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Using OBD to control add-on lights

What you're trying to do is overly complicated and you would need an actual auto electrician to implement. Without knowing the technical details of your particular vehicle, you won't get a straight ...
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Installing a dashboard camera

If there's a power supply then more than likely yes, check the voltage required for the dash cam against the voltage supplied in the ceiling console first though, if the voltages are the same you ...
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Could you instruct a car thru the OBD port to open the trunk even if the car was turned off?

According to this response, when the ignition key is removed from the car it's usually not possible to communicate with the car via the OBD port so assuming by "turned off" you mean the ignition key ...
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It is possible turn off a car with an electric signal?

This depends partially on the make/model of the car, but there are several different ways depending on what your goal is. With some newer cars, it's possible to feed data to the computer - although I ...
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Device that prevents vehicle from draining accessory batteries?

The vehicle wasn't draining power from the devices as that's impossible due to the voltage regulators inside of the devices. One reason your Apple (or other) devices could have been draining is ...
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Device that prevents vehicle from draining accessory batteries?

The devices will not charge the vehicle - your mate was correct. You may want to consider having a second battery with a split charge system - a common thing for rv’ers and vehicles with winches etc. ...
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How do I remove this plate holder from the Ecosport? Drill, special tool or?

Those are plastic expanding rivets with the inner part broken off. If you use a small punch you should be able to pop the inner portion out the back and then pull the outer portion out with a pick or ...
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"Automatic" GPS clock won't update to correct time - 2007 Honda Odyssey

World wide issue due to bad coding of the gps system. It happened on Jan 1, 2022. It will reset itself, mostly, on August 17, 2022. All will work again after that date except for the auto DST ...
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Winch mounted to truck rack — Reduce noise

I think your best bet would be to trim the metal back on that side so it no longer makes contact. It probably wouldn't take much trimming to get it off the roller. You would want to make sure the ...
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Intermittent battery warning issue

Have a good look at the alternator .Run the car parked at idle with voltmeter across battery ,Expect about 14 volts now gradually turn on more accessories like headlamps etc, The voltage should not ...
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What is this dashboard/windshield accessory on Columbo's car?

This photo may explain why it was fitted if it is not standard - I got the photo from this website.
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Wheelchair lift for vehicle which can be replaced by seats

If I understand you correctly I have seen exactly what you require. There are few variations but basically they consist of either a fold out ramp, a low profile lift or a ramp combined with ...
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Is drilling a hole in my car's fuse box cover a bad idea

It probably wouldn't cause any issues, however, every fuse box I've seen has an area which would allow you to slip a wire between the cover and the body of the fuse box. The only way this wouldn't ...
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How to hook up wireless charging pad to battery of my motor (Honda CBR500R 2020)

You'll need a usb 12v to 5v adapter/charger if your wireless charger comes with a 110vac wall charger. Presuming the wireless charger has a usb plug to connect to a cube for home charging, a12 usb ...
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Does the third "ACC" or accessory wire of this GPS need to be connected to 12V for it to charge?

Generally, ignitions have 4 positions: OFF, Accessory, Run, and Start. Start cranks the engine. Run is for normal driving. Accessory is for sitting parked with the car off, except you want comfort/...
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When adding third party accessories, does it matter if I ground them at the same point as existing wiring?

No reason not to put it on the same ground point. You can also put it on a suitable ground point close to the device if there is one available.
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Maximum current draw from the reversing light circuit

Use the rear light wiring loom to drive a relay for a fused circuit that can deliver 500mA. Generally relays are always the way to go with these sorts of applications. They take a small current draw ...
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LiftMaster garage opener not working in 2017 Toyota Camry

It is amazing what can be found on the Internet. According to the Liftmaster site there could be a number of reasons this isn't working. There are various scenarios related to the age of the opener vs ...
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It is possible turn off a car with an electric signal?

You can easily with a system of switches to replace the ignition switch or work in tandem with the ignition switch. These switches will act as your kill switch and can be controlled remotely through ...
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"Revenge of the Tree" - A plastic insurance policy?

Anchor the rope to something else (loose enough its not being pulled on normally but in a different direction to your car - so that when it it slips its tethered and doesnt hurt your car, you or any ...
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"Revenge of the Tree" - A plastic insurance policy?

Replacing the metal hook with a plastic one isn't going to help. When the cable slips, the loose end will whip back at high speed. The speed is the biggest factor in how much damage the loose end can ...
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Help - camper van electrics

No, you should not connect your 12 volt loads to one of the inverter batteries, as that battery will be discharged more than the battery used only by the inverter. When recharging the batteries, the ...
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