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Sounds like something is shorting out then. Look for bare wires shorting, faulty components possibly a bad regulator.

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2009 murano will not start, just clicking sound

If it is a rapid click test battery with a load tester (carbon pile type the best) it may be charged but have no capacity. If there is a single click from the starter when try start test voltage at starter solenoid activation lead you may have voltage drop (if below 9v you can fit an inline 30 amp relay to boost the circuit. Also check body earth to engine. If none of these work please advise with additional information.

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What a 2-range voltage tester used for

This simple, inexpensive tester is described by the manufacturer as a 2 range voltage tester. It appears to have two ranges of voltage that it can test for the presence 110-120 or 220-240 volts in a circuit. There is nothing to interpret, the device will indicate one or the other and whether AC or DC.

This could be useful for testing electrical circuits in homes in the US & Canada (and other places that use 120/240 utility system voltages). It will not help with finding split circuits, and will not be able to accurately display the actual voltage on a circuit. If there is a problem of a back fed circuit, passing 60 or so volts, the unit may indicate either no voltage, 110 volts or some other indication of voltage; but can not indicate how much voltage is present.

This device function more like a test light than anything else, and an inexpensive meter for $20 would provide much more information and have greater capabilities. Electricians do not use test lights or devices like this because not enough information is provided. I know you're not an electrician - but this tool is probably only good enough to let you know that some voltage above x number of volts and below 130 or more than 130 but less than 250 is present - that's about it.

I couldn't recommend the use of test light or testers like this to anyone. Just my two cents. Good luck!

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Hello there would you be able to tell me wiring colours and what the do etc hi low and earth for headlights for kp61 starlet thanks

It seems, you had disconnect the cables and bulb fitting.
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1. While car in off, check resistance of each wire to body. The one that has 0 ( lowest) resistance is earth (ground)
2. Start the car, turn on hi beam, measure the voltage of the rest of wires to the earth. The one has DC voltage ( 12-13 VDC) is Hi beam positive ( +) cable.
3. The rest is Low beam positive cable

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Check for consumers staying on such as interior lights , radio etc.. To check for current draw, you need an AMP meter. remove the negative battery terminal. Connect one amp meter lead to the battery negative terminal and the other to the earth cable. Hold the cable against the battery negative cable, close all doors and press bonnet switch to closed position. Activate the alarm and wait for it to arm. Once it has armed itself, separate the earth cable from the battery terminal keeping the amp meter connected. read the current draw. Should be less then 100 milli amps. Usually +- 40ma. To check which circuit has current draw remove one fuse at a time and check if current draw drops. A drop in current draw will indicate that the problem is on that fuses circuit. Also check alternator charge rate. To check this hold a volt meter across the battery terminals. with engine off, should get battery voltage. Start the vehicle, battery voltage should rise to 13 -14v and maintain this voltage with the headlights on. The battery itself could be faulty, you would need to do a load test on the battery. Load tester needed to do this.

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Why must voltmeter be connected in parallel w/ circuit component

When connected in parallel it reads the voltage drop across said component.
When connected in series the current flows thru the meter allowing the measurement of the current flowing thru circuit.
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Hello Paul, I am not sure what a circuit tester is showing you. I use a volt meter to check the incoming voltage to the element. If the voltage is within factory specs, then I use my Amp meter to check if the element is pulling any amperage. The fact that you fill the washer with hot water then it works tells me that the unit isn't heating. If you don't have a volt meter to measure the voltage, then see if you have a friend to borrow one from. Hope this helps.

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Remote Control Doesn't Work

You could pick up an IR tester. Your local electronics hobby store should have them. Also, you sound as if you have some electronics ability, you could do a search on the net and find a electronics hobby site and build yourself a tester. This is what I did. Now, in my 27 years of electronics I have never seen a bad IR section of a remote. the most common problem is broken solder connections. remotes get dropped, tossed, stepped on, etc... Open the unit up and look for bad solder connections. They do not have to have a physical break to be bad! If they are grey instead of shiny or if you see a ring around the lead then the connection is bad. Reflow all connections and clean all contacts. I would think that will get it back to a working conditon.

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