 2012

Warranty and Repair

Warranty Information

The Mastertech Vehicle Communication Interface is
warranted by Robert Bosch LLC to be free of defects
in material and workmanship for two years. Cables,
adapters, and accessories are warranted for a period of
one year. This warranty period is from the date of sale
to the original consumer. If the product is found to be
defective during this period, the product can be returned
to Robert Bosch repair facility and will be repaired or
replaced free of charge at the sole discretion of Robert
Bosch LLC. This warranty does not cover any part that
has been abused, altered, used for a purpose other
than that of which it was intended, or used in a manner
inconsistent with instructions regarding its use. This
warranty also excludes all incidental or consequential

Repair Service

If you suspect that you have a problem with this product,
read the operating instructions carefully to ensure that
you are operating the product properly. If it is determined
that a problem exists, please contact the Robert Bosch
Repair Center.
North America: 800-321-4889
Canada: 905-668-2664
Japan: (045) 222-0960
Australia: +61 (2) 98905701
Europe: 49 (0) 607-8428 25
If the product needs to be returned for repair, please
package the product and send it freight prepaid to
the Robert Bosch Repair Center as instructed by the
Technical Service representative (No C.O.D.s please).
Please enclose your telephone number, return address,
and an explanation of the problem. If the product is
determined to be in warranty, it will be repaired or
replaced at no charge and returned freight prepaid. If
determined to be non-warranty, it will be repaired for a
nominal service fee.
Robert Bosch LLC
2030 Alameda Padre Serra, Suite 300
Santa Barbara, CA 93103-9903
VCI User's Guide | Version 3.1 | April 2012

Warnings, Cautions, Notes

In the VCI User's Guide:
u Warnings indicate there is a possibility of injury to you
or other people.
u Cautions indicate the possibility of damage to
u Notes providing additional information are separated
from the text but do not appear in bold.
Refer to the Repair Manual for the vehicle being tested for
further Warnings, Cautions, and Notes.

Operating Precautions

When performing any checks with the engine
running in an enclosed space such as a
garage, be sure there is proper ventilation.
Never inhale exhaust gases; they contain
carbon monoxide—a colorless, odorless,
extremely dangerous gas which can cause
unconsciousness or death.
Warning — Set Parking Brake
To help avoid personal injury, always set the
parking brake securely and block the drive
wheels before performing any checks or
repairs on the vehicle.
Ensure cables and adapters are firmly
connected before starting to use the VCI.
Always read the instructions completely
before attempting a new procedure.
Robert Bosch LLC


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