My car lot has been looking for a replacement harness for 5 months and I need lights now. Where can I print a free headlight wiring diagram for 2003 Sunfire?
Have a look here: http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j293/airjer/AF%20Stuff/sunfirehl.jpg
I'm not sure exactly what model year this is for, but it should be representative.
I'm not sure exactly what model year this is for, but it should be representative.
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You seriously do not want to start doing that unless you can follow the wiring diagrams in the back of your Haynes manual. Even then, it's a tough job, because even if you are successful you are going to end up with miles of greasy, filthy cables, the color of some you can only guess at, some of whi…ch are wrapped tightly in electrical tape. Don't even think about it unless you are doing a total body-off restoration of something. (MORE)
Answer . Try MOTORLIT.COM. Answer . \nSome libraries or schools have subscriptions to a database called EBSCO Host which has an Auto Repair Reference Center, think chilton on line. In Montana, the state funds it and all public libraries offer it. Worth getting into, endless diagrams
If you are going up a hill and you hear your car start to sputter or stall out. If it is an electric fuel pump, turn on the key and listen in the gas fill, u can here it running for a brief time after the key is turned on. first, i need to know if it is electrical or mechanical? if electrical,& i…n the tank of car, it will just stop working. if it is outside of tank it will not make any noise if it is bad! it should buzz or vibrate (really soft)if it is working correctly. if mechanical, like on old Chevy small blocks it will "clatter" a little before going out. Simple, attach a fuel pressure gauge to the fuel line that goes to the carb or tbi. Fuel pressure should be in range with manufacture specs. If it isn't get a new one. %REPLIES% Replace the fuel pump as regular routine maintainance. It is just good sense to do so especially if the engine has high milage. It is much easier to replace it at home in the driveway instead of on the highway in the middle of nowhere. . John In Montana Hey Dan==There is another view on this question. I have a '93 Buick Roadmaster with 120,000 miles with the original pump on it. It depends if you want to take the chance. It depends on the make of your car too as the chev trucks have a high failure rate. Good luck, Joe Be it an older mechanical pump or a newer electric pump, the best way in either case is a fuel pressure gauge. Be careful, the newer electric pumps (FI systems) are under higher pressure plus on a FI system the high pressure remains even after cutting the motor off. It will no longer run or will run but not pump fuel at the proper pressure. Check the presure in the fuel line. 35 psi should be your mark!Keo Well this depends on what kind of fuel system you have but it is pretty simple to check either way. If you have a carburetor you must pull the fuel line at the carb and turn the car over.... try to start it. You will need to find the fuel line first to do this. Should be a metal line running to the carb. Please use caution when doing this as if there is a spark leak it is very possible to start a fire. If you have a fuel injected system you will need to check the system at the fuel relief valve on the fuel rail. (looks a bit like a tire air stem). either way there should be ample fuel coming out either the valve or the line when attemping to start the car. How ever just because you have fuel coming out of the line/valve does not mean that you don't have a fuel pressure problem. It is very possible to have fuel at either point but not have enought to properly run the car. i would recomend that you take the car to a full service auto shop and have them look at it as fuel systems can be complicated for novices. If the engine stalls, stumbles, misses, or quits. Just replace it if you have any doubts. Then you will know. %REPLIES% Rough idle, stalling, lack of power are some of the symptoms. Read the owners manual which will tell you when to replace. (MORE)
If a headlight light went out on a Pontiac Sunfire but the bulb is OK which wire or fuse do you check?
ill narrow it down unless its a newer car and i mean like 98 up there is only 1 fuse for the headlight so it will not be a fuse .some cars have a ground wire that goes from the negative batt cable to the car body if this wire is broken that could happen .on the newer cars i have heard they are switc…hing the fuses to one light each so i reckon if you was to replace a fuse it would be the one labeled to the headlight that don't work .this fuse box if it has separate fuses for each light would be under the hood of the car (MORE)
Answer . \nGet a hayenes manual. they cost $15 USD at most auto part stores.
2001 Town Car- due accident replaced entire front clip wiring harness now speedomter doesnt work brakes are spongy engine light on what is wrong?
what ever car you got the front clip off of you also need the "ECM" or the brain of the vehical and i need to be diagonosed.
Answer . \nYou can go and be very nice to one of the mechanics at the dealerships. I have had great luck with this before. They might be able to help you out as long as you don't ask to have the whole book printed out. If that fails you can try to find an aftermarket manual, they are not that b…ad when it comes to wiring diagrams. (MORE)
Your air bag on your 98 Luminia was coming on and staying on after you started your car you went to get it checked out and they said Diagnostic ck showed harness needs replaced Now lite is not staying?
Answer . thats because they reset the computer which erased that code.\n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \nHarnesses my left foot. You got hosed. I am sorry this happened.\n. \n. \nY-THINK-Y
You have just replaced your alternator and battery Now all of your warning lights on your instrument panel will not turn off your car is a 1997 Sunfire How do these lights go off while driving?
Why are all Warning Lights Coming On? . Your question said all of your warning lights were coming on, and that you had just replaced the battery and alternator.\n. \nInstrument panel lights come on when the car's system voltage is very low (around 10 volts or less). Since you have just replaced… your alternator and you report these symptoms, I suspect that the alternator is not functioning, even though it is a new one. If your car has a voltmeter built in, start the engine, let it idle, and observe what the gauge says. It should read midscale, and there is usually a "13" or a "14" printed on it. The pointer should be somewhere near there. \n. \nIf your car does not have a voltmeter, you can check the car's volts this way:\n1. If you have a volt meter (a "Multimeter" that you can buy in most any hardware store for under $20), set it to "15 VDC" or "20 VDC" or whatever scale is a little larger than "14" because 14 is the voltage you want to measure. \n2. Now plug the red test lead into the red connection on the meter, and the black one to black. \n3. Next, with the engine off, connect the other end of the red test lead to the + (red) terminal on the battery (or a red wire's connection, nearby) and the black test lead to the car's metal frame or the negative battery terminal or to a metal engine part. You should get a reading of around 12 volts if the battery is charged, and maybe a little lower if it isn't. Remember what this reading is.\n4. Now (be careful that the test leads or your necktie, etc. do not get caught in the fan or any moving engine parts) start the engine, let it idle, and make the same reading again (on the voltmeter). It should read 14 volts or at least more than it did in the previous step. \n5. If you read the same or lower voltage, then the alternator is not producing electrical power for you. Perhaps the wires were not all connected back up properly. Remember there are several of them on the alternator -- not just the big red one. Also check the belt--is it in place and spinning the alternator as it should? Or, perhaps the alternator is defective. (MORE)
My 1967-1987 Haynes book(available at parts store)has them in back of book.If yours is newer,should be in that book to.
all data is free at the public library... but autozone net is better..they look for you!
1988 Lincoln Town car stuck is in park Replaced Break positioning switch and harness. Now no lights work.Yes I have checked the fuses Any ideas?
try jiggling the steering wheel and the shift lever simultaneously, some pressure on the steering wheel may be required. the ignition may be worn out also.
Ok.By headlights I figure the question to be in reference to the illumination found on the front of most night-drivable(or day) automobiles/vehicles. Asking the question as un-specific as this one makes for some serious detail and explaining,as one can take the matter to very small detail.. Not kn…owing the objective of the question preposer,I shall attempt to answer it with some clarity.. Headlights/headlamps on automobiles ALL consist of some one or other light -emitting device fitted to the vehicle,and are electrically powered.. This power is sourced fromk the electric-producing devices fitted on the car,and again almost always are generators/alternators somehow connected to the engine its self.Essentialy,these devices are mechanical -to-electric converting devices.. The most common type of luminair used on vehicles at this stage in time is nothing more than incandecent bulbs,IE:devices that consist of a thin high-heat capable wire "burning" in a gas-filled glass enclosure.. As is well known,electricity must be fed and returned for any electrical device to function.This usually consists of two connection points,one one each end of that "burning" wire.That said and understood,the matter of plotting/devising a "plan" (wiring diagram) becomes relatively simple.. The first thing to do is determine what lamp type one plans to use in that particular installation.Basically,there are two types of lamp type(type as in the amount of connection points are provided on the device).. a-lamps with two connection points,. b-lamps with three connection points. Prime examples of two connection -point types are the H3 and the H7.H3 types,if looked at,will be reconized by having one connection terminal mounted on the rear of the lamp,and having a round(and some small squares attached to that round base)base.In this case,the connection pin will be the one connecting point,and the round metalic base being the other.H7 lamps will have two pins to connect too,and a metalic base.. Three connection lamps will have three connection pins.These lamps are nothing more than two filaments(that burning wire coil) built into one glass housing.To better understand this,imagine two lamps connected in series.The one wire would be connected to the first lamps input,the second wire to the other end ,and the third wire connected to the second lamps other end. Having figured this out,and the lamp type that you have,the question of wiring diagrams will not be necessary,as the whole business of wiring the head-lights into a vehicle becomes self-evident.. However,the CONTROLLING of these headlights,and the intended final objective becomes a matter of futher discussion.. Should you need futher advice,return-post to this answer. (MORE)
Light grey, it would be the wire that is the same on all 4 injectors, "common" or "ground"
if you have a plug on the back of your truck then there is a blue plug over top of the emergency brake pedel on top of the 50 way wire harness and your truck should have came with the plug for the electric brakes in the glove box and the wires are marked as to where they go where you hook them to yo…ur trailer brake controller i hope this helps you Allen if you have a plug on the back of your truck then there is a blue plug over top of the emergency brake pedel on top of the 50 way wire harness and your truck should have came with the plug for the electric brakes in the glove box and the wires are marked as to where they go where you hook them to your trailer brake controller i hope this helps you Allen (MORE)
go to your public library and ask for wiring diagram for year - make - model of your car and make copies of it
Jeep Liberty Trailer Harness . Your best bet is to purchase an original harness from a Jeep Dealership. The cost is $91.00 and a step by step booklet with all the components including special wire ties are included. I didn't listen when I was told to purchase an original and purchased an aftermar…ket harness. This only lasted two weeks. The original fits perfect. Even the module is factory insulated. (MORE)
The answer from GKK below was very helpful. There is one small difference between his 2003 Saab 9-3 and my 2001 Saab 9-5 Aero. There is a metal clip holding the bulb socket in place. I took the clip off from the top and then unplugged the old low beam headlight bulb. I used some dielectric grease (a…vailable at Advanced Auto for $1) to coat the prongs of the new headlight bulb. Other than those small changes between the 9-3 and the 9-5, everything stated below works fine. Also, make sure you ask for your military discount at Advanced Auto or Auto Zone. Both are real good to honor your service with a 10% discount. I appreciate them for being the few that still do that especially when the USA is presently deployed in two wars. . 2003 9-3 SAAB headlamp replacement . I hope this answers the question for you. I have a 2003 SAAB 9-3 and I'm hoping it's the same as for a 9-5. I just replaced the low-beam bulb on the passenger side. Bought at Autozone for $14.99 (H7 Sylvania Halogen).. 1. Remove rubber cover. 2. Pull and twist plug to the right (towards drivers side). It should slip right off when everything is aligned. Use a flashlight. 3. Now that you have the plug assembly out, pull out the bulb. Easier said then done. It's in there very tight. I actually used a needle nose plier to grap a hold of the bulb plate itself. This doesn't twist, nor is it clipped on. It's just in there tight. So use the plier, and work you way around the bulb plate (don't know what else to call it). Tah, dah... I believe there's only one way for the new bulb to go in, so insert it into the plug and put everything back. Hope this works for your 9-5. Good luck from GKK. (MORE)
Can a 1995 s10 handle the upgrade of the H4 headlights without replacing or upgrading the entire wiring harness I was told I need to only upgrade the plug harness part at the lights themself?
Answer . \nyou may have to also upgrade light relay other than relay and plug the wiring will handle it
Where you can get a wiring diagram for a 99 sunfire that shows the rear defrost circuit My brake lights turnhazards and rear defrost keep going out for short periods of time need diagram.?
In situations like this it is best to have a diagram to help. Adiagram rear defrost wiring system of a 1999 Sunfire can be foundin its maintenance manual.
I took mine in to Uhaul to have them install a tow bar and light harness. Mine didn't come with a light harness, they had to install one.
free wiring diagrams . Try myMopar.com/downloads. There are many years and models available. . get a chiltons manual from your local library for your car.
i need to know what the wires are on the radio for a 1996 Tahoe. Buy a Haynes Repair Manual for Chevrolet &GMC pickups, covers suburban and Tahoe wiring diagrams in good detail.
Try the shop manuals at the local public library if you have one. I have found them to be a great source of information. [the library i mean]
Here is a website that I like. I used it to wire an Alpine to my old Honda. It worked and I trust the sight.. http://www.installdr.com/Harnesses/Ford-Wiring.pdf
Go to your public library and look it up on ALLDATA. This is much better than Mitchell on demand. Copies are typically 15cents.
This is not really an answer,but I have a problem with a wiring harness on my 93 caravan also. I have not gotten to the point of solving the problem, but was wondering if you got your problem solved and if you found a diagram and where did you get your wiring harness? Another searcher!!!!
The headlight of yourÃ2003 Sunfire is probably dimming because thebulb is dying. ÃYou will need to have this bulb replaced.
The wiring diagram for the radio harness of this car can be foundin its maintenance manual. It can also be found in the repairmanual or gotten as a print out from an auto part store.
there is a chrome box in the trunk . what is it & what does it do ?
1992 BMW 325i what might be the problem not starting after wiring harness fire wiring harness has been replaced fuel pump good?
I have a 325i sedan and most eltrical problems are caused bu missing or weak connected grounds. jump the starter over to see if car starts if it will not turn over by ignition and make sure it is is run position when you do.
Haynes publishes a book with a wiring diagram for a 96 Sunfirestarter. Books are available at the book store and at your locallibrary.
don't know your ansur but can help you out frist test your wires with a metter then oo wait did you check your bubbs some time they go out then
To find pictures of wiring diagrams for the 2003 Pontiac Sunfirefor free check the library. Check in the non-fiction area underautomobile repair. Many libraries have repair manuals from variousauthors. Chilton is a more popular author of this type of manual.
When you look at diagrams for wiring fluorescent lights you do not see clearly a neutral wire All electrical components need it Where is it in fluorescent lights?
Actually, many components do not have or need a neutral. 3-phase equipment such as motors, heaters and the like do not use a neutral. Some older 240V electric clothes dryers (in the US) did not have a neutral. The 2.5 ton, 240V airconditioner on my roof doesn't use a neutral either.. Fluorescent fi…xtures do however, as you note, need a neutral. The two power wires coming out of the ballast are usually a black and a white wire in the US, the white wire is the neutral.. On older fixtures with a separate starter, the white wire (neutral) may not go to the ballast. Instead it goes to the tube socket. It's still white, though.. Note that many of the current rapid-start fixtures also need a grounded reflector to reliably start. These fixtures will require a hot, neutral AND ground conductor, properly connected, to work. (MORE)
Our 05 Cadilliac xlr wiring harness recently cuaght fire I think itis a cadillace problem email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kind of hard to describe. Pick up a Haynes or Chilton manual. They have good instructions and photos of this job. FriPilot
Just your fingernail. If it won't budge try using some silicone dry lubricant from a bike shop.
hi,. very good question got same problem but have now figured that one out simply by 1 2way sw then 3 intermediates then end with 1 2way.. bright sparks.
On a grizzly 600 year 2000, When the oil get hot the oil light comes on, the fan don't work and when i put it in neural it starts the starter. It's a automatic, when you turn it off with the key you have to put it in neural, you turn it on the green light comes on it is in neural, It shouldn't start… the starter normally but it does?????????????? Please Help (MORE)
http:/www.freeautomechanic.com/wiringdiagrams.html all you have to do is request it and you get it sent in an email. If you donate an buck or two it moves you to the top of the list and is much faster. Once you get the wiring diagram you are able to print it also. the12volt.com has most makes and …models for wiring radios remote start alarm systems cruise control ect. (MORE)
To view a free wiring harness diagram for a Pioneer model number DEH-1500 car CD player radio to verify that you are not missing any wires from it?
Not missing any wires. The red wire came out the harness and there's three open slots.
On newer fuel injected vehicles you will usually need a new wiring harness and engine computer to match the engine you are putting in. You will also need various sensors for the new engine such as mass airflow sensors and intake air temperature sensors.
I just replaced my tail light harnesses in my 1999 Pontiac grand am se and now when you turn on my headlights it blows out the 15 amp fuse. i know its a grounding prob but any ideas where?
Troubleshooting Circuits . You don't say what circuit the "15 Amp fuse" serves, but that is where the short circuit condition is located. If that is the circuit for the harness(s) you replaced, the that is where to look. IF the fuse serves another circuit not the one in which the harness was replac…ed, then you inadvertently caused the short in an adjacent circuit. . Depending on circumstances the short may have already been developing and your harness replacement aggravated the condition, or it could have been just a coincidence. . In any case, the "fix" is to carefully examine the conductors [wires/harnesses] of the circuit blowing the fuses. . I suggest that you start in the area where you were actually/physically working . Look for a conductor which is either "pinched" between two parts of the body sheet metal, OR makes a sharp turn [bend] around a sharp edge of the body sheet metal. . Either of these conditions can result in chaffing through, or cutting, of the insulation allowing the "hot" conductor to contact the grounded sheet metal. . Once the fault is identified, then it is a simple matter of moving the wire, re-insulating the damaged area properly, and securing the wire to prevent further pinching or chaffing. (MORE)
Where do i find a diagram to replace or clean the throttle body sensor in your 89 Pontiac grand prix that is free to look up on the internet now?
Usually the Throttle Position Sensor is located by the intake manifold, usually at the end of your air intake.
I had an issue w/ mine discovered when a headlight went out. Replaced the bulb and it still didn't work. Upon further inspection, I realized that the harness had malfunctioned somehow and actually began melting the connector. You can pick up a replacement harness from your local auto parts store,… just make sure you get one that fits your bulb type (H11 is the OEM). You don't need to disconnect the battery really as there is a quick disconnect that allows you to remove the entire headlight assembly from the car (and subsequently the power) and work on it wherever you'd like. I was a little confused when the original harness assembly had 2 black wires going to the rear of one socket opening and 1 yellow wire going to the other, because the replacement one was just 2 black wires; 1 to each side of the socket. My quick thinking wife suggested that twisting the 2 black wires from the old rig together and splicing to the new harness would probably solve this problem. She was right. All I did was twist and crimp the 2 black existing wires into one side of a butt splice connector (red, rated for 18-22 awg), and the new wire, from the replacement harness, to the other side of the butt splice connector. The remaining existing wire (yellow), simply crimped 1 to 1 w/ the other wire from the new harness. Reinstalled the light bulb, plugged it back in to the quick connect/disconnect and tested it before putting the whole thing back in place and it came right on. What worries me is the reason that the harness melted in the first place. I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for that and if you had the same issue I did, you probably should too. Hope this helps. (MORE)
Just did this myself on my 2002 TB. Not sure how old your question is... but for future reference (since I don't see any other related help out there for this thing, most people just change out the entire fan clutch): Step 1: Loosen the bolts that attach the Radiator Fan to the Fan Clutch. … So... you're standing in front of the vehicle, looking down at the engine. There are 4 bolts. It doesn't take much to loosen them, and then pull them out by hand. Put them in a safe place. (Sip a beer at this point) This allows you to gently nudge the plastic fan blade assembly off the clutch and towards the engine. It's ok, it worked just fine. Just don't be rough with the fan blades, you don't want to break anything. Step 2: Loosen the bolts attaching the Fan Shroud to the Radiator Assembly. Two bolts... notice in the middle of the shroud, there's a little thing that hooks onto the Radiator Assembly. Once unbolted, you're going to have to shimmy and lift this shroud up and backwards into the same area that the fan blade is now resting. Towards the engine, and away from the Radiator. (TRICK: Undo the Radiator Return Hose on the Left side, the big fat thing... you will lose some coolant, make sure there are no cats in the area. And wash the driveway down after you;'re done so you don't kill any kittens. I had it undone only long enough to work the shroud off. Then I hooked it all back up.) WARNING:!!!!!! THE RADIATOR IS NOW UNPROTECTED... EITHER COVER IT WITH CARDBOARD, OR BE SUPER CAREFUL. NO TOOLS CLOSE TO IT, OTHERWISE YOU'LL PUNCTURE IT AND HATE YOURSELF UNTIL NEXT PAYDAY. AND THEN HATE YOURSELF SOME MORE. (Didn't actually do it, but I've read some nasty stories of folks screwing up here) STEP 3: You can now readily see the Fan Clutch Wiring Harness. Mounted to this spindle arm, and the other end to the Fan Shroud. Unhook the Fan Shroud side, and pop the plastic fastener that's securing it. I lost it in the engine, so I used a zip tie to resecure it later.There's two clips that also keep it secured, you can pinch those on the inside to loosen. STEP 4: Moving your attention to the Fan Clutch side of the harness. You can move the spindle arm to get at the harness easier. NO big deal. Carefully feed each individual wire that's on the Fan Clutch side through the slot on the spindle arm. Once that's done, you can yank the entire Harness out of there... if you've been throwing codes and seeing the reduced power light, you'll notice that the wires are either frayed, or one of them has disconnected from the wire harness adapter all together. STEP 5: Reverse the process with your $100 brand spanking wire harness. Getting the new one on is pretty quick, with the spindle arm slowing you down somewhat. Be careful here, you don't want to pull out any wires. STEP 6: Once your harness is attached and secured to both the Spindle Arm side and the Fan Shroud side, carefully remount everything. STEP 7: Breathe... take a swig of beer, you haven't screwed up the Radiator, and the hard parts are all but done. The shroud show now be attached to the Radiator Assembly. Align your Radiator Fan to the holes in the Fan Clutch. Hand feed, then tighten in cross pattern. DOn't over tighten. But make it secure. STEP 8: Remove all tools and recheck everything. Good? Done. STEP 9: Start your engine. The Fan clutch will be engaged and you'll notice the airflow coming off the FAN. This is normal. Go to your OBD reader and clear your codes (Amazon, cheap...) Close your hood. Take a drive. When your engine is at operating temp, you'll notice that you don't sound like a jet engine. STEP 10: after a short test drive... return home. Wash your dirty grimy hands. Enjoy your beer. Took me an hour and half to do this. (MORE)
Sometimes you do. If the new fuel pump came with a substitute harness you will need to. The reason is that a change has occurred possibly due to a recall and the old harness won't fit the replacement pump.
When replacing your fixture on a yard post light that now shocks you when barefoot and the wire has been replaced to ensure no nicks what could cause this?
First of all put your shoes on. You never see electricians working in their bare feet. This bit of insulation from the soles of your shoes could save your life one day. What you are feeling is leakage current. The yard post fixture should have a ground wire attachment point where an external ground …wire should be attached. It sounds like yours is not attached. This wire should go to a ground rod at the post position. If there is no room for a ground rod and the fixture is fed from under ground feed from a distribution panel, check to see if there is in ground wire in the conduit feeding it. If the ground wire is connected at the fixture end check the distribution end and make sure it is connected there. The leakage is coming from the ballast, as a last resort if the grounding is all intact you will have to change the ballast out. If you know an electrician ask him if he would megger the ballast to establish if the ballast is at fault. (MORE)
Look for some F150 forums for the wiring diagram. Don't hold your breath waiting to find a free shop manual.