TOPIC : Wiring

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Wire Color Conundrum

Honda offers a tip regarding wiring color identification.

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Chevy Communication Breakdown

This bulletin applies to 2010-2011 Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles, where dash messages “Intermittent Service Stability, Service Traction and Service All Wheel Drive” messages are found. Stored DTCs can include C0186, C0196, C0710, U0125, U0126, U1826 and U1827.

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Electrical Wiring Basics

This article provides a basic primer regarding wire types, gauges and more, for a better understanding of the wires we deal with on a daily basis. Granted, this information may not apply directly to all OEM wire, but it will provide a better understanding of wire basics.

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BMW exhaust flap

A rattling noise from the exhaust tail pipe may be noted on 2012 BMW models equipped with the N54, N54T or N55 engine. The noise can last up to 60 seconds. The cause is insufficient vacuum to hold the exhaust flap shut. Note: There will be an audible one-time click from the exhaust flap when it opens or closes, which is a normal function.

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Fix Ram wiring

This TSB refers to a MIL-on with DTC P1004, P2016 or P2017 on 2009 Dodge Ram 1500/2500 trucks and 3500 Cab Chassis vehicles, equipped with the 5.7L engine built before Jan. 22, 2009. This involves replacing the Short Runner Valve (SRV), SRV connector, wiring pigtail and adding a new stud for a tie strap.

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Intermittent no-crank

Owners of 2010-2011 Chevy Equinox, GMC Terrain or 2011 Cadillac SRX vehicles may complain about an intermittent no-crank concern.

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Buick/Saab ABS DTCs

This GM TSB applies to 2010-2012 Buick LaCrosse, 2011-2012 Buick Regal and 2011-2012 Saab 9-5 vehicles, where DTCs C0035, C0040, C0045 and C0050 are set.

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Intermittents -- Now you see them, and now you don't

Intermittent; it is a word every service writer hates to hear. How do you diagnose a problem when it isn’t happening? How do you tell the customer that there is no flat rate for this type of repair? What tools are available that can genuinely help solve this kind of problem?

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