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Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems: Wiring Harness, Troubleshooting, Electrical Principles, etc

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If you want to "unshroud" the mysteries of your car or truck's electrical system, Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems is the book you need!

Anyone who looks at a car's wiring harness for the very first time, feels that sinking sensation, but the cause is not the maze of wires, connectors, relays and plugs in front of their eyes but, rather, the know-how and understanding of how a wiring system works.

In Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems, author Tony Candela, explains (with plain language), everything you'll need to know about:

  • Electrical Principles Basics
  • Voltage
  • Amperage
  • Resistance
  • Ohm's Law
  • And much more!

In addition to all the technical lingo and explanations, Candela also tells and shows you (this book has hundreds of close up, detailed color photos), all the tools and equipment you'll need for specific tasks.

But he does not stop there. He also explains how to perform each job, ranging from basic stuff to complex tasks, such as installing aftermarket electronics to building your own wiring harness.

This book is an essential guide for the DIY mechanic and it will enable you to troubleshoot electrical problems, wire your hot rod or muscle car from sratch and so much more.


Subject: DIY: Automotive Electrical Systems: Learn how to wire your car from scratch, trace electrical problems, and much more. ISBN-10: 1932494871 | ISBN-13: 9781932494877 | CarTech SA160

TABLE of CONTENTS:

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?
THE RIGHT TOOLS FOR THE JOB
  • Required Tools
  • The Test Light
  • The Computer-Safe Test Light
  • The Digital Multi-Meter
  • DMM Basic Functionality
THE FUNDAMENTALS OF AUTOMOTIVE WIRING
  • Basic Connections
  • Crimp-Style Connections
  • Fundamentals of Crimping
  • Soldering Irons and Guns How-To
  • Insulating Connections
  • Temporary Mechanical Connectors
  • Distribution-Type Connectors
  • Connectors and Plugs
  • Basics for 8 AWG Wire and Larger
IGNITION SWITCHES, WIRING HARNESSES AND CONTROLLERS
  • The Ignition Switch
  • The Wiring Harness
  • Controllers: The Basics
POWER ACCESSORIES AND THE CHARGING SYSTEM
  • Power Door Lock Circuits
  • Power Window Circuits
  • The Charging System
WIRING AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT AND UPGRADING COMPONENTS
  • Safety First
  • Passing Through a Metal Barrier
  • Installing a Tachometer
  • The Charging System — Revisited
  • Protecting Your Work
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
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
BUILDING A WIRING HARNESS
  • Harness Basics
  • Building a Harness from Scratch
  • Harness Construction Project

  • Publisher: CarTech Books
  • Author: Tony Candela
  • Pages: 144 - Hundreds of color photos and illustrations
  • Binding: Paperback - 8.5 x 11 inches
  • ISBN: 978-1-932494-87-7
  • Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems: Wiring Harness, Troubleshooting, Electrical Principles, more
    23.95
    5 Stars based on 1 Review(s)
    Jonathan Edwards
    Tahlequah OK
    5 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    Automotive wiring and Electrical Systems
    October 23, 2014
    Concise and informative book on auto wiring explained in terms the average hobbyist car restorer can understand
    Pros:
    Good graphics and flow of information
    Cons:
    none