Electrical issues in European cars can be intimidating. The Hack
Mechanic Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems offers a
car-person’s guide to how electrical systems work and gives step-by-step
coaching on electrical diagnosis and repair.
Supported by hundreds of full-color illustrations, the Hack Mechanic’s
approach balances theory with practical ways to get things done.
Detailed, hands-on advice will arm you with the confidence to tackle
projects like adding a new circuit, measuring voltage drops, or figuring
out if you have a bad fuel pump relay.
A focus on European vehicles leverages the common elements of the DIN
system, similar schematic diagrams, and German component makers such as
Bosch. The principles discussed, however, can be applied to most
conventional internal-combustion-engined vehicles spanning the past six
Hack Mechanic Wisdom on
Battery • Circuits • Starter • Alternator • Ignition Switches & Relays •
Fuses• Modules & Buses How to Make Wire Repairs • Wiring Harnesses DIN
Standard • Energy Diagnosis & Parasitic Drain Multimeters & Related
Tools • And Much More
Step-by-Step Testing for
Temperature Sensors • Wheel Speed Sensors Oxygen Sensors • Throttle
Position Sensors Crankshaft & Camshaft Position Sensors Mass Airflow
Sensors • Ignition Stick Coils Fuel Injectors • Fuel Pumps • Solenoids