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Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems (Workbench Series)

by Tony Candela

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I received this book to review but events in real life conspired to delay my review. I apologize.

This book is great for people with DIY skills and a bit of an enticement for those who have been a bit scared to try to fix anything electrical. What makes it wonderful are all the pictures and diagrams along with the text that is easy to follow. The author knows how to write instruction manuals and in all honesty that is harder to do than some people think.
  MIWilke | Jan 26, 2016 |
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For anyone looking to work on their automotive project this book is a must-have. While the author uses specific vehicles in the various chapters, the knowledge and experience shared can be applied to whatever you're working on. The amount of detail that is used, in everything from wiring schematics to installation photos, allow the reader to have confidence in doing the work themselves. Due to the impressive quality of this book, I ordered the 1st book on automotive electrical projects this author wrote. ( )
  jyoungtn | Oct 12, 2015 |
I'm glad to have received this book. I'm definitely adding it to my collection! ( )
  MichaelaBro | Sep 23, 2015 |
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First off a disclaimer: I was sent this book to review.

This is a well written book with quality diagrams and pictures.
The book starts with simple projects like adding interior lighting, and goes on to headlights, electronic gauges, cooling fans, upgrading the alternator and ultimately installing an aftermarket wiring harness.
Not only does the book deal with installing new projects, it also has large sections on testing existing wiring and switches to tell if they need repair/replacing. For example in the section on headlights, he has 6 pages on doing Voltage Drop Calculations to see if there are problems with your existing headlight wiring system, and if so, where exactly the problem is located.

I hope to put some of these projects to good use this fall.
  ZechariahStover | Jul 29, 2015 |
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Candela's work, like his writing is beautiful. The pictures of his work in progress, and the results make me want to run out and buy the parts just to see the results. truly works of art. But I would rather get Vol. 1 of the same title just to clarify the terms and techniques he uses to walk the reader through the projects in this book. Yes, he is thorough in his text, but I feel a little lost at times. Based on what he has done in this book I think Vol. 1 would make this a complete course in electrical and electronics for automobiles.

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  thosgpetri | Jul 19, 2015 |
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New book takes the mystery out of electrical systems.Road & motor vehicles: general interest.

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