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Lighting, Starting, and Charging Systems

Course format: Live instruction with posttest
I-CAR Credit Hours: 6 hours
Estimated Duration: 8 hours
Platinum: $228.00
Gold Class: $228.00
Standard: $276.00

Prior Recommended Programs

  • Electrical Circuits and DVOM Usage (ELE01)
  • Diagnosis, Testing, and Repair of Common Electrical Loads (ELE02)

This course helps satisfy ProLevel training requirements for the following roles:
Electrical/Mechanical Technicians

This course is an Annual Training option for the following roles:
Electrical/Mechanical Technicians
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

Did you know I-CAR offers this course in convenient, online delivery? You may satisfy this requirement by completing the Online course LSC04e.

If you are a Non-Structural Technician Role Rep and would like an Online alternative to LSC01 in ProLevel 1, you may take LSC04e instead – a savings of 5 credit hours over the Live course LSC01.

If you are an Electrical/Mechanical Role Rep and would like an Online alternative to LSC01 in ProLevel 1, you may take LSC02e, LSC03e, and LSC04e instead - a combined savings of 2 credit hours over the Live course LSC01.
  • Understand different types of automotive batteries and their functions
  • Identify problems related to starting and charging systems and considerations around removal and replacement
  • Describe repair considerations around operation and repair of headlamps
  • Understand collision related problems in exterior and interior lighting

Module 1 – Automotive Batteries
The first module of the course identifies functions of automotive batteries and types of batteries found in vehicles. Consideration is given to battery ratings, inspection methods, and procedures for disconnection and removal. The student will also learn about battery charging and charge testing.

Module 2 – Starting System
The course continues with an overview of starting systems and considerations for removal and replacement. The student will learn techniques for troubleshooting and checking voltage and amperage.

Module 3 – Charging System
In the third module of the course the student will learn about types of charging systems. Removal and replacement methods for charging systems will be covered also.

Module 4 – Headlamps
Learning objectives for this module include explaining repair consideration for headlamps, as well as information on switches and lighting circuits.

Module 5 – Exterior and Interior Lighting
The final module describes positions of lighting in vehicles and collision related problems with lighting. The student will also learn information on switches and bulbs.

Course outline containing topics and subtopics.