Questions tagged [electrical]

Concerning the main electrical system of a motor vehicle or internal combustion engine. Consider using the [electronics] tag for radios and other such systems. Use the [electric-vehicle] tag for questions about electrical powered vehicles and their unique systems.

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How does Electrical Load Shedding Work in an Automobile?

I was told by a mechanic that the electrical systems in automobiles have the ability to perform load shedding where non-essential components are turned off when the power demand exceeds what the ...
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2009 Suzuki LS650 Battery Problem/Question

I bought a new battery that had the same amp and voltage as my current battery that I was going to replace. I double checked via the website, and they confirmed it would fit my motorcycle. (Moto ...
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How to switch to mercury-free Xenon HID bulbs?

The vehicle is a Volvo XC90 year 2003, from UK. It uses Xenon HID headlamps, with D1S bulbs, which use a small amount of mercury. I would like to switch to mercury-free bulbs, like D3S or similar, ...
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How likely it is that low alternator voltage cause Xenon HID headlamps ballast to fail?

It seems that the alternator is producing a bit low voltage, about 13.4V max, while this should be over 14V AFAIK, undercharing the battery. The left Xenon HID headlamp ballast failed some time ago, ...
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After few minutes, car radio extremely heat up and right side of speakers stop working

I have a car radio, like on images, radio goes 4-5 months without problems, and after 4-5 months I start having problem that after about 10-15 minutes of using the radio extremely heat up and right ...
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Vehicle audio system cuts off

So I've lately had a problem with my vehicle where my car's entire audio system will cut off for a brief period of time whenever I apply brakes (brake lights turn on), or when I use my turn signal ...
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Variance - What is on the Vehicle and what the FSM states

2007 Honda Accord Manual Transmission DTC indicated: P1157 Usual remedy is to replace the oxygen sensor But I wanted to follow the diagnostic tree in the service manual until I discovered something ...
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Since having changed the carpet in my 1999 Toyota Tacoma, the a/c, dome lights, map lights and radio don’t work

I changed the fuses to see if I had a bad fuse that got shorted out when I unplugged an amp under the seat. The only thing I can figure is that I must have knocked a connection loose. Any ideas where ...
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Starter motor relay

I've had problems starting my 03 2-4 Accord, replaced starter after that the satnav would come on with the ignition but would go off after starting and stay off nothing on the display screen.just ...
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2007 Honda Civic Headlamp issue

I have a 2007 Honda Civic LX. The passenger side low beam isn't working. The DRL does, which uses the same bulb. I replaced the bulb first, assuming that was the problem,even knowing the HL didn't ...
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Did a Century/W-Body/GM Issue Exist Due to Chafing Wires Under the Dash?

I am trying to find out if an issue is a common flaw. Sixth Generation Buick Century's (1997-2005) Maybe all W-Bodies, or even all GM's of the era, I am not sure. But lets focus on Sixth Gen ...
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2010 Nissan Altima making noise, possible electrical that no one can help with.

Our 2010 Nissan Altima started making strange noises-sounds like knocking under the hood, especially when idling. No one can tell us what it is, when hooked up it doesn't register anything. I have ...
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Did a Subaru “Main Fuse Panel Flaw” Exist?

At one point I read where someone stated an issue with Subaru Main Fuse Panels. The information was unchallenged, and numerous accounts of conjecture were provided by assumingly individual users of ...
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Honda PS125i 2008, I have a spark, fuel, pressure but still doesn't want to run

I'm working on a Honda PES125i from 2008, in November he came to me and said the bike didn't want to run anymore. He said that first the bike started to stall when he was standing at red lights and ...
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Console not working

I am an owner of a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The roof console (the display attached to the center of the roof that normally displays compass direction and such) does not display anything. No idea what ...
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Electrical Problem

This problem is a very strange one. Completely unsure of what is causing it. All passenger electrics do not work, drivers electric lock and window work sometimes, other times don’t. Usually the ...
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Car won't start without disconnecting both battery posts

I have a 2001 Mercedes E430. I'm having problems getting it to start. Usually, I have to get a boost to get it to start. But I just discovered that disconnecting the battery completely gets it to ...
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120 A fusible link keeps on blowing on 2008 Sentra

My wife was driving our 2008 Nissan Sentra when suddenly the car shut down while driving. I noticed the 120 A battery fuse link popped, so I ordered a new one and put it in and popped again. The car ...
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Ignition switch issue

2003 Ford F350 super duty. Ignition switch failed: turns clockwise without clicks, engine will not start, and electrical system (all except starter solenoid) remain hot even with ignition switch off,...
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Electrical problems with gauges while fuses keep blowing

I've got a problem with my 2000 Corolla ... my cluster gauges( rev counter, temp, Speedo) as well as my windows (electronic) aren't working and the fuses are popping/blowing. My battery seems to be ...
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2012 Volvo V60 D3 keeps blowing low beam lamps

I am in South Africa and have a V60 D3 Volvo. I keep on blowing the low beam bulbs. Replaced both in a pair with good quality bulbs (did not touch them during installation). At first they worked, ...
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One headlight stuck in high beam mode + other electrical gremlins after head unit install

This is a 2002 Ford Mustang base model. One of my headlights is stuck on high beams the other is on low. When I turn my high beams on both are high. Not sure if this has anything to do with it but ...
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Block heater cord hack

The end of my block heater cord that connects to the block heater is worn out. The rubber is dry and cracked. Because of this, it does not stay plugged in correctly. To save some money I want to try ...
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Electrical lights stay on and headlights won't turn on

I have an 1996 nissan sentra and my headlights won't come on and the park lights,tail lights, stay on even when the car is off and key removed as well the fuses are good and there is no headlight ...
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Nissan micra 1.1 engine management light on, common fault?

Is this a common fault on the micra? Will the light go out if battery is disconnected, as some people claim? Obviously it would come back if there is an actual fault.
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Can I split radio head USB without losing power?

So I recently bought a new radio head to substitute my older one, everything went smooth and I could install it without problems. The new one has 2 USB ports, which I am going to pass-through to my ...
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Transmission 4r44e Wire harness replacement

Im trying to figure out which wires should i use to replace these. keep in mind these cost roughly $ 140 new, currently I cant afford that. used go for $ 50 dlls Im mostly interested in looking for ...
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key card battery message still on megane 59 after replacing battery

I have a Renault Megane 59 plate and have just replaced the key card battery after a message came up on the dash, but the message still hasn't gone.Can anyone tell me how to get that message off? ...
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Car vanity lights and front reading lights doesn't work well. What is causing the issue?

I have a 2003 Honda Accord. It has reading lights (driver/passenger) right above the review mirror (These are also the lightens that go on when the car door is open). I also have a vanity mirror with ...
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Is it necessary to clean underhood relay and fuse box from dusts?

A little history: My Chevrolet Aveo 2007 got into a strange state where it cranked, but did not start. It also had P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor Code). Since, I did not see stable 12V on the Pink ...
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Volvo c30 D5 electrical issues

I've had the dreaded "brake failure - stop safely" error message on my volvo c30 D5 2007, It appears to be a common fault amongst volvos. It's a recurring problem that happens 3-4 times a week under ...
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- 1996 Chevy G10 Intermittent Brake LIght / Speed Problems

I have a 96 Chevy G10 van with 14x,xxx miles. It has a 5.0 engine. Recently, it has been given me a whole host of problems. However, I doubt they are all the result of a single issue. My largest ...
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Wiper motor going slow on high speed

I've got this 2 wiper motor for a personal project. I need both to work at the same speed, but this is my first time in manipulate them. I'v only opened one of those motors because i had to isolate ...
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Why Renault megane II 1.4 has so much electrical problems [closed]

I recently bought a megane II 1.4 petrol 2006 about 140,000km. I am the second owner of the car, I only fixed rear window i havent done anything to car since i bought it. I have driven it for about ...
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Applied dielectric grease to an exposed wire to the starter

Greetings and salutations. Yesterday as I was working on my car i notice some exposed copper wire leading to my starter. 5 minutes later after a slight grinding sound while driving downhill the car ...
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Need Help Identifying Sensor Connectory - 1996 Chevy G10

I have a 96 Chevy G10/Express Van with a 5.0 V8. I noticed that there is a "dangling" connector, but am having trouble locating where it goes. It is located on the driver's side, and can be accessed ...
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Headlight one low one high beam

passenger always on high beam when drivers side is low. Both go hi when switched but pnly drivers side goes back On a 2008 jeep liberty sport
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charging system/ 1996 Jeep [closed]

I hooked jumpercables backwards. I changed alternater and battery and it is still not charging. What can it be?
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2006 katana 750 help

Haven't been able to ride because of injury for months. Tried to start bike of course battery dead. Charge for day turns a couple times then battery to weak to turn anymore. So jump from car. Get it ...
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73 F100 ignition

73 F100 Electronic distributor (no points) **NEED CORRECT WIRING FOR/TO EACH OF THESE DEVICES ** Ign switch (Blk w/grn, Yellow, Red, Pink & two Red w/grn - on one terminal ) ICM (2 + 4 w/Blue ...
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P1633 “KAM Power supply voltage too low”

UK, Jaguar S-type 3litre Petrol 1999. The Check engine light recently came on in my car. It starts and drives absolutely fine, but to be on the safe side I decided to book the car in to a Mechanic ...
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Subaru Impreza 2012: circuit is good, bulb tests good, but won't light

I tested the connector (2-pin) with a test light, and both sockets worked. However when I plugged a tested bulb in, nothing. What should I try next?
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No injectior signals and error codes

On a Hyundai Accent CRDI 3 cylinders, there is no signal on the injectors wires during cranking but if the car is forced to start with other methods the injectors will start getting the signal and ...
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Chaning turn signal flasher in a 1996 Buick Century

I need to know how many flashers a 1996 Buick Century has and how to change a flasher?
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Aftermarket radio problem

I self-installed a Kenwood DNX4230BT Headunit into a 2003 Mercedes clk with stock factory speakers. Before I installed the Kenwood the audio was crystal clear and perfect with the wold merc Headunit, ...
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Lose of Power when Headlights On and Accelerating

I have a Nissan Navara D40 2013, I install some aftermarkets headlights that has projector so I can use legally my HIDs, but after 2 weeks of installing this aftermarket headlights when I have the ...
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1995 Buick LeSabre Start Up Issues

I have a 1995 Buick LeSabre that is having some issues starting. For brief background, I live in MN so its gets quite cold. So cold that when it was -8 a week ago my battery was killed and needed to ...
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2008 Ford Escape Hybrid - Ignition, electrical issue

Sometimes when I try to start my 2008 ford escape hybrid rather than starting the electrical system freaks out. Lights flicker, fans stop, doors lock, there is clicking from the steering column and ...
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Are the electrical issues of the Scenic II series fixed in the Scenic III series?

I am considering buying a second-hand Scenic III with high mileage, but am concerned about electrical issues. According to Renault on the Renault Forums in 2009: ... some owners have experienced ...
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2004 kia sedona slow cranking

I have a 2004 diesel KIA sedona that is hard to start. It cranks really slowly. I thought it was the battery, so I had it replaced and it is still doing it. Any ideas?

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