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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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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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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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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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'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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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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Mercedes ML 430 will not start. No click, no electrical lights nothing.

After taking a nap in the parking lot at my job, the driver's seat (power seating) -- the passenger seat did work-- I had laid back could not be readjusted. After work I went home (3am closing shift). ...
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Intermittent Wiper Wiring Nomenclature

! I have drawn up a schematic using instructions and schematics from my car and components I am installing. My question is in regards to the gray wire at the left side pin 6 of the Rain & Light ...
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Ground Loop Fuel gauge

I just restored my car (1970 Datsun) and the only thing I can't get to work is the fuel gauge. I have a brand new gauge (just a fancy and expensive ohm meter really) that is correctly programmed. A ...
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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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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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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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Battery Drain Immediatly

So, I am currently putting in a finalized sound system in a 1998 C5 corvette. I finally put the whole thing together( 4 speakers, hooked to an Alpine amp with RCAs. And a amp included sub box, the ...
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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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Toyota Navigation System Connector doesn't fit Pioneer receiver

I'm trying to replace my car stereo in my 2006 Toyota Camry XLE with navigation system. I had the default navigation system Denso DW468100-0150 and wanted CarPlay and Bluetooth, so I bought the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How To Diagnose 3rd Brake Light (Without Proper Equipment)

I have a 2012 Ford Focus (sedan version). The third brake light stopped working recently and I'm trying to determine if the problem is with the light itself or inside the vehicle, but a I have very ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2004 renault megane grand scenic ii

I am currently having an issue with my car when I try to start I have the follow messages low oil pressure, low battery, parking brake fault I have inspected all wiring fuses in engine bay all fine ...
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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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'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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VW Mk4 Golf/GTI airbag indicator warning light

My 2002 VW GTI MkIV recently had the airbag warning indicator light turn on. The VW dealership wanted to charge around $600 to fix it. They told me the seatbelt latch was at fault because it had an ...
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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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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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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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Trouble connecting 16 pin car stereo power cable to Pioneer radio

A bit of a mystery to me (I'm new to this). I have a power cable in my car like this: The back of my new Pioneer stereo has a connector like this: Basically it doesn't fit (the plug does not have ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What can I do to combat wire embrittlement?

I live in a very hot climate where temperatures regularly touch 45 deg C and the heat in the engine bay area means that under-hood wires, especially the thinner ones, endure high levels of thermal ...
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Two cable connectors under each car seat - what are they for?

I know that one of them is for AirBag (probably the thick yellow one), but what is the other one? Car is Chevrolet Aveo 2007. As can be seen on driver's side there is: thick yellow cable (update - ...
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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 ...