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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connecting backup camera in my honda 2001

I am trying to set my back view camera in my Honda 2001. I could not figure out how to make electric configuration - I just want to avoid using tail light and my backup camera can keep running while I ...
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ECT control/sensor on 2001 Chevy Monte Carlo location

Where exactly is the ECT sensor/control located on 2001 Chevy Monte Carlo?
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Aux port '12 Pathfinder not going in all the way

So I have a Pathfinder and the stock has an auxiliary port when I got it (used), but the 3.5 cords that I insert into them doesn't go in all the way, and I'm giving it quite a bit of pressure. I'm not ...
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06 Suzuki 250 gz electrical issue

I lost my keys and had to order a new ignition. When I got the new ignition I plugged it in and it shorted out. I've checked my fuse's they all look good. Do you think that it could be the relay or a ...
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Access to alternator output for powering a custom device

I have a custom made circuit (device) to be installed in my vehicle. This device is to work (power up) only when the engine has started. It consumes a reasonable amount of power hence do not want it ...
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How long can I run car accessories for before my battery goes flat?

I have a Hyundai i10 1 litre 2015 model. The battery it uses is 52ah and 12V. Given the scenario that the car battery is sufficiently charged after a long drive, the engine is off and I have the ...
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Repeated Fuse Blowing and Battery Light

I have a Toyota MR2. I installed keyless entry by soldering into the power lock/unlock wires and the constant 12V wire. All good. I then tried installing LED lights by using T taps on door trigger ...
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2007 Nissan Sentra Battery Fusible link keeps blowing

All, I have a 2007 Nissan Sentra that has been running me crazy. The entire power is out as a result of a blown battery fusible link. I'm on my 5th fusible link now but ive not installed it. Please, ...
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How to minimize voltage loss

I have a '79 bike that is currently experiencing voltage loss, causing the battery to die after a couple hours of riding. It is clear there is lots of corrosion and rust on many of the wires and ...
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Should I use an “original” electrical harness to avoid problems?

I have a 2017 Subaru Legacy. A month ago U-Haul installed a trailer hitch and electrical kit. I used my 5 by 8 trailer (bought at Tractor Supply) happily for three weeks. Then one day the car did ...
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I brought a car with a sticker on the copper strip on the rear mirror

does anyone know a way of removing the sticker from the rear without destroying the rear copper strip? ( it is the one that heats up when you turn it on) I am afraid of it stripping if i remove it the ...
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motorcycle sputters and temporarily dies

Recently, my motorcycle (2008 Ducati Hypermotard 1100) has been temporarily dying while riding it, usually on the lower RPMs of the lower gears. I thought it was the heat, but today in the rain it ...
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Instrument cluster swap between a 96 BMW Z3 and a 96 BMW E36 318i?

I recently got an instrument cluster replacement off eBay for a 1996 318i for a friend. The link has been provided below. But something I noticed is that the E36 318i has a MPG gauge while the cluster ...
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Electrical issue - Honda

A few things recently happened. About a week ago I drove through some flood water, probably high enough to out the exhaust system under water. There are also a few things I've noticed while at work ...
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Transistor as a switch?

I want to use transistor or the like as a switch to close and open a ciruit whose voltage is 12 volt DC. Also, the transistor under same 12 v DC source must be operable at max 0.03 amps or 30 mAmps to ...
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KTM electrical system fried

So a week ago I put in a LED bulb in my KTM 450 headlight. It turned on working fine, then everything just shut off. I took it to a dealership and they told me that you need a LED conversion kit for ...
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Retrofitting an aftermarket rear fog lamp

I am planning to add two rear fog lamps with a combined current draw of 0.66 amps at 13.2 volts, which translates to roughly 9 watts. I can't really figure out how to run a wire from the trunk to ...
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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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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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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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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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Moped electrics cut out

Hello i have had my piaggio skipper for about 4 months and only recently it has stopped working When i turn then ignition key on all of the electrics come on fine, but when i hold the brake and press ...
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2004 Honda Pilot sometimes only starts when hood latch released

My 2004 Honda Pilot occasionally will only start when the hood latch is released. When this occurs, the car is completely dead, and no electrical system works, including keyless entry, lights, etc. ...
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MK5 doesn't switch on

I have a 2004 golf5 fsi 2.0 model. The car suddenly cannot switch on,if i try to lock the doors manually, only the drivers door locks. Central lock not working apparently. It started well this morning ...
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Wiring a 3 pin relay to power a dual horn from a stock switch (single-horn)

I am trying to implement a dual horn setup for my bike. The stock came with a single horn. I have with me a 3-pin relay(H-B-S) with me. I am connecting the positive from the battery to the B terminal, ...
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Problem with electric start

I've got a TTR125LE that runs great but the electric start will only engage in neutral. I need some help and I don't want to do something about it unless I fully understand the situation because I ...
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Peugeot 307 51 plate trailer hitch issues

I have a Peugeot 307 it is a 51 plate. I have a trailer hitch on the back, was there when I brought the car. It doesn't have the electric plug in bit though is this difficult to get?
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2007 Dodge Charger 2.7L A/T - Limp Mode only on Heavy Throttle & Hanging in Gear

Back with an update. Trying to help out my neighbor here. 2007 Charger with a 2.7L. 100k+ Miles on the body/transmission. "If I drive very carefully I can get it up to highway speed. If I romp on it,...
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Car speakers making humming/crackling noise after installing aftermarket stereo

So over a year now i had installed an aftermarket stereo which worked perfectly fine for a couple months after installing it properly making it a molex connector as a new harness. Fast forward, the ...
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2010 Focus OEM satellite radio

I have a 2010 Ford Focus S. I noticed a Sirius radio button and phone button. The Sirius button will trigger a “no satellite radio” message, and the phone button triggers “no phone”. After looking ...
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1997 toyota camry V6 3.0L fuse box wiring

how to wire the wires under the dashboard that hook to the fuse box because there has been several that have been untwisted because of the fact that I had a guy come and hook a system up for me and ...
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Why does my diesel lose electric power when glow plugs are engaged?

When I went to start my van today I was unable to get power. Initially I engaged the glow plugs four times. The glow plugs heat, then the relay chatters. When I turned the key to start there was a pop ...
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Motorcycle won't start or attempt to swing, and the headlights don't come on, but the hooter sounds healthy

My motorcycle (Kawasaki Ninja 300) does the normal dashboard light-up sequence when I turn the key, but the normal electrical whine that happens simultaneously stops earlier than usual. The headlights ...
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1996 citi golf carberator 1.3 chico.heat gauge not working. replaced t stat , heat sensor switch , engine runs cool - heat gauge not working

1996 VW Citi Golf Carberator type Chico 1.3. Heat gauge not working / working only sometimes for brief period. Also struggle to start when hot. I replaced the coil with the electric box , radiator (it ...
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What is BM voltage?

I'm reading in my car's repair manual that I need to check "power supply voltage (+BM)". It also uses the phrase: "power supply circuit (+BM)". What is BM voltage?
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Addtional LED lightstrips for cars

I am looking to add extra LED light strips to my car to be used as DRL. The car currently have DRLs that will switch off when the headlights are turned on. I want to have the new light strips always ...
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2001 Jeep dash board not working

2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport My gauges do not work at all unless I press the door lock switch and hold it. Then, they will work, but as soon as I let go, they quit again. Where do I start with this ...
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Camshaft sensor testing

this is a 2004 accent diesel , using the scan tool I get bad camshaft sensor malfunctioning and using the multimeter I got those readings on its terminal ( same connected or not ) 0V , 5V , 12V. ...
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2008 VW Jetta: Small (A/C Condensor) Cooling Fan Not Running

I have a 2008 Volkswagen Jetta S and it cooling fans are supposed to run when the engine gets too hot as expected. But out of 2 fans, the smaller fan is not running. Could it be because of a blown ...
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2007 CTS low beam headlights don't work, but high beams do work

How can I get started on fixing this?
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Fast Linear actuator [closed]

Hi Im looking for some sort of linear actuator for diy chicken coop project with a 200mm travel, and atleast 100mm/s speed, but generally the faster the better, force between 10 and 35lbs(5 to 15kg) ...
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2000 Ford Focus will not start

After turning the ignition the car will not make a sound. The radio works, and all the lights work except the headlights. What could be the problem?
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'86 Ford Ranger won't start

For a while my truck's ignition has been acting up and I would have to roll the ignition. back and fourth several times before it would start but one day I went to crank it and the truck acted like it ...
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1996 Ford Explorer Speedometer and Shifting issues, O/D light flashing

My 1996 Ford Explorer began having issues at the end of a moderately long drive home while going approximately 60 miles per hour (not sure if related; I drive that speed often). The speedometer ...
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Honda Jazz 51 Electronics Won't Come On

my wife's car's electronics are not working (no central locking, no lights on the dash - nothing). I have tried charging the battery and jump starting the car but no luck. Could a bad fuse stop all of ...
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No power situation - 1990 Mercury Couger

The engine won't turn over and there is no radio or power windows. What is the connection with these three things all at once? I replaced the coil and starter. Checked fuses, relays, etc. It ...
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2007 Rabbit - Intermittently wont start

Vehicle: 2007 VW Rabbit. Auto. 2.5L Problem: The problem started one week ago. When starting car sometimes it will only turn over once and then silence. Solution is to wait a minute or so and then ...
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'97 dodge grand caravan won't start - sometimes

intermitent won't start problem. Might start when I turn key a couple extra times or a 1000 times, til my fingers are sore. Sometimes I have to leave it and come back later, but sometimes I'm a ways ...
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Connector for driver's side seat belt cable in KIA Soul

Make: KIA Model: Soul+ Year: 2012 There is a cable that runs from the dash, under the seat, to the driver's side seat belt buckle. Underneath the seat, there is an obscure wire-to-wire molex ...