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everything electrical works until i start my 2003 mercedes C 320

Everything works fine with the key in acc. position, but when I start it every thing stops working. No lights, no radio, no heater, no nothing. Any thoughts?
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Hyundai Coupe 2005 replaced battery and horn, indicators and wipers on constant. will not start

Car wont start after battery replacement. Horn blowing constantly. Also indicators and wipers are on constantly.
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2010 Hyundai Santa Fe push button start no accessories or ignition

I have a 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander with push button start. Suddenly it won't turn accessories on (without brake pressed) or start (with brake pressed). Gear shifter is in park. There is nothing ...
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Car audio settings battery backup

I want to solve a very annoying problem I've had with the last two Sony car audio receivers I've owned. The problem being that days are spent getting all the sound setting perfect to my liking, which ...
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12 to 24v charging with isolator

I'm trying to find the best way to charge my 24v solar battery bank off my 12v bus system. The simple way seems to be a step-up converter and a diode, but I'm wondering if I can replace the diode with ...
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Winch mounted to truck rack — Reduce noise

I have an ATV winch on my truck that I use to pull a boat & trailer up off-road boat access points (link 1 and link 2). The winch has a metal tension plate that presses against the cable to make ...
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What is this dashboard/windshield accessory on Columbo's car?

We know that Detective Lt. Columbo drove a 1959 Peugeot Convertible Model 403 - and in this video you can see it in action. I've cued the video to this image: What is that interesting "...
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How do I remove this plate holder from the Ecosport? Drill, special tool or?

There are three bolt? -like fasteners. Looking at the photo, notice the three large indentations. Each large indentation has an unusual rivet ? like fastener Look at the close-ups to see the fasteners....
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"Automatic" GPS clock won't update to correct time - 2007 Honda Odyssey

We have a 2007 Honda Odyssey, equipped with a GPS/map system (it's a touchscreen). According to the quick-start guide, GPS-equipped Odysseys are able to set their own clock based on the time zone that ...
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What are these metal pieces on the roof?

My 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric got 2 of those on the roof: I can't find anything on internet about what it is since I don't know the name and what to look for on Google. So what's the name? What's the ...
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Is drilling a hole in my car's fuse box cover a bad idea

I'm wiring in some accessories to my vehicle and my 1990 car has a basic fuse box with a plastic cover. On removing the cover I've discovered each fuse holder has a terminal which would be ideal for ...
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How to hook up wireless charging pad to battery of my motor (Honda CBR500R 2020)

I want to hook up the following wireless charging pad in combination with my RAM mount X grip to my motorcycle's battery. I am a complete noob when it comes to this electronics. How can I make sure I ...
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When adding third party accessories, does it matter if I ground them at the same point as existing wiring?

I'm looking at add a hard-wired dashcam to my vehicle. I have the fuse tap ready (And appropriately guarded for now) and am looking at the ground for the hard wire kit. I got in near the fusebox and ...
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Using OBD to control add-on lights

I have just purchased a 2021 Ram 1500 Bighorn and plan on adding side lights under running boards. These lights are led strips with amber for marker and turn, red for running lights and white for ...
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Could you instruct a car thru the OBD port to open the trunk even if the car was turned off?

Could you instruct a car thru the OBD port to open the trunk even if the car was turned off? Can you turn the accessories on from the port then open the trunk?
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Does the third "ACC" or accessory wire of this GPS need to be connected to 12V for it to charge?

I asked this question on the Electrical Engineering SE. They essentially said it's too automotive for that SE. I'm thinking of hooking up 18 VDC to the red and black lines. Does the orange line need ...
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Maximum current draw from the reversing light circuit

I want to add a reversing camera and monitor to a Peugeot 207, but a tag on the wiring loom on the rear light says maximum additional current draw is 10mA. The spec for the camera is 100mA max, and ...
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2008 Honda Civic - No electrical power in acc position

Vehicle: 2008 Honda Civic Si Crank + Start: Yes Battery: new and charged Alternator: New (problem occurred before new alternator and persists after) PROBLEM: Brought my car in for the airbag recall, ...
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S550 Mustangs - route wire from fuse panel to center console?

Are there any tip and tricks to routing wire from the passenger footwell fuse panel and into the center console? I'm looking to add an accessory that would require a power cord to pop out right below ...
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Which part is the door chime speaker on a Toyota?

I find this part and it says door buzzer. I'm afraid this is the one that sounds beeping instead of chiming. Additionally, would it chime with the same intervals when connected directly to power? I'...
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LiftMaster garage opener not working in 2017 Toyota Camry

I have a new Toyota Camry 2017 which features a HomeLink garage door opener. I have a garage from LiftMaster (I don't know any details because I did not buy and/or install it). The remote looks like: ...
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Wheelchair lift for vehicle which can be replaced by seats

I am worried I'm not in the right forum, so please feel free to transfer me over to somewhere else in StackExchange! I have a child can walk to some degree, but generally is in a wheelchair. I am ...
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Is a self exciting high output alternator a bad idea?

My vehicle ('12 Accord LX 2.4l) has electronics that are constantly running: Compustar Drone & Compustar EZ-GO It seems as though, the ELD prevent the battery from charging, and simply maintains ...
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Help - camper van electrics

I have bought a 24v inverter (I know) for my camper van that I will be powering by 2x12v batteries in a series.... my question is can I run the rest of the 12v appliances lights etc off one of the 12v ...
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Device that prevents vehicle from draining accessory batteries?

Not exactly sure if the device / component or setup I'm asking about even exists. But, here is my naive question (I am bad with electrical in general): Is there something built into modern vehicle ...
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It is possible turn off a car with an electric signal? [closed]

I want to know if it possible turning off a car sending an electric signal, this without the switch of the car? Maybe adding some modifications to the electrical system of the car, I want to apply ...
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"Revenge of the Tree" - A plastic insurance policy? [closed]

Just watched a video of a guy with a line and hook attached to the back of his four runner and a stump he was trying to pull out with it, which slipped off on a tug that sprung the line and the hook ...
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Installing a dashboard camera

Is it possible to power a dash cam from the ceiling console on a 2014 Ford Fusion.