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What type of switch would switch a Load between two different power sources? (12V DC)

I want a switch to let me choose whether 12V DC (10A max) power to a wire is coming from Vehicle (DC out) power or from an Auxiliary battery. I think this would be a DPDT On-On switch. What's the ...
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2012 Ford Escape brake light switch

The shift lock on my 2012 escape works intermittently. Google led me to believe that this was likely a faulty brake light/brake pedal position switch. The means to diagnose was to start the vehicle, ...
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2003 Honda CR-V passenger window doesn’t work using either switch. Fuse for pass. window blows every time I use the master switch

This is a 2003 Honda CR-V EX. The passenger window doesn’t go up or down. Neither switch works. The fuse for the pass. window blows every time I try the master switch, even when I disconnect the Pass....
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Fan knob working strangely in 2013 Hyundai Tucson L, tried some stuff, what to try next?

I drive a 2013 Hyundai Tucson L. For a while now, the dial controlling the fan speed has been acting up. Often it only works on a single, or two, settings. There are five settings (0, 1, 2, 3, 4). ...
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What is this switch called and what is it's function?

This is the photo of the switch that is present on the left handle of my Suzuki Gixxer sf 2015. It moves forward and backward but I don't know what is it called or understand what it does. It'd be ...
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Battery Disconnect Switch: Shank Diameter

https://www.harborfreight.com/battery-disconnect-switch-97853.html The shank-end (in red-circle) is designed to be connected to an existing negative lead. Attempts install the device on an Integra ...
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Is Honda Accord gen 8 A/C Pressure Switch replacement DIY safe?

I have a Honda Accord 2008. I followed the Service Manual and identified that there is no continuity between the terminals of the A/C Pressure Switch. Since the refrigerant was only refilled last year,...
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2012 CR-V alarm going off randomly: which switch is the culprit?

My 2012 Honda CR-V has the factory alarm. Three weeks ago the alarm started going off every few hours. Pressing "unlock" and then "lock" on the key fob would stop the alarm, but a ...
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Cruise control switch 2008 Jeep Compass

Could anyone tell me how to replace the cruise control switch on my 2008 jeep compass? Where it is on the steering wheel is a bad place. I got into my car and smacked it with my knee and broke it. I ...
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Need help wiring low beam and high beam headlights

New aftermarket headlights on my daughter's truck have separate lights for low and high beams. I would like to wire them together so the low beam will still work independently, but they both will come ...
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Install cutoff switch to solve an intermittent battery drain?

Bike: 2018 Husqvarna FE350 I have an intermittent battery drain. Sometimes when I park (turn bike off and take out the key) the bike for 12 hours or so, the battery will be dead. Sometimes, the ...
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Is there a standard size for automotive rocker switches

In my 2009 Toyota matrix, there's a bunch of slots (currently have covers on them) to the left of the driver. They look like they're the same size/style as the rocker switches I can find online, such ...
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Can I bypass solenoid clutch switch by grounding the pin directly with a wire to the chassis/frame?

My solenoid switch has 4 pin for an Honda motorbike. One of the primary pin to be energized for the solenoid to click is the clutch switch. My question is: can I connect the pin with a wire that i'm ...
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Help identifying this: fuse or switch?

I just got an '86 Honey RV that's got a 454 in it and am trying to decipher all of the wiring. There's a lot of junk in the front of the RV, some of which needs to be replaced and some of which can ...
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Trunk release switch & connector

Im trying to figure out what you would call the connector for the trunk release button on a 2010 Pontiac G6. The actual button has 4 pins & the plug/connector only shows 3 metal contacts. There is ...
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Run switch - 4 pin relay set up with 3 wires

Are there any issues with powering pins 85 and 30 from the same 12v wire? The starter on my friend's 1981 Yamaha XS45 was not working, so I upgraded to a modern solenoid. I followed all the wired with ...
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How to do system validation/verification tests for power window switches with anti pinch function, remote key door lock, smartphone control [closed]

I am planning to write test specifications for verification, validation of power window switches: driver side: auto up/down, manual up/down, door lock, window lock passenger, rear right , rear left: ...
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Why do we use a relay and switch to control on/off of horn circuit instead of using a simple swtich?

I know that a horn requires a larger amount of amperes to operate than many other electrical systems. I am reading a book and I stepped into this situation: ..shows a relay application in a horn ...
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Replace headlight mode selector

Due to space constraints in my vehicle, I'd like to mount a 52mm gauge where my headlight selector switch currently sits. I'd still like to be able to minimally control my headlights, though. I pulled ...
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Remote fuse switch

I'm trying to find an on-off switch that connects into a standard 10-20A fuse block. I want to feed the wires through the fuse panel to a remote switch so I can easily toggle power to the ...
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2003 Rav4 Reverse light switch

Can anyone tell me how to replace the reverse light switch on the 2003 Rav4? I found it on the trans housing, but I can't get a socket on it since it is buried kind of under the ?starter motor? and ...
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Window & door lock not working on Golf Extra

The window & door locks are not working on my Golf Extra Drivers side rear door. I suspect a broken common, possibly earth ground. Any pointers regarding troubleshooting my issue would be ...
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1961 Chevy Apache - Low beam headlight won't work unless highs on

I have a 1961 Chevy Apache. It has the 4 headlight system. The dash lights wouldn't work right unless I wiggled the switch. I installed all new headlights, new bulbs in the dash, and a new ...
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Identifying neutral switch on 2008 mazdaspeed3 transmission

I am experiencing symptoms that have led me to track down and diagnose the neutral switch on my 2008 Mazdaspeed3 (6-speed MT/2.3L Turbocharged). These symptoms include: DTCs of P0507 and P0850 When ...
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2004 VW Passat B5.5 - Is one of my heated wing mirrors actually broken?

I have been having an issue recently which may or may not be related to this other problem that I have been having regarding the heating element in the left wing mirror on my car. I have that with ...
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2009 Toyota Camry's brand new OEM power window master switch won't control the drivers window

Why would the driver's side window operate perfect with the original master switch but not work when I install a new power window master switch? I purchased 2 new aftermarket power window master ...
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how do you wire in an emergency stop into 12v

Just wondering how you would wire in an emergency 'E' stop into a 12 volt or 24 volt diesel engine?? Do you have to wire into the ignition circuit or the fuel solenoid to prevent any chance of the ...
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Derbi Cafe 125 stalling when changing to 1st

I have a Derbi Cafe 125. This morning I started the bike up, let it run for a few minutes, changed from N to 1st, and the bike cut out. This happens repeatedly until I walked to work. I then realized ...
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2006 Jeep Commander Driver's side window controls only work for rear windows

My 2006 Jeep Commander driver side power window controls will only work for the rear windows. I have checked the switches and they are in working order. The front windows and the power mirror controls ...
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