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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Seat Ibiza Electronic power control

I lease a Seat Ibiza 1.4 16V Stella and have an interesting problem. After 6 months the EPS light will show up occasionally. It's been back to the garage a few times for the issue where they reset ...
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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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Non-zero voltage on camshaft position sensor power wire without main relay. Is there short somewhere?

I have been troubleshooting Camshaft Position Sensor no-start issue in this thread for my 2007 Chevrolet Aveo. Long story short - in one of the answers it was suspected that camshaft position sensor ...
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1999 Dodge Durango won't start after backwards jump

1999 dodge durango will turn over but not start after a friend put jumper cables on backwards.when i try to start vehicle security light blinks ,flashers and dashboard light blinks for approx a min ...
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Temporarily increasing electrical load almost kills engine

I have a 2001 Ford Focus that has some funky problems at idle under load. A nice high-load scenario is by abusing the windows motors (rolling them up while windows are up), which causes the RPM to ...
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Car won't start hours after passing over water

Yesterday at night i was coming home and passed through some water (probably some broken pipe), and the car started to intermittently being on/off (electric part failure). It worked for about 1 ...
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Electrical issue Ford Flex

Walked by my parked 2009 Flex in driveway. The radio was playing!! I unlocked it, lo and behold, all the dashboard lights are flickering on and off, I can move the shifter, the bell is dinging like ...
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Add central locking and electric windows to Land Rover Defender (1999)?

Is it possible to change the manual locking system into central locking system for all three doors for this model of 1999? Also, can the manual window opening closing system be changed into an ...
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Battery Draw while car is off at 3.24

I have a 2007 Saab 95 wagon... For about 6 months at random about once a month my car has been dead. After calling AAA and they told me there is a draw from the battery at apx 3.24 which is should be ...
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Malfunction indicator light after a charge to low battery

My battery often needs a quick charge – 3 min or so – in the morning, then the car starts all day. Today, the light went on after the quick charge and would not go off after 2 blocks so I returned ...
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03 chevy impala- I have a bad misfire

When I push on the gas it hesitates to go. The check engine light starts flashing but once it gets rolling its gone. I change the spark plugs, put in a gas treatment, shot some B-12 in it and ...
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loss of gauges on a 2003 Ford Escape

My son has a 2003 Ford Escape V6, that will all of a sudden have a loss of all gauges while he is driving and then they will come right back up with no loss of power. There has been times he has ...
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Wire front camera+sensors+display on SINGLE Ignition switched 12V wire

I want to install front parking sensors & camera (+display). So I have: Kit of 4 sensors + controller Camera Display Basically I know how to install & wire them, the thing I don't sure is: ...
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Highest Fan Speed on AC/Heater Blower no longer works.

I've found a couple of posts here about blower fans that only operate on high speed, but the issue I'm having is the opposite. All of the fan speeds work except for the highest speed (really the only ...
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Car Stereo and separate clock keep resetting when car is turned off

Car Stereo and separate clock keep resetting when car is turned off. I bought recently a 2005 Kia Spectra. Car had several previous owners. Stereo is aftermarket pioneer. The stock clock in the car ...
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1998 Ford E150 Van - Implementing Power Doors and Windows

I put different doors on my ford van that have power windows and locks. My van was not equipped with these features originally. How do I get power to the doors in order to make the windows and ...
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How to wire an ignition switch for boat throttle controller

I have an old Bass Tracker boat. They no longer make the throttle controller for the boat, but I need to replace the ignition switch (which is in the throttle controller). I looked online and this ...
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Major electrical melt down in wiring

I have a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am. I noticed my cigarette lighter quit working. I had a friend put a new fuse in my car for me, then I used my cigarette lighter. All of a sudden smoke was coming through ...
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Negative surface charge?

At about 20°C, there has been a situation that the OEM battery in my '08 Jetta was not capable of starting the car at all (virtually no movement of the starter at all), after being used for at ...
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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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honda cg125 why won't any of my lights work when the pilot light is connected

i'm stumped and hope that one of you guru types can help. my boy smashed the headlight on his cg125 in a low speed spill. i've fitted a complete headlight unit but gremlins have attacked. every light, ...
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Camry 2011 Demister is not working

When I used to turn Demister on I used to smell like plastic burning smell. then the Demister stopped working What could be the reason? could it be the fuse? if so where can I find the fuse box in ...
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Spark plug arcing during removal, engine off.

What could cause the spark plug to arc off the socket and exhaust manifold when removing the spark plug? Obviously the ignition was in the off position. This same plug tends to get carbon deposits ...
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Anomalies with the forn headlights on a Mercedes Benz C-Class

a friend of mine is selling a Mercedes-Benz C200 CDI W204 facelift from 2012(with those fancy ILS headlights). The car is very cheap compared to others on the market because it has been in a crash on ...
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'92 Hilux moves with gear in Park

This is a 1992 Toyota Hilux Surf Turbo Automatic. Just a quick question, chasing a fault on a Hilux: won't start off the key went through all fuses, relays and wiring, replaced old bushes in ...
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Vauxhall/Opel/GM Vivaro 'Alarm Pre-installation Kit'?

My mate, upon having just obtained a Vivaro 1.6 CDTI, read something in the manual and I'm curious as to what the 'Alarm Pre-Installation Kit' is. I've never heard of anything like this, and looking ...
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Hyundai i30 (2014) leaves light on when switched off

All the cars I've owned from Kia or Hyundai shut all lights when I left the car. This however leaves all lights as they were while driving. Can it be rewired to shut all lights when I leave the car?
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Charging issue and cranks but won't start

I have a 2004 Kia Sedona, 3500 engine. I am having 2 issues: I am having charging problem Even trying to jump start it now it wont start, cranks over but won't start I have jump started it a couple ...
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Battery gets discharged…sometimes!

This is one of those intermittent issues driving mad any car driver: What I have: New battery, new alternator brushes, new current regulator, new belt. Polished brushes tracks. All properly ...
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Electrical issues with Mazda3 '07

Recently I started experiencing some weird electrical issues with my car: FM stations settings get lost My remote key gets unpaired The engine often shuts down at intersections (when stopping) as if ...
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left headlight takes some time to turn on

I have a 2008 Honda Accord. The last 3 or 4 times I've driven at night I've noticed something strange. When I first turn on the car only the right headlight turns on... but then after about a minute ...
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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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Car will not start while trying to jump start, just clicks

I have a 2012 Jeep Liberty with about 100,000 miles on it. When I went out to it this morning to turn it on all the lights turned on for a second then went off. After that nothing electrical in the ...
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ac only works on high

Last year I changed out my father's 2003 Dodge Ram van's blower motor resistor after hearing complaints about his AC only working on high. I did some googling and found that many people pointed ...
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2000 Honda Civic ABS Light On, Speedometer and Tachometer not Working

Neither of us knows too much about cars, we had this Civic for about a month and a half without problems, except we needed the fuel line and some brake lines replaced. A couple of months after that, ...
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How to replace 2011 Jetta 2.5 SE seat position airbag sensor

I need to replace the airbag seat position sensor on my 2011 VW Jetta. Can somebody please tell me how to ?
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How to replace an alternator on a BMW 3 series E46 320d (M47 engine)

I am trying to replace the alternator on a BMW 320d E46 with an M47 (diesel) engine. I know how to replace an alternator in general (I've done it before on another car where the alternator was a bit ...
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1993 Mitsubishi Colt sometimes refuses to start

We have a 1993 Mk4 Colt 1.6 Auto. The car runs absolutely fine but once in a while the engine refuses to start. The starter and battery are fine; the fuel filter and all other servicables were ...
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Ford Escape Alternator Working Intermittently

On my 2004 Ford Escape V-6, I replaced both the battery and alternator about a year ago. The alternator seems to be working intermittently now, and when it does work it only creates about 12.50 volts. ...
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Car Accessories (ACC) turn on after car is off and then drain battery - 2006 Hummer H3

I am not a car person by any means and am looking for some advice/help in resolving an issue where my car accessories turn back on after the car is off, leading to a dead battery. The things I have ...
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Window & door lock not working on Golf Extra

The window & door locks are not working on my Golf Extra Drivers side rear door. I suspect a broken common, possibly earth ground. Any pointers regarding troubleshooting my issue would be ...
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Ignition causing problems with Electrics?? Ford Focus 06

Really hoping someone can help as taken to a mechanics and they keep charging me $$ although they cant find the fault! My computer system in 2006 Ford Focus doesn't work sometimes ( usually at the ...
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97 Ford Ranger occasionally won't start

It just recently began not starting every once in a while. Not a click, nothing. If I turn the key backwards the radio comes on and I can turn the lights on. Then after a few tries it starts up and ...
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F350 2002 wiring problems

F350 2002 wiring problems. Electric mirrors were fixed and then problems with power windows, air conditioner and radio arise. The windows, radio and air conditioner stop working after started and ...
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Stubborn rear fog light (BMW E46)

The rear fog light in my BMW E46 2001 is broken. Obviously, I first tried replacing the bulb itself, but the old bulb was still fine. I tried with a new bulb anyway, but the light didn't work. I ...
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Problem switching in new dome lights in the front

I'm trying to install these multi-color dome lights, I successfully installed the right side, but when I tried to install on the left side, the left one won't work. The product is not the issue, I ...
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee - What is Involved With Replacing the Negative Battery Cable?

We have replaced the alternator and battery but still have problem with starting. It takes a jump and starts every time but after you park and come back, it won't start again. I has been to the shop ...
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Hooking up daytime running lights on my vehicle using relays

I am looking to run my 2006 Honda Ridgeline's daytime running lights on 50% power, or close to it, on the accessory wire. When I turn my park lights, head lights, or brights on, I would like them to ...
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Electrical problem with Ford Fiesta diesel

While driving my Ford Fiesta Classic diesel engine car, I lose all the acceleration. The RPM meter gets stuck on 2 and all other readings were reset automatically in the speedometer? What could be the ...
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Why has my battery gauge on my '94 Ford Thunderbird stopped working?

Today the battery gauge stopped working and the needle rests just before the 0. The car itself cranks, starts, and sounds like it always has. However, there used to be this intermittent buzzing noise ...