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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Ride-On Mower only cranking once when starting

I have a Husqvarna TS 242 with a Briggs and Stratton 40N877-0016-G1 engine that I'm having some trouble with. My suspicion is something with the electricals - here's what I'm seeing. After a few weeks ...
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Question about Ignition Systems ; The Amount of Contact Breaker Points inside the distributor

The distributor in Lamborghini Espada has 4 contact breaker points. Why is that? Couldnt a single point handle all 12 cylinders? I ve also heard they used twin points inside the distributors of some ...
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VW EOS ESC Error message

My VW 2015 EOS works great but since my last tire rotation, the ESC Stabilization Control Error appears while drive on dry roads at a constant speed. Engine slows, cannot accelerate. Must pull off ...
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Can the OBD II used for emissions testing cause damage to engine or electrical system?

We recently took our 2016 Ford 10 cyl. (Motorhome) to our mechanic for oil change and check up, prior to big trip. Everything looked great and vehicle ran great before and after this visit. We then ...
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When my car warms up the dash lights dim badly, what could be the cause?

My son has a 2005 VW Jetta. It starts right up and drives good but when the car warms up the dash lights dim and it starts running differently. He is afraid to drive too far because once it left him ...
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Most Dash Lights (and Gauges) Turn on and off Periodically before Car Shuts Off Completely

Alright, I'll try to keep it snappy. 2005 Chevy Express 3500 4.8L V8. 130k miles. Most dash lights would turn on and gauges would go dead for a couple moments and then come back periodically. It's not ...
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2013 impala brake lights

When I press my brake pedal when car is off the brake lights don’t come on. When I start the car the lights will come on when I hit the brake pedal. Is this normal or a problem I have never noticed ...
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Citroen c4picasso Automatic 2009 petrol

Brake lights stuck on , brake won’t go down , won’t start , changed brake light switch ,keeps coming up with different diagnostic troubles, wiped them clean , then different ones come up , taken ...
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1955 Chrysler No Crank No start

Hello everyone I have a 1955 Chrysler Windsor which does not run, the lights and horn work but when I crank the key the starter does NOT turn over but the lights do dim. I've replaced all the fuses ...
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Jeep Cherokee Electrical

I have a 1991 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4x4. When im driving all my electrical stuff turns off but turn on right away but the engine keeps running. This only happens when im driving through rough terrain, ...
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2012 Kia Forte Electrical? Power?

Audio cuts out when using turn signal or braking. Lights dim when using turn signal or braking. Headlights and interior lights have inconsistent brightness. A slow flicker. After parking and locking ...
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Headlights have to be switched off twice when vehicle isn't running for headlights to actually turn off

I have a 2006 Jeep Liberty with manual light switches. I noticed shortly after buying it several years ago that if I turn the car off before switching the headlights off, and then switch them off they ...
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Severe static shocks from car after driving

I know that you can get a static shock when exiting your car after driving for a while from the friction on the seat. However I do have my car for several years and since a week or so I am starting to ...
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What does the 'battery' light on the dashboard actually mean?

I know that when the battery symbol lights up on the dashboard it indicates a problem with the electrical system, which is commonly either an ageing battery or a broken alternator, but for the ...
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Toyota Tundra Brake Light Wiring

I recently got a cap for my 2012 Toyota Tundra and am wiring in the brake lights on it. I was planning on pulling off of the existing brake light but there are 3 wires going into it and only 2 going ...
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What does OBDII fault code P0120 really mean?

What does OBDII fault code P0120 mean? The device said: "TPS/Pedal Position Sensor A Circuit Malfunction". The problem is that TPS stands for: "Throttle-body Position Sensor, which sits ...
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Should I replace wiring harness? If yes, how to do it?

My Hyundai Tucson 2013's fog light is not working. Also a bulb in cabin which is supposed to stay steady is blinking. I suspect this could be because of the voltage drops and electrical faults. I ...
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Car not starting after week of sitting in cold temperatures

Three weeks ago I bought an '03 Honda Civic. It's been running well so far, but I let it sit outside without using it for a week and a half in 10 to -10 F temperatures. After this, the car wouldn't ...
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Are there separate fuses for each window in my 2007 Nissan Titan?

Last night my passenger window didn't roll up after rolling it down part way. This didn't surprise me as it had been moving sluggishly for a few weeks now. What did surprise me though was that now. ...
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Car stereo is always on when engine is on

I have a 2011 Toyota Matrix XRS. When I turn the engine on, the screen for the stereo doesn't light up, and the power/volume button doesn't work - can't turn it off, and can't lower the volume. Super ...
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starter motor or something else?

My car didn’t start properly. You could hear it was trying really hard to start. Over time it worsened and the engine light was on. So I went to the mechanic, they ran some tests and found that some ...
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4cy automatic 1997 Toyota Camry. The windows won’t roll down and car will not start. The alarm keeps going off

I have a 1997 Toyota Camry. After installing a new battery the cars alarm is going off and will not start it just cranks. I can’t even roll the windows down or unlock the doors. Any help
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Melted Headlight Socket for H11 bulb [duplicate]

I recently discovered a low beam headlight socket had melted on the passenger side of my 2005 Volvo XC90. Several days back I had this Bulb Failure Low Beam message showing up and going away. When I ...
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2012 Honda Fit Won't Start - No Accessory power, only dash lights

Car won't start; when I attempt to turn the key, there's no turning over or clicking of any kind. No accessories come on (A/C, radio, etc.), but the interior lights will turn on. They seem slightly ...
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Where is the front crash sensor location on a Fiat 500

I have a Fiat 500e 2014 that I purchased with front taken apart but with air bag sensors on their harnesses but not bolted in place. I can not find the location the two sensors should be located in ...
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Turn signals, hazards stopped working

Car: Ford Focus Mk II 2010 Diesel TDCI 1.6L When I push either turn signal, it lights up the appropriate light on the dashboard and flashes the corresponding turn signal VERY briefly -- about a tenth ...
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If a jump start didn’t work, will a booster work?

Car has been idle for several weeks and came to find it wasn’t starting up. Battery is 1.5 years old and first time it’s died on me. Tried to jump start it by commecting leads for some 15 minutes but ...
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Car battery is flat, how can I tell the cause from multimeter results?

my car battery is flat. I did some measures with a multimeter. I will explain them below. Can anyone please tell me what can be the issue? Note: My car is a VW Polo 9N3 2007 Symptom For the last 2 ...
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2013 Mazda 3 Engine not turning off while pushing the start/stop button

My 2013 Mazda 3 does not turn off the engine while pressing the start/stop button. If I continuously press the start/stop button for three or four times then engine stops and goes to the acc mode. ...
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VW Golf 5 FSI Jerks When Driving

Please help. I have recently serviced my VW Golf 5 with air cleaner,oil filter,fuel filter and plugs but the car still jerks most times when driving. I had it diagonised and gave me error codes P1403 ...
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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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Yamaha Xmax scooter dead electrics

I had a problem starting my Xmax 125 Sport after some very wet weather and drained the battery. After disconnecting the battery and recharging, I went to reconnect the battery, not realizing that the ...
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stalling and jerking

2006 KIA Sedona just spent over a $1000 and still not repaired. When coming to a stop it stalls or in some cases almost stalls and when accelerating reaching 35 to 40 mph it starts to jerk but just ...
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Replacing faulty window motor from another VAG car

I own Seat Ibiza 1.4 petrol, and front passengers window motor is not working and I have to replace it. The part number is 6R0959802EE. I want to buy a used part instead of a new one to save some ...
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Are the cabin fuse-box relays misplaced in my Renault Kangoo?

I have a Renault Kangoo 2009. 1.6 liter petrol, automatic. The cabin blower motor has stopped working. The fuses seems ok, but a relay in the fuse-box under the "glove-box" recess could have ...
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2007 Volvo XC90 Projector headlight problem

I bought a set of Projector headlights for my 2007 XC90 (they came complete with the wiring harness) when I installed them this passed Saturday they don't work, no low beam or high beam, I have no way ...
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Are those acceptable crimp connections?

I am experimenting with crimp tools. Can somebody give me an indication if those crimp connections are good for automotive use? The goal would be to have a solid, professional connection, not just ...
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Neighbor leaves his positive terminal disconnected - dangerous? [duplicate]

A guy who owns a neighboring car in the communal parking garage I park in disconnects the positive side of the battery when leaving his car for a few days at a time. Is this dangerous? If so, under ...
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2007 Mark V Golf Electrical issue

My mark v golf is having issues. The car seems fine with key in, and when ignition turned on its still okay, then when you go to start it, there is almost clicking noises coming from the steering ...
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Should I be wiping or removing contact cleaner?

After testing a part (solenoid, sensor, etc) in an older vehicle, I have gotten in the habit of blasting the connection socket and plug with contact cleaner. It's basically impossible to wipe the ...
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Can something as simple as a bad o-ring cause complete sensor failure?

About half a week ago my car began stalling out, seemingly at random; at first I thought it might have been an issue of air bubbles in the coolant passing over the coolant temperature sensor - there ...
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Pin assigment of Fiat 500 day time running light / high beam / parking light connector

I have a question that is related to this post here: Anyone can ID this "FCI" connector in a Fiat 500 parking light? Can someone here please tell me the pin assigment of this connector? I do ...
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What relay do I use to power aux lights from two separate switches

What type of relay is the picture below? I am wanting to power some aux LED lights but would like the ability to switch them and have them come on with the high beams when they are switched off. I ...
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opel astra 1.6 16v my ignition dont go on all fuses are ok

Good day just all of a sudden my ignition don't wane go on my car don't wane kick start nothing is working even my head lights not working its a Opel Astra 1.6 16v
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Where can I find information about car PIDs?

i'm doing a research and i can't find voltage information from the car sensors, where do you find such information? finding the voltage range would help a lot.
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Pioneer f60dab video bypass (not parking brake)

Can anyone help, I've bought a transport t5. 1, which is fitted with a pioneer f60dab for some reason their is no green parking brake wire, it will let me watch video up to 5mph, the I get the warning,...
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How to control the service lights in my 2014 NV200 Taxi without a taxi service device?

I have recently bought a 2014 Nissan NV200 Taxi model. I am not running a taxi service, but it has a custom nameplate on the roof light that I would like to be able to activate manually. There are ...
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2009 Chevy Malibu is dead, no crank, no clicking sound, no lights turning on inside. Just completely dead

I need help. My 2009 Chevy Malibu was working fine, the next day I was going to turn it on, it didn't. There was no crank, no clicking, no lights inside turning on. Nothing, just dead. I have replaced ...
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Unknown Part For '78 Lincoln

I recently changed the Ignition Control Module on my 1978 Lincoln Continental. This part was mounted onto the ICM and plugs directly into it. I have gone to the Lincoln/Ford dealership, visited ...
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2005 Chevy avalanche 1500 died while driving and won’t start now

I was driving down the road and all of a sudden my truck just died when I tried restarting it it wouldn’t even crank over remind you the battery is new so I know it’s not thAt all lights are still ...

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