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Car battery - Disconnected just positive while doing work

Ah yes, those pesky little battery terminals. They ain't the same. The one labelled "+" (usually red) is connected to everything electrical in the car, while the one labelled "-" (usually black), only ...
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Should I use lubricant or not when installing these spark plugs?

I always use anti-seize whenever I'm installing spark plugs of whatever type for several reasons: If installing spark plugs into aluminum heads, it helps prevent pulling the threads out with the ...
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Should I use lubricant or not when installing these spark plugs?

It's ok to use the lube if you know what you are doing. Both NGK and BRP are correct, but it's important to understand where the disagreement in these recommendations comes from. First of all, let's ...
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How to Properly Reinstall Rotor and Stator on Suzuki DL1000

You have a lot of questions. I won't be able to answer them all. I will say I have this motor sitting in my shop and have owned a few of these, TL/SV based. Should I be adding any lubricants to ...
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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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Tie-rod boot replacement

I was a Service Manager for and Acura dealership. Also an ASE master tech. Put the boot in hot water for a few minutes. This will soften the boot, making it more pliable, allowing you to push/slide it ...
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How do I reinstall the floor mats on a Renault Kangoo

Sometimes the floor mats are held in place with the same screws which hold bits of plastic trim in place. Even if there aren't actual screw holes you may need to loosen bits of trim to get them back ...
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Installing clip on bars, limited space available. Will an adhesive be neccesary?

It's possibly viable The 1cm of fork that is available to mount a clip-on to is a concern Locktite will not make it any safer Options Depending on how invested you are in clip-on's you could use ...
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Need help installing Pioneer car stereo in 2006 Hyundai Sonata (power antenna)

I have an '08 Azera (which I mentioned in the comments). The Azera has a powered antenna, but not the electric kind which goes up in down. It's an antenna which resides in the back glass. It has a ...
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where and how to mount small camera inside vehicle

One good option which won't require are drilling or other permanent changes to the interior fabric of the vehicle would do to use a headrest camera mount. This is a device which attaches to the ...
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2009 Ford Escape Hybrid - Ignition Coils and Spark Plug Replacement

Make sure you use the right torque on the plugs. Over and under tightening can cause significant damage. Follow the intake bolt pattern and torque. Remove plugs when engine is cold. If plugs are ...
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2 stereos, 1 car... Can it be done

The simple answer is "Yes". It seems you are wanting them to run completely independent? If so, they'll easily do that. Power for your Android device will be slightly problematic, as you'll need to ...
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where and how to mount small camera inside vehicle

There are several dashcams on the market which have two cameras, and mount over the rear-view mirror. One of the cameras is turned around to cover the interior of the car. Taxi drivers use them a lot. ...
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Should I use lubricant or not when installing these spark plugs?

No need. If it's a new plug finger tighten it then give it half a turn more with a wrench, back it out then tighten quarter turn after finger tight. If your re-using a plug then just finger tighten ...
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Car battery - Disconnected just positive while doing work

I think the other answer is a bit misleading when it talks about arcing, The battery positive terminal is usually connected to the fuse box via a thick cable and the starter motor by another thick ...
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Mounting front license plate?

Here’s what worked for me (I simply fastened the plate directly to the bumper: Supplies: ‘license kit’ @ four 1/4” x 5/8” slotted hex screws and four rectangular plastic nuts Drill 2 holes into ...
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