Resolution: Audatex pre and post scan labor allowances include time for connecting the scan tool, reading any DTCs if applicable, clearing any DTCs from the tool if applicable, and disconnecting the scan tool. The times indicated represent using an OEM or OEM equivalent scan tool utilizing the SAE J2534 interface. Any additional work outside of these listed operations would not be included with Pre/Post scan labor allowances provided in Audatex, therefore requiring manual considerations.
Inquiry Type: All Other
Issue Summary: What is included and not included within the 0.2 labor for pre and post scan? Per Mercedes, a battery maintainer must be hooked up the vehicle when performing a scan, is this included within the 0.2? Is the clearing of fault codes included within the 0.2? If so, how do you determine the time it takes to clear 1 fault code vs 10?
Individual Procedure Steps: see procedures attached
Actual Time To Complete: hours minutes
Suggested Action: Define included and non included operations when performing a pre or post diagnostic scan, or leave time off of estimating system for time to be negotiated between the bill payer and shop.