Questions tagged [electrical]

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

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'09 Prius II - No Start. Hybrid light and CEL on

I got a new (used) prius a couple weeks ago. Apparently sold by a weasle. It's never started reliably, and the red triangle light comes on / off. Jumping it would start it though. I replaced the low ...
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Dismantling a rear view mirror to access mic/compass

I have a 2012 Ford Mustang V6 Premium convertible, and it comes with a rear view mirror that contains a mic for voice-activated features and a compass. I recently removed that mirror and replaced it ...
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Removing a Voltage Regulator after exchanging a dynamo for an alternator

Authi Mini 998 MK2 from 1972 (spanish mini) I removed my dynamo and replaced it with an alternator. Alternators have internal voltage regulators making the existing voltage regulator innecesary, ...
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Trying to find out if my BBR tuner is burnt out or is it my magneto

I was riding my bike in my ground wire fell on my exhaust and burn is that enough to short out my BBR2 cdi or magneto should I check my wiring.I don’t have a volt meter handy ...
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FI light has come up after a ride on Sunday fresh road works got a bit of tar seal under the bike

Code is 65 but I can't find it on the list the bike is a 2010 400r kawasaki ninja any help would be much appreciated thanks
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No electrical to the dashboard after attempting jumpstart with Schumacher charger

Tried to jumpstart my car. It didn't start. Now afterward the car is in worse shape, there are no lights in the dash anymore when I turn the key, regardless of attempt to jumpstart. Hazard lights ...
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Why is there no power going to my fuel pump?

2003 Kia Spectra, here's the backstory : I recently changed the spark plugs and soon after doing so I tried to turn the car on and it only cranked. The owner before me probably try to work on the ...
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Car electronics not working / No start

All happened when negative metal touched postive on the battery with the negative on the other side. . won't work Fuel pump Electric widows Dashboard lights No horn No hazards Car won't start ...
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Rear camera on in every gear

Rear camera comes on in every gear although it has been wired correctly to reversing light cable. There was no earth cable on the camera.Any ideas why this is? Regards How Þhe rear camera has been ...
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How to remove terminal pin from connector

Having some trouble removing terminal pins from a connector. I can see the clip (I think) but can't figure out any way to move it so the pin can slide out. I have a set of terminal pin removal tools ...
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None of my car fuses provide power when the key is in ignition

I am installing a dash cam in my 2011 Ford fusion and hardwiring it to my fuse box. in the instructions it says it must be connected to a constant fuse and a switched fuse. I have a test light and ...
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Car multimedia red screen

My screen started to give this reddish screen partly on the screen. Sometimes it disappears sometimes appears. The only thing I m suspicious is that my backrear camera was broken, I resoldered its ...
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My Toyota kills USB sticks connected to USB/AUX music port

I have a Corolla 2013 S. It's the second time happening. The USB stick was connected to the Audio USB/AUX port like always (#19 below). I was just trying to play some music, and realized it doesn't ...
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2007 Mercury Montego Premier Various Electrical Issues [closed]

Recently purchased an 07 Mercury Montego Premier for a secondary vehicle/work vehicle. Engine seems to be great, but there are various minor issues that just annoy me. Driver's side window works, ...
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Cranking start from time to time on a VW Golf mk4

My VW Golf mk 4 has been cranking from time to time for the last 2 or 3 years, or perhaps a little bit more. It's not something that always happen and I believe that it's specially prone to do it when ...
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How can I prevent, slow or reduce white corrosion build-up on my battery?

I have an 02 Civic SiR (Canadian model) with a maintainable battery. I check and refill the electrolytes every few months with distilled water. The battery is about 4 years old. I use a Battery ...
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Odd solenoid control problem with my 05 Sebring

I have had a problem that had stumped me consistently. I have a 2005 sebring that has been intermittently going into limp mode. I checked the code and it told me the tranny control module power relay ...
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2006 Saturn Vue 4cyl

Starter spinningfreely not engaging the flywheel to crank the engine I've changed the starter and the new starter does the same thing it's not engaging the engine it's just spinning freely so what ...
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Charge a car battery with a solar panel that only has USB outputs

I currently have a solar panel (this one), that is able to output 24W of power at peak capacity. I would like to be able to use this solar panel to trickle charge a car battery, but the panel only ...
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Using a device with external power and receive data from the CAN bus

I want to keep a device in always on situation in the car. I do not want the device to drain the car battery. The car is used at least once in two days and the current consumption of my device is ...
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2016 Hyundai automatic Elantra cranks but won’t start

My wife went to leave for work this morning and her car won’t start. I go out and the engine turns over then grinds. Tried to jump it off but same problem. Any ideas?
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Could corroded or incorrectly soldered battery teminals cause parasitic drain?

One of my friends has a 2007 Lincoln MKX that's been having some electrical issues lately, the battery drains to dead overnight. It's been looked at by several people (including dealership), the ...
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electrical shortage?

2012 Hyundai elantra touring: Car never had problem starting. Yesterday came out to car and cd that was in player was ejected. Tried to start car - nothing. Not knowing any better, thought I needed a ...
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Strange electrical issue with 2001 Civic

I have a 2001 Civic, manual, and I began experiencing an odd electrical issue, I’m hoping someone might have some insight. This is a bit long, so I apologize in advance. Roughly a week ago, my ...
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Wiring up a shift light to a relay

Hi I'll try explain what I want to do I want my after market rev counter with shift light to switch a relay for vtec The problem I have is the voltage is to low to switch relay and I'm scared ...
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Electrical failure [duplicate]

While fitting a new battery for the old one I erred by placing leads in the reverse order, when I corrected my mistake I found when i try to start the car all switch off for a couple of minutes, when ...
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Keyless entry fails if aux power outlet in use

I have a 2003 Pontiac Sunfire, if I have a device plugged into the aux power outlet in my car the keyless entry remote stops functioning. Won't unlock the car or open the trunk. Soon as I pull ...
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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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Keyfob battery dead - Can I still start my 2007 Mini Cooper S

I don’t drive it too much but noticed that when I put the keyfob in, and press start button it sort of acts like the car’s battery is dead but after a few attempts it will start. Today I couldn’t ...
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TotalElectrical failure Mondeo 1.8tdci 2008

While charging a flat battery all on the Mondeo all of the electrics failed (lights, dash, not starting, Windows, ect) when I installed a new battery on the Mondeo still nothing. Any ideas on what ...
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2007 Impala lights not come on

I have 2007 Impala. We crunk it one morning and it just cut off. Then it wouldn't crank and none of the lights inside or radio display would come on. Starter is good battery is good and fuses look ...
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Town and country 2008

My car won't start, I checked everything and still won't start. When I checked the fuses . The ignition fuse does not get any power. What else can I do?
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06 Suzuki 250 gz electrical issue

I lost my keys and had to order a new ignition. When I got the new ignition I plugged it in and it shorted out. I've checked my fuse's they all look good. Do you think that it could be the relay or a ...
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Access to alternator output for powering a custom device

I have a custom made circuit (device) to be installed in my vehicle. This device is to work (power up) only when the engine has started. It consumes a reasonable amount of power hence do not want it ...
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Anti-static drag strips benefits of earthing?

I know this sounds like a stupid question but could an anti-static dragging strip have any benefits to a car attached to certain parts of a car in terms of galvanic corrosion or any other form of ...
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brand new battery brand new alternator car will not start even with a jump

2001 Toyota Sienna. Had a blowout on the driver side which messed up the wires. Tape them up and lost hazards. Recently car died while driving took it to the mechanic and got a brand new alternator ...
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Why doesn't polarity matter for fuel injectors?

Why doesn't polarity matter for fuel injectors? If they are essentially a solenoid, then it seems it would matter; swapping polarity would change the direction the electromagnet pulls or pushes.
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Infiniti G37 Changes Settings on Power Off

2009 Infiniti G37 sedan. I'm losing audio and display settings every time I power off the car for more than a minute or two. I checked all the fuses (in the cabin and in the two under-hood fuse ...
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Why does a relay not short the battery?

I am planning on hooking up a 4-pin relay to supply power to ignition coils on a motorcycle. The on/off switch on the diagram below is the ignition switch operated by the key. Ignore the fact that ...
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Improving conductivity of electrical connectors

Is there anything can do with this and similar connectors to improve the electrical quality of the connection and avoid intermittent disconnecting? I saw this thread but it seems to focus on other ...
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2019 Kia Sorento annoying and now dangerous electrical issues

I had a 2013 and a 2016 Sorento and they always worked perfectly. Now I have a 2019 and have had annoying electrical issues from nearly the start, and today something very dangerous happened. The ...
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DRL switch with headlights

I plan to replace my original fog lights with Osram "LEDriving FOG PL Silver Fog Light" kit, it's basically fog lights + DRL (Daylight Running Lights). Wiring the fog light part is easy as it will not ...
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Diagnosing Short on Starter Circuit in 1995 Chevy Suburban

My 1995 Suburban K1500 has a shorting issue that drains the battery when left for long enough. I have isolated the problem to the fuseless starter circuit and I am 95% sure that the short is not ...
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I have a seemingly very hard wiring problem to solve

Further to my last question : I have a Renault Clio 1.2 2010 that keeps coming up with a P0638 (Throttle Actuator Control Range/Performance) error (according the the OBD2 device I have). One thing I ...
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Hybrid Honda Fit 2014

I just did a transmission exchange, now the car starts for about 10 seconds then it shuts down, then the battery light comes on. What is causing this ?
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HOLD light flashing, engine temperature gauge “C”

My 2009 Chevy Aveo 5 with automatic transmission has an issue that started today; on the way home on the freeway, the HOLD light started flashing. I noticed later that the coolant temperature gauge ...
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Regulation if stop lamps may require an activated ignition or not

Where can I find a regulation for Europe or Germany, if stop lamps may require an activated ignition or not? I saw that the stop lamps of some cars are still fully functional without the ignition key ...
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Interior lights aren't working, no power on ACC position

General Info: Car: Nissan Murano 2005 SL Crank + start: Yes Battery charged: Yes Battery terminals correct install/uninstall order: Yes Problem: No power on ACC position, no ignition key warning ...
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No start / power

I've got a suzuki vl250 intruder as a starter bike, it ran perfectly for about 3 months then all of a sudden one day it started losing power and the lights flickering while riding/coming to a slow. I ...
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How about how many amps does a vehicle pull at idle

Assuming the lights and stereo are off, how many amps can you expect an idling vehicle to pull? In this particular case I'm wondering about an F350, with flexfuel engine?

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