Often, wiring and electrical work intimidates automotive do-it-yourselfers the most. It's not mechanical, and therefore, it's unfamiliar territory. Electrons are invisible, and they can do unpredictable things in an untrained enthusiast's eyes. Finally, there is an enthusiast's guide that takes the mysteries and misunderstandings out of automotive electrical design, modification, diagnostics, and repair.
Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems is the perfect book to unshroud the mysteries of automotive electrics and electronic systems. The basics of electrical principles, including voltage, amperage, resistance, and Ohm's law, are revealed in clear and concise detail, so the enthusiast understands what these mean in the construction and repair of automotive electrical circuits. All the tools and the proper equipment required for automotive electrical tasks are covered. In addition, this in-depth guide explains how to perform more complex tasks, such as adding new circuits, installing aftermarket electronics, repairing existing circuits, and troubleshooting. It also explains how to complete popular wiring projects, such as adding late-model electronic accessories and convenience items to earlier-model cars, installing relay systems, designing and assembling multi-function circuits and harnesses, and much more.
With this book in hand, you will be able to assemble, design, and build single- and multi-function circuits and harnesses, troubleshoot and repair existing circuits, and install aftermarket systems and electronics. Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems is the perfect book for wiring a hot rod from scratch, modifying muscle car electrical circuits for cooling fans and/or power windows, or adding a big stereo and other conveniences to modern performance cars.
"We love picking up the latest automotive performance and repair book as much as the next car person, but Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems just went to the top of our list of 'must have' books in your reference library." -Modified Mustangs and Fords, September 2009
"We have read this book and feel it is a great addition to the workshop." -Model A Times, Summer 2009
"With this book as your guide, assembling, designing, and troubleshooting electrical systems is no longer an intimidating task." -Cars & Parts, reviewed by Jim Hinckley, December 2009
"A non-brand-specific reference book that's an ideal teaching text for those who've never worked on electrical systems before-or those who want to improve their skills. All the tools and the proper equipment required for automotive electrical tasks are covered." -Corvette Fever, reviewed by Scott Ross, September 2009
Wiiner of the 2009 IAMA Bronze Medal in the Techinical How-To Category
Tony Candela has been in the automotive aftermarket electronics industry for 20 years and has held positions in installation, sales, management, manufacturer's sales representation, and regional sales management. In his tenure, he has worked for two different aftermarket electronics manufacturers, Clifford Electronics and Rockford Fosgate. Tony has written and given hundreds of seminars on the topics of installation, application, wiring, and basic automotive electronics.