Questions tagged [wiring]

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'91 Ranger Radio Circuit Board

I want to disable the tape deck from my '91 Ford Ranger factory stereo, and solder an AUX cable in its place. I took the radio apart, and to to get to the top of the board and find the labeled ...
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How do I remove this wire?

I've got to replace the wire and need to remove it from this case. It looks like it locks in somehow. Anyone have any ideas? Idk what this type of enclosure (wire holder?) is called.
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Why starter needs two positive connections

So from schematics or youtube it is clear that car electric starter is connected to battery positive terminal with two connections: one is always connected to battery (B wire) and one going through ...
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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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Starter spins but doesn't engage flywheel

I was wondering if y'all could help me with this recurring problem. My 1983 Ford F-350 has had a starter problem for the past couple of months. After a week or so of installing a new starter and ...
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12V 10A outlets: Slight smell of burnt copper at 8A. Is the outlet still safe now?

When I accidentally depleted our car battery, I charged it's battery from the inside outlets, using a 0-30V 0-10A bench power supply device. The car has 3 outlets. One individual outlet is rated for ...
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Rewiring an engine

I have a 1987 Ford Ranger with an LL23 engine in the garage. I've been able to short the starter to the battery and get a compression test done. Mechanically the engine is good. The problem is, ...
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2017 Dodge Journey

I recently bought a 2017 Dodge Journey SE 4 cyl that has a small 5" radio in it, at first I was a proud owner of a lcd screen going from a 2002 Ford explorer to a 2017, but now I'm wondering if I can ...
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Starting problems 49cc 2 stroke stand up

Starting issues on my kids 49cc stand up scooter. Not sure what the secondary box off the coil is. Has a catch on the fly wheel. Catch: there is NO battery. Help?
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My OBD 2 port is completely shredded, need help with wiring!

The harness of my OBD2 female is shredded but the wires are still intact. I got a new female port but I failed to find a proper wiring diagram to help me align the wires to their respective output in ...
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Does anyone know the style of connector used on Ford CFI throttle body injectors?

I am trying to find the part number on a connector for the injectors used on Ford's throttle body injection. This connector is on a Bosch injector made for Ford's CFI throttle body injection used on ...
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Electrical wires worked with a melting connector but when I cut them and tested by twisting them together it wont work

So, like the title said I had a 3 wire connector plug which I assumed had wires grounding in it which was causing it to overheat and melt, when i clipped the wires and twisted them together to see if ...
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Trailer tail lights go dim with hazards on

I've wired up a 13 pin trailer plug to my 1996 Defender 90. When I connect a trailer board and I put the headlights on (tail lights come on) and put the hazard lights on, the tail lights go dimmer ...
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I have problems with low beam and cruise control on my Holden Commodore VY

Headlights were working fine. Low beam is now too dim to see with ( Both sides) High beam still works well. Cruise Control was working well, but now works on and off, sometimes for a while, next time ...
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1996 ford contour bank 1 02 wiring problem

I have a 1996 ford contour 2.5 v6 that my dog pulled the wiring and plug off of the 02 sensor.the wires off the harness are this brown w/blue stripe.black w/orange stripe..white w/green stripe.and ...
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'94 Kawasaki ZZR600: Electrical issues

first post here, be gentle :) I have an (presumeably) electrical issues with my '94 Kawasaki ZZR600 (ZX6). Two weeks ago, I was ready to go to work when suddenly the bike died on me, all electrical ...
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How to plug engine harness into 81 chevy aftermarket distributer

We're rewiring the engine on an 81 Chevy. The distributor has two markings. Tach and Battery. There are two wires that fit the outlet. Do we need both, is there any way to tell which cable goes ...
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Windshield Wipers turning on on their own

2012 Ford Focus SE My windshield wipers have been going crazy. The other day, after parking my car and taking the key out my windshield wipers turned on. Eventually they stopped after a few minutes. ...
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Spikes while observing my obd2 scan tool

I have a 2005 chevy avalanche 1500 4wd automatic. I bought this last summer and ever since I got it, it has had problems one after the other. I recently bought a OBD2 scan tool and started observing ...
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c30 engine wiring

I was putting a new starter into an 81 custom deluxe and one of the wires crumbled. The wiring harness looks like its original. We're wondering about trying to patch it or replacing the harness ...
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Tail light doesn't work, when I turn on the headlight

I have a 2007 Honda Civic with over 200k miles. When I turn on the headlight, tail lights don't turn on. Turn signal light works fine, brake light works fine and reverse light works fine as well. 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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Where do I find the fusible link in my 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse V6?

The right headlight low beam circuit fails to provide power to the headlight; there was an intermittent short at the headlight connector between the ground and power leads. The relay is operational ...
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Please help no one knows what's wrong

I have a 2008 Chevy Equinox went to start it and nothing no sounds nothing all lights and gauges work battery is fully powered had it towed to garage and they said it was starter so we replaced it ...
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Stereo Headunit resets everytime its switched off/on

Car: Audi TT 2011 Stereo unit: Pioneer SPH DA120 New on here and dont usually need to ask but i cant find an answer to my problem anywhere. Had a huge headache installing my head unit and a new sub ...
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BMW head unit losing memory after some time

I have bought an aftermarket head unit and a harness adaptor for the BMW. I'm not great with cars but thought I'd give this a go myself. The harness has a flying red wire which required connection to ...
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KIA Oprius / Amanti 2006 instrument cluster pinout, wiring diagram

I am currently doing an instrument cluster swap, but I need the pinout or wiring schematics for it. Thank you in advance.
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2008 chevy 2500HD 6.0L

Rear O2 sensor plug on drivers side has been torn off of the main harness leaving only two wires left to go to the O2 sensor. O2 sensor appears to have had 4 wires coming from it. How do I rewire ...
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2002 Ford E450 7.3l Ambulance starter issues

My starter will only work when I jump the wires on my "new" fender mounted solenoid. Not using the key, just have it turned on and jump the solenoid. At the starter there is a red wire (thin) looks ...
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diagnosing battery drain -ford Taurus 97 - fuse 23

pulling out fuses one at a time, i isolated the leak to: fuse 23 - leaking off-scale (> 250mA at 12V) - "Wiper system,variable assist steering, remote entry, anti-theft" fuse 24 - leaking ~180mA - "...
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Put in aftermarket stereo and used aftermarket wiring harness adapter… won't work unless connect battery and ACC wire together? Draining battery

I have put an aftermarket Double Din stereo in my 2001 Nissan Xterra and used the correct aftermarket wiring harness adapter kit. I have wired it color for color with the exception of leaving the ...
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Deutz AgroStar 4.61 wiring plan

I want to build a GPS-based automation steering for my Deutz AgroStar 4.61 tractor. For this I would need some wiring plans to know how I should wire the tractor-electronics with my microprocessor. ...
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steering treehouse/stem, forks replaced now it wont start

Are there safety features such as the kickstand being down, clutch in or a loose ground wire that effects the start button directly? If so, what grounds do I check on my 2001 Suzuki Katana 600f?
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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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My '06 Honda Civic headlights are malfunctioning

About a month ago I got a message on my dashboard notifying me that my Daytime Running Lights (DRL) were not working. A week later I noticed that both bulbs were broken inside the assembly. Now my ...
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Starting an automatic for the lazy mechanic

I have an ignition problem with my 1985 Mk1 Golf Cabriolet Automatic (1.6 EW engine). I was watching a YouTube video where the mechanic was testing the crank position sensor in on of these cars (it's ...
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2014 Jeep Cherokee Wiring harness ground to a 12v power outlet

can i ground tekonsha 118605 trailer harness to a 12-volt power outlet ground located in the rear cargo area on my Jeep Cherokee?i have the power wire ran to the battery and everything done except the ...
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How to figure out wiring scheme of cars AC controls

I'm not sure if this is the right for for this, but my 2011 Nissan Maxima has it's AC controls in the same part as it's stereo controls (see here) and I would like to replace my stereo. This means I ...
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troubleshoot a shorted trailer wire

There is a short in the wiring on my trailer that keeps blowing fuses, so that tells me it's grounding somewhere. What are some ways I could troubleshoot to find where it's grounding at? I definitely ...
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Can I ground an amplifier on a bolt that touches the chassis or does my ground need to touch the chassis?

I currently have my amplifier grounded like this but I need to turn up the gain to the max to hear my subwoofer. Is this a good ground or does the ground connector ring actually need to touch the ...
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Can we connect mobile to reverse cam display output

My cars reverse camera's display break. I can see a mini USB cable was connected to the display. Can I connect my mobile phone to that output using mini USB female to micro USB male jack with any kind ...
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Mazda 3 Sedan 2010 - Replacing trunk light holder

As stated in the title I am trying to figure out a way to pull out the holder from the trunk of my 2010 Mazda 3 Sedan. Adding more to the situation, the holder has melted and is now moved a bit inside,...
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Open ground wire causing weird behaviour of combination meter

Few months ago, my combination meter suddenly start flicking then all the gauges stop working. After diagnosing it myself with multimeter and with the help of wiring diagram obtained from google ...
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How to handle connecting multiple ground wires?

I want to refurbish the rear light wiring of a campervan. The wiring is a mess with way too many connectors and no labeling, and has intermittent connection issues (lights not working). On one end, ...
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Something is causing my 12V ignition wire for the stereo not to function

I have 2002 ford focus and I installed a new stereo system it was working fine.... then I had to pull the stereo out again b/c I forgot to install Mic. and cig lighter.... after I hooked those things ...
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Where I do find a 12v accessory power in a 2008 Pontiac G5?

I'm trying to install a cruise control in my 2008 Pontiac G5. It's made by Rostra. It needs 12v accessory power. I think I need to go to the fuse box, but does anyone have any idea which wire to tap ...
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Blower resistor 2x3 connector replacement

I had an issue in a Citroën C4 2008 where the blower would work on settings 1-2-3 but not 4 (max). I took out the resistor and found this on the connector that plugs into the resistor: As can be seen,...
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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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When to use chassis and when to wire to battery neutral?

I'm thinking of adding a 4 AWG wire to the cabin of my wife's SUV from the battery so as to be able to use a 750 watt inverter to its max*. In researching this I came across people installing amps ...
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Electrical power shutting off while driving. 2002 Buick Rendezvous CXL

I've had this problem for about a week now. While driving the car radio, instrument cluster, A/C and lights shut off intermittently and I can hear clicking from relays in the fusebox. The engine runs ...