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Questions tagged [electrical]

Concerning the main electrical system of a motor vehicle or internal combustion engine. Consider using [tag:electronics] for radios and other such systems. Use [tag:electric-vehicle] for questions about electrical powered vehicles and their unique systems.

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Car won't start after replacing the battery

I just replace the battery on my 06 scenic and everything works except the key card, car won't start or open/lock, pretty sure its a fuse but had a look at all of the ones in the glove compartment but ...
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2000 Chevy Silverado Ignition Problem

I have a 2000 Chevy Silverado. I replaced the ignition coil and control module and it ran rough for a while and then wouldn't start. I put the old ones back on and it tried to start but no luck? Base ...
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Nissan Micra (2002) - Intermittent problem with indicators

I have a Nissan Micra 2002. Indicator lights work for a week. Then stop working. I took the car to a garage to look at indicators. The indicators then worked again.(hazards work fine). Garage told ...
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One of the turn signals does not stay on

My bike's turn signals supposed to be on as default while both riding and parking. I don't know how that thing is called in English so I put a promotional photo. as you can see both turn signals are ...
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No Power at All / Key Stuck in Ignition 2009 cobalt

went to start my Cobalt, turned the keys on, power flashed on for a second and then everything went out and keys got stuck in the ignition.
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Moped electrics cut out

Hello i have had my piaggio skipper for about 4 months and only recently it has stopped working When i turn then ignition key on all of the electrics come on fine, but when i hold the brake and press ...
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Burned out bulb might have drained my battery

I was cleaning the car last night and noticed the overhead bulb for the back seat is burned out. It was on position 'Door' (i.e. lights when the door is open). I've switched it off and on a couple of ...
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How to read a motorcycle bulb

My motorcycle's headlight bulb specifications are 12v-35/35W. What does a 35/35w mean here.(I know w stands for watts but why 35/35). Also headlight draws current from alternator whose specs are 0....
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What do I do? How do I fix it?

Having problems with first start, checked starter motor(ok) checking wiring on ignition? It sparked! Now it’s showing a (red L) on the dash at first when key turned the green neutral symbol came up, ...
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My Kia Rio 5 2008 cuts out switching gears when rpms go high?

When you switch gears and rev rpms up it cuts out and goes to low idle almost stalling . When you reset it by turning the car on and off it goes away sometimes???
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What would cause a short to ground while driving - how to locate the problem?

So I was pulled up at the traffic lights yesterday in my 1980 Nissan Urvan (E23) diesel after just coming off a 30 minute commute on the freeway when all of a sudden the engine cut out and a few ...
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Intermittent car electrical problem causing starting issues - any help pinpointing?

I have this starting problem that I've been trying to fix for the past year now. Well, I'm not really a mechanic of any kind, so I spend ungodly amounts of money to local car mechanics for "maybe" ...
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Alternator misconnected, what adverse affects

Spent the night and the very early morning in the garage changing the clutch on my wife’s 1997 Mk3 Golf GTI 8V 2.0. She’s called me saying the battery light is staying on. When I’ve thought about it,...
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ignition coil or cam sensor or pcm making misfire in exhaust possibly?

I am not able to get the jeep to the auto parts and get it's diagnostic but I'm wondering if the coil pack could be my problem? I've tried to deduce the misfire for days and have read and tried ...
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My 1997 lancer jerks when accelerates and shakes when idling

i got a big problem, I have a 1997 Mitsubishi lancer, with a 1.6 liters engine, a 4g92 to be exact, and when Its idling it keeps shaking, the exhaust sound like there are little misfires, but no check ...
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Re: 2002 honda civic

My 2002 Civic battery light is on. It has been on for more than a month. The alternator is new the battery is new. What do you think would be the issue for the light to still being on?
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Sensor switch for seat belt have a fuse?

My radio is sounding funny and seat belt singing sounds weak, connected? Or separate issues?
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Thermally shielding a cable

I recently bought and installed a GPS device on my FZ8 motorcycle that included a mounting-power supply kit along with it, as shown here https://www8.garmin.com/manuals/webhelp/zumo396/EN-US/GUID-...
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dual battery configuration

I am trying to set up an automotive dual battery system that is also charged by a solar panel. Is it possible to have the auxiliary battery as 24V stepped down to 12v through a converter, but do I ...
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12V trickle charger reads 20V with multimeter?

I have a Silverline Trickle Charger that reads 'Output 12V DC - 500mA'. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Silverline-634004-Trickle-Charger-500/dp/B001C827ZA I heard the battery bubbling after a few minutes ...
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Renault Laguna 2004

I am charging my car battery indoors. So my car is unlocked at moment. Can I lock it using the pull out key on card key without battery connected. ??
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Volkswagen tiguan 2011 ignition problem and sound

When i start my vw tiguan after hours of rest, the rpm goes up to 2.2 (normally it was going to 1.2 approx) then goes down to 1.2 while making noise and crops as if it was turning on and off within ...
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2003 GMC Envoy: Bad circuit board?

I had a new alternator put in my son's 2003 GMC Envoy, and immediately after the climate display graphics aren't working. The dealership said it was a bad circuit board now. Could it be something to ...
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Alternator fuse keeps blowing, odometer keeps resetting and car won't start

I have an 06 Hyundai Sonata and I had my alternator replaced by a neighbor. Now my alternator fuse keeps blowing, my windows won't roll up, my car won't start, and the odometer reset to 0. What ...
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My 2010 VW Golf outside lights went Crazy

I was driving the other day an all of a sudden my car started popping up a bunch of warnings in my menu, 10 to be exact. All to do with my outside lights going out 1 headlight, 1 high beam , 1 brake ...
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Get 5V to USB Under Hood?

What's the easiest way to get 5V to a USB under the hood of a 2009 Civic (or preferrably, a general solution)? Basically, I want to put a custom theft-prevention device either underneath the dash or ...
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Adding cruise control on Saturn

I have a 2002 Saturn SL2 automatic. It didn’t have cruise control and I don’t want anything aftermarket. Has anyone added it on from another one? If so, is it plug and play, or is there programming ...
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Windshield wipers, radio not working

I was told it may be a relay switch. The wipers, radio, and air conditioner sometimes stop working all together. Where and which relay switch may be out.
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COP +12V short to ground?

I have here a 03 Durango 4.7L V8 with a COP ignition system. Each coil pack has 2 wires which according to FSM one wire feeds all injectors and coil packs from a relay and one is a "signal" from the "...
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LED headlight set?

I have a question; my car is 2017 Hyundai Elantra. The output of halogen lights is not good on the highway. I really can't see the road and my car is new and under the dealer warranty. I decided ...
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1995 Honda Accord LX, Having trouble starting up

I bought a new battery and starter, still when I go inside the car to turn the key the motor doesn’t turn over.
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My car won't start after replacing the battery

My husband passed away this past December and his car sat in my driveway untouched. He kept his car in the greatest condition and made sure it had the proper maintenance, oil changes, new tires and ...
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2006 Honda Accord Itermittent Electrical Shut Down Issue

Electrical Gremlins !!! - I have had on & off issues for 9 months now- first signs are car won’t lock with key (have replaced batteries) then while driving the audio will shut down briefly & ...
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Car completely dead

I had to loosen the fuse box so I could get my hand in to change a bulb . I did loosen the head light assembly but it did not moved that much so I did not want to force it so I loosened the fuse box. ...
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'91 Toyota Celica GTR (ST183) charging diagnosis

I've been working on getting a Celica up and running after a couple years of laying mostly idle, it's been dry-stored for most of it. The biggest issue I have right now is that the system is not ...
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Wiring for radio issues?

I have a 04 jeep grand cherokee special edition and the factory harness was cut out so I figured whatever I'll just hard wire it. Found all the speaker wire colors matches them up but the battery ...
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Peugeot 307 multiple error codes, same cause?

My sister was driving her driving her Peugeot 307 XS 1.6 2006 the other day, and out of nowhere all these error messages start popping up on her screen. It started with "Battery charge or electrical ...
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Van won't start and no lights come on; battery good

I have a 1992 GMC Vandura 2500 5.7L. A few weeks ago, I tried to start it. All lights and radio came on but it wouldn't start. I tried again a week after that to show my dad but it still wouldn't ...
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Honda Civic 2005 1.7cc

I welded the roll bar with the battery connected and the car won't start now. It turns over but will not start now.
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No resistance measured between two electrical parts, ECU fault?

I'm troubleshooting a car with a faulty Camshaft Sensor error. I used the factory test plan to test the wiring between the sensor & ECU. Here is the wiring: ECU Pin87 -> Wireloom Pin 87 -> ...
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Starter won't turn even with jump cables

I've got an old Opel (Vauxhall) Vectra 96 that hasn't been used for a long time. This spring I tested it and the motor started fine, though I had to use jump cables because the battery is completely ...
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Battery Alternator and Starter Fine but have to jump start car

I have a 2012 Buick Lacrosse A few days ago it wouldn't start and appeared to be the battery or related issue. I just started it, ran it for a while, then turned it off and restarted it just fine. ...
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How to repair a broken rear window defroster grid?

I have 2012 Volvo S40. At some point, something has scrapped against the window and broken a few of the grid lines. The result is that part of the defroster grid does not work. Most of the window does ...
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Fog lights won't turn off

I came back from vacation (20 days) and my 2006 XC90 wouldn't start. The key fob wouldn't unlock which was the first indication and then I just had absolutely no lights so I assumed it was a full ...
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03 kia spectra runs on fresh battery

Car will fire up on good battery but after bout ten minutes lights go out acts hit nrake or anything and it dies hearing a buzzing from sensor or throttle body told needs alternator belt but seems ...
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2008 Toyota Corolla doesn't start when key moved forward to “start” position

When I went to leave work tonight, the car wouldn't start. I've tried two known good keys, and cleaning the battery posts and cables where they connect to the posts. There has been no indication the ...
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Dash board and radio screen flashing

I have a 2004 Saturn stick shift. When I go to put on the e-brake, my dash and my radio screen start blinking really fast. If I put on my right blinker, it doesn't blink but if i put on my left one it ...
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2016 Subaru Forester electrical problems

I want to get an advice on what would be the right approach to deal with our leased car, Subaru Forrester 2016. Our lease contract is for three years. We have another year until the end of the lease. ...
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2004 Honda Pilot sometimes only starts when hood latch released

My 2004 Honda Pilot occasionally will only start when the hood latch is released. When this occurs, the car is completely dead, and no electrical system works, including keyless entry, lights, etc. ...
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Nissan Rogue 2010 no reverse after replacing valve body

Vehicle moves forward Vehicle does not go backwards. Vehicle throws codes related to accelerator pedal position sensor. I didn't work on that so I am stupified. I have checked the service manual ...