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Often, wiring and electrical work intimidate automotive do-it-yourselfers more than anything else. It's not mechanical, and therefore, it's unfamiliar territory. Electrons are invisible, and to an untrained enthusiast they can do unpredictable things. Finally, here 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.

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Often, wiring and electrical work intimidate automotive do-it-yourselfers more than anything else. It's not mechanical, and therefore, it's unfamiliar territory. Electrons are invisible, and to an untrained enthusiast they can do unpredictable things. Finally, here 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.

Pages : 144
Size : 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format : Paperback / softback
Illustrations : 380 Color Photos
Publisher : CarTech
ISBN : 9781932494877
Product Code : SA160

About the Author 

Acknowledgments 

What is a Workbench Book? 

Introduction 

 

 

Chapter 1: Understanding Electrical Principles, Simple Circuits and Working Safely High Current/Low Voltage

Ohm’s Law

The Power Formula

Combinations 

Kirchhoff’s Law 

Circuit Basics 

Wire Resistance Chart 

Example: Installing an Electric Fuel Pump 

Hazards Presented by On-Board Computers 

Disconnecting the Battery—When? 

 

Chapter 2: The Right Tools for the Job

Required Tools 

The Test Light 

The Computer-Safe Test Light 

The Digital Multi-Meter 

DMM Basic Functionality 

 

Chapter 3: The Fundamentals of Automotive Wiring

Basic Connections

Crimp-Style Connections 

Fundamentals of Crimping 

Soldering Part 1

Insulating Connections

Temporary Mechanical Connectors

Distribution-Type Connectors

Connectors and Plugs

Basics for 8 AWG Wire and Larger

 

 

Chapter 4: Ignition Switches, Wiring Harnesses and Controllers 

The Ignition Switch 

The Wiring Harness 

Controllers: The Basics 

 

Chapter 5: Power Accessories and the Charging System 

Power Door Lock Circuits 

Power Window Circuits 

The Charging System 

 

 

Chapter 6: Wiring Aftermarket Equipment and Upgrading Components

Safety First 

Passing Through a Metal Barrier 

Installing a Tachometer 

The Charging System—Revisited 

Protecting Your Work 

 

 

Chapter 7: Troubleshooting 

Understanding Flowcharts

Typical Problems 

Circuit Inoperable

Circuit Works, but Blows Fuses: Scenario 1 

Circuit Works, but Blows Fuses: Scenario 2 

Wiring is Burned Up 

Battery is Drained Overnight 

Intermittent Circuit Operation 

 

Chapter 8: Advanced Installations and Interfaces 

Interfacing with Power Door Lock and Power Window Circuits

Factory Wiring Diagrams 

Interfacing with Power Sunroof and Convertible Top Circuits 

Upgrading Headlights to Higher Power Units 

Adding an Auxiliary Battery 

Adding an Accessory Fuse Panel

 

Chapter 9: Building a Wiring Harness

Harness Basics

Building a Harness from Scratch 

Harness Construction Project

 

Resources 

Appendix 

Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems

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