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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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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Help !!! 2007 Honda Accord 2.2 diesel not starting intermittently

my Honda Accord has developed an issue where by sometimes it fails to start when the key is turned, it will turn over but not start, the green key light stays Stays flashing on the dash, does this ...
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Strange sound after replacing starter and battery

My 2007 Kia Spectra just had a starter and new battery put in. Upon starting the car squeals loud with the sound of bits of gravel moving thru something. This happens when the car in completely shut ...
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Side Light issues (Daytime running lights) - 51 plate Clio

It's MOT time for the MillerMobile soon. I've managed to fix a few issues but this one has me stumped. The drivers side side light (aka Daytime running light) is not working and its the only one on ...
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Door Monitoring Through OBD-II Bus

I have a Ford Fiesta Style (05) and was wondering if it would be possible to determine the status of the doors of the vehicle through the OBD-II bus? In particular I want to know whether or not the ...
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2005 nissan altima alternator getting hot

I have a 2005 Nissan Altima 2.5 liter. The first issue is that my belt was vibrateing badly when I would run the air conditioning. I came to find out it was a pulley on the alternator that was bad. ...
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Installing a 3rd party radio in a VW Polo

I am finding it hard to understand why I need run a 12v wire as well as use a Quadlock to ISO converter. The current VW radio clearly gets power from its connector and is able to tell if the engine ...
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How to repair and clean alternator [duplicate]

My car won't start and it's because power steering pump slings oil on it. I was told that I had to clean it to be able to have it charge. I need to know if I clean my alternator from all that sludge ...
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Merdeces stalls after 30sec-1min, and battery warning light is on [duplicate]

I've got an old but low mileage Mercedes and This problem puzzles me. The car stalls after a short time(30 seconds to 1 minute) after start up and the battery warning light on the dash lights up. I ...
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Automatic A/C recirculation problem [closed]

I have a Toyota 2014 4-Runner limited and I have a problem where the recirculation button will automatically turn off. It works fine when it's on, but is there a way to turn off the auto turn off?
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Headlights on my Mazda truck aren't working [closed]

I changed the dimmer switch on my Mazda truck and the low beams won't work but the high beams do. I've changed the headlights and checked all the fuses and relays. What should I do now?
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Battery dies frequently

I've had my 97 civic for a year now and the battery died about 3 months after I bought the car. Each time it died, I'd kick start it, drive for a few days, then it would die again. So I went to the ...
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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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No Power at All / Key Stuck in Ignition 2009 cobalt

went to start my Cobalt, turned the keys on, power flashed on for a second and then everything went out and keys got stuck in the ignition.
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Mazda 3 2005 unknown cable

I bought a used Mazda 3 year 12/2005 from Italy. This car has a diesel engine 1.6 Turbo same as Ford/PSA. I have a loose three pin cable that don't know where does it belong. I've checked with 2 ...
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96 Toyota Camry won't stay started [closed]

My 96 Camry starts first time every time then stalls after 10-20 seconds? Last year it ran fine but rarely would stall @ running speed. I had to set for 2-3min before it would start then it ran fine....
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Putting three headlights on my bike

I want to fit a total of three headlights on my average 220. What type of modifications do I need to make in the wiring to make it possible?
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Why does Fuse Holder terminal get warm/hot?

I recently bought some Fuse Holders. Sometimes these Fuse Holders get warm/hot. Someone suggested the fuse might not be properly connected at the terminal. Is there a reason why I'm getting a warm/...
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Missing fuses - is it OK?

I recently got the car horn replaced and the mechanic changed the 2xfuses for the horn from 7.5 amps to 15 amps each after installing the new horn. This is because when testing the horn, it blew a ...
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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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Best way to add amp and sub to car [closed]

I just got my first car, a Chevy Cavalier 2000 base, and I would like to put in a new radio, a decent amp and sub to drive the speakers and sub. I am right now looking at this radio. I would like to ...
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Why does a relay not short the battery?

I am planning on hooking up a 4-pin relay to supply power to ignition coils on a motorcycle. The on/off switch on the diagram below is the ignition switch operated by the key. Ignore the fact that ...
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Voltage Problem

I modified my car taillight with SMD light same as image, I tried them after installed with 12v DC 1000mA adaptor and was working well, but with car battery not worked, After that I found out The SMD ...
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Calculate car battery life using OBD parameters

I want to calculate the battery life of a car based upon OBD2 parameters like engine load, distance traveled, Control Module voltage etc. Can anyone please guide me as to how to do this? If ...
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Running my camper on solar

I would lIke to run my camper fully on solar and I'm unsure what I would need to do it right. It would be for heavy use, lights, appliances, tv, ect... I have a 2014 camper that has a 50 amp plug on ...
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Tail-lights not working

Why doesn't my left tail light work on my 2000 Grand caravan. I have Changed the bulb. That didn't fix the problem.
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What to check when my car has an electrical problem? [closed]

My car is showing an electrical problem (I suspect it is electrical). As an intermediate DIY what should be the first things I check, and how easy is it to check them? I'm thinking of Fuses, Relays, ...
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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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How to read a motorcycle bulb

My motorcycle's headlight bulb specifications are 12v-35/35W. What does a 35/35w mean here.(I know w stands for watts but why 35/35). Also headlight draws current from alternator whose specs are 0....
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Get 5V to USB Under Hood?

What's the easiest way to get 5V to a USB under the hood of a 2009 Civic (or preferrably, a general solution)? Basically, I want to put a custom theft-prevention device either underneath the dash or ...
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1996 dodge dakota 4 cylinder 5 speed

Bought a new upper o2 sensor but the clip on wiring harness is melted so I want to straightwire them to o2 sensor. Harness wires... black, tan, gray, green with orange stripe Oxygen sensor... black,...
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Using an old car as a generator

This is a very general question asking for some specific answers. Essentially, I would like to take a vehicle and strip it down, and to turn it into a generator. I’d like to take advantage of the ...
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Dodge Grand Caravan (2006) electrical issues / won't start

I'm having trouble starting my car. First of all, the battery is empty. All I hear is click click click click.... The battery is relatively new, bought it last fall. I borrowed a jump start kit and ...
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How to keep jump starter fully charged

How can I connect a jump starter to my truck so the jump starter is always fully charged when I need to give someone a jump? The jump starter is a Matco PS2200JS, the truck is a 2011 Ranger 4L-V6. I ...
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A 2009 Hyundai accent that has a new starter and will turn over but won't start would be because of what? [closed]

4 cylinder, 1.6ltr hyuandi accent four hours...it has a new starter and will turn over but won't catch and I have taken the whole car apart practically.. What is the problem
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2004 Chevrolet Optra cooling fan

I have a 2004 Chevrolet Optra and my cooling fan doesn't start. I plugged the fan directly on the battery and my fan worked. The fuses and relays in the fuse-box are fine. My cable seem fine. My ...
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98 Olds Intrigue headlights turn off when driving turn back on by using switch

When I'm driving in cold weather, the headlights (which turn on automatically) go out. I can turn them on with the manual switch. Which relay or fuse does controls this? Does anyone have a number or ...