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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Is it possible to connect multifunction steering wheel to an old car?

For example I would like to replace standard steering wheel in 2002 Fiat Punto 2 with multifunction wheel from Grande Punto or other and be able to control radio
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Why can't I get a spark?

I have an early 70's Honda SL125 engine and I'm trying to wire it up so that it can run without the battery. I found this guide http://waynescyclegarage.mysite.com/custom.html and I've followed it and ...
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Power to fuel pump drops on engine crank

I have a Mk1 Golf with the injected engine. I have not been able to get the car to start due to no fuel reaching the engine. I have tested the fuel pump with a multimeter and have noticed the volts ...
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Wiring an advancer to an ignition coil

An image for reference: Ignition Coil Leftmost (1 pin) Advancer second from left (1 pin) Gearbox second from right (4 pin) Battery Rightmost (4 pin, Positive, negative and a loopback) I have ...
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Dashboard lights blinking wildly

Here's a video of my Subaru Forester dashboard. Temperature, cruise, skid control, maintenance lights are on randomly and blinking. I'm guessing all of these problems are related. What could be the ...
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Rear left passenger side reverse bulb keeps blowing

I've been having an ongoing problem with my 2007 Subaru outback whereby my left side reverse light bulb keeps blowing. I've replaced the bulb about 3 times now and it blows every time. It works when ...
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Backup camera fuzzy image

Been at the dealer this week and enabled a rear cam on uConnect RHB 430N infotainment unit. Getting fuzzy / flickering image? 430N: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0jPpNs5Q1E It shows just fine ...
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Dashcam Blown Car Fuse

I have a 2010 Chevy Equinox LT (2.4L / 4 cyl). Recently I bought this dashcam. When I plugged the charger into my 12v cigarette lighter port in the front of my car, plugged the usb in, connected to my ...
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2011 GMC Sierra 1500 low beams not working

The low beams on my 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 are not working. My high beams work in both switch positions. What is the simplest and cheapest way to fix this problem?
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Toyota picnic car

My Toyota picnic is giving me problem, when driving on motion the car fired well and after covering some kilometres it started jerking heavily on slow down mode either for pot holes on the road or ...
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Need service manual for Mahindra Scorpio CRDe 2006 model

I am trying to diagnose a problem with the ECU of my Mahindra Scorpio, I am looking for Fuses and Relays where it's being located, Specifically looking for schematics and wiring diagram of my car.. ...
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How to select a good recondition vehicle [duplicate]

What are the important things to check before buying reconditioned vehicle?
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What are usual causes of problems with central locking system?

I have a ford focus mk1, it doesn't have a remote key, but a central locking system, ie, when some door is unlocked all should be unlocked. It does not work at all. I have checked the central fuses, ...
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How to add Fog Lamps to Maruthi Suzuki Alto 800

I have a Suzuki Alto 800 lxi 2015 model and I would like to add Fog lamps for that, which is does not come with this model. But the Alto K10 has it. So I would like to modify it. Can I do that ? and ...
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Yamaha fz700 brake and headlights problem [duplicate]

Recently bought a Yamaha fz700 bike. Headlights don't work whatsoever, checked fuses, bulbs, and I found that wires aren't getting any power. Flipping the Hi/Lo beam switch doesn't change anything ...
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Car Radiator Fan may have a Fault, I'm an electrical noob [duplicate]

I took the fan out from my engine compartment and am now ready to test it. It consists of two fans, one larger than the other connected I believe in series with two large wires, one red, one brown ...
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How do you locate a battery drain? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Battery drains by itself when vehicle is parked (parasitic draw) Something is leaching current from my battery. Leaving it parked for a few days results in the battery being ...
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Low beams turn off when I switch to high beams?

08 Trailblazer SS. Low beams go off when I switch to high beams?
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Starter solenoid breakdown

Triumph T100 motorcycle, starter solenoid clicks a lot and doesn't turn motor enough, it would start after pressing starter button for a length of time but solenoid would then break. When my original ...
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Charging an SLA battery for storage in an automobile

Whats the best way to maintain a 12v SLA battery in an automobile? Would a direct 12v connection to the vehicles battery system be sufficient, or is there a circuit that should be placed in between ...
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It is possible turn off a car with an electric signal? [closed]

I want to know if it possible turning off a car sending an electric signal, this without the switch of the car? Maybe adding some modifications to the electrical system of the car, I want to apply ...
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2011 Chevy Traverse alternator problems

I have a 2011 Chevy traverse. I Went to O'rielly's and had an alternator tested. They said voltage regulator failure. Had the alternator changed out. Still showing at a different O'rielly's ...
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Bikes power is iffy [closed]

Hi I have a 03 katana and for some reason the bike won't power on anymore...I turn the key and nothing no lights nothing. I'm not sure if it's the battery or what. What should I do to trouble shoot ...
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How can we measure the tilt of steering wheel in car without any special sensor for it?

I am searching for some possible way so that I can get the tilt or amount by which the steering wheel is rotated and without any use of special sensor for it , in Indian Cars like Swift D-Zire , Beat ...
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2003 chevy silverado 2500 hd no power [closed]

no power to head lights cab lights ignition or steering column the battery has 12-4 volts coming out of it. tried jumping with another car and nothing happened.
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Electronic Power steering dashboard light

I have a kia forte 2009 but my EPS dash light is always on and my steering is OK, My question is should I ignore this light and continue driving?
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Using a solid state relay in a car

I have this project where I'd like to put a SSR in the ignition, to control whether or not it can be started. I'm not sure what power requirements are though. My vehicle is an 01 Oldsmobile Alero v6. ...
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Having starter issue

My starter motor is good, I can jump the solenoid and start my truck. Why isn't it working from the switch which was working before I put a new starter motor on?
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98 accord v6 rough idle car stall

I blew my heater hose on my 98 Honda Accord v6 vtech sprayed coolant all over my cap and wires so I replaced the wires and my idle was fluctuating so I then cleaned my iacv as I was coming to a stop ...
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Car alternator or battery problem?

I have a car and the problem is that it keeps ruining my battery every year or so, i diagnosed everything but failed to decide what is the problem. Even though alternator is not giving above 14.2 but ...
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Misfiring plugs changed but same issue!

2001 dodge durango, over 130,000 miles and normally runs great. Will not idle so plugged code reader in and said two misfired. Changed all plugs and both "boots". Still will start but dies immediately....
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What causes a low coolent temp light to come on a 2012 Honda civic [closed]

My 2012 Honda civic with 19,000 miles has a blue temp light on dash and it seems to be running fine?
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the image below is a device that came came with my 1993 toyota carina e. i want to know it name and used. thank you

the picture below is a device that came with my 1993 toyota carina e
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Electrical Diagnostic Procedural Lists [closed]

Post your general/specific Testing/Diagnostics Procedural Lists for Automotive Electrical Systems. These procedures are intended to target vehicles with modern 12V systems. The format of the site ...
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01 Chevy impala

My car won't do anything when I turn the key no lights or nothin, battery is new, alternator good new starter , but if I hook cables up to the side post battery it will turn over and when it starts it ...
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Won't start with a new battery and won't turn over or make any noise [closed]

This is a 1986 Ford F-150. It won't start or crank over.