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From underneath the car, you may be able to get access to the starter motor. It is then possible to connect jump leads from a charged battery to the car by connecting the positive lead to the the large connector on the starter motor and the negative lead to a suitable place on the engine. Once you have power, you may be able to open the car as usual.


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The power of your compressor is given by P = V x I = 12 x 30 = 360 W. This sounds about right. It sounds as though your compressor is badly made and that the pressure switch is not adequate for the job. You could try to modify like this. Figure 1. Relay control of compressor motor. Rewire the unit as shown. Use a 12 V relay rated for > 40 A. Your ...


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There's one obvious device that controls all the interior lights, and that's the headlight switch/dimmer. On some VW cars, this is one large switch, and on others there is a separate dimmer. The dimmer is normally a horizontally mounted roller that you can roll up or down to dim the interior lights, or when rolled all the way to the "up" position it will ...


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Since the lights came back on, this is not a fuse issue. If there was a short, it should had blown the fuse. Did the radio remain on? There is likely a loose wire somewhere, but unfortunately it is almost impossible to test while everything is working unless you can recreate the problem. A couple things I would try: Get a schematic, look for any ...


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I found a Toyota Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) #EG009-03 which talks about this very problem with the VVTi engines. The bulletin gives the following steps to diagnosing/fixing the issue: Inspect the condition of the valve cover oil baffle as per TSB EG007–02. If camshaft or camshaft position sensor damage resulting from a bent baffle is ...


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In an alternator there are two major components; the stator and the rotor. The rotor has a coil wound on it. By applying a current to that coil a magnetic field is formed and then spinning the rotor electricity is excited in the stator. Because the rotor needs to spin while mainaining electrical contact for the coil slip rings are used. There are ...


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Since the drain is very repeatable, connecting an ammeter in series with the battery and disconnecting each fuse in turn is a good idea as @jphil1618 suggested. You could find that the problem is associated with multiple fuses, for example it could be the fuel pump that is running (I know you would hear the pump) and while pulling the fuel pump fuse will ...


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In case of erratic no start, try this as we had the same problem. Inside electricals worked, we had horn, headlights, wipers, radio, etc. But starter just clicked as though there was dirty terminal ends or possible dead cell in battery. Jumping with another vehicle did not make any difference. Long story short. Battery was fine and starter bench tested ...


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Had the same problem, no start but had headlights, wipers, horn, etc. starter and battery were good. long story short, remove the ground strap/wire between the engine and body and scrape the paint off down to bare metal on the body and make SURE all connections are clean. reinstall and problems solved. Gotta have a GOOD ground between vehicle body and ...


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I agree with Steverrill but it was partly correct. Let me give the clear explanation, why actually the Headlight Dims? In actual the headlight will not dim, it was turned off during the engine cranking. This is because the starter motor is the battery hogger(It will drain out the complete battery in the matter of 15-30 minutes continues run). So the ...


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Wesayner explains how this works, but admits that the measurement is subjective. It's not a good way to tell the state of your battery, but it will tell you if a dead battery is the reason your engine won't start (or, more specifically, won't turn over.) The starter is connected to the battery by a relay: the keyswitch operates an electromagnet, that ...


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Root Cause: probably a couple of things Sadly, I feel that there isn't enough data here to uncover the smoking gun, but I have realized some things upon reflection that can indicate what is probably wrong with the vehicle: Question 1 If the front lambda sensor voltage is indicating rich, why is the fuel trim positive (indicating that the injector ...


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The classic way to test this is to use the ammeter as you already have. Connect ammeter and get a base reading. Disconnect ammeter. Go to the fuse box and remove a fuse take a reading with the ammeter again to see if there was a drop repeat 2-4 until you find what is drawing the power The radio staying on is a red flag for me. Is this the stock radio ...


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I've seen where mis-adjusted trunk light switches cause the light to stay on with the trunk closed and then the battery drains. If you have fold-down rear seats this is easy to check. Otherwise you may need to enlist a small fearless helper or a video camera. Or just remove the bulb and see if the problem goes away.


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A lot of times, I use a "water in a pipe" analogy when I think about electricity. In order to explain why the lights dim when you start the car, consider the following: your car, on average, uses a reasonable amount of electricity. This electricity can be considered equivalent to water flowing through a pipe, let's say a 2-inch pipe. When you turn your ...


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Checking the Key Off amperage draw is the standard test for this symptom. An ammeter that is very accurate in the Milliamp range is needed. Low quality meters are readily available and can quickly lead one to a false conclusion. The test: Remove ignition key, wrap in aluminum foil if Smart Key, Wait at least five minutes, newer smarter cars will need ...


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Thanks for all the time and input guys! Sorry, I only just realized I hadn't posted the solution. The pump he purchased (which did not directly interface with the electrical harness on the truck) came with a harness to splice into the trucks electrical lines (which it turns out we had done correctly), and another intermediary harness to be used between ...


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I found this online.... Should solve your issue:


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maybe you can fit a a battery with more reserve power


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adding a diode would probably be counterproductive as it will cause an extra voltage drop, I'd look into fitting a relay such that the socket was not connected during engine start.


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Disconnecting the battery messes up your radio, etc. Instead of a diode which causes a voltage drop you could put a 55 W lamp in series. It will limit the current to the battery but as the battery charges up the voltage drop across the bulb will reduce and the battery gets full alternator voltage. When cranking the motor home its battery voltage may drop to ...


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The fastest, cheapest and easiest solution is to add a battery disconnect switch to the car. After placing the ignition switch into acc mode the open the hood and disconnect the switch. When you arrive at your destination, open the hood and reconnect the switch. This costs under $20. It also eliminates the need to run anything or calculate anything. Many ...


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It sounds like your starter solenoid is bad. You starter solenoid has two pieces to it. The signal it takes from your ignition switch triggers a magnet the turns another switch when the magnet is activated it closes another circuit for your starter. This gives your starter current from the battery to turn over your engine. If I get what your saying, ...


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Afaik, the answer is no. Sorry. The climate control diagnostics mode was meant to be used for quick checks if no diagnostic cable is available. There is no possibility to turn it on permanently.


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Testing Your Stator There are three yellow wires that come from your stator. They come out of the left side crankshaft cover and route into your sprocket cover and out along the cast bottom portion of your frame on their way to your rectifier. They connect directly to the rectifier. You can disconnect them from the rectifier and test them with a ...


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Just had the same problem with my 2005 Holden Astra ended up being the flash cam you can fix it if you take it out pullout the inside and just clean out the points you got contact points to make a clicking sound and clean them out and put it back in and should work if not buy new flash cam you can tell this is the problem because when you pull it out you ...


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Your vehicle is equipped with the Duratec 24 valve double over head cam 3.0 liter V6. In the descriptions where you see 24V, that stand for 24 valve. The car has a 12 volt electrical system and not a 24 volt one. The Mercury Sable has 2 different engine options. One is a 3.0 liter V6 overhead valve (OHV) 12 valve and the other is 3.0 liter V6 double ...


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You only find 24volt vehicle systems in military vehicles/emergency vehicles. I don't think Mercury would release a vehicle that required 100% different electronics amongst it's line of vehicle. Whats the point? 24volt vehicles are that way to power on board equipment. I.E. Military Communications vehicle.


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this war radio wiring diagram will help you :


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Two possible failed parts: The ignition switch or the starter relay. The ignition switch would be either not returning to run or has failed electrically. The relay would have to be stuck on or commanded on by the Security ECU. The security system is not supposed to turn on the starter only stop it from working. It is the least likely failure.


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If grease can be used in battery terminal , why a petroleum jelly is supplied with battery and as per technical installation, supplier directs to use petroleum jelly not a grease. please need help on it.


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You could start from an existing hybrid gas/electric. A vehicle like this will already have the electric motor and battery; all you have to do is remove/bypass the engine, rather than starting from scratch.


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You did not specify the era of the car you wanted to convert, but newer models are more complicated, so the simplest conversion may be something classic. One very common platform for conversion is a VW Type I, the Bug/Beetle/Karmann Ghia cars. They're light and there's room to work. However, you'd have to want to have an old car, as well as an electric ...


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I cannot speak to local New Zealand laws, but here in the USA a common vehicle for EV conversion is the Chevrolet S10/Colorado and other small pickups. The combination of light weight, plenty of space for batteries, and a relatively simple design make these cars ideal. Moreover, since they have been around forever they are easy to find and cheap. Plus ...


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You have 4 things to check to start figuring your issue out. Check your TPS Pull codes Check fuses Check hot wire of the fuel pump with a multimeter Pulling Suzuki Fuel System Codes or Entering Dealer Mode on a post-2001 Suzuki Motorcycle You can put your bike into what is called 'dealer mode' to get data and information regarding what might be the ...


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How can I convert the DC current from my battery to power the blender in the Jeep? The only solution is a 12V DC to 110V AC inverter. Google is full of this, so I just linked google. Your blender has nearly 400W, so you should look for something in the 500W range to have some margin. However, this makes 400W/12V=33.3A, which is very unlikely to be ...



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