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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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If there is nothing connected to it (which can draw power), no power will be drawn. To me that means there are no drawbacks. I would not have an issue of making the socket as always hot for just the purpose you suggest. NOTE: I don't know what else I can add here.


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I took my car to a different VW shop (not the dealership) and they fixed the problem for $160, but if I'd known the solution was just to solder the wires directly together, I could have fixed it myself. I did however, learn what the problem was thanks to them and I'll share the solution here. VW apparently knows about this issue and supposedly offers special ...


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See if this picture helps you. Keep in mind most manufactures only use one main harness regardless of the accessories. So even if you don't have heated seats, or traction control the connectors and the harness are already there. Also here is the pin-out for the traction control switch Look on the inside of the drivers door for a label that looks like ...


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You could use electrical tape to accomplish this, but the better way to do it would be to individually replace the broken wire portions using lengths of wire, solder, and heat shrink. This would be the safer, longer lasting solution. It's a lot of work, but well worth it in the end. The only issue would be the color coding of the wire, though black heat ...


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OK, so we figured it out. When i was trying to connect the car to a computer. The computer did not start. A fuse was burned. What i did wrong in the first place ? In the radio there was a blue "power antena" wire, And from the car radio unit there was a blue wire "Source control power", i connected them (i thought blue goes to blue) - well i was wrong. ...


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I'm not sure you have enough information here to go on. My best advice to you is, fix the wire and see if it fixes the problem. The wire needs to be fixed anyway, so fix it.


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While the battery does produce hydrogen gas The corrosion is probably due to lead sulfate. The metals on the terminal post and connecting fitting are to close (by design) in galvanic similarities to be an issue.


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A quick Google search resulted in this. I couldn't find the legend for it but I guess it should be fairly straightforward. It could be bad wiring, bring out the multi-meter! EDIT Here's a link to the COMPLETE SERVICE MANUAL . It's in German, so you may need to use a translation service .


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The "default" speakers in your car should be bi-wired ones. The 6-speaker layout in your car should have 2 speakers in the front, 2 tweeters in the front and 2 speakers in the back. The speakers in the back of your car should only have 2 strands each. The 4 strands of the connector on the front speakers are composed of two strands for LF - low frequency (the ...


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In this case, the phone is only used as a conduit or a means by which the stereo acts as the mouth (speakers) and ears (mic) through the bluetooth connection. You'll have to hook up the microphone in order for it to work, because that's what the stereo is expecting. My suggestion is to find a spot which is innocuous and run the mic to that spot. It should ...


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The diodes should work, but be aware that they will drop ~0.7V or so, so you'll actually get ~11.3V instead of 12V. If the radio is okay with that, and if you can dissipate the heat caused by the diode drop * current drawn (may be small, but must be known), then you're okay. It won't backfeed either source. If you don't want the voltage drop, then you can ...


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If you are looking to figure out which wire goes to which, an easy way to figure this out is to have a source which produces 12vdc and has the two leads for (+) and (-) with probes attached, plus a pad and pencil to mark down what is what. After you have your 12v source and other supplies to get started, take the bulb section out of the housing so it looks ...


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I'm going to answer this in a general way because for someone to tell you what the wires mean, they would need to follow this procedure, or have access to detailed wiring diagrams for your car. You'll need a multimeter for this, and you'll have to take apart the brake light as if you were changing the bulbs so you have access to the bulb sockets. I'm ...


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GEM stands for Generic Electronics Module. Its a control module for the cabin electronics (windows, locks, etc). The GEM harness is the wiring that leads up to or from the module. It is a harness made of multiple parts and replacing it completely is a bit of a crazy thing. You usually tend to troubleshoot and find the bad part and repair it. $2000USD + $500 ...


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I would get some insulated crimp butt connectors and a good quality crimp tool to ensure you get a good connection. Ensure you use wire thick enough to match the existing wire. Like these - http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/crimp-butt-splice-terminals/0534648/ and a tool similar to this - http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/cable-crimpers/4992313/ If you ...


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this war radio wiring diagram will help you :


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It's C1311 for the power steering pressure sensor.


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The plain white connector with two wires, black and brown with a white stripe, go to a switch in the seat belt buckle. This turns off the warning light on the dash. The yellow connector is for the side impact airbag inflator located in the outer seatback side bolster. These wires are carefully protected and colored yellow to let all who see then to work ...


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Blue Green is the indicator wire for the left rear, blue brown for the right rear. Assuming USDM.


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There was one wire that could be connected or disconnected from the device, and it had been left connected as default and this caused the not shutting down problem and the device was constantly on. When I disconnected that cable, the problem disappeared, problem solved.


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For the most part, it sounds as though your ground is dead. Trace the ground wire back to where it is connected to the frame of the trailer. You'll probably find that it is corroded where it's connected and it isn't getting a proper connection. It should be the green/brown wire on the right hand side in the second picture. Disconnect the ground at the frame ...


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Do you have a wiring diagram for the car? A Haynes manual or similar would have one - then you can try and identify the wires by the colour codes. Also, it might be a silly question, but do you actually remember disconnecting it from something when you removed the console? It might be for something that isn't actually fitted to your car, as manufacturers ...


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If both headlights cease to work at the same time, this leads us to the idea that the fault is probably not in the bulbs, but in some part that is on a common path between the electrical supply and the lights. Some points you could take a look at are: Fuse! This is probably the easiest explanation. Take a look in your fuse box (often under the dash, ...


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In addition to DucatiKiller's answer, it's also possible that the wires between the radio and speaker have failed - most likely at the point they pass from the car to the door. You could test this by disconnecting the speaker wires from the back of the radio and checking for continuity between there and the end the speaker plugs in to. A common symptom of ...


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You can take the speaker from the side that is functioning and test the other speaker wire with it. If the other speaker works, you know you need a new speaker. If the speaker doesn't work then you can check the wire at the radio. If you need to check the wire, you can turn on the radio and check the voltage at the wire (12volt) and see if you are getting ...


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Looking at the diagrams, it looks like each lock has a motor and a microswitch to tell if it's locked or unlocked - presumably so you can't try and lock it when it's already locked or vice versa, or simply to reverse the polarity. The wire going directly to the motor (red and black) will be common to both. This wire will be positive for one action and ...


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Finally got a chance to mess around with it and confirmed an answer I found. All the blinker lights have to be connected in order for it to blink. Connected them all and now everything is working with the blinkers!


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From page 200 for the 'Rear Differential Lock' diagram... The 'RR Diff Lock' switch simply passes ignition voltage (+12) to an input on the ECU (R) pin. When the ECU sees this signal it controls an electric motor to lock the differental via the (M1) (M2) pins. This happens via an h-bridge (inside the ecu), which is capable of reversing the current through ...


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Much of the corrosion is due to bimetal contact between copper and lead alloys. Nothing to do with Hydrogen.



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