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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1996 ford contour bank 1 02 wiring problem

I have a 1996 ford contour 2.5 v6 that my dog pulled the wiring and plug off of the 02 sensor.the wires off the harness are this brown w/blue stripe.black w/orange stripe..white w/green stripe.and ...
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'94 Kawasaki ZZR600: Electrical issues

first post here, be gentle :) I have an (presumeably) electrical issues with my '94 Kawasaki ZZR600 (ZX6). Two weeks ago, I was ready to go to work when suddenly the bike died on me, all electrical ...
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Suzuki Intruder VL1500 Ignition Coil Difference in Front and Rear

My Suzuki Intruder VL 1500 (1998) has a front and rear ignition coil according to the OEM specifications... I'm curious if these are essentially the same even though the have different part numbers. ...
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2004 yamaha R6SC

OK so here's my problem ignition wires got cut on my bike so until I get the new ignition I just bypassed the ignition. But now there is no power to the push start button on right handle bar and the ...
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Passat B5 door will not unlock

English from Google translate: Hi, how can the front door be unlocked by lifting the button, the button does not stay up but is tense and goes down. The padding is taken and the door's inner stain as ...
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Battery light still on after alternator change?

I hope I'm allowed to post this here... If not please disregard and know that I'm sorry. My 2004 Mercury Monterey broke down last night (all electronics shut off and it came to a sputtering halt) due ...
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electrical fault suzuki sv650s 2000

We have a Suzuki sv650s 2000. It was working when bought but now nothing from starter switch. tested the wiring and it's live upto the box under seat then nothing ?
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1988 T-Bird clicking sound when key is on

I accidentally drained my battery so I charged it and went to drive it car died when I went to drive. Now it makes a loud clicking noise and won't stay running. I don't think I put a good charge to ...
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Dies for no reason

I have a 2003 Honda accord and I'll be driving at freeway speed and out of nowhere everything in the car goes dead including the engine. After a few moments I'll hit the starter and she fires up like ...
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Does a 1998 Suzuki Intruder 1500 (carbureted) Have a Ignition Distribution Adjustment

I've replaced the alternator and signal generator on my 1998 Suzuki Intruder VL 1500 and since it back fires like crazy and most of the time will not start or run without full choke. I'm thinking this ...
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2106 Ford Explorer Sport day time running lights have different brightness

The driver side LED is running much brighter than passenger side. At least both are working. Why is the outputs different? Does ford have a fix?
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truck starts when cold, need a jump to start after that

truck starts when cold, need a jump to start after that, voltage at battery drops to 4or 6 when starting, then stablizes at 11.5 or 11.7, We've already put in a new starter thinking that was the ...
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Honda Civic type r, fn2 2007 aircon wiring diagram

Have tried every search I can think of but it's not brought up what I'm looking for. Would it be possible for someone to post up the A/C wiring diagram for the Honda Civic type r fn2 2007 model?
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Which part is the door chime speaker on a Toyota?

I find this part and it says door buzzer. I'm afraid this is the one that sounds beeping instead of chiming. Additionally, would it chime with the same intervals when connected directly to power? I'...
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How to diagnose indicator problem on VW Polo 2001

I have a VW polo, hazard lights and RHS indicator seem to be working as expected. However the LHS indicator stops working intermittently, ie turn it on, works for a bit then just stops clicking and ...
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Holden barina 2003

My blinker is stuck on the passenger side it won’t turn off even with the car off It doesn’t even click it’s just on We’ve checked the bulbs They all seem to be fine I have no idea what it could ...
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High idle in wet conditions

I have a Lexmoto adrenaline and it works fine in the dry most of the time until recently. It starts to idle significantly higher in the rain and on off acceleration when trying to speed up. I have no ...
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MK2 Golf 1.3 1985 cuts out after starting

I have a 1.3 VW Golf running a Pierburg 2e3 carb which has been off the road for at least 7 years. The problem I currently have is that the engine immediately cuts out when the key is in the run ...
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Alternator belt whining when plugged in only

There's a friend of mine who has a car (2007 Suzuki Swift petrol 1.3L DOHC 92hp) which has been making a whining noise for a while, the alternator belt broke once few months ago, and during it was ...
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Engine cut out whilst driving. VSA and engine management lights came on

On my Honda Civic 2006 1.4 Whilst driving my engine cut out and at first my VSA light came on followed shortly after by the engine management light. the engine would still turn over but wouldnt fire ...
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Starting car for first time in several months; arcing and turning of an electric motor when reconnecting negative terminal

Ref. Mazda Tribute, Benzene, V6, 3 litre, Auto-Transmission, 16 Years old approx., 165,000 km approx., 5th Owner The car has been parked on the street under daily heat from the sun for many months, ...
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1992 Merc Grand Marquis LS Wipers not working

1992 Mercury Grand Marquis LS windshield wipers not working. I've replaced the motor itself and the multi function switch. When I turn the switch on, I hear a relay clicking sound from behind the ...
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Honda Accord trunk latch button won't open the trunk

The issue is regarding a Honda Accord Euro 2007 model (CL7), The button on the trunk lid won't open it anymore. The trunk can be opened using the key fob, so the electrical actuator is in working ...
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2003 Mazda 3 AC Relay Won't Close

I have a 2003 Mazda 3 with a strange issue. The AC wasn't working, and I found that the relay wasn't closing when the button in the cabin was pressed. The actual relay is fine. I opened up the relay ...
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Should I Replace The Alternator or Try Something Else First?

I have a 2012 Mercedes Sprinter 2500. I had a no start morning a couple times in the last few weeks and finally the battery would hold no charge. I took it in and was told it came back as need to ...
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Windshield Washer Pump connector on 02 Hyundai Accent

My washer pump does not work on my 02 Accent. I checked the fuse panel under the dash, fuse was ok. I checked the box under the hood, everything is good. Can anyone tell me what the 3 wires that go ...
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Electric welding on modern car, what to disconnect?

Presently I have a BMW E60 530d which failed it's annual inspection due to corrosion around the rear jacking point (which is near the rear subframe mounting point). Typically ahead of welding (MIG or ...
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connectors won't come part on a taillight on Hyundai Sonata 2011

Can't remove the male connector from the female connector, why is this so hard to remove
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Why drill a hole in the base of a 12V battery?

I attempted to do some regular battery maintenance on a recently acquired vehicle. The cells were all low on fluid so I added some distilled water to each cell. However, one of the cells was obviously ...
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Dodge Avenger intermittent start issues weird rpms

When I was sitting at a red light last night my car hit below 300 rpms and my lights were flickering. I’ve been having electrical issues with this car and it’s not the battery. I just bought a brand ...
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Where do I find the fusible link in my 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse V6?

The right headlight low beam circuit fails to provide power to the headlight; there was an intermittent short at the headlight connector between the ground and power leads. The relay is operational ...
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Folding & Heating function not working on wing mirror

Car is a VW Golf GTI Mk5 (2006). The folding and heating function on passenger mirror isn't working. Everything else works, including electronic mirror adjustment and puddle light. Heating/folding ...
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Differences between drive by wire and drive by cable

What are the main differences, advantages, and disadvantages of using a drive-by-wire versus drive-by-cable system?
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Dead battery, reversed polarity on jump, won't turn over with correct polarity

Total #rookiemove on my part - it was late, dark, I'd shovelled snow for an hour then decided to try and jump my car that had been sitting in the garage for at least a couple months without being ...
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Radio, Heat, or Drive

I can drive my car then turn on the radio or heat. When I try to start the car a second time, it takes two to three tries before the engine starts. What could this be?
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05 Honda Civic L.X

Having both power windows had replaced the driver side previously. won’t roll up and has no power. Having issues with the electrical problems.
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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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Buick Regal tail lights inop. And chiming

I have a 2000 Buick Regal with several symptoms. The fuse for the tail lights keeps burning out. The dashboard dimmer doesn’t work, even with the headlights on. The automatic lights don’t work When ...
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1991 towncar brake light issues

Does anybody know of any electrical circuit retrofit plans involving gutting the fuse box located in the engine compartment next to the battery and installing a new circuit box in the trunk ...
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99 Escalade ambient light sensor location?

On the newer escalades/denali's the ambient light sensor is on the center dash. However I can not locate it on the 1999-2000 escalade/denali. I'm hesitant to take off the whole dash to see if its ...
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Doohan Itank electric bike ,no display ,headlight flash,s ,front signal lights not working

Have a electric bike Manufactured by Doohan (China)it has a 60 volt bosh motor. 60 volt 26 amp lithium battery pack ...also has a DC-DC converter ,for lights and display .. the Doohan only have 1 ...
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Ford Crown Victoria/Mercury Marauder LCM-like Electrical Problem

I have 2004 Mercury Marauder 4.6 V8 32V with an electrical problem that I have not been able to solve. Briefly, I spun a main bearing and had my engine rebuilt. Once the shop got everything back ...
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Parking , tail and dash lights randomly come on and won't go off until I disconnect battery . 2002 Toyota Tacoma

On my 2002 Toyota Tacoma parking , tail and dash lights come on as soon as key is in ignition and will not go off until I disconnect the battery . I had to remove the horn fuse because horn starts to ...
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12v starter battery True amps available why volts come back so fast by running engine 5 mintues?

The OEM start battery on my new van is 70AH, 120RC. I have a 12v freezer that consumes about 3amps @ 12v. It takes the freezer about 6 hours to freeze a gallon of water. My battery is not a deep ...
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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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Classic 350 Engine turns off while turning the handle bar to the left

Hi I have recently started to face this issue on classic 350. When I turn the Handlebar to the left all the lights are on but the engine turns off. What could be the possible reasons could anyone help ...
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Lost all power in bike

I got a 98 katana gsxf750, I was riding back from work and on my way home, all the power to my dash, lights, and buttons cut out and won’t come back. I’ve checked all the fuses, the battery is charged,...
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No lights on my Jeep Wrangler Sport, bulbs and fuses spear good

No tail, marker or parking lights on driver side of 2013 Jeep Wrangler spirt, fuses all seem good and bulbs not burnt out, HELP!
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Connecting Trailer module (TRM) for Volvo V70 2005

I'm going to install a Trailer module (TRM) into a Volvo V70 2005. There are are two sockets on it (a gray and a green one). I found the cable from the Rear electrical module (REM) which should be ...
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Mercedes ml320 stuck in neutral

I have. 2002 Mercedes ml320. It gets stuck on and off on neutral, other times goes back to park. What's wrong with it?