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    Blue Bosch Ignition Coil

    The voltage provided to a car's ignition coil whilst cranking is less than the nominal battery voltage of 12 volts due to the high current drain to the starter. That may be as low as 8 volts so the ignition coil is rated at 8 volts. Once the engine fires, the terminal voltage rises back to the...
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    Citroen C5 2003 , Extra lights pulling current from trailerplug with ignition and lights off

    Hi, I have encountered a weird problem on my Citroen C5 2003. I have installed two reversing lights on my car which is connected to the Rear foglights on the trailer contact. I have recently been experiencing that when the car is left for 3-4 days without driving it that the battery is too low...
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    Getting +12 ignition for radio

    Hello My car, Golf 5, doesn't have +12 ignition wire, only the +12 permanent. Can I get it from the permanent wire with a switch like this? I think the answer is no because the radio starts to heat up but I dont understand why. Can somebody explain it? Thanks
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    C1 + Accessories Connection, what is it for when connecting to a head unit. ignition?

    In my c1 handbook connection A4 is (+) Accessories. What is it for? Ignition? Thankyou!
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    Gas cooker - mains lead for ignition and clock

    I have just replaced my electric cooker for gas and now have the lead for the ignition and clock training along the worktop to the cooker isolater on the wall. I am capable of doing the following, but would like confirmation. I cannot just cut off the plug and wire directly into the dedicated...
  6. Gareth

    Ignition Switch Connection Woes

    I'm building a seven type car and using a Mitsubishi Galant steering column with light stalk and ignition switch. Lights indicators are all sorted but the ignition has me scratching my head. In the picture obviously wires 3 and 4 are the feeds (both black with silver band). So 5 will be...
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    Led rear lights fail after ignition

    Hi,i fitted some after market led rear lights to my 2015 3.2 ford ranger wildtrak auto,they work fine when the ignition is off,but as soon as i start the engine the lights fail after 60 seconds or so,the ebay seller has sold over 100 of these units and can't understand why I'm having issues,do i...
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    Cooker outlet, no room + gas ignition

    Hi all New build house Cookers they re supplying dont have room at the backs to allow for the outlet, so for now we are putting 6.0mm out the side cupboard to dual socket then from dual socket to cooker outlet,socket is for plug for gas hob, outlet for cooker reason for using a dual is for...
  9. Dan

    Why Not Say Good Morning Before Work?

    Morning lads. What do you have on today?
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    Generator light problem in my 65 Buick

    Hey guys, I'm new to the site as I'm experiencing a problem with my electrical system in my 65 Buick Sportwagon. This is what I did. The car was charging fine but at idle the light would flicker and the GEN light would lightly glow, which would go out once I gave it gas. So I took out the...
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    Domestic Laguna new battery discharging

    Renault Laguna Estate Mk1 1997 2litre. Had it for about 10yrs. Still 83000 kms on clock. Fanastic car. Husband formally a car mechanic now disabled with dementia ! Problem now – Bought new battery because the other one although only two years old appeared to be failing. However the new...
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    12v socket fed from an ignition live - Ford Fiesta

    Hi all, I'm looking at installing a 12v socket that is fed from an ignition live, rather than the original socket which is a constant live. What's the best way to do this? I've read that the only way to do this, without cutting into original cabling, is to get an "add a circuit" piggy back...
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    RELAYS - Latch V Momentary types

    Hi all. Wondering if you guys can help me. I'm creating a very simple motorcycle loom and have run into one area where I'm not 100% clear on what to do. I have a remote triggered relay board which can trigger / switch 4 things. The board is continuos feed, 12V and 20amp per output. I have a...
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    LEDs blowing - how to stop?

    Hi all I have some 5mm LEDs in my car headlights which automatically come on when the vehicles ignition is turned, for some reason some of the LEDs have blown and now sure why, they are all 12V rated with resisitors fitted as standard. What I put the ignition to the first click they come one...
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    rcd trip

    i have a back boiler with a 2 port zone valve, pump, cyliner stat and 7 day digital programmer. the problem is when the boiler is on it occassionally trips the boiler (about 4 times a week) not all the time. i have replaced the zone vale, cylinder stat and the programmer and this still...
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    car kill toggle switch

    Hi Guys, I am planning to install a kill switch on my car on the starter however I am not very good with electronics and ... , I have done an extensive research and here is where i am at : 1. I understand that my starter motor probably would want a high amper such as 70amp or so. 2. the...
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