Post Tagged with: "wiring"

Ignition & Electrical / Tech

Wire Works: When It Comes To Electrical Wire, The Right Mix Is Important

The wire you use to hook up electrical equipment in your car is important stuff. How important? We’d say it’s absolutely crucial. And if you don’t believe it, just ask […]

Ignition & Electrical / Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: How to Connect a GM CS-130D Style Alternator in Place of an Original CS130

I have been looking for how to wire a CS-130D alternator in place of my CS-130. I came across your article on how to hook up a new alternator in […]

Product Profiles

Parts Bin: Make Easy, Foolproof Wire Splices with DX Engineering Heat Shrink Self-Solder Connectors

A few weeks ago, we ran an article on the Lineman’s Splice. While that particular splice has proven reliable over decades of use, it is a bit labor intensive and […]

Ignition & Electrical / Tech Articles

The Lineman’s Splice: How to Make Reliable Electrical Connections in Your Vehicle’s Wiring Harness

Whether you’re retrofitting an EFI kit, replacing a crusty bulb socket, or installing a new stereo, if you work around cars long enough, you’ll eventually have to splice some wires. […]

Ignition & Electrical / Tech Articles

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 […]

Holiday Gift Guides / Product Profiles

Tools Under $30 Gift Guide: Wire Strippers

Whether it’s for a holiday or birthday, this Tools Under 30 Dollars Gift Guide Series shows you important, yet somewhat uncommon, tools that any gearhead would want. Today, let’s talk about Wire Stripper […]


Parts Bin: Wiring Specialties LS Swap Wiring Harnesses

OK, gearhead community, we get it. You want to swap GM LS-series motors in everything—muscle cars, hot rods, imports, trucks, Jeeps, coffee makers, pinball machines, CD players, pipe organs, houseplants, […]

Videos & Galleries

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 […]

Ignition & Electrical / Tech / Tech Articles

Relay Case: How to Use Relays and Why You Need Them

An electrical system is only as reliable as its components. One easy way to increase system reliability and performance is by using relays to switch devices (lights, fuel pumps, fans, […]

How Tos / Tech / Videos & Galleries

Video: How to Troubleshoot Starter Problems

Diagnosing starter problems is tricky. Watch this Summit Racing Quick Flicks video to learn about some common causes for automotive starter problems, including wiring, solenoids, and starter engagement. Check it […]