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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06 Suzuki 250 gz electrical issue

I lost my keys and had to order a new ignition. When I got the new ignition I plugged it in and it shorted out. I've checked my fuse's they all look good. Do you think that it could be the relay or a ...
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Access to alternator output for powering a custom device

I have a custom made circuit (device) to be installed in my vehicle. This device is to work (power up) only when the engine has started. It consumes a reasonable amount of power hence do not want it ...
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Anti-static drag strips benefits of earthing?

I know this sounds like a stupid question but could an anti-static dragging strip have any benefits to a car attached to certain parts of a car in terms of galvanic corrosion or any other form of ...
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brand new battery brand new alternator car will not start even with a jump

2001 Toyota Sienna. Had a blowout on the driver side which messed up the wires. Tape them up and lost hazards. Recently car died while driving took it to the mechanic and got a brand new alternator ...
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Why doesn't polarity matter for fuel injectors?

Why doesn't polarity matter for fuel injectors? If they are essentially a solenoid, then it seems it would matter; swapping polarity would change the direction the electromagnet pulls or pushes.
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El wire inverter repair

How to repair el wire 12 v DC inverter....? While it's working, I heard a humming like noise. Now, it's not working and no such noise is heard. How to fix??
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Infiniti G37 Changes Settings on Power Off

2009 Infiniti G37 sedan. I'm losing audio and display settings every time I power off the car for more than a minute or two. I checked all the fuses (in the cabin and in the two under-hood fuse ...
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Why does a relay not short the battery?

I am planning on hooking up a 4-pin relay to supply power to ignition coils on a motorcycle. The on/off switch on the diagram below is the ignition switch operated by the key. Ignore the fact that ...
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Improving conductivity of electrical connectors

Is there anything can do with this and similar connectors to improve the electrical quality of the connection and avoid intermittent disconnecting? I saw this thread but it seems to focus on other ...
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2019 Kia Sorento annoying and now dangerous electrical issues

I had a 2013 and a 2016 Sorento and they always worked perfectly. Now I have a 2019 and have had annoying electrical issues from nearly the start, and today something very dangerous happened. The ...
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DRL switch with headlights

I plan to replace my original fog lights with Osram "LEDriving FOG PL Silver Fog Light" kit, it's basically fog lights + DRL (Daylight Running Lights). Wiring the fog light part is easy as it will not ...
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Diagnosing Short on Starter Circuit in 1995 Chevy Suburban

My 1995 Suburban K1500 has a shorting issue that drains the battery when left for long enough. I have isolated the problem to the fuseless starter circuit and I am 95% sure that the short is not ...
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I have a seemingly very hard wiring problem to solve

Further to my last question : I have a Renault Clio 1.2 2010 that keeps coming up with a P0638 (Throttle Actuator Control Range/Performance) error (according the the OBD2 device I have). One thing I ...
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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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HOLD light flashing, engine temperature gauge “C”

My 2009 Chevy Aveo 5 with automatic transmission has an issue that started today; on the way home on the freeway, the HOLD light started flashing. I noticed later that the coolant temperature gauge ...
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Regulation if stop lamps may require an activated ignition or not

Where can I find a regulation for Europe or Germany, if stop lamps may require an activated ignition or not? I saw that the stop lamps of some cars are still fully functional without the ignition key ...
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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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No start / power

I've got a suzuki vl250 intruder as a starter bike, it ran perfectly for about 3 months then all of a sudden one day it started losing power and the lights flickering while riding/coming to a slow. I ...
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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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Motorcycle won't start or show signs of life

So a few months ago my Motorcycle (Yamaha XJ550 Maxim 1982) Decided just to lay down and die, I tried starting it over a billion times and it made a few buzzing noises and then stopped, lights won't ...
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Is my car battery health bad and should I replace it?

I bought a 2010 Golf in march and I do not know how old the battery is (no dates on the battery) and with winter coming in I feel a bit nervous. Usage I do not use the car very often but I try to ...
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Do any one know what’s The name and model of this vehicle?

Hello I had this car as gift ! Can any one help me know what the name, modle of this car and the price?
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Why does Fuse Holder terminal get warm/hot?

I recently bought some Fuse Holders. Sometimes these Fuse Holders get warm/hot. Someone suggested the fuse might not be properly connected at the terminal. Is there a reason why I'm getting a warm/...
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Electrical system problem on 1997 Nissan XE, 2.4 -5 speed truck

I disconnected the battery cable on a 1997 Nissan XE, 2.4 -5 speed truck to put on a new cable end because it was corroded, when I reconnected it all the idiot lights on the dash were off, the AC ...
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(2004 Lincoln Navigator) How do I set up these screens in the back?

https://imgur.com/a/uzLyQpr They were like this when we bought it. I tried putting a DVD in it and it wouldn’t turn on at all. It came with extra cables and extra connectors.
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Battery drains and GM 2000 Grand AM dies while driving

Heyo everybody, thank you for any expert opinions I may find. My Grand AM can hold power and will drive. However, while driving my battery light is on, and the car will eventually run out of power. ...
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Electrical isues on j10 nissan qashqai

I have a problem with my Nissan Qashqai, its a late 2010 so its a facelift model. The lights flicker when I am driving, when im parked, basically all the time, my windows roll down slowly, some ...
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Can anyone help me interpret this multi-meter reading?

My 2008 Outback’s battery goes dead when it sits for a night or two. I’m looking for a parasitic leak. Can anyone help me interpret this meter reading? I have it in parallel between the neg battery ...
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Electricity not working when car is off

2015 Honda Accord Replaced the battery in my wife's car. After replacing the battery, it seems as though none of these things work when the car is off - Headlights, Dome light, Power locks, key fob (...
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Car no longer starts, behaved weird before giving up

This is a ten year old diesel car from Ford, the Ford Focus DA1. Let me start with the chain of events: Car has been standing outdoors for two weeks without use, had been almost frozen but not ...
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Back up camera power and ground

Ok I'm hooking up a backup camera to my trucks aftermarket head unit. The backup camera has the standard power and ground then rca jack that connects video to the Head unit. When I got everything ...
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Car imitates dead battery but comes back to life ~30 minutes later and lets me start it

The car: 2006 Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon 2.0 GT (Japanese model) - recently purchased; warranty does not cover this The situation: Something happens with the 12v supply and once the car is stopped (...
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How long can I run car accessories for before my battery goes flat?

I have a Hyundai i10 1 litre 2015 model. The battery it uses is 52ah and 12V. Given the scenario that the car battery is sufficiently charged after a long drive, the engine is off and I have the ...
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2001 gt eclipse head lights both went out same time

I have check the all fuses the ,check light bulb. An they are all good. All other light work ,just not headlights. I have also notice the interior & exterior lights go bright & dim low when i ...
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Cranking engine with coil wire removed - damage?

I cranked the engine while the wire connecting the coil to the distributor was removed in order to not spark the engine. Apparently this is not the right way to do it. Have I caused some damage by ...
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Turn indicator and high beam always on

Citroen c3 1.4 03 ... I bought the car over a week ago. When I start the car up the right indicator comes on and also the high beam. I have to disconnect my battery to get them off but when I ...
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2009 Honda CRV electrical problem?

The last couple days my CR-V seems to die after I’ve driven some distance... the first time it happened I turned the car off, opened the door and tried to use the button on the driver side door to ...
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Finding wire for “Unused Fuse”

There are many unused fuses populated in my 2010 Ford Fusion's interior fuse box. I've tested with a voltmeter and the fuse I have in mind turns on and off with the ignition, which is what I want. Now,...
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2004 chevy tracker headlights do not turn on. Fuses, bulbs, relays good. All other electrical work

2004 Chevy Tracker. Headlights will not turn on. Bulbs, fuses, relays good. Headlight brights do not turn on. Brights will come on when the lever is pulled back like flashing an oncoming driver.
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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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Dodge caliber 08 battery light

My car battery light came on, so I replaced the battery and the alternator. This fixed my jumping and stuff, but now my battery light came on while driving in the rain. I always have problems when ...
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Motorcycle electric start issue

Basically I've had my bike for around 7 months now, from new. I've had this issue since getting the bike, I took it to the dealer I purchased from for my first service and told him about the issue, he ...
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Should ground wires be fused?

I'm installing a ham radio transceiver into my car, which draws up to 25 amps and can't be used with the 12V socket. Instead, I'm following this and this and similar guides, which recommend running a ...
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my Toyota innova 2.8 e DSL model 2018

speedometer not working abs always on pls. help I'll check already the vss and abs sensor all are good the problem still not working speedometer and abs still on
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2006 pt cruiser goes into limp mode have replaced pcm tipm new battery

i have a 2006 pt cruiser have replaced the pcm tipm new battery both input and output sensors changed transmission fluid and filter will drive fine sometimes a week then will go back into limp mode i ...
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Which Wires to Wrap Anti-Rodent Tape With?

I am planning to wrap some of the wires in my Honda CRV/Accord's engine bay with anti-rodent electrical tape. Which wires should I wrap and which ones should I NOT wrap? Are there other parts that ...
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Motorcycle headlight only ‘working’ (flickering) with starter motor

Running into an issue with my 2009 Honda Hornet. The headlight does not work when the engine is turned on or off (both normal and high beam). Only when I’m starting the motor I see the headlight ...
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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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Why are the instrument panel lights too dim when lights are off?

My 2007 Suburban LTZ has instrument panel lights that are too dim when the lights are off. I cannot even see the speedometer when the sun is out unless I turn the lights on. When the lights are set to ...
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No functioning electrics in 1996 Toyota Estima (Previa) but battery is fully charged and fuses seem fine?

I left this van unused over winter (Southern hemisphere). I had some trouble starting it a month or so back, and it turned out to be a loose electrical connection to the fuel pump. After I left it for ...