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HI, I have a BMW X6 2012. Everything works fine except that my phone doesn't detect the bluetooth and the usb port in arm rest is
Hello, thank you for writing in. Your are dealing with two separate issues. The USB port may need to be replaced, as they are prone to failure, but make sure you check the fuse first. It should be located in...
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Is it possible for someone to guide me in the process of wiring a car from scratch?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Unfortunately, a step-by-step walk through is above the services that we offer. With an older vehicle like this you will have a harder time finding some of the reading materials you may need to...
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What does Gn10/1 mean when looking at the wiring for a fuse box?
The GN10/1 on a wire diagram at a connector should be the wire is green and the connector has 10 pins and green wire is in number 1 position.
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What causes fuel injector fuse to blow in a 2007 Cobalt?
Yes, you are absolutely on the right track but to complete the diagnostic job you will need the complete circuit diagram (Factory Service Manual, for instance) because you will have to test all the different segments of the circuit until...
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1998 Ford Expedition - when I open just the driver side front door the dome light flickers on and off -- why?
The switch in the door frame is probably not making good contact. That is fairly easy to test just by bypassing the switch. If that is not the issue, a simple trace of the dome light circuit will reveal the...
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No crank problem. turn key nothing happens. dash light fuse and door lock fuse blown. new battery, good connection.
Hello, thank you for writing in. LED headlights are supposed to run a lighter load on the electrical system, and they should not harm fuses or the vehicle when installed properly. Due to the age of the vehicle, you may...
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Need power point at rear lift gate.
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several ways you can achieve getting a power supply to the rear of the vehcile. If there is not a 12 volt port already there, you fabricate a location for the port....
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The back-up camera on our 2011 Ford Edge shows shows images upside down or a blank screen 50% of the time. How do we fix this?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Issues like this are typically related to electrical issues, or programming issues. Both can cause you symptoms, and similar problems. In these situations, there may be several things you have to try until you...
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I have a 2003 lincoln navigator.The drivers fornt door power window does not work. I replaced the regulator, main switch and motor
If the other 3 windows function using their individual door switches but there is no function, for any of the windows using the main driver door switch console, that could be due to the wiring in the driver door having...
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how do i get my dash and tail lights to work they went out back to back
If the headlights or license plate lights come on, that might eliminate the stalk mounted combination switch from consideration, as well as the fuse and/or fusible links. In a situation like this where you know the switch is in the...
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Engine light Problem
U1900 is a communications failure and the other code is possibly setting simply because the controller (U1900) that is not reporting controls the ABS module. The circuits between the anti-lock brake system (ABS) module, the instrument cluster, the power train...
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What will happen when a Ford ecm diode goes bad?
The PCM power diode is put into the fuel pump and PCM relay power circuit to prevent power surge feedback into the circuit called flyback voltage then can be higher than normal operating voltage. The computer may get flyback voltage...
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Audio fuse keeps blowing after multiple attempts to change it.
Hello, thank you for writing in. When you jump-started the vehicle, you may have done damage to the radio. The radio itself may be continuously blowing the fuse as it is trying to turn on. You may want to try...
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Searching for a short, I found something I don't quite understand 2001 Chrysler 300M
Hi there. If the vehicles electrical system has been altered with the addition of an aftermarket radio or anything else has been changed then it is hard to diagnose. I would need to see the colors of the wires to...
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I think my positive wire is grounded somewhere
It's possible that you have the starter cable routed in such a way that there is contact with the ground. Since it took a few minutes of driving, I wonder if you have the cable leaning against the exhaust manifold...
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My son's honda civic A/C comes on some of the time and does not at other times. It that a wiring issue?
Hello, thank you for writing in. We need to determine what is coming on and what is not. If the air blows but it is warm, you may have low refrigerant. If no air blows at all, and the climate...
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Both front turn signals went out within a day of each other. One is the original bulb for my 2013 Sequoia, the other is a replace
Hello, thank you for writing in. Two bulbs going out at in a short period of time is not unheard of. That is not to say that you do not have an electrical issue. It would not likely be a...
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Why won't my push start honda accord shut off?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Hot smelling electrical components are a huge sign that there are major problems. There is going to be more damage the longer these symptoms continue, as there is likely a high resistance that is...

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