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Is it harmful to keep 12V accessory on ignition start?

The reason for this warning is, when you start the engine of the vehicle, there is a large power draw. This drops the voltage which the Ecoflow battery will see from the charging port. When you shut ...
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I have a distribution block buried under my center console. Would getting 12v from that line vs directly from the battery present any fire hazard?

The fuses are there to protect the wiring, the fuse needs to blow before the wiring gets hot. You say that you have a fuse at the battery end of the 4 gauge wire, so that wire is protected against ...
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Engine swap & ecu

There are a few different ways to go with what you are trying to do. Piggyback the original ECU and use a VW ECU to run the engine. If you want the rest of the vehicle to work, you'll need the ...
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How does a scanner control electrical components?

If by a "scanner" you mean something on the lines of OBD2 or what have you, the answer is, they don't control the electrical components directly. They tell the ECU (or other controller) to &...
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Door unlocking with signal sent over a phone call

You said: After hearing this I have tried with my coworkers and manage to unlock some of the cars via phone, but not every car on the parking. Let me guess how you did this: Your co-worker gives you ...
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Door unlocking with signal sent over a phone call

I'm not sure how that'd work, because a phone only transmits/transfers sound, not electromagnetic radio waves which you'd find being sent out by a remote. Mythbusters even did a piece on this calling ...
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I have a distribution block buried under my center console. Would getting 12v from that line vs directly from the battery present any fire hazard?

I've done somethign like this with my 50 year old landrover. Add a distribution sub-panel in a convenient place. Make sure the link to the supply is secured against chafing and so on, then branch out ...
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Right turn signals go faster overtime

This wiring diagram shows - Indicators - 13,16,45 and 46 Flasher relay (I believe) - 52 Indicator switch (I believe) - 43 Dashboard flasher repeater - 1 and 11 The flasher is common to both ...
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2002 Nissan Maxima - transmission shifting & performance issues - P0720 & P1574

Kudos on a well-written question. Your deduction on the cause of the problem seems rational. The symptoms indicate that the transmission's control electronics are having a hard time figuring out how ...
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