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API Release Notes - June 2nd 2017

This release contains the following new API and enhancement:

  • Tyres API (alpha)

Tyres API (alpha)

 As oppose to a fitment guide, this powerful API combines the responses from 5 APIs to provide you with comprehensive data to assist with replacing tyres. The API has a single method call associated with it. For a given MID the response consists of:

Tightening Torque information for Wheel and TPMS Valve nuts

Jacking Mode steps where required

Jacking Points Images

Tyre Pressure Information

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) information (including images and resetting procedures)


API Release Notes - May 26th 2017

This release contains the following new API and enhancements:

  • Enhancement to Images API (alpha) via Component Locations API (alpha)
  • Enhancement to Repair Times by Genartnr API

Enhancement to Images API (alpha) via Component Locations API (alpha)

The Image API when accessed through the Component Locations (Alpha) API has been enhanced to support the callout lists that helps to identify the critical components present in the System Layout Illustrations for Engine Management, Air Conditioning, Electronic Component Location and Anti-lock braking System.

The Image API response will now include hotspot coordinates for the components highlighted in the callout list and their related translated textual description for the components in the same way as it does for wiring diagrams in the Wiring Diagram API

In addition to this, it will also contain the component images associated to the numbered callouts allowing for hover over hits to be displayed

For Engine management System Layout Illustrations you will also see a non-hotspot section in the API response that lists the component id and related translated component descriptions for the components mentioned in relation to the illustration but not indicated as callouts.

If you wish to suppress the occurrence of these additional image URL in the response a hide parameter can be past in the URL to remove them and reduce the size of the response received.

Enhancement to Repair Times by Genartnr API

We have enhanced the response to indicate whether a part is a primary or secondary part for a particular repair time.

This API still has two call methods.The first call provides the available variants for a given MID and Genartnr. The second call then displays the different operation repair times that include the part linked to the Genartnr  for the given MID and Variant ID.


API Release Notes - March 30th 2017

This release contains the following new API and enhancements:

  • Enhancement to Injection and Ignition API 
  • Enhancement to Starting and Charging API
  • Enhancement to DTC API

Enhancement to both Injection and Ignition API and Starting and Charging API

As part of our focus to improve the quality of the content in our API responses, the response will now include Glow Plug information where available for diesel vehicles. This will include the glow plug “nominal rating”, “activation time” and “part numbers”. The API still has one call method for a given MID.

Enhancement to DTC API

In addition to the DTC API already providing the Probable Cause content for a given DTC, the response now also includes links to the Known Fixes API where we have additional known fixes content available for a given DTC. This can be shown by adding  “known_fixes=true” to the url. Thus providing a more comprehensive response to help troubleshoot the fault codes found by the user. 

API Release Notes - February 28th 2017

This release contains the following new API and enhancements:

  • Enhancement to Images API

Enhancement to Images API

In addition to the recent enhancement to the Wiring Diagrams API, we have also extended the Images API to support references to component images (href). This API like before has one call method which provides you with the href for a given MID, Subject and Image ID.

For the case of Component Locations, and MID VOL05471, the subject for example may be air-conditioning, with the image ID as 49094-vol8ac.


API Release Notes - February 3rd 2017

This release contained the following new API and enhancements:

  • Lifetime Service Summary API
  • Operation Lifetime Summary API
  • Key Operation Lifetime Summary API
  • Enhancement to Wiring Diagrams API

Lifetime Service Summary, Operation Lifetime Summary and Key Operation Lifetime Summary  APIs are here!!!!

As mentioned in our October release, these three new APIs are an evolution of the Common Service Operations API, where we have taken the vast Service Guide information we have to provide intuitive API responses to provide fast and effective service information to the user.

Lifetime Service Summary API

The first in our trio of Lifetime Service APIs provides you with all the service intervals and their corresponding operations for a given Vehicle (MID). This API has two methods associated with it, the first method returns a list of service schedules for the relative variants of a given MID.

The second method call will allow you to find the most suitable service interval and its operations based on the following variables: MID, Service Schedule ID, Service Miles or km, Service Months. The response is then followed by the other intervals available,  as well as the Operation IDs and the intervals they are linked to.

The other optional variables in the second call are the Operation Type ID (Check, Calibrate, replace etc - See documentation for Operation Type IDs), and part information.

Operation Lifetime Summary API

This API in the Service Summary series provides  the user the ability to see the intervals in which a particular operation is required, greatly improving the search capability for those important operations such as timing belt changes. This API has two call methods. The first method call, like with the Lifetime Service Summary API, returns a list of service schedules for the relative variants of a given MID.

The second method call will then provide you with the operational information followed by the Service intervals and respective interval details that the operation is included in. As with the Lifetime Service Summary API, the variables are the same, with the inclusion of Operation ID.

Key Operation Lifetime Summary API

Similar to Operation Lifetime Summary but allowing for service interval information for  multiple Operation IDs to be displayed. There are two method call for this API. The first method call like the previous two APIs, returns the list of service schedules for the relative variants of a given MID.

The second call will provide you with the operational information for the selected operation IDs, followed by the service intervals for those operation IDs. The operation IDs and their associated Service IDs are then displayed at the bottom of the response.  In addition to the MID, Service Schedule ID, Service miles / km, service months and Operation Type ID, this call method allows for up to 20 operation IDs to be entered.

Enhancement to Wiring Diagram API

As part of the continual development to the content rich responses of the Wiring Diagrams API, we have now included image references for the earth point locations along with the annotations for the specific images.

API Release Notes - January 19th 2017

This release contained the following new API and enhancements:

  • Enhancement to Service Schedule API
  • Transmission API (Alpha)

Enhancement to Service Schedule API

We’ve extended the Service Schedule API response to contain computer readable data ranges values that will enable a developer to select the most relevant service schedule for their customers programmatically. This was done by regexing and extracting content from the service schedule description in the first call method.

Transmission API (Alpha)

This API will provide you with the drain and refill procedure, illustrations (href) as well as the oil grades and capacities for manual, automatic and ASM transmissions. There are two methods associated with this API. The first method returns the list of transmissions available and their transmission IDs for a given MID.

The second method requires a MID and the transmission ID, to return the transmission oil information and drain and refill procedure  for the chosen transmission

API Release Notes - December 8th 2016

This release contained the following new API and enhancements:

  • Enhancement to Wiring Diagram API
  • Enhancement to Quick View Brakes API

Enhancement to Wiring Diagram API

As well as the third call providing the wiring diagram information which consist of description of components, image references and hotspots for wiring diagrams, we now also provide the colour code (legend) for the wires to allow for a developer to use the hotspots and the wire colour codes together.

Enhancement to Quick View Brakes API

As well as being able to filter for the front and rear brakes on a vehicle, we have now also included “RHD” and “LHD” in the sequence steps of the bleeding process response to help distinguish the differences between left hand drive and right hand drive vehicles.

API Release Notes - November 28th 2016

This release contained the following new API and enhancements:

  • Enhancement to Wiring Diagram API
  • Enhancement to Quick View Brakes API
  • Enhancement to Repair Times by Genartnr API

Enhancement to Wiring Diagram API

We have made a number of changes to our Wiring Diagrams API. Although it is still in an ALPHA stage, we will only add or make small modifications to this API. We have no intention of altering its basic structure any further.

This API requires two main calls to be made to display a wiring diagram. The first call returns a list of wiring diagrams that relate to a particular vehicle grouped by system e.g. Engine Management, Air Conditioning Systems. Each wiring diagram listed has a URI associated with it allowing the second call to be easily coded for.

The second call has a link to the wiring diagram illustration, and all the necessary content to provide hover over UI support to highlight important components, fuse locations and wire colours. From experience we know that this information is of vital importance for technicians allowing them to clearly and easily follow the wiring diagram and enable to fix the issue they are addressing quickly.

Enhancement to Quick View Brakes API

Our Quick View Brakes API is no longer a BETA API. With this release we have added in the remaining content to support bleeding procedures required for Anti-lock braking systems. This includes preparatory conditions to support older vehicles. Which means we now have pulled all the content needed to work on a vehicle's brakes into one useful API response.

Please take a look at this API method in the interactive documentation. We look forward to hearing your feedback.

Enhancement to Repair Times by Genartnr API

Additional description field has been added to the response to display additional information, such as location (E.g. Front/Rear suspension).

API Release Notes - October 25th 2016

This release contained the following new API and enhancements:

  • UK VRM Lookup API
  • APIs Coming Soon!

UK VRM Lookup API

This API provides vehicle information for UK registered cars. Similar to the “Search by ID” API method under Vehicle Information Lookup. There is one method of call for this API for a given UK  VRM, returning the vehicle information for the associated number plate.

Coming Soon!

  • Lifetime Service Summary API
  • Key Operations Lifetime Service Summary API
  • Operation  Lifetime Service Summary API

We will be releasing three new API methods shortly, these will help summarise the Service Schedules, Intervals and Operations information. These are an evolution of the Common Service Operations API method which we released as a ALPHA API some time ago.  We will therefore not be promoting the common service API to a Beta API, but  will instead be deprecating it.


API Release Notes - September 29th 2016

This release contained the following new API and enhancements:

  • Enhancement to Vehicle Brake Disc and Drum Dimensions API
  • Enhancement to Vehcile Engine Oil API

Enhancement to Vehicle Brake Disc and Drum API

 This API now includes the “Location” parameter which allows for the filtering between the front and rear axle brakes. This gives this API the same filtering functionality as our Quick View Breaks API.

Enhancement to Vehicle Engine Oil API

We have added a new collection to the Engine Oil API response allowing us to now includes technical data for Sump Drain Bolt and Oil Filter for a particular MID in this response.  


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