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2014 Ninja 300 - Electrical debugging

Bike is electric ignition with dfi. So the past couple days it has been raining in Socal and I don't have a bike cover. Yesterday, I took my bike out over lunch (in the rain) and it started having ...
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What would cause a short to ground while driving - how to locate the problem?

So I was pulled up at the traffic lights yesterday in my 1980 Nissan Urvan (E23) diesel after just coming off a 30 minute commute on the freeway when all of a sudden the engine cut out and a few ...
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COP +12V short to ground?

I have here a 03 Durango 4.7L V8 with a COP ignition system. Each coil pack has 2 wires which according to FSM one wire feeds all injectors and coil packs from a relay and one is a "signal" from the "...
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Could a temporary short circuit on the battery do any harm?

today I've made a very stupid mistake when jumpstarting my friends car, which is a vw golf in diesel. His car started succesfully and I took off both cables from my battery, when I wanted to take off ...
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Battery dead. Shorted terminals with water. Then it starts, how?

This one has bugged me for a while because I couldn't have an auto mechanic answer exactly why this worked. I had a 1995 Toyota Camry LE where the battery was seemingly dead. Didn't matter how many ...
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Engine Block / Frame is at 12 volts

I tried the tradition "pull fuses one at a time" method and still can't find the short. People from other forums have said that the engine block being hot may be symptomatic of a bad ground cable -- ...
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2006 Mazda 3 blown fuse 53 washer fluid pump, how to find short?

My washer fluid pump fuse 53 keeps blowing when I turn the ignition key. I bought a live wire checker and can operate it as per instructions. Can someone help point me in the right direction with ...
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100amp fuse continue braking of Toyota Tercel 99

A 100amp fuse on a Toyota Tercel 1999 broke after a mistake on a new battery polarity. It cut all the lights and the wipers. When I just change it (I changed other fuses too) and started the car, the ...
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Mysterious short circuit tripping circuit breakers

I own a 1992 Bluebird bus which has a Hurri-Hot heater that recently stopped working and I'm running out of ideas why. When I turn on either switch to activate either of the two fans, a circuit ...
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Non-zero voltage on camshaft position sensor power wire without main relay. Is there short somewhere?

I have been troubleshooting Camshaft Position Sensor no-start issue in this thread for my 2007 Chevrolet Aveo. Long story short - in one of the answers it was suspected that camshaft position sensor ...
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Damage during jumpstart

I used my vehicle jump start another vehicle,the other vehicle started then died out, not cables remained on both vehicles for about 20 minutes before realizing the other vehicle died. Now my vehicle ...
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Fixing headlight that keeps blowing fuses

My problem The 10 amp fuse for the right headlight on my 2001 Ford Escort keeps blowing so I presume I have a short to ground somewhere between the fuse block and headlight. What I have tried I ...
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Car not starting after jump

I purchased a Ford Escort from a dealer year ago. I've had battery/ignition/electrical shorts/starting & car dying issues. I've bought a new battery for jumping the old battery everyday. The last ...
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Does a constant blown fuse always indicate a short?

My wife was driving our 96 Ford Windstar recently and she said right after she hit a bump in the road the ac stopped working and the instrument panel lights went out. I found the fuse from the wiring ...
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How to diagnose blown tail lamp fuse

Last night, the passenger-side tail-light on my step-daughter's 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer ES went out. After determining that the bulb was OK, we looked in the fuse box, and saw that one of the two 7.5 ...
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How to Track Down an Electrical Short

In a previous question regarding my dashboard lights not working I found that the "tail" fuse would burn out immediately upon turning on the headlights. This is after someone did repairs to the horn, ...
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Car keys off but fuse still lights up the tester when set to ground

So normally when you want to test your fuses, you set the car to on and put the tester clip to ground then put the tester's lead on the fuse. if it lights up then the fuse is working. Well, even when ...
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Find short circuit in your car

I have three engine code on, two for two O2 sensors and one for EGR Value ($350). My mechanic is suspecting a short somewhere. My O2 sensors give almost 0 home resistance when it should give about 6 ...
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Battery drains by itself when vehicle is parked (parasitic draw)

A 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee has gone through 3 batteries in the last 3 months. While they have all been replaced by warranties, it'd be nice to get the problem solved permanently. I've tested the ...