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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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?
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Why would connecting jumper cables from another car cause the receiving car to go completely dark?

Here's a strange situation I encountered last night that I'm trying to wrap my head around. My mother in law drives a 2011 Subaru Legacy. Last night, her battery (since replaced) died -- not totally ...
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Occasionally starter will turn engine over very slowly. Dying starter motor?

Car is a '93 Mk1 Gold Cabriolet. I have this problem where the starter motor will sound like its struggling to turn the engine over. It sounds very much like a dead or dying battery but this is not ...
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KIA Oprius / Amanti 2006 instrument cluster pinout, wiring diagram

I am currently doing an instrument cluster swap, but I need the pinout or wiring schematics for it. Thank you in advance.
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Charging problem

Ducati 450 scrambler 1975 converted to 12v with Luas Rita AB11 electronic ignition it is so easy to start with this modification I put a new original alternator 3 face that gives up to 55v at 5000rpm ...
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2010 honda cr v. When you turn headlamps off they stay on

2010 honda cr v se the headlight stay on. And some times come on when parked.
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I have a 2004 VZ Holden One tonner driver side door lock

When I lock my door with the remote its fine. But sometimes when I'm unlocking the car with the remote the passenger side door unlocks normally, But the driver's side door doesn't unlock. But the ...
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engine wiring diagram of a Chevy Avalanche 2008

this Toby from Germany. I have a 2008 Avalanche LTZ and probably a problem with the ECM or the wiring. After we changed a bad alternator the engine light began to blink, also the "service stabiltrak ...
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Charging system issue 02 wrx

Alternator is outputting 14 volts but not charging battery any ideas? Also the cable that connects from alternator to battery reads 14
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2005 ford f150 5.4 triton

I have acquired through an auction a 2005 f150 FX4 with a triton 5.4 engine. It has sat indoors idle for about nine(9) years. Cab corners are the only body issue. Battery has gone dead at some unknown ...
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2005 Honda Civic - Interior electronics shut off intermittently while driving

My fiance's 2005 honda civic has had the interior electronics shut off while she was driving on a couple of occasions (weeks/months apart). I have not been able to reproduce this or been around to ...
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Citreon c4 grand picasso

I havent driven my c4 since before Christmas but ive been starting it regularly and keeping it snow free. Just started it again but the air con and demister isn't working. Could it be frozen?
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Why does a backup camera work without the ground wire connected and is it needed?

I am in the process of installing a backup camera that has the same wiring as shown in this picture: The cable in the middle with a red and black wire coming off of it connects to one of the two ...
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02 wrx power issue

Just replaced the alternator and starter and battery reads at 12.5 volts but when I try to start it, the engine will turn over once and the starter will start clicking. Bad battery? Anything I should ...
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2006 Peugeot 307 cc automatic

The fob of the key does not lock the driver's side. I know I need to get a new fob. However the car recognises the key and the car drives with no problems. The passenger door and boot lock but when I ...
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Isolator or Separator for my Hitachi alternator

I am looking to charge an auxiliary battery for my motorhome, but am not sure if I can use an isolator given the alternator. It is a Hitachi LR160-78B 60a alternator in a 1985 Nissan 720 pickup (...
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02 celica idle jumps 700 rpm when cabin fan is turned on

so when I turn on the cabin air (no AC) the idle jumps 700 rpms. when I turn it off it goes back down to normal idle, its rock steady at 800 rpms. I had the both the battery and the ALternator ...
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Dim instruments and messages, too dark to see

So this is problem I am having on two vehicles. First found it on my Silverado for temp/climate panel. the lights are too dim to see, they don't get any brighter when adjusting dimmer. Second vehicle ...
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Dual alternator setup that is separated one alternator and battery runs the truck one alternator and battery runs the audio system

Hey guys I'm JD and I've got a 2008 Chevy Silverado extra cab 4 by 4 flex fuel truck with a 5.3 l vortec I have added a second alternator and second battery!! Separated the way this thing works the ...
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How am i am able to fix or reset a ford android radio [duplicate]

I had looked at the fuses and taken the battery out.ive tried thhe factory resef on the setting.but its that bad now i cant even use the touch screen.xx
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Can i master reset or fix my android radio?

My android radio is'nt working right. Its coming on but not letting me go on any programmes and the radio signal is'nt staying on the chanel i ask for. I want to do a master reset how do i so it. Is ...
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Is a 13.07V alternator voltage too low?

I'm having some problems with a 2006 Mini One D (1.4 l diesel engine). About a month ago the alternator warning light turned on (it only turned off over about 4000 rpm). The belt looked good, so I ...
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Motorcycle auxiliary light wiring

I'm adding auxiliary lights to my motorcycle (Suzuki DRZ400). My goal is to have a switch that turns the lights on, but also so the lights can't be turned on without the ignition turned on. There isn'...
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Electrical starting problem

Audi 80 92 2.0 . Battery problem?Won't start i tried new battery ,same problem.Jumps easily ,drives. Stop. then try to start won't turn.Alternator checked!ok! Someone suggested solenoid on starter ...
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2005 mazda 6i 5 door

I have issue with my battery being drained. I have no codes pop up. I purchased a new battery and it still drained overnight. Both batteries are at 12.7 when charged, then it jumps to 14.6 when car is ...
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EPS failure, rpm guage failure temperature guage failure

My Nissan Sentra 2008 started having electrical problems. After a typical 25-30 minute ride, my rpm indicates 0 and my EPS light comes on with loss of power steering 80% of the time. Shortly after my ...
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Intermittent dash/parking light flicker when remotely started

I have a 2013 Toyota RAV4 LE with an Avital remote starter (pretty sure it's a 4100 series, but not positive) that was installed professionally. Lately, I've been noticing when I use the remote ...
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Should Fuses be Hot All the Time

I have a 2014 Jeep Cherokee Latitude in which I don’t have hot on the battery side of the blower motor fuse while the car is running and I’m wondering if this is normal or if this is somehow ...
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2005 Ford Escape (Hybrid) Hood Ajar alarm triggered when left blinker is on

I seem to be having an electrical issue with my 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid. Whenever using the left blinker, the Hood Ajar alarm goes off and continues beeping until the blinker is turned off. It does ...
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Air Conditioner turns on when turning on the front defrost 1999 Olds Aurora

I have a 1999 Olds Aurora and when I turn the front defrost the Air Conditioner turns on and I can't turn it off. Is that what I want to happen? It doesn't do that on my other 2 cars. How can I fix ...
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changing the keys

My mechanic lost the keys to my S80, 1998 model. And then replace it with another key yet it still cannot start because he said there's a code needed to reset the new key so far the automobile ...
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2004 Toyota Corolla No Crank No Start

Some recent history for this vehicle: The battery had stopped charging. Alternator bench test passed. Battery bench test passed, but "in late stage of life". Reinstalling the original alternator ...
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Toyota Corrola 1996, has sat almost 4 months with dead battery and flat tire

Problem is as stated. Long story short, sometime around September/early Oct I didn't drive this car for 3-4 weeks. Then when I went to drive it, it wouldn't start. Completely dead, no sound at ...
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Will a stereo short render my bfcm fried?

I recently installed a aftermarket stereo into my2000 malibu and somewhere along the line it shorted and blew a couple fuses. The radio fuseand the interior fuse which was also the bfcm fuse, i ...
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Aftermarket stereo very loud

I just installed a Sony xav-ax1000 in a WK grand Cherokee and it works well except that the volume for the radio is incredibly loud and I will never go beyond 4. I was hoping there is a solution to ...
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Need help with my 2006 Saab 9-7x

My 2006 Saab 97x starts then stalls. I plugged in the OBDII reader and one of the codes is P0601 (Internal Control Module Memory Check Sum Error). How do I fix this?
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Window switch works when it wants to

I bought an aftermarket window master switch for a Jeep Liberty it works most of the time when it stops working and all I do is unplug it and plug it back in and it works fine for about a week then ...
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2010 toyota tacoma AC not working

Blower motor is brand new, tried a replacement just in case and it still did not work. I've got a new diffuser on the wire harness. Lights come on for the ac when I turn the knob on the dash, but the ...
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Why my 2004 Galant won't start?

I just put a new start in my 2004 Galant battery fuel pump all good engine turns I think it may be a ground problem can u help me
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How can I swap wires/pins on generic aftermarket O2 sensors?

I purchased some generic aftermarket O2 sensors for my 2002 Land Rover Discovery 2, which were significantly cheaper than the "official" Land Rover replacement parts. Unfortunately after installation,...
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Vibration When Using Accessories

My car (2002 Honda Civic Type R) has some vibrations when it is on idle. All the vibrations disappear as soon as I get on first gear and take off. There are different types of vibrations that I will ...
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Jeep wont start when cold

This is weird never seen anything like it my 1991 jeep cherokee will crank over and start right up on any warm day but when it gets cold out it will crank over but no start? Now i tried giggling the ...
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No lights or radio; won't turn over. Battery is fine

I have a 2002 Chevy Silverado 1500. My buddy replaced my fuel pump recently, and while he was dropping the tank he broke a fuel line, so replaced that as well. About 4 days afterwards, my check ...
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2014 Ninja 300 - Electrical debugging

Bike is electric ignition with dfi. So the past couple days it has been raining in Socal and I don't have a bike cover. Yesterday, I took my bike out over lunch (in the rain) and it started having ...
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2010 Chevy Cobalt electrical issues?

I have a 2010 Chevy Cobalt that I am suspicious is having electrical issues. Here is the order of things I noticed happening The turn signals stopped auto canceling, meaning that after making a turn ...
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My 1999 Toyota Sienna takes time to start and when I press accelerator it goes off

My 1999 Toyota Sienna will take time to start when it cools and when it eventually start and I want to raise it by pressing the accelerator, it goes off and I have to restart it again. And again if I ...
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2006 GSX 600F Suzuki Katana won’t engage starter

Bought a used katana gsx600f 2006.cannot get it to turn over.battery good, Clutch lever engaged,kickstand up,push starter button,starter solenoid not clicking. Can short over relay & motor turns ...
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Car key will not unlock car with buttons only with key after a battery change

My car key battery died. I changed it but now it won’t unlock my car with the buttons on the key but I can open the car with the key itself. It’s a Seat Alhambra 2.0 2006. The red light on the key ...
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2005 Buick Rainier: Turn signals don't operate correctly and turn on the high lights instead

When I operate the right directional, it does not work, instead the high lights come on. Occasionally the directional works. The car is a 2005 Buick Rainier
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Car Starts With A Jump

Car will start with a jump. Took car to Autozone had the battery,alternator and starter checked all came out good but still will not start without a jump. Any ideas?