Features and Specifications
Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. has released the
CONSULT-III, (*1) a hand-held diagnostic testing equipment for
servicing Nissan in-vehicle electronic systems, with the aim of
realising swift and accurate diagnosis and repairs at Nissan dealerships
worldwide. The diagnostic tester will be introduced at Nissan
dealerships in Japan and other global markets. The progressive launch of
the new system will coincide with the release of the new Skyline sedan
in Japan in late 2006, and other global markets which sell the Infiniti
G35. Subsequently, the Consult III will be progressively introduced to
all of the remaining markets as the next generation of Nissan vehicles
The timely and precise diagnosis of a vehicle??s
problem has become increasingly complex as more intricate electronic
hardware is an intrinsic part of new vehicles. There has also been a
remarkable increase in the number of computers connected to the
vehicle's Controller Area Network (CAN). In the past 5 years, the number
of computer systems installed in modern vehicles has doubled from only 8
or so in 2001. The CONSULT-III has been designed to address these
complex and advanced in-vehicle electronic devices, maximising
diagnostic precision, improving repair time and quality and futher
reducing service times and costs for Nissan customers..
basic diagnostic system is composed of the main unit which is housed in a
durable and rugged laptop PC, a wireless vehicle communication
interface and wireless measurement interface; the laptop PC and each
interface is connected via Bluetooth technology. Through a wireless LAN,
this diagnostic system can be connected to the Nissan network in Japan,
enabling the dealerships to retrieve information from various sources
and display service technology data on the laptop PC.
Features of CONSULT-III
Swift diagnosis and swift repairs through automated operations
selection of CAN type as well as the identification of malfunction
locations are completely automated, allowing CAN diagnosis to be done 17
times faster than previous method where the diagnostics system needed
to be supplemented by the service manuals. Repairs involving
reprogramming of the in-vehicle computer can be completed 1.5 to 2.5
times faster with the new system.
system is able to perform accurate diagnosis without having to rely on
the diagnostic skills of technical staff at the dealership.
Increased efficiency in operations based on wireless technology
wireless vehicle communication interface, it is possible to check the
condition of the vehicle from either (*2) inside or outside the vehicle.
At dealerships in Japan, it is possible to access the Nissan network to
retrieve both the maintenance technology data related to the diagnosis
results and spot adequate information on service manual. The dealerships
are also able to access their service database and refer to the
vehicle??s maintenance history on the laptop PC.
Capable of handling multiple complex defects
diagnostics tool is equipped with various functions including
simultaneous self-diagnosis of an entire system, simultaneous data
monitor for multiple systems, data recorder, and oscilloscope
Enhanced data management with improved laptop PC.
features such as adoption of color-screen and large-screen monitor
allow viewing of large amounts of information altogether for enhanced
Map data update function for hard-disk navigation system
high-speed data update system, it is possible to update map data in
approximately 20 minutes with the new CARWINGS navigation system
(hard-disk) equipped in the all-new Skyline and other future products.
CONSULT: Computerised On-Board System Universal Tester. CONSULT
introduced in 1989, CONSULT-II introduced in 1999. CONSULT-III is 3rd
(*2) Communication distance: radius of 5m approx.
Nissan Consult-3 Software Version:
1.Nissan Consult-3 software version : Ver 09.21.01.00.00；
2.Nissan Consult-3 GTR software version : Ver NA_CSP 8.0；
3.Nissan Consult-3 Renault software version : Ver CLIP 92；