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Yes, the oxidation can travel the full length of the wire given time. Used to have to clean the strands and use flux to solder joints on wires like that, patience to scrape them was needed. When I fitted trailer sockets we used to fill the socket with a waterproof insulating grease to reduce the possibility of corrosion and we used to do the same when using ...


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Since car wiring is very complicated in modern cars, the wiring diagrams are generally split into individual functional areas. This diagram is just showing the indicator wiring, the missing wires that are labelled with a 2 will have a wire connected to it, but it will be on the wiring diagram for the driving lights. The number 2 wire will be the white wire ...


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So: Black is ground, White with Tan is right turn signal (based on the wire label close to the bulb below the connector C108) White with light green is left turn (based on the wire label close to the bulb below the connector C108) Without the rest of the diagram, I would assume that white is the park lamp supply (easy enough to test...) I would check that ...


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One way to identify what is where without the hassle of drilling test holes is to just examine existing content. Most all manufacturers include a drain at the bottom of the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) system. And that drain may be easy to identify on both sides of the steel dash panel. In this photo, taken from beneath the engine side of ...


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Lookfor identifying ridges and / or studs or bolts to identify the position then locate that place the other side. Then drill a test hole with a short drill, check and continue.


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This pretty much happens. Sometimes in hard-to-replace wires. Things that promote this type of corrosion: Positive potential for prolonged periods (e.g. connected to the battery plus or otherwise constantly powered in a heavy use car. Proximity to the battery. The sulfuric acid likes to crawl in a tiny layer over metal surfaces. (related to 2) the battery ...


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Some cars have multiple cigar lighter sockets and then: some will be battery direct, some acc controlled, and some ign controlled. It just depends on how they decide to do it and what current limits they wish to implement, some will be 5A others can be more. My car has one limited to 12A, battery direct in the rear. I use this to easily connect a battery ...


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Some mechanics and dealers do a thorough check on the entire car when it is in for service and discover problems that the owner of the car might not have known about. This ends up saving you a lot of time/money later and can prevent parts getting completely damaged when a small fix would have solved such issues. Seek out such garages.


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It all depends on what you mean by "bring my car in for service" here. If you have a specific problem, say it's running rough, I would expect the shop to diagnose that problem and fix it. Other things, not so much. A good mechanic, however, will evaluate other possible issues and make recommendations. Things, especially safety-related, should be ...


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If the fault just involves changing a bulb and that is an easy task then they may just do it. However, if the fault requires time trouble-shooting and many electrical faults can take a LOT of time to resolve then good garages will contact you to make you aware so that you agree to the extra cost that will be incurred. My garage does exactly that - if the ...


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Ok, so for most modern cars, connecting the battery in reverse is a BIG problem. Nearly everything electronic can be damaged or destroyed in just milli seconds. A clown mechanic jumped started my mother's car once with the cables on backward and it ended up costing $1800 to fix everything that was wrong. Plus some damage may not be immediately evident. ...


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Just had a similar thing happen. There is an inline 15 amp fuse by the factory trailer lite controller under the left rear cargo area side panel. You have to remove everything out of the cargo area. three screws hold down the side panel then a bunch of body clips. You don't need to completely remove the panel. about 6 inches in front of the controller is the ...


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