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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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2010 Mazda CX-9 - Low voltage to high-mount LED 3rd brake light

2010 Mazda CX-9 failed inspection for a dead high-mount LED 3rd brake light. I bought a new light from the dealer - it doesn't work either. Checked voltage coming from the connector into the light - ...
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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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Will a magnet mount affect the performance of a radar detector?

I am in the market for a Uniden R3 radar detector but I'm not really enthused by most of the mirror mounts out there. It distracts from my line of sight to have something up on my mirror like that so ...
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Trailer tail lights still on when ignition is off

After having attaching a trailer hitch to a Volvo V70 2005 the tail lights keep glowing even when ignition is off. Therefore I have two questions: Is it normal on some cars? If not any ideas what ...
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ABS and Brake light fault after battery disconnected

I bought a new battery that ran flat after two weeks. Took it back to the garage and they disconnected negative from my battery whilst the engine was running to check my alternator but now I have ...
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Nissan Micra 2001 start up problem. Just screeching

I find that in the morning when my car is cold and I try to start it. It doesn't make the turning over noise. It just screeches. I'm not sure how to describe it. Sorta like a belt or fan noise. I ...
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Honda cb 400 sf (nc31) ignition fail

The bike have new spark plugs, clean carbs, healthy battery, starting motor always cranks and working but SOMETIMES there is no ignition but when i push softly with 2nd gear even for 20 cm it starts ...
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Astra h 1.9 88kw 2006

I am having problems with Astra h 1.9 88kw 2006, it's constantly going in limp mode during driving, once I put it on diagnostics it's saying gas pedal, I change it and still have a problem, can ...
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Electrical Issue Mustang, Check charging system FUEL LEVEL LOW DTE ODO DATA ERR

So about two weeks ago I was driving my mustang (2005 V6 Convertible) when an a couple of strange things happened in the instrument cluster. The screen displayed the message "Check Charging System" ...
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2010 ford transit remote only works after being driven for a while

I have a 2010 Ford Transit it has a new key with a new battery. remote won't work of a morning but once driven for a while it will work. if not used for an hour or so remote will go flat again. any ...
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KTM electrical system fried

So a week ago I put in a LED bulb in my KTM 450 headlight. It turned on working fine, then everything just shut off. I took it to a dealership and they told me that you need a LED conversion kit for ...
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2014 Subaru Forester

My 2014 Subaru Forester is having bad audio connection issues. I successfully linked, via Bluetooth, to my iPhone 7+ but any time I give a command: Call Mom, assign contact, etc. it's as if the ...
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What's the function of the two trailer sockets?

Simple question folks. There are two trailer sockets on my Rangerover, one has a white cap, the other black. What is the difference and what are they for?
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2006 Chevy Impala dying while driving

I have a 2006 Chevy Impala LS (flex fuel) while I'm driving the dashboard sends off a warning of "reduced engine power" as my car loses power and I lose the ability to use my gas pedal. Meaning that ...
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Battery Charging Fault

Renault Grand Scenic 2010 MKIII (I believe). I've had this problem for 2 years now, I had battery replaced and had it tested several times but no one seems to find the issue. There is no clear ...
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How to replace a coil on my Vulcan s

Rode it in some heavy rain, now it starts for a minute then starts running like half poweruntil it dies Took the gas tank off and found the rubber boot for my electronics laid flat by previous owner. ...
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Car battery charger not working on one battery, but works on another

I'm using a friend's car battery charger on my 2016 Mazda 3, and the amperes meter alternates between max (8) and zero every 5 or 6 seconds. Normally it goes to about half way (3ish) and slowly ...
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Convertible's motor (likely) damaged

I own a 2013 Convertible Mustang. A couple of months ago, it had been raining heavily where I live. I started seeing water near the panel near the passenger seat whenever I'd drive. I was later told ...
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Car losing power on turning key, but returns shortly after

I drive a 2014 Chevy Spark. Before turning the key even to the accessory position everything works perfectly, as soon as I get to the ignition position all the electronics die and the motor doesn't ...
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**SOLVED** Right head lamp full beam not working

SOLVED Any help appreciated!! Both head lights are working as normal when on low beam. The moment I switch to high beam the left headlight goes to full and the right lamp goes out entirely. I've ...
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What is the best practice for securing screw terminals on amps and distribution blocks?

So I installed a small underseat subwoofer (pictured below) in my car. Everything was good, but when I pushed the sub under my seat the power wire was strained due to a tight squeeze between the two ...
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Which wires provide keep alive power to the PCM in 2012 Ford Escape?

I have code P1633 - as far as I've check all the fuses in the power distribution (engine fuse) box have continuity - I don't know how to test relays? Next up I want to check where the harness plugs ...
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Retrofitting an aftermarket rear fog lamp

I am planning to add two rear fog lamps with a combined current draw of 0.66 amps at 13.2 volts, which translates to roughly 9 watts. I can't really figure out how to run a wire from the trunk to ...
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I have problems with low beam and cruise control on my Holden Commodore VY

Headlights were working fine. Low beam is now too dim to see with ( Both sides) High beam still works well. Cruise Control was working well, but now works on and off, sometimes for a while, next time ...
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1998 Ford Expedition: Symptoms of dead battery while jumping

I'm attempting to get my 1998 Ford Expedition 5.4L V8 to start after sitting for a few months. Initially, the battery was dead, so I put it on my charger for a while. After the battery was charged I ...
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1996 ford contour bank 1 02 wiring problem

I have a 1996 ford contour 2.5 v6 that my dog pulled the wiring and plug off of the 02 sensor.the wires off the harness are this brown w/blue stripe.black w/orange stripe..white w/green stripe.and ...
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'94 Kawasaki ZZR600: Electrical issues

first post here, be gentle :) I have an (presumeably) electrical issues with my '94 Kawasaki ZZR600 (ZX6). Two weeks ago, I was ready to go to work when suddenly the bike died on me, all electrical ...
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Suzuki Intruder VL1500 Ignition Coil Difference in Front and Rear

My Suzuki Intruder VL 1500 (1998) has a front and rear ignition coil according to the OEM specifications... I'm curious if these are essentially the same even though the have different part numbers. ...
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2004 yamaha R6SC

OK so here's my problem ignition wires got cut on my bike so until I get the new ignition I just bypassed the ignition. But now there is no power to the push start button on right handle bar and the ...
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Passat B5 door will not unlock

English from Google translate: Hi, how can the front door be unlocked by lifting the button, the button does not stay up but is tense and goes down. The padding is taken and the door's inner stain as ...
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Battery light still on after alternator change?

I hope I'm allowed to post this here... If not please disregard and know that I'm sorry. My 2004 Mercury Monterey broke down last night (all electronics shut off and it came to a sputtering halt) due ...
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electrical fault suzuki sv650s 2000

We have a Suzuki sv650s 2000. It was working when bought but now nothing from starter switch. tested the wiring and it's live upto the box under seat then nothing ?
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1988 T-Bird clicking sound when key is on

I accidentally drained my battery so I charged it and went to drive it car died when I went to drive. Now it makes a loud clicking noise and won't stay running. I don't think I put a good charge to ...
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Dies for no reason

I have a 2003 Honda accord and I'll be driving at freeway speed and out of nowhere everything in the car goes dead including the engine. After a few moments I'll hit the starter and she fires up like ...
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Does a 1998 Suzuki Intruder 1500 (carbureted) Have a Ignition Distribution Adjustment

I've replaced the alternator and signal generator on my 1998 Suzuki Intruder VL 1500 and since it back fires like crazy and most of the time will not start or run without full choke. I'm thinking this ...
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2106 Ford Explorer Sport day time running lights have different brightness

The driver side LED is running much brighter than passenger side. At least both are working. Why is the outputs different? Does ford have a fix?
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truck starts when cold, need a jump to start after that

truck starts when cold, need a jump to start after that, voltage at battery drops to 4or 6 when starting, then stablizes at 11.5 or 11.7, We've already put in a new starter thinking that was the ...
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Honda Civic type r, fn2 2007 aircon wiring diagram

Have tried every search I can think of but it's not brought up what I'm looking for. Would it be possible for someone to post up the A/C wiring diagram for the Honda Civic type r fn2 2007 model?
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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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How to diagnose indicator problem on VW Polo 2001

I have a VW polo, hazard lights and RHS indicator seem to be working as expected. However the LHS indicator stops working intermittently, ie turn it on, works for a bit then just stops clicking and ...
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Holden barina 2003

My blinker is stuck on the passenger side it won’t turn off even with the car off It doesn’t even click it’s just on We’ve checked the bulbs They all seem to be fine I have no idea what it could ...
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High idle in wet conditions

I have a Lexmoto adrenaline and it works fine in the dry most of the time until recently. It starts to idle significantly higher in the rain and on off acceleration when trying to speed up. I have no ...
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MK2 Golf 1.3 1985 cuts out after starting

I have a 1.3 VW Golf running a Pierburg 2e3 carb which has been off the road for at least 7 years. The problem I currently have is that the engine immediately cuts out when the key is in the run ...
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Alternator belt whining when plugged in only

There's a friend of mine who has a car (2007 Suzuki Swift petrol 1.3L DOHC 92hp) which has been making a whining noise for a while, the alternator belt broke once few months ago, and during it was ...
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Engine cut out whilst driving. VSA and engine management lights came on

On my Honda Civic 2006 1.4 Whilst driving my engine cut out and at first my VSA light came on followed shortly after by the engine management light. the engine would still turn over but wouldnt fire ...
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Starting car for first time in several months; arcing and turning of an electric motor when reconnecting negative terminal

Ref. Mazda Tribute, Benzene, V6, 3 litre, Auto-Transmission, 16 Years old approx., 165,000 km approx., 5th Owner The car has been parked on the street under daily heat from the sun for many months, ...
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1992 Merc Grand Marquis LS Wipers not working

1992 Mercury Grand Marquis LS windshield wipers not working. I've replaced the motor itself and the multi function switch. When I turn the switch on, I hear a relay clicking sound from behind the ...
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Honda Accord trunk latch button won't open the trunk

The issue is regarding a Honda Accord Euro 2007 model (CL7), The button on the trunk lid won't open it anymore. The trunk can be opened using the key fob, so the electrical actuator is in working ...
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2003 Mazda 3 AC Relay Won't Close

I have a 2003 Mazda 3 with a strange issue. The AC wasn't working, and I found that the relay wasn't closing when the button in the cabin was pressed. The actual relay is fine. I opened up the relay ...
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Should I Replace The Alternator or Try Something Else First?

I have a 2012 Mercedes Sprinter 2500. I had a no start morning a couple times in the last few weeks and finally the battery would hold no charge. I took it in and was told it came back as need to ...