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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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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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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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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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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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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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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