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Parts Bin: Add Steering Wheel Electric Accessory Control Buttons to Your Race Car with These Summit Racing Brackets

Put vital accessory control right where you want it using Summit Racing’s Steering Wheel Button Brackets. Handy for things like a trans brake, delay box, line lock, nitrous activation, and […]

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Video: Troubleshooting a Dead Spot on a Throttle Position Sensor with an Electrical Sweep Test

Most (if not all) cars with any form of computer engine control rely on some sort of a throttle position sensor. In fact, TPS units began appearing on vehicles several […]

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How to Assemble Weatherproof Deutsch DT Connectors

There are all sorts of different electrical and electronic connectors available in today’s marketplace. They’re all used for the same thing: Providing cable (or harness) to cable (harness) connections. Some […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Troubleshooting Alternator & Electrical Gremlins in a Vintage Oldsmobile

I have a weird problem that you might be able to help me with. I have a ’64 Olds F-85 that I upgraded to a later model internally-regulated alternator. This […]

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Video: How to Wire an Automotive Electrical Relay

You don’t have to be a wiring guru to understand the principle of an electrical relay. Quite simply, relays are essentially switches that can be remote-controlled. They work by using […]

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Video: How to Use a Multimeter to Measure Electrical Current

Current is a critical component of any electrical system. In basic terms, current is the flow of electricity. It is quantified in amperage, with “amps” being the unit of measure. […]

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Parts Bin: NTE Self-Solder Butt Splice Connectors

Making a splice in a vehicle’s automotive wiring is a critical task, because you’ve got to ensure there’s a solid electrical and mechanical connection that will withstand the vibration and […]

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Video: How to Check and Clean Electrical Grounds in Vehicles

Bad electrical grounds are one of the most common causes of electrical component problems. Bad grounds can cause intermittent performance, weak/dim lights, poor starting, bad sensor feedback, weak ignition, and […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Why Do I Keep Killing Alternators?

I did a LS2 swap in my ‘54 Belair. The engine came from an ‘05 GTO. It has a modest stereo system operating on a 10-amp fuse. It has a 16-inch […]

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How to Make Professional, Weathertight Electrical Connections

Electrical connections that come loose, break, and short-out can become a major headache—especially on a car that relies heavily upon electricity to function.  If the electrical connections aren’t right, they […]