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'05 Dodge magnum RT advice
Desbel42 posted a topic in Repairs & MaintenanceHey all. I recently purchased a 2005 Dodge Magnum RT 5.7 HEMI AWD All and all the car runs great and for the price I paid for her, I felt she was worth buying even with the known issues. So, first off, the previous owner felt the need to hook up all this...extra stuff. They had pulled out the dash, installed a cheap cd/mp3 player, light bars on the inside and out that are customizable, ran a cellphone charger through the dash and installed subwoofers. Cool I guess. When it came time to finish up, he didn't. Left the wiring hanging out, put a Chrysler 300 dash frame back on for some reason and never did anything else. The seller assumes that because of his...tinkering, he caused some issues. The backlight to the cluster doesn't work. Gas gauge doesn't work etc. But the biggest one seems to be that the esp/bas light continually comes on. But it doesn't come on randomly, it comes on after you try to put the pedal to the medal and for some reason the tires sort of lock up, lurches looses a bit of power but doesn't die. You let up and it's perfectly fine. Idles and drives perfect everytime. I hooked it up to a reader and it pulled 9 codes; U0002, P2638, U1402, U0121, U0103, U0100, U0155, U110b, U0164. I haven't researched them extensively, but so far they all seem to be a loss of communication and to check the wiring. I know that the wiring in most cars is a pain, but to have no idea what's been changed or rewired or whatever the guy did is frustrating to just think about. So finally...sorry for the long post, my question is, should I just get the entire car rewired? New harness and the works? Or should I try to individually figure out each issue on its own. I come from a car savvy family, my dad and uncle built and raced there own cars but electrical issues was never a strong point. I'm confident in my mechanical abilities but electrical? Not even the slightest clue where to even start. If someone could just point me in a good direction to start would be awesome and any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks for taking the time reading my extra long post. Hopefully I can get this awesome wagon back up to where she should be.
Recently I got a 2006 Nissan 350z (Enthusiast trim) with 250,000 miles (mostly highway). The previous owner was quite the stoner, judging by what we found in the various interior compartments during its first detail. After checking around the car, I noticed that the previous owner, let's call him Chad, had installed an aftermarket audio system and subwoofer. Great right? Who doesn't love getting a little extra in their investments? Well, let's just say that Chad was probably high as a kite when he installed this system. The first thing we noticed was that the subwoofer was set to take all frequencies of audio, not just the low ones. In case you didn't know, subwoofers are specifically designed to handle and play the lower sounds in your music. Alright, we said, maybe that was a little dumb but it isn't a huge deal and we can just fix it real quick. Well, as I was finishing up the installation of my first mod (a CAI) we noticed that something looked a little off by the battery. The wiring for the audio system, to be exact. When we took a look at the wires we found a fuse on the negative wire and absolutely nothing on the positive wire. Anyone who has basic electrical knowledge would know just how wrong that is. I was shocked to find out that I had been driving around with such a dangerous fire hazard under my hood. If something had gone wrong with the wiring there would have been absolutely nothing to prevent my car from bursting into flames. I wish I had taken a picture! Of course, we fixed it and all is right now, but man that was something...
I’m currently working on my dads old car it won’t turn in but I does turn Over I do have good gas pressure, there is new oil, coolant , and I did already repair 1 fuel injector pigtail I don’t know much about cars so anything and everything help I do as much as I can and figure out what I don't if you need better pictures up close let me know and I’ll do the best I can I appreciate the help
any help appreciated.
amarsh360 posted a topic in General Car DiscussionOkay so here goes. I recently acquired a second hand car radio. It has all the bits and bobs I was looking for, and I got it free from a friend who just brought himself a new radio. It's a Peugeot radio. It has bluetooth, all those nifty features and being a single din radio I assumed it would be easy to just slide my current one out and put this beauty in. However, my car is a Renault. I took my factory radio out and the cables on the back are completely different. Is there any way I can get a Peugeot radio to work in a Renault car? Thank you
Dashboard gauges and lights dont work
Gabe31 posted a topic in Repairs & MaintenanceI own a 1992 Jeep Wrangler that I'm currently trying to fix up. A major problem is that my the gauges and lights on my dashboard don't work correctly. My MPH and RPM gauges work fine, but my gas gauge and the three gauges next to it don't. they just sit at about a 1/4 full. Also the lights on my dashboard don't turn on when my headlights are on. So like when I'm driving at night with my headlights on my dashboard is pitch black. The lights have come on randomly before, but then don't work again the next time i drive with my headlights. Can anyone tell me how to fix these problems to help me on the path to getting my car like new again? Thank you!
Will This Subwoofer Setup Work?
ajcordio posted a topic in After Market Parts and ElectronicsPut together all of the pieces for a 6000W subwoofer setup, however, I need to know from someone that is a little more knowledged in this area whether or not it will work. Here's a list of what I'm buying.. List of Items (4x) 15-inch subwoofers (1000W RMS/2000W Peak) (2x) 3000W two-channel/bridgeable amplifiers (1x) 5/8" MDF Subwoofer box (four holes, supports four 15-inch subwoofers) (1x) 25ft. 0 gauge power cable (1x) 25ft. 4 gauge ground cable (1x) 0 gauge to two 4 gauge power distribution block (1x) 10ft. 4 gauge power cable (from dist. block to amps) (1x) 50ft. 16 gauge remote start cable (1x) Splitter for remote start cable (1x) 25ft. RCA Cables (for running from head unit to first amp) (1x) 4ft RCA Cables (for bridging the two amplifiers) (1x) 10ft Speaker Wire (2.5ft x 4 from amps to subwoofers) (1x) Power Capacitor (I'm not sure what size I need, or where to put it, or how many..) (2x) 3000W Fuse (I'm not sure if I need one 6000W fuse on the 0ga lead or two 3000W after the distributor) Yes.. This is a huge system and you're probably thinking it's expensive.. Well, I'm pulling it off for under $800 (before a decent radio) Do you guys think this will work? I've attached a schematic on how I'm planning on wiring it. Thanks for any suggestions that you guys have. Also, this system is going in a 2002 Pontiac Grand AM SE1. Should I get a second battery for just the subs? Thanks! Also-- If I have four 15" subwoofers that are 1000W RMS and 2000W Peak each (4000W RMS/8000W Peak for the system) and I run 1500W to each of the subwoofers, will I harm them at all?