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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Fuse Box
If there are bare wires, loose fuses, or broken wires in the fuse box or the fuses are burning out faster, you may need to replace the fuse box.
How Long Does a Fuse Last?
The electrical system that is on a car plays a large role in ensuring that everything is running efficiently. There are a number of different things in a car that will require a...
How to Set Up a Radar Detector in Your Car
A radar detector can give you early warning when you’re about to enter an area where a police officer is using a radar gun. A radar detector can save you...
How Long Does a Fuse Box Last?
In most modern vehicles there are usually two fuse boxes. One is usually mounted under the hood and one is on the driver’s side in the cab of the vehicle. There are...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Fuse
If your car's accessories are shutting off on their own or you find a black fuse, you should inspect the car's fuses and replace broken ones.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Horn Switch
If the horn makes no sound or sounds different, or if you do not find any blown fuses, you may need to replace the horn switch.
How to Remove a CD Jammed in a Car Player
It can be really easy to get frustrated at a stuck CD, especially when you’ve been forced to listen to the same song over and over every time you get...
How Long Does a Cooling/Radiator Fan Motor Last?
The cooling/radiator fan motor is part of your vehicle’s cooling system. It transports heat away and dissipates it into the outside air. The fan motor is the part that actually powers...
How to Inspect Car Fuses
A fuse is a low-resistance resistor device that protects a circuit from becoming overloaded. It is a short piece of wire that is designed to melt...
How to Fix a Car Horn
You’re on your way to work and all of a sudden - a driver on his cellphone pulls out in front of you. You go to honk your horn...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Anti-Lock Fuse Or Relay
Common signs include the ABS Light turning on, tires locking up regularly, and a blown fuse.
How to Replace Your Car's Fuse Box
A fuse box organizes all of the car's fuses and sometimes relays as well. A fuse box will usually fail from physical damage or electrical issues.
How to Replace an Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Fuse or Relay on Most Cars
Anti-lock brake systems have a fuse that fails if the ABS brake light is on or when the fuse is blown. The wheels may lock up if the ABS fuse is bad.
5 Essential Things to Know About the Fog Lights in Your Car
Many of the vehicles on the road today are equipped with fog lights, although they rarely get much use from drivers. When Should You Use Your Fog Lights? Most of the time, you...
How to Buy a Good Quality Fuse
Fuses can be the heart of the vehicle’s power center, keeping everything running correctly by routing electrical power where it belongs. The power center is a vast improvement over the random locations of...

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Speedometer not working
Hello. In order to more specifically answer your question, I would require your vehicle's make and model. Generally speaking, speedometers are usually controlled by a speed sensor, and in older models with an accompanying speedometer cable. If the speed sensor...
Air conditioning light - 2001 Honda Civic
Hi there, check the A/C relay for being stuck in the "On" position. Relay contacts degrade over time and use, and can stick together when burned. The result would be the A/C light staying on, even though you press the...
I have no heat no matter how I adjust the knobs
Hello. From what you describe it may be possible that the blend door actuators have failed. If it appears that they may have both failed at the same time, I would first check all of the vehicle's fuses or relays...
Auto shutdown relay clicks and won't stop until negative cable is off
Hi, thanks for writing in. This may suggest a short of some kind causing the power to continue to be supplied to the relay. The starter relay is a small unit near the starter that directs power to the starter...
Car won't start - 1991 Ford E-350 Econoline
Crossing the positive and negative battery cables is typically pretty bad for the electronics. The battery takes the brunt of the short. It very well could have fried it. What kind of battery test was performed? Essentially you are sending...
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Hello there, thank you for writing in. A few common faults will cause your 1992 Honda Accord to have no power to the window regulator fuses if you have done all the proper testing to ensure that the components are...
Electrical problems after upgrades
Hi there. From the description you have provided, all of your vehicle's electrical problems began with the "upgrades". Unfortunately this could be a can of worms to repair. Assuming, you had a qualified technician install the vehicle's radio and lighting...
Every time I accelerate I hear air either being sucked in or blown out from somewhere under the hood.
Hello. Rushing air noises during acceleration could be considered a normal part of operation. Even more so with high displacement engines, that rapidly ingest and move a lot of air and gases both through the intake and exhaust systems. If...
Car not starting with good cranky sound
Hello. This may be caused by a variety of issues, of which one may potentially be the fuel pump fuse. This may also be caused by a fuel pump connectivity issue or relay. If you are mechanically able to perform...
My inside lights won't come on.
Hello. The dome light is triggered by a switch in your door or the manual switch on the dashboard or on the fixture itself. Due the fuse being checked and testing good, you are going to need to test for...
The turn signal fuse keeps blowing every time I start the car
Hello. There are a number of electrical components on that fuse (listed in your owners manual). Remove the fuse for this circuit, then disconnect (at wiring connections or at the component itself) as many of them as possible, then re-insert...
What could cause blown turn signal fuses if the turn signal switch and the flasher relay have been replaced?
Hello there, a few common faults will cause your turn signal fuse to blow repeatedly on your 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee. If the blower and turn signal issues started at the same time its very likely there is a short...
Won't start after being read with a Genesis Touch reader
I know these two things happened simultaneously but they may not be connected. Check your fuses for your fuel pump. It's turning over which is good, it just sounds like you aren't getting fuel. You could have a bad...
My car has no electrical power and there is a blown 80 amp fuse under the hood
It sounds like you have a ground issue. Check the ground wires from the battery to the fuse box. Make sure that the cables are tight and free of corrosion. Check the condition of the battery terminals for corrosion and...
Rhythmic clicking in dash after blown HVAC fuse replaced
Hello. Most of the time this clicking noise is coming from one of the air door actuators in the dash. When the actuator fails, it cannot find the right position and will continually move causing this noise until it finds...
Ignition fuse keeps blowing
You had a good start by tracing the wires and making sure they were clean, dry, and not damaged. To make sure you covered the entire circuit, I recommend you use an official wiring diagram to check this. It is...
many powertrain cylinder misfire error codes!!!!!
Hi there. From the description you have given, there are multiple concern that require diagnoses. Most importantly are why the engine has misfires and cooling fans inoperative. The misfiring cylinders and exhaust smoke could be caused by a head gasket...
engine will crank up but won't turn over
Hello and thanks for your question. With a vehicle that has only 7, 131 miles it should be working just fine. The engine will get hot after operating in driving conditions, especially if the engine was to be accelerated hard....
What causes the ignition relay fuse to pop when key it's turned to the start position
Hello - You likely have a shorted coil or ignition module. One of the ignition components is pulling too much current blowing the fuse. Check the coils and ignition module for shorts or other conditions drawing too much current. I...
How do I find the fuses for my radio and time clock?
If you still have the owners manual for your vehicle, there will be a diagram that lists all the fuses, their locations, and amp ratings in case one or more fuse needs to be replaced. Always used the specified amp...

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