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For questions about the wiring of a car(apparatus that connects electrical circuits).

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What is the correct ammeter wiring?

I bought an ammeter which I would like to connect in my car. This ammeter is a gauge available on Aliexpress and has only two poles (some ammeters have a third negative pole). I wired from one side ...
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What relay do I use to power aux lights from two separate switches

What type of relay is the picture below? I am wanting to power some aux LED lights but would like the ability to switch them and have them come on with the high beams when they are switched off. I ...
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Amplifier draining battery

I have a 2005 Chevy Avalanche with a parasitic draw. I have it narrowed down to the factory bose amplifier and had already replaced it with no change in the current draw. I had disconnected the radio ...
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LED bar power directly from battery?

I am soon going to install a LED bar on my Hyundai Tucson 2006. I want the lights to go on whenever the high beam is activated. I have located the fuse for the high beam, and intend to use an adapter ...
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What's happening with my alternator?

So, my car has blown up to 6 alternators thus far. Luckily I had a life time warranty replacement on it and did not have to pay for it. Autozone is definitely going to void that warranty on my next ...
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Choose Correct Diode

I had to do some creative wiring on my car's A/C to get it working without a $1000 repair bill. Now the A/C works perfectly, but I need to isolate the current on one of the wires to so that it only ...
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Head unit ignition switch wire has constant power

I have an aftermarket head unit in my 2014 Jetta that I installed myself. After several times waking up to a dead battery when I was sure I didn't leave the radio on, I decided to kill all power to it ...
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2001 ford f250 superduty 5.4v8 radio 12volt accessory wire dead

so I've been trying to wire a new head unit into my truck and the previous owner cut the factory wiring harness off. I was going threw diagnosing what wire is what and I got to my 12v acc wire and ...
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What type of trailer plug is this?

I can't for the life of me figure out what type of trailer light adapter this is. It's on a 2006 Toyota tacoma. It doesn't fit any standard 7 way plugs. I have an adapter that looks similar but the ...
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What type of terminal pins do radio harnesses use?

Brief backstory: I got a car that was a great deal and the radio is the only thing wrong with it. They told me that while they were swapping out the OEM radio it wouldn't accept the new one and then ...
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2007 Mercury Montego V6, Need to test the alternator output independent of the wiring harness and computer

We've had the alternator rebuilt once and replaced it entirely with a brand new one. We've replaced the battery twice. Mechanics keep insisting it's the alternator. And I quote "it's never the ...
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2006 Chevy Factory Stereo Wiring

I'm replacing the stock stereo in my 2006 Chevy Colorado. All of the diagrams I've seen online show that A1-A7 are unused example but A1 and A2 have a similar, smaller wire (see picture). The adapter ...
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2011 Hyundai Accent AC compressor doesn't kick in

I own a 2011 Hyundai which is known as Accent model in the US. The problem is my AC doesn't work, namely the AC compressor clutch doesn't engage when turned on. What happens is when the AC button is ...
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Trying to find out if my BBR tuner is burnt out or is it my magneto

I was riding my bike in my ground wire fell on my exhaust and burn is that enough to short out my BBR2 cdi or magneto should I check my wiring.I don’t have a volt meter handy ...
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Why would dome lights stay on, yet moonroof work perfectly? (One unit) 2007 Mercury Montego Premier

I replaced the unit, but the lights still stay on while the moonroof control operates the moonroof exactly as it should. The one without bulbs is the old one. Removed them to save the battery prior to ...
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2007 Mercury Montego Premier Various Electrical Issues [closed]

Recently purchased an 07 Mercury Montego Premier for a secondary vehicle/work vehicle. Engine seems to be great, but there are various minor issues that just annoy me. Driver's side window works, ...
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Wiring electric helmet directly to snowmobile battery

I have an electric snowmobile helmet with a RCA plug and not instructions. The black wire has a connector for the screw terminal on the battery, but the red wire is bare. What do I connect the red ...
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Ford Fusion 2014 unused connector under rear seat

I have Ford Fusion 2014 2.5 and I would like to put a subwoofer+amp in the trunk. Under rear seat, right side, close to the trunk, there is unused connector with 5 wires. Could someone please help me? ...
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Correct gauge of wire for earth/ground

One of my ground cables, which links the battery to the gearbox has snapped. I used a caliper to measure the diameter of the wire, and it is approximately 6mm in diameter (so i calculated this to be ...
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Finding wire for “Unused Fuse”

There are many unused fuses populated in my 2010 Ford Fusion's interior fuse box. I've tested with a voltmeter and the fuse I have in mind turns on and off with the ignition, which is what I want. Now,...
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Wires cables hoses and bushings

What purpose does changing to braided hoses, polyurethane bushings and the sort do to improve performance and reliability in general
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310 watt light bar on 12 volt car battery [duplicate]

I am currently looking at a 32 inch 310 watt LED light bar for my 2010 Honda CRV. The light bar I am looking at is https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MCNYXFT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_JpKPDbTR3J8R4. The wiring ...
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310 watt light bar 12 awg wire harness

I am currently looking at a 32 inch 310 watt LED light bar for my 2010 Honda CRV. The light bar I am looking at is https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MCNYXFT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_JpKPDbTR3J8R4. The ...
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How do I connect an Antenna Cable to a Sat Nav's Power Cable?

I have just purchased a new Sat Nav Unit and would like to connect my original Radio Antenna to the Sat Nav Unit, so that I am able to pick up Radio Stations and control their output via the Sat Nav ...
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2002 Silverado 4.3l wiring question, MAF sensor and water temp sensor throwing intermittent codes

My truck had been throwing intermittent MAF codes for a month, P0102 "low or no voltage." I only noticed due to the rough idle and "stumbling" on acceleration. I finally got around to giving the MAF a ...
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Starting wiring diagram for 2012 Grand Cherokee?

I'm currently working on a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee with an intermittent no crank issue. If you turn the ignition on and short the starter relay it starts up straight away. I have a good live feeding ...
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Loss of power when park lights switched on

My Nissan Nv200 2012 right hand drive has this issue when ever i am driving then switch on the park light so as to illuminate the dashboard i immediately lose pedal power.Switch it off and vehicle ...
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'09 VW Tiguan - Fixing broken wiring on the rear defroster

So I took my Tiguan in for routine maintenance for the first time since buying it used 6 months ago. I've noticed that the rear defroster doesn't work so I mentioned that to the mechanic when I ...
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Subaru automotive wiring and fuses - 0.3mm2 wires with 15A fuses?

A factory Subaru Impreza 2006 has 0.3mm2 ECU/ECM wires protected by 15A fuses while the service manual itself states that 0.3mm2 has allowed currency rating of 7A, that is 2 times lower than the fuse ...
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56 plate fiat punto grande main beam won't work but hight beam will

Hi I don't no if I will get any advice I got a car to mess about with just to learn about cars a bit more and the main beam will not work but the high beam does I have checked all the fuses and none ...
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I need the male end of a cable connector that mates with THIS female connector

I have a Jeep Wrangler in which I've had a 5.3L Chevy LS engine installed, along with the GM ECU, a custom radiator and a GM radiator fan (from a 2017 Camaro I believe). The radiator fan has this ...
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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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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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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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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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