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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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This is quite easy, but you need to do yourself a favor and get a factory wiring diagram. It will save you hours of frustration and confusion. The factory wiring diagrams will tell you exactly when the circuits are active and when they aren't. On top of that they will tell you the colors and sometimes the current flow. You really don't want to hook up a ...


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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 can think of several reasons straight away: Cheap Easy to replace Have a very distinctive click that makes it obvious when they are on, and when a bulb has failed Are very well understood Anyone can fit one without needing to understand much about electronics


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In general silicone gease applied to the parts before and after assembly is a good way to go. It will be pushed out of the way where you have tight metal to metal contact so it won't cause electrical connection problems. It won't crack up if things move slightly and it won't stop you dismantling and reassembling things if you need to.


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Sounds like a bad ground. I would install new ground wires. Get some heavy cable (like 2-6 gauge multi strand) and solder some lugs onto it. Wire the battery to body, then that same point on the body to the block. Make sure all spots are nice and clean. Be sure to give yourself some slack


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The power socket has a simple two cavity connector. It will most likely have #2 female spade connectors. Connect a new device with male spade connectors after first verifying polarity. I would not look for a matching connector, finding one is unlikely. I just take them apart and make a plan. Drawing of power connector. It may not matter to your plans ...


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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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There are several things you can look for: Complete paths Electricity requires a complete path from positive to negative. In a car with that kind of age, I would be checking that you don't have bad grounds or corroded connections. Especially where the ground straps connect between the body and engine block. Slice and dice the problem First thing to ...


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Your car Audio should work well in your garage .Mine has been running for 17 years now .The 12 V DC power supply needs to be rated for the job as others have commented .If you use a switchmode power supply which is more common these days you may get noisey radio reception due to the crud that these supplies put out .Placing the Antenna on the roof will ...


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Do you know what each gauge is rated at for current carrying capacity? I would think a daisy chain is fine as long as the wire gauge is large enough. Don't neglect to use the same gauge of wire for both power(DC+) and ground. I'd look at the specs for each display gauge, add a bit of safety margin, then add the current up and calculate the wire gauge ...


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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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I don't remember seeing that harness on my 2001 E46, but all the E90s have them. The general consensus is that it's used in shipping to ensure the battery remains charged. It is perfectly normal to have that harness sitting there unplugged.


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1) It would be best to separate all the negative speaker wires, the circuit diagram doesn't indicate that they are all common inside, so you could possibly cause damage if you connect them together. 2) There should be a 10A fuse on the rear of the stereo. This is also protecting the backup wire, so leaving the 15A in place will be fine. 7A does appear to ...


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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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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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You can repin the connector or most auto parts stores will sell a replacement harness connector that you can crimp or solder on. ECH LS6235 The xB takes a 9003 bulb.


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The best way (high quality of job, pride in workmanship) is to: Pick up an assortment of different diameters of heat shrink tubing. Remove the entire harness from the bike. Do NOT skip this step. If you try to cut corners here the results will be bad. (No Whining!) Cut the sheathing back ten inches from the damage area. Purchase up a few feet of the same ...


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


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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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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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