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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How do I know when a VARTA car battery is produced?

I have a hard time finding when my car battery was produced - can't find any defintive information. The battery is VARTA H3 Silver Dynamic 100Ah with the following embossed letters in the upper right ...
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Radio malfunction

I have a 2012 Dodge caliber and my radio plays music, then suddenly stops for a couple seconds, and then plays music again. It continually does this as long as the radio is on and playing some type ...
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Hyundai can't remove key

When switching car off unable to get key from the switch. The switch will not go past acc. point. Remove battery ground cable then able to switch to lock position and remove key.
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Honda Accord 2008 Overheating at cold start

I've been having quite a problem with my car. At cold start the temperature goes straight to hot, A/C stops working, car smokes black and this happens at any giving time. I changed the temperature ...
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Spilled lemonade in central console

I put a large styrofoam cup into my cupholder which then developed a hole and spilled all into my cupholder. The liquid overflowed from my cupholder under the center console. I took the center console ...
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New Spark plugs and Immediate Body Control Module Failure. Coincidence?

I took in my 2013 Fiat 500 Pop for new spark plugs and rear brakes. My next errand after the repair was the post office -- after a 30 minute wait, I came out to see my headlights were still on. ...
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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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Hard starting, don't want to accelerat

Suzuki grand vitara 2001 rhz hdi engine Diesel motor P0230 and hard starting problem
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Captiva problem

My Captiva Diesel 2007 has a problem going on a distant journey. During short or town drives, it is fine. When it turns to be a long journey, the car turns off after a while. My mechanic tried a ...
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Mazda 3 2005 unknown cable

I bought a used Mazda 3 year 12/2005 from Italy. This car has a diesel engine 1.6 Turbo same as Ford/PSA. I have a loose three pin cable that don't know where does it belong. I've checked with 2 ...
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Renault Laguna 2004

I am charging my car battery indoors. So my car is unlocked at moment. Can I lock it using the pull out key on card key without battery connected. ??
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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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Next step in diagnosis? Yaris 2005 wont start

First time posting on this stack-site so forgive if I do it wrong and please let me know how to improve my post. I have a 2005 yarris that stopped at the lights a few months back and wouldn't start ...
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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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2002 Honda Civic: Starts in the morning, but wont start after driving for a while?

I have a 2002 Honda Civic. I have been having a starting issue with it for some time now. Let me give you one of the common senarios: I use the car in the morning to go to the beach with some friends....
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(VW CC 2010 2.0L Sport) How do you diagnose a parasitic battery drain from a fuse that controls rear window raisers and central locking system?

My 2010 VW CC is having a parasitic drain issue and I've isolated the problem to one of the fuses which is for the rear window raisers and for the central locking system. If I keep this fuse out ...
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Occasionally starter will turn engine over very slowly. Dying starter motor?

Car is a '93 Mk1 Gold Cabriolet. I have this problem where the starter motor will sound like its struggling to turn the engine over. It sounds very much like a dead or dying battery but this is not ...
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Mini Cooper R56 Completely Dead and Comes back Alive after 3-4 Hours

I drove mini cooper R56 for a very short distance for about 4 minutes, the whole car died completely. The battery was working fine, everything else seemed fine but the car died altogether with no ...
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Low Beams Don't Turn on. Is My Relay the Issue?

I have a 2003 Toyota Camry, and the low beams do not work. However, the high beams do work. This is my diagnosis. I changed the low beam bulbs, and the low beams still don't work. I checked the 15A ...
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Vauxhall/Opel Astra H How to remove front door electrical connector

The front door electrical connector on the Astra Mk5 H, is a rectangular multiplug. Is there a special technique for pulling it off. Are there clips which must be released first? Any tips ...
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Citreon c4 grand picasso

I havent driven my c4 since before Christmas but ive been starting it regularly and keeping it snow free. Just started it again but the air con and demister isn't working. Could it be frozen?
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1998 Accord headlight

I have a 1998 Honda Accord. The driver's side high and low beam work but passenger side high and low beam does not work. I swapped out relays and checked the fuses no joy.
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2003 GMC Envoy: Bad circuit board?

I had a new alternator put in my son's 2003 GMC Envoy, and immediately after the climate display graphics aren't working. The dealership said it was a bad circuit board now. Could it be something to ...
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Motorcycle Electrical issues

I have a 2013 Ducati Monster 696cc that wont start, when I turn the key to the leftmost position the dash does not light up. None of the lights turn on except for one out of four LEDs that are mounted ...
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Battery voltage drops to 0 when high load and then recovers

Morning. I took the car to the mechanic for a bearing change and to change the airbag clockspring. The mechanic told me he would see if the car has any electrical problems before changing the ...
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How can I use my C7 to Euro cable to power a Marshall stanmore 2 speaker in my car?

I have a C7 to Euro cable to give my Marshall stanmore 2 power, now I want to use the Marshall box in my car. Is there a way I can connect or somehow give it power? I presume I'd need some sort of ...
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How to determine exactly what's wrong with my alternator?

My 98 Mazda 626 GF 2L uses an 80 amp fp34 A2TB0191 alternator with an internal voltage regulator. I did a little test where it I turned on the bright lights, AC, radio, rear defogger and opened the ...
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2005 Honda Civic - Interior electronics shut off intermittently while driving

My fiance's 2005 honda civic has had the interior electronics shut off while she was driving on a couple of occasions (weeks/months apart). I have not been able to reproduce this or been around to ...
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Ignition Switch Issues

I have a 1999 Daewoo Lanos Auto For some reason my ABS, brake and engine warning lights have come on permanently When this happened the wipers, windows and heater all stopped working, I had to call ...
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Car keys off but fuse still lights up the tester when set to ground

So normally when you want to test your fuses, you set the car to on and put the tester clip to ground then put the tester's lead on the fuse. if it lights up then the fuse is working. Well, even when ...
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Electrical issue on throttle press - BMW 328i

So i have a BMW 328i that is having an electrical issue, It seems whenever the throttle is pressed the lights on the dash light up and power to the A/C, Radio, and cooling fan get disconnected. The ...
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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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4-way car connector to 7-way trailer connector

I bought a CURT custom wiring harness that plugs into vehicle tail light assembly to provide a 4-way flat socket. It has a simple plug & play design that eliminates the need for cutting and ...
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Intermittent start 1999 Toyota Tacoma 4cyl

A few weeks ago I had an intermittant starting issue where the motor would start to turn but wouldn't fully turn over, it would just click. I took it to the mechanic, they said it needed a new battery/...
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Can an O2 sensor cause faulty spark plugs on driver side only when the spark plugs were just changed?

I took my truck (2006 chevy silverado 5.3l v8) to chevrolet dealership due to the fact that it kept sputtering then dying. The check engine light was on the whole 9 yards. The fuel pump has been ...
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Total Electrical 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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Interpreting ABS/DSC fault code

I have an ABS, DSC and handbrake warning light (the latter telling me it's likely from one of the rear wheels) on my BMW E46 320d from 2001. The warning used to be intermittent (it would go away, then ...
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Use both high beams and low beams at the same time?

Is there a way to make both the high beam and low beam lights on when turning on high beams? My car has two separate bulbs that switch back and forth. I would really like the extra coverage.
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Keeping a device in cigarette lighter

I own a Ford Fiesta 2006 when my car is turned off my cigarette lighter stays on as I only have one I use a 3 way cigarette lighter plug splitter adapter I use one port for the dash cam and one for an ...
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why have car grounding strips disappeared?

When I was a child, I remember most cars having a grounding strip, like the one in the picture below: But nowadays, I don't see any car having them. What is the reason they have disappeared / become ...
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2013 Fusion both low beam headlights suddenly stopped working

2013 Fusion both low beam headlights suddenly stopped working. High beams work and side markers work, turn signals ok. Everything else seems to work just fine.
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Volvo c30 D5 electrical issues

I've had the dreaded "brake failure - stop safely" error message on my volvo c30 D5 2007, It appears to be a common fault amongst volvos. It's a recurring problem that happens 3-4 times a week under ...
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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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310 watt light bar 12 awg wire harness

I am currently looking at a 32 inch 310 watt LED light bar for my 2010 Honda CRV. The light bar I am looking at is https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MCNYXFT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_JpKPDbTR3J8R4. The ...
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Toyota Camry is locked after trying to ignite without entering the password

I have an old Toyota Camry (maybe 2012) which accidentally I tried to ignite without entering the password. The car didn't ignite, and since then is seems like the car is dead. Is there something I ...
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2003 Mazda Tribute lost power

I have a 2003 Mazda Tribute with the V6. The battery light will occasionally come on, sometimes it just flashes, other it stays on. I had the battery and alternator checked at two different auto parts ...
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Intermittent loss of electrical power on a Ford Mustang

This is a 1999 Ford Mustang GT 4.6. Electrical power completely shuts down and comes back on, the dashboard lights and gauges go crazy. I put in a new battery, alternator and negative cable and ...
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1970 Ford Maverick 200 6 cylinder charging issues

I have a 1970 Ford Maverick with a 200 6 cylinder motor I am having charging issues when the car is initially started, I'm only getting battery voltage 12.5 volts when I flash the field the alternator ...
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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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