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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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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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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What is this electrical component circled in blue in this engine bay?

I was wondering what this component could be. i couldnt post full size picture since it was over 2mb but full picture also showed a part that looked similar to the part circled in blue. i think that ...
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Something in car is interfering with iPhone GPS

This is going to sound ridiculous but there is no other explanation. I used phone GPS while driving in my car for the past 3 years. 3 different phones, that is, and they all worked fine. I was ...
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Using OBD to control add-on lights

I have just purchased a 2021 Ram 1500 Bighorn and plan on adding side lights under running boards. These lights are led strips with amber for marker and turn, red for running lights and white for ...
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Ford Figo not starting immobilizer

I have a ford figo 2012 petrol automatic that is not starting. When I turn the ignition to “ON”, all the lights on the dashboard come on and the immobilizer light blinks. The car used to start before. ...
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Suzuki SX4, P0134/ P0420, sensor or CPU?

So, my friend is having car trouble with their Suzuki SX4, 2007. I was told the car had some issue with the catalytic converter in the past. The mechanic told them it would cost $2000, but that it ...
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When I try starting my Honda it’s hestitant then it starts

I have a 2004 Honda Accord and when I go too start it, it doesn’t Just start right up like it stutters then starts. I took it too Autozone and had them check battery starter and alternator. They are ...
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Audi A6 C6 on board computer is off

I'm not sure if it's something wrong with on-board computer or I just don't know how to turn it on. When the car is started the display is completely off. and only turns on sometimes when some kind of ...
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Remove Mood Lighting on 1994 Ford Econoline E150 Magnum van

I will be removing the Mood Lighting . Do I need to disconnect the battery for that? It is possible I might still use some of it and redirect it to my solar energy. I would appreciate any help I can ...
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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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Damaged shark fin antenna case

I have a VW Passat with a shark fin antenna. The antenna has a rubber gasket for waterproofing, a plastic case and the antenna circuitry inside. While washing the car, I hit the antenna case a bit ...
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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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Why does my VW diagnostic codes give “Implausible Signal”?

I asked a question some time ago about a check light, specifically airbag and seatbelt light. I have since then checked the code with a code reader and removed it. Making the car drive without any ...
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What happens if the main battery gets connected backwards?

2008 Mitsubishi Nativa (Pajero?) now no power coming from alternator after my experienced mechanic hooked up the car's battery backwards. He saw the spark he said but didn't register as he was ...
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2013 Ford Fusion: Radio & Heater/Defroster turn on and off by themselves

While I'm driving my radio and heater/defroster shuts off and then will turn on by itself. It also feels like the steering is also affected when the radio and heater turns off and then seems normal ...
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Air conditioner

I have a 2012 Ford Fusion. I just got my a/c recharge. The mechanic thought it was the compressor, but he put on a new fuse and it started to blow right out. But now, it blows out cold in one vent, ...
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Ford Focus DCT Acceptable Grounding

On a 2012 Ford Focus with the Dual Clutch Transmission, DCT, with a Fluke 75 Digital Volt Meter, battery disconnected, I initially read 2.6 ohms from the battery negative cable, past the negative ...
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When is a magneto more efficient than an alternator?

A magneto is device similar to an alternator for creating electrical energy. Many small gas engines, including several road worthy motorcycles, use them to generate electrical energy. They can be ...
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How do I test my car battery?

My car still starts fine but when I turn off the car (just the motor . . the key is still in and "on") I noticed the headlights dim to almost off. It's and older car and the headlights don't turn off ...
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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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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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Electrical problems after jumping 2008 chevy silverado

After jumping truck, my stabilitrack light stays on, service brakes light stays on, and my radio does not power off when key is turned off (or when I open door). Not sure where to start to locate the ...
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Starter solenoid breakdown

Triumph T100 motorcycle, starter solenoid clicks a lot and doesn't turn motor enough, it would start after pressing starter button for a length of time but solenoid would then break. When my original ...
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Bypassing immobiliser in a 1999 Subaru Forester

I have two paddock/farm vehicles. One is a 1998 Forester (black), auto, EJ20, no ignition immobiliser. The other is a 1999 Forester (green), manual, lo-range, immobiliser. Neither came with a FOB or ...
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2001 Toyota Highlander Limited DRL not working

I have tried the 7.5A fuse and the three relays without any success. What am I missing? What else could it be? The lightbulbs work. I’m out of ideas! They stopped working after a new battery was ...
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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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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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Saturn Aura Locking Issue

I have a 2008 Saturn Aura. I've recently run into an issue with my locking system. When the weather gets warmer, 3 out of 4 of my locks stop working. Sometimes it's all 4 locks that have the issue, ...
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How much electric power does my truck consume?

I have a 2011 Nissan Frontier Pro-4x. I want to get a general idea how much power I could draw from my alternator while driving. For that, I want to find out how much power my truck uses in the first ...
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GY6 scooter spark plug getting voltage, but no spark?

I have a gy6 scooter that's not getting any spark, but I've done troubleshooting on the whole system (except the stator) and I can't find anything wrong. Every part I've checked from the stator power ...
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2007 Ford E350 electrical problem

My 12 passenger ford E350 2007 occasionally (random times while driving for random duration 5 -40 minutes) loses power to the: dashboard stero and windows. What can be wrong with my car? How do I ...
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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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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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GY6 with no spark

I have a GY6 chinese scooter with no spark. I went to get on it one morning and it wouldn't start, I assumed I needed to change the spark plug because I hadn't changed it for about a year. I put in a ...
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Toyota Tacoma 2007 fuse diagram

I am having bad luck searching online to find a concise fuse diagram for my Tacoma. I am a little frustrated with the abbreviations that are on the diagram on the box cover. In particular, I need to ...
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Why can't I get a spark?

I have an early 70's Honda SL125 engine and I'm trying to wire it up so that it can run without the battery. I found this guide http://waynescyclegarage.mysite.com/custom.html and I've followed it and ...
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2011 GMC Sierra 1500 low beams not working

The low beams on my 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 are not working. My high beams work in both switch positions. What is the simplest and cheapest way to fix this problem?
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Holden Rodeo Headlights Randomly Stop Working and Come Good

My 2000 Holden Rodeo has started having issues with its headlights. Randomly the headlight will go out while driving or won't start when I turn them on. Have tried... shaking indicator stalk rapidly ...
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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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'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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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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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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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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Blower motor running wide open after replacing resistor

After i replaced the resistor for the blower motor the fan runs continuously. It doesn’t respond to the fan control knob even to turn it off. Also now the the a/c compressor is not kicking on. Is it a ...
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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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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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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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Vehicle dies for a couple minutes when I try to start then turns back on

I have an 02 Chevy Trailblazer I went to start my vehicle up like normal before work. When it was in accessory it was fine but when I tried to turn it over, it all went black. There was no power at ...
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New ECM, car will not crank, VIN is programmed correctly

I have a 2013 2.5L Chevy Malibu LS, which had a bad ECM (Water got in and destroyed part of the board causing random sensor errors and randomly killing the car when driving, randomly deciding not to ...

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