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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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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White smoke followed by fire under the hood

My car was started for 30 minutes or more when out of nowhere white smoke followed by a fire happened under my hood and after I put the fire out I could see the starter took on most of the damage. I ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Dashboard lights and tail light not working. Fuses are all good

Toyota Corolla 2008 My dashboard lights, tail lights and gear shift lights are all not working properly. Sometimes they will all come to life and they will stay working until I turn my headlights off,...
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Repeated Fuse Blowing and Battery Light

I have a Toyota MR2. I installed keyless entry by soldering into the power lock/unlock wires and the constant 12V wire. All good. I then tried installing LED lights by using T taps on door trigger ...
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Fuse won't push into slot

Why won't my fuse push into its slot? Yes I'm using the correct fuse but it is very loose and won't snap in. This for my 12V plug in the trunk of my 2007 Jetta. Also, a put a new fuse in for the ...
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Switchable Live on a 2019 Triumph Tiger 1200 XRx

I have just bought the 'Nippy Normans' Fuzeblock to fit under the seat of my new Tiger but can't find a suitable Switched Live to connect it to. Any ideas?
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How do I connect an Antenna Cable to a Sat Nav's Power Cable?

I have just purchased a new Sat Nav Unit and would like to connect my original Radio Antenna to the Sat Nav Unit, so that I am able to pick up Radio Stations and control their output via the Sat Nav ...
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Should I remove dielectric grease from electrical sockets?

I'm trying to solve a problem with my car's fuel sender unit not working properly. I noticed there's a lot of (what I assume is) dielectric grease in the socket connecting the sender unit. Some sites ...
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Fuel sender works when outside of tank, but not when in tank

I've bought a 1988 Honda Accord (3rd gen) with an issue where the fuel gauge always reads full. I removed the sender unit from the tank and cleaned it with some contact cleaner (it was kind of copper ...
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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 ...