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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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Can i master reset or fix my android radio?

My android radio is'nt working right. Its coming on but not letting me go on any programmes and the radio signal is'nt staying on the chanel i ask for. I want to do a master reset how do i so it. Is ...
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Is a 13.07V alternator voltage too low?

I'm having some problems with a 2006 Mini One D (1.4 l diesel engine). About a month ago the alternator warning light turned on (it only turned off over about 4000 rpm). The belt looked good, so I ...
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Motorcycle auxiliary light wiring

I'm adding auxiliary lights to my motorcycle (Suzuki DRZ400). My goal is to have a switch that turns the lights on, but also so the lights can't be turned on without the ignition turned on. There isn'...
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Electrical starting problem

Audi 80 92 2.0 . Battery problem?Won't start i tried new battery ,same problem.Jumps easily ,drives. Stop. then try to start won't turn.Alternator checked!ok! Someone suggested solenoid on starter ...
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2005 mazda 6i 5 door

I have issue with my battery being drained. I have no codes pop up. I purchased a new battery and it still drained overnight. Both batteries are at 12.7 when charged, then it jumps to 14.6 when car is ...
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EPS failure, rpm guage failure temperature guage failure

My Nissan Sentra 2008 started having electrical problems. After a typical 25-30 minute ride, my rpm indicates 0 and my EPS light comes on with loss of power steering 80% of the time. Shortly after my ...
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Intermittent dash/parking light flicker when remotely started

I have a 2013 Toyota RAV4 LE with an Avital remote starter (pretty sure it's a 4100 series, but not positive) that was installed professionally. Lately, I've been noticing when I use the remote ...
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Should Fuses be Hot All the Time

I have a 2014 Jeep Cherokee Latitude in which I don’t have hot on the battery side of the blower motor fuse while the car is running and I’m wondering if this is normal or if this is somehow ...
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2005 Ford Escape (Hybrid) Hood Ajar alarm triggered when left blinker is on

I seem to be having an electrical issue with my 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid. Whenever using the left blinker, the Hood Ajar alarm goes off and continues beeping until the blinker is turned off. It does ...
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Air Conditioner turns on when turning on the front defrost 1999 Olds Aurora

I have a 1999 Olds Aurora and when I turn the front defrost the Air Conditioner turns on and I can't turn it off. Is that what I want to happen? It doesn't do that on my other 2 cars. How can I fix ...
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changing the keys

My mechanic lost the keys to my S80, 1998 model. And then replace it with another key yet it still cannot start because he said there's a code needed to reset the new key so far the automobile ...
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2004 Toyota Corolla No Crank No Start

Some recent history for this vehicle: The battery had stopped charging. Alternator bench test passed. Battery bench test passed, but "in late stage of life". Reinstalling the original alternator ...
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Toyota Corrola 1996, has sat almost 4 months with dead battery and flat tire

Problem is as stated. Long story short, sometime around September/early Oct I didn't drive this car for 3-4 weeks. Then when I went to drive it, it wouldn't start. Completely dead, no sound at ...
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Will a stereo short render my bfcm fried?

I recently installed a aftermarket stereo into my2000 malibu and somewhere along the line it shorted and blew a couple fuses. The radio fuseand the interior fuse which was also the bfcm fuse, i ...
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Aftermarket stereo very loud

I just installed a Sony xav-ax1000 in a WK grand Cherokee and it works well except that the volume for the radio is incredibly loud and I will never go beyond 4. I was hoping there is a solution to ...
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Holden Astra 07 Front L/H blinker not working

Holden Astra 07 front L/H blinker doesn’t show up, only ticks fast inside car. Globe works. Every other blinker on the car works. Might be a relay but don’t know where to find it.
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Need help with my 2006 Saab 9-7x

My 2006 Saab 97x starts then stalls. I plugged in the OBDII reader and one of the codes is P0601 (Internal Control Module Memory Check Sum Error). How do I fix this?
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Window switch works when it wants to

I bought an aftermarket window master switch for a Jeep Liberty it works most of the time when it stops working and all I do is unplug it and plug it back in and it works fine for about a week then ...
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2010 toyota tacoma AC not working

Blower motor is brand new, tried a replacement just in case and it still did not work. I've got a new diffuser on the wire harness. Lights come on for the ac when I turn the knob on the dash, but the ...
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Why my 2004 Galant won't start?

I just put a new start in my 2004 Galant battery fuel pump all good engine turns I think it may be a ground problem can u help me
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How can I swap wires/pins on generic aftermarket O2 sensors?

I purchased some generic aftermarket O2 sensors for my 2002 Land Rover Discovery 2, which were significantly cheaper than the "official" Land Rover replacement parts. Unfortunately after installation,...
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Vibration When Using Accessories

My car (2002 Honda Civic Type R) has some vibrations when it is on idle. All the vibrations disappear as soon as I get on first gear and take off. There are different types of vibrations that I will ...
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Jeep wont start when cold

This is weird never seen anything like it my 1991 jeep cherokee will crank over and start right up on any warm day but when it gets cold out it will crank over but no start? Now i tried giggling the ...
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No lights or radio; won't turn over. Battery is fine

I have a 2002 Chevy Silverado 1500. My buddy replaced my fuel pump recently, and while he was dropping the tank he broke a fuel line, so replaced that as well. About 4 days afterwards, my check ...
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2014 Ninja 300 - Electrical debugging

Bike is electric ignition with dfi. So the past couple days it has been raining in Socal and I don't have a bike cover. Yesterday, I took my bike out over lunch (in the rain) and it started having ...
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2010 Chevy Cobalt electrical issues?

I have a 2010 Chevy Cobalt that I am suspicious is having electrical issues. Here is the order of things I noticed happening The turn signals stopped auto canceling, meaning that after making a turn ...
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My 1999 Toyota Sienna takes time to start and when I press accelerator it goes off

My 1999 Toyota Sienna will take time to start when it cools and when it eventually start and I want to raise it by pressing the accelerator, it goes off and I have to restart it again. And again if I ...
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2006 GSX 600F Suzuki Katana won’t engage starter

Bought a used katana gsx600f 2006.cannot get it to turn over.battery good, Clutch lever engaged,kickstand up,push starter button,starter solenoid not clicking. Can short over relay & motor turns ...
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Car key will not unlock car with buttons only with key after a battery change

My car key battery died. I changed it but now it won’t unlock my car with the buttons on the key but I can open the car with the key itself. It’s a Seat Alhambra 2.0 2006. The red light on the key ...
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2005 Buick Rainier: Turn signals don't operate correctly and turn on the high lights instead

When I operate the right directional, it does not work, instead the high lights come on. Occasionally the directional works. The car is a 2005 Buick Rainier
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Car Starts With A Jump

Car will start with a jump. Took car to Autozone had the battery,alternator and starter checked all came out good but still will not start without a jump. Any ideas?
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LED's Headlights turning off and on

I recently purchased a pair of Zdatt H13 9008 LED headlights for my 08 Dodge Ram 3500. After they warm up 3-4 minutes they turn off and on repeatedly. What am I missing and how do I fix this problem? ...
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Pontiac Grand Prix won't start, horn would honk, electrical system goes crazy

Some facts: My dad has an aftermarket Remote Keyless Entry Not aware of any aftermarket theft system, does not use keyless start He's used 410 watt power inverters through the cigarette lighter but ...
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New alternator whining?

I have a concern about a new alternator I put on my 02 echo, again it too does not have a tensioner. Belt tension is created by pivoting the alternator away from the engine. This was the first time ...
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Boat Alternator Charging 4 Batteries 70 Amp Draw 50 Amp Charge

This is the current situation, looking for some expert advice. Total amp draws with night time running lights + GPS + other accessories I am at about 70 amps. My alternator puts out max 50 AMPS ...
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Battery immediately drains upon Negative cable connection

Experienced problems starting engine. Removed battery, checked fluid level, hooked it up to trickle charge, and it readily accepted the charge. Put it back in and reconnected both cables, and engine ...
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Mk1 Ford Focus green residue on reverse light bulb

When changing my reversing light bulb I noticed green liquid on the bottom of the old one. The new bulb won't work at all. Do you think I just need to clean the socket out (and if so, do I use water?) ...
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3rd brake light flashing on Mercedes C-class

when appling the brakes my 3rd brake light flashes like a strobe light,can hook it to my standard brake light and it works But,looking for what voltage a 3rd led brakelight uses on a mercedes c220 cdi ...
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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 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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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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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 ...