Once a TCU has been installed in a vehicle, the Quality Control (QC) Tool may be used to verify that the installation was successful and the TCU is accurately reporting data. This article describes how to use the QC Tool and interpret the results.
To use the QC Tool, you must have a properly configured user in the Ground Traffic Control account associated with the TCUs being installed.
The user profile must have the following permissions enabled:
For more information on setting user permissions, see Admin Users.
- Host: Leave blank.
- Customer: Enter your abc1234 account code. Must be lowercase.
- User: The Ground Traffic Control username with appropriate permissions.
- Pass: The password for the entered user.
- Asset No.: Name of asset provided in installation document. This should match what is entered as the asset name in Ground Traffic Control.
- GPS ID: The serial number on the back of the TCU.
Depending on the ancillary devices installed or installation cabling used, the following fields may or may not be necessary.
- Asset Tag ID: Enter the numerical code on the back of EVIR asset tag if EVIR is installed.
- Operator Tag ID: Optional.
- Odometer: Enter the value displayed on the vehicle dash if part of install scope.
- Engine Hours: Enter the value displayed in the vehicle if part of install scope.
- Cable Type: Choose the type of cable used in the installation:
- 4-pin: Switch power only, using part 10085.
- Light Duty: OBDII connection, using part 81153.
- 6/9-pin: JBus connection, using part 81523 or 81670.
- Backbone: Directly wired to databus, using part 81517 or similar.
- I/O: Check this box if I/O wiring was installed on vehicle using part 80059.
- Zpass: Check this box if a Zpass unit was installed.
- ZFuel: Check this box if ZFuel service is included.
- JBus: Check this box if engine diagnostic data should be available.
- QC: Once the desired fields are entered, click this to run the tool and return results.
- Export Results: Click this to run the tool and return results in a text file.
When the QC button is pressed, the tool returns a list of results, color-coded for quick reading:
- Green: The check passed correctly.
- Red: The check failed. The failed component must be revisited if required for a successful install.
All systems being analyzed must have had data sent from the TCU to Pass. This means that peripherals such as I/Os, EVIR, and Zpass must be activated at least once prior to running the QC Tool. If this is not done, the system will show as Failed.
- Check GPS ID: Validates that the GPS ID entered is valid and in the specified account.
- Check Asset No.: Validates that the GPS ID is assigned to that asset in the account.
Failure is acceptable if the GPS unit is not assigned to an asset yet in Ground Traffic Control.
- Check Asset Tag Id: Validates that the tag ID provided is assigned to the vehicle.
Failure is acceptable if the asset tag is not assigned yet in Ground Traffic Control.
- Check I/O: Validates that the I/O(s) installed function properly.
Should only pass for I/Os physically connected.
- Check EVIR: Validates that an EVIR inspection was performed and data transfer took place.
- Check Zpass: Validates that a Zpass scan was performed and data transfer took place.
- Check ECU: Validates that the connection used is properly pulling VIN from ECU.
- Check Jbus: Validates that the connection used is properly pulling odometer from ECU.
- Check Zfuel: Validates that the connection used is properly pulling fuel data from ECU.