Removing Panels and Assemblies for Mechanical Access

Course format: Online training with posttest
I-CAR Credit Hours: 1 hour
Estimated Duration: 1 hour
Gold Class: $60.00
Platinum: $60.00
Standard: $72.00

This course is an Annual Training option for the following roles:
Production Management
Steel Structural Technician
Aluminum Structural Technician
Non-Structural Technician
Electrical/Mechanical Technicians
Refinish Technician
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

Accessing computer modules, sensors, and other electrical and mechanical parts is often done to complete repairs. This requires removal of panels and assemblies to gain access. This course will review the common parts that are removed to access the parts behind them.

Course Content
Module 1 – Removal of Underhood, Interior, and HVAC Parts for Access
Module 1 addresses general removal procedures for parts related to the underhood, interior, and HVAC system for mechanical access. Students will be shown removal considerations for electronic systems, HVAC, and braking systems. They will also look at drivetrain, instrument panels, and steering. These include items as simple as disconnecting the battery to considerations for drivetrain removal. 

Module 2 – Exterior and Underbody
Module 2 provides an overview of exterior and underbody parts that must be removed for mechanical access. Items covered include brakes and suspension, fuel tanks, including lines and hoses, and sunroofs. Technicians are provided an overview of what to look for when removing these systems, including considerations for purging systems before part removal.


After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Recall methods used for removal of underhood and HVAC parts for mechanical access
  • Recall methods used for removal of interior parts for mechanical access
  • Identify removal techniques related to sensors, cameras, radar, heating and cooling, braking systems, drivetrain, instrument panels, and steering
  • Identify panels that are removed from the exterior and underbody for mechanical access
  • Identify removal considerations for sunroofs, suspension, fuel systems, and exhaust components