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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Not turning over, and no movement on the stator shaft

My bike - suzuki 81 450 L - recently overheated and died. My fallure, 90-plus degree day and I forgot to check the oil before I left. I'm getting a click when starting and no attempt to turn over. I ...
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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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Toyota Platz 1.0L (1sz-fe) throttle & idle air sensor relearn process requried

I need help in the relearn process for throttle sensor and idle air sensor because it was removed from the throttle body for cleaning purpose. Anyone out there to provide specifications for the ...
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the image below is a device that came came with my 1993 toyota carina e. i want to know it name and used. thank you

the picture below is a device that came with my 1993 toyota carina e
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2006 ford mustang v6 electrical issues

I have my mustang and everytime I switch the car on my windows work, radio, lights and everything else... when I start my engine, I lose control of windows (can't put up or down), manual night light ...
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Multiple electrical issues or what?

Hi there I have a 2005 Kia Sorento LX 3.5L. First the power windows do not work and no power to the 2 25amp fuses. Next I found a little problem. I had to change the fuse block due to a broken ...
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Emergency flashers drain the battery in 5-10 minutes

I have a 5yo Honda CRV. Recently I had two episodes when the car did not start after it was left with emergency flashers (hazard lights) on for 5-10(?) minutes. I had to ask someone to jump-start it (...
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2007 Nissan Sentra Battery Fusible link keeps blowing

All, I have a 2007 Nissan Sentra that has been running me crazy. The entire power is out as a result of a blown battery fusible link. I'm on my 5th fusible link now but ive not installed it. Please, ...
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Where is the fuse located for the backup light in a 2002 BMW 530i

I have no reverse lights just trying to check the fuse
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I need the male end of a cable connector that mates with THIS female connector

I have a Jeep Wrangler in which I've had a 5.3L Chevy LS engine installed, along with the GM ECU, a custom radiator and a GM radiator fan (from a 2017 Camaro I believe). The radiator fan has this ...
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How to minimize voltage loss

I have a '79 bike that is currently experiencing voltage loss, causing the battery to die after a couple hours of riding. It is clear there is lots of corrosion and rust on many of the wires and ...
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Fuel Gauge Inaccurate

I recently purchased a used 2005 subaru forester (non-turbo). I initially noticed that the fuel gauge seemed to be dropping a little faster than what I would have expected based on the Km's traveled. ...
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What to check when the Interior lights, key fobs, automatic door locks all stopped working on a 2002 Toyota Sienna?

I have a 2002 Toyota Sienna with 180k mileage and recently my interior lights, key fobs, and automatic door locks stopped working. I've noticed clicking noises from time to time and I had this exact ...
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2003 chevy silverado 2500 hd no power [closed]

no power to head lights cab lights ignition or steering column the battery has 12-4 volts coming out of it. tried jumping with another car and nothing happened.
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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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2011 Accord Gauges Dead / Engine Stalls after shortcircuit between accessory panel and backup lights

I shorted a powered 12V rail from my backup lights to the ground on my cigarette lighter port. All electrical components of car, including accessory panel and backup lights function normally, but the ...
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How to/difficulty of transferring immobiliser related wires in an ignition switch harness?

Was replacing ignition switch and realised it had an immobiliser related wire on it which needed to be transferred over. I have no real knowledge of electronics. How does one go about moving these ...
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Should I use an “original” electrical harness to avoid problems?

I have a 2017 Subaru Legacy. A month ago U-Haul installed a trailer hitch and electrical kit. I used my 5 by 8 trailer (bought at Tractor Supply) happily for three weeks. Then one day the car did ...
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Car is dead, but battery is (apparently) fully charged?

My car seems to be completely dead (no dash/radio/lights/ignition/key remote lock) but after testing with a battery charged apparently the battery is completely full. I've tested while connecting to ...
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Why put copper in between battery contacts and clamps?

We have bought a used Toyota Yaris. Yesterday I allowed my kids to play in the car, and they discharged the battery... So I went to take it out to charge it up and I found pieces of a copper and ...
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Modifying air conditioner to run without key inserted? (fan only, not temperature regulation)

In our Volkswagen Touran, I have already modified the fuse box in a way that the auxiliary 12V power outlets always deliver power, without ignition enabled, by connecting two piggyback fuse holders ...
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Electrical issue with 2009 Chevy Malibu

Was wondering if anybody is experiencing the same issues as I am with my 2009 Chevy Malibu. In the evening when it gets dark the door locks will start going haywire when the car is not running and ...
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High Mounted 3rd Brake Light Not Functioning

I have a 2013 Jetta TDI with 34k. The third brake light doesn't work, I tried the flashers ... still doesn't work. I don't have a meter, so I can't tell if there's power to the wires. I did take the ...
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Alternator sudden voltage drop after engine running for 2 minutes

My battery lamp in the gauge cluster turns on after the car have been running for approx 2-3 minutes. I have measured the voltage and when I start the engine and when it's running for the first 2-3 ...
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Hyundai electrical

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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What to check when my car has an electrical problem? [closed]

My car is showing an electrical problem (I suspect it is electrical). As an intermediate DIY what should be the first things I check, and how easy is it to check them? I'm thinking of Fuses, Relays, ...
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Wipers malfunction: they automatically start and don't stop at the correct place

I have a car that seems to have an electrical problem. Here is its weird behavior: When I turn the key (turning on the electrical component of the car) the front wipers start to wipe the windshield ...
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What is this 5-pronged electrical outlet attached to the alternator used for?

I have the below hookup right next to the engine (CAT 3116) and I'm not sure what it is for. I tried googling this, but didn't find a hookup that was similar. The approximate circumference of the red ...
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2004 Toyota tarago accelerator not working

I have a 2004 Toyota tarago & put a new battery in it but didn't realise it was around the wrong way & I connected the terminals back to front (negative to positive, positive to negative) for ...
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Can an alternator maintain a good system voltage (14 volts measured at battery terminals) but not be supplying enough current?

I'm reading a car electronics textbook that claims that an alternator can maintain correct system voltage (say, 14 volts) when under load, yet not be outputting enough amperage. I can't understand how ...
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2012 Hyundai i20 starting problem (seems electrical)

I have been having a slight issue with my 2012 Hyundai i20 1.4 Automatic. Every now and then when I turn the key in the ignition, the key turns but without any of the usual lights coming on in the ...
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I brought a car with a sticker on the copper strip on the rear mirror

does anyone know a way of removing the sticker from the rear without destroying the rear copper strip? ( it is the one that heats up when you turn it on) I am afraid of it stripping if i remove it the ...
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Motorbike alternators; idling, would a big one power my 4x4 camper's (minimalist) electrics?

I live 'on-the-road' (24 years, in Australia) of the last 11 years, in a 4x4 homemade (slow-build) camper, and like everyone (in normal homes) I need more power. I'm looking for a motorbike to sling ...
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Loud thumping sound coming from dash when turning key

I have a 2010 Ford escape and just noticed this morning that when I turn the key, there is a loud thumping noise coming from the dash. It only thumps about 4 times then is done. It doesn't do it when ...
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Ford Transit - ABS Pump no power

I have a 2.2 FWD Ford Transit from 2009. My ABS/ESP and the red brake warning is on as well. When reading the error codes I normally don't get any ABS related codes. But when erasing the error codes,...
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Electrical problem with a Toyota vitz 2009 automatic transmission

i have been having these issues with my car lately i will try to explain them as best as i can here are all the problems listed: the indicator lights work but disappears as soon as i put my feet on ...
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motorcycle sputters and temporarily dies

Recently, my motorcycle (2008 Ducati Hypermotard 1100) has been temporarily dying while riding it, usually on the lower RPMs of the lower gears. I thought it was the heat, but today in the rain it ...
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Instrument cluster swap between a 96 BMW Z3 and a 96 BMW E36 318i?

I recently got an instrument cluster replacement off eBay for a 1996 318i for a friend. The link has been provided below. But something I noticed is that the E36 318i has a MPG gauge while the cluster ...
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Missing fuses - is it OK?

I recently got the car horn replaced and the mechanic changed the 2xfuses for the horn from 7.5 amps to 15 amps each after installing the new horn. This is because when testing the horn, it blew a ...
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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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My 2004 KIA Carnival 2.9 crdi intermittently refuses to start

My 2004 KIA Carnival 2.9 crdi intermittently refuses to start. I have light, radio, electric windows but just doesn't turn over at all. If I leave it a few hours and go back to it, it'll start first ...
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Intermittent starting

My 09 Hundai Elantra have an intermittent starting problem after a few cranks and a few minutes wait it eventually starts .appears to be worst when the engine is hot. On going problem for the past two ...
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98 Toyota Camry won’t crank or start after ignition cylinder replacement

Let me start from the beginning my cousins 98 Toyota Camry had a ignition cylinder that wouldn’t turn without hitting it with a hammer. So we went to the salvage yard pulled an ignition cylinder and ...
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Classic motorcycle buck converter 12vdc to 6vdc

I recently purchased a classic motorcycle, it's current factory electrics are designed to run at 6 volts. I do have plans to change it later to 12 volts but due to regulations in my country and to ...
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Auto electrical-LED still glowing-07 Jeep Liberty

Ok so a little background, I had put the blue led 578 sylvanias only one, in the rear dome. It never illuminated when the car was off, then I get blue led light strips for the front doors. I wired 2 ...
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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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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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Fuel consumption and too much noise from the engine when driving

I have a Toyota D4D 2013 model. I have driving this car since last year. But in the month of May I took it to be serviced but from there it started consuming a lot of Diesel but it was just fine ...
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Load resistor heat issue from front turn signal lights serving as parking lights at night

Thinking of switching all 4 turn signal lights to LED from halogen and I will more than likely need some resistors due to notorious hyperflash or LEDs with built-in resistor as I prefer not to splice ...
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12V 10A outlets: Slight smell of burnt copper at 8A. Is the outlet still safe now?

When I accidentally depleted our car battery, I charged it's battery from the inside outlets, using a 0-30V 0-10A bench power supply device. The car has 3 outlets. One individual outlet is rated for ...