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Advanced Automotive Electricity and Electronics
CDX Master Automotive Technician Series

Author(s): Michael Klyde, MA, Instructor, Cypress College, Los Angeles, California
Kirk VanGelder
  • ISBN-13: 9781284101690
  • Paperback    416 pages      © 2018
Price: $89.95 US List
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Advanced Automotive Electricity and Electronics, published as part of the CDX Master Automotive Technician Series, gives students with a basic understanding of automotive electrical the additional knowledge and experience they need to diagnose and fix complex electrical systems and circuits. Focused on a “strategy-based diagnostics” approach, this book helps students master technical trouble-shooting in order to address the problem correctly on the first attempt.

  • Outcome focused with clear objectives, assessments, and seamless coordination with task sheets
  • Reviews basic electrical concepts, wiring diagrams, and circuit diagnosis
  • Demonstrates how to properly diagnose advanced accessory, multiplex, and communication/network computer circuits
  • Combines the latest electrical technology, such as body control systems, collision avoidance systems, and vehicle telematics, with more traditional skills, such as basic gauge clusters and controls
  • Provides additional training for the use of advanced tools, such as the graphing multimeter and oscilloscope
  • Offers instructors an intuitive, methodical course structure and helpful support tools for a second semester course in electricity and electronics

Written in an in-depth yet engaging style by an experienced professional, this book ensures students have the foundation and skills to tackle complex electrical automotive systems now and in the future.

About CDX Master Automotive Technician Series

Organized around the principles of outcome-based education, CDX offers a uniquely flexible and in-depth program which aligns learning and assessments into one cohesive and adaptable learning system. Used in conjunction with CDX MAST Online, CDX prepares students for professional success with media-rich integrated solutions. The CDX Automotive MAST Series will cover all eight areas of ASE certification.

Applicable Courses

Designed for courses in Advanced Automotive Electricity and Electronics.

1  Strategy-Based Diagnostics
2  Safety
3  Basic Tools and Precision Measuring
4  Fasteners and Thread Repair
5  Electrical Wiring Diagrams
6  Circuit Diagnosis
7  Relays
8  Lighting System Diagnosis (Non-ECU Controlled)
9  Diagnosing Motor Circuits
10  Instrument Cluster, Non-Multiplex
11  Advanced Diagnostic Tools
12  Electronic Components
13  ECU-Controlled Body Electrical Circuit Diagnosis
14  Vehicle Network Systems
15  Vehicle SRS Systems
16  Body Electrical Accessories

Michael Klyde, MA-Instructor, Cypress College, Los Angeles, California

Michael Klyde is a Professor of Automotive Technology at Cypress College and currently teaches courses in electrical and engine performance content. He has worked in the auto industry since age 18, starting as an entry-level technician and moving on to research and development work, curriculum instructional design, and curriculum development for a variety of carmakers. A “car guy” to the core, he enjoys restoring and maintaining his vehicle collection and participating in all things automotive, from Pebble Beach Concours to vintage domestic, Japanese, and European car shows.

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Kirk VanGelder

Kirk T. VanGelder is a Certified Automotive Technology Instructor at Cascadia Technical Academy, in Vancouver, Washington. With over 30 years of teaching experience at the high school and college level, Kirk encourages students to think critically, learn how to ask questions of themselves, and then search out the answers. In addition to Fundamentals of Automotive Technology: Principles and Practice, he is the author of Fundamentals of Maintenance and Light Repair. He is passionate about helping students understand the science behind automotive technology so that they can continuously embrace emerging systems and technologies in the quickly changing automotive industry.

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