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ENG SYS LIGHT ON
This sounds like what other people call a check engine light. This would indicate a problem in the functioning of your car motor. For example, if your oxygen sensor in the exhaust system needs to be replaced, the check engine light will go on. There are hundreds of reasons the check engine light can go on.
To find the reason why the light is on, you have to plug in to a socket an instrument called an OBDC tester. The OBDC socket or port is an electrical connector usually on the driver's side under the dash. The tester will give you specific codes telling you why the light is on. Once you know the codes, you can get an idea of what is wrong, but often times there can be multiple reasons causing the codes. Many auto parts stores will check your OBDC codes for free with a meter in their store, in hopes of selling you parts. You can look up the meaning of the codes on the internet.
The codes are usually 4 or 5 digit codes for example like P301. Which might mean a misfire of the number one spark plug.
The cause could be a worn out plug, bad spark plug wires, bad spark module, bad distributor cap (depending on the car, yours might not have one). This is an example of the kind of information you would get from finding the OBDC code(s) your car.
You likely will need to see a mechanic to help you unless you have the time and interest to learn about car repairs yourself. You tube can also help you get information on your specific car and how to repair some trouble (OBDC) codes.
I live in Brunswick Ga, can you tell me where to find a replacement ac charging plug and the cigarette lighter plug for my Vector Jump Start 450 amps,(VEC012c).Thank You Mr. Prior
on Oct 07, 2018
Iam installing a code alarm in a chevy truck with
When installing a security system you definitely want to use the door trigger wires. Now, on GM trucks (depending on the year) you may have to go into the individual doors for the individual trigger wires. The individual door trigger wires on the newer GM trucks (2007+) can be found at the body control module (BCM), located under the dash, to the left of the steering column; left front door is gray/black, right front door is tan/white, left rear door is lt.blue/black and the right rear door is lt.green/black. All of these wires are negative trigger and located in the pink plug at the BCM. Be sure to diode isolate the door trigger wires. The other option is to use the dome supervision wire because in the GM trucks from 2003 to 2006 the wires are in the door. The dome supervision wire is gray/black located at the BCM below the steering column in the black plug.
The above picture is of the door trigger wires for a 2002 Chevy Silverado.Tan for the drivers door and orange for the passenger door in the purple plug or blue/white in the lt.blue plug. I hope that this information helps.
Code Alarm 1100...
on Oct 06, 2018
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