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What are some tips for automotive wiring repair?

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Tips for automotive wiring repair include to have the right tools, use wiring diagrams if possible and have the knowledge to test the system correctly. There are a lot of electrical items in an engine and having the ability to diagnose the issue can save car owners time and aggravation.

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Some of the tools needed to make a wiring job easier include wire strippers, wire crimpers, a wire brush, ohmmeters, a test light and shrink tubing. It is very difficult to do any electrical repairs without at least the strippers and crimpers. Many repairs require that the wires be stripped back to remove damaged areas and then spliced or connected with butt connectors that are closed to connect the two wires using crimpers.

Wiring diagrams can help car owners trace down issues even without the use of tools and electrical meters. They can show owners every wire inside their particular model of the car. This can help find connections and junctions that might have shorts and burnt areas.

Tools must be used properly to avoid causing shortages in the wiring or other components. Directions should be followed closely when attaching sensors to prevent damage to the car or the tester.

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