Skip to Store Area:

WC Car Audio

Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems Front

More Views

  • Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems Front
  • Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems Back

Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems

Email to a Friend

Be the first to review this product

Availability: In stock.

$24.99
Add Items to Cart Add to Cart

Quick Overview

Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems is Tony Candela's first book, is published by CarTech Books and is now available for sale. Unlike other titles on this topic, Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems has been written so that the weekend enthusiast can easily comprehend its content. In addition, several step-by-step examples accompany the text so that the reader can actually follow the steps required in their own garage on their own vehicle. Finally, over 315 full color pictures and 65 diagrams, flowcharts, and illustrations supplement the content. With this book in hand, you will be able to assemble, design, and build single and multi-function circuits and harnesses, troubleshoot and repair existing circuits, and install aftermarket systems and electronics. Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems is your essential guide for wiring a hot rod from scratch, modifying muscle car electrical circuits for cooling fans and/or power windows, or adding a premium stereo and other conveniences to modern performance cars.



Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems is Tony Candela's first book, is published by CarTech Books and is now available for sale. Unlike other titles on this topic, Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems has been written so that the weekend enthusiast can easily comprehend its content. In addition, several step-by-step examples accompany the text so that the reader can actually follow the steps required in their own garage on their own vehicle. Finally, over 315 full color pictures and 65 diagrams, flowcharts, and illustrations supplement the content. With this book in hand, you will be able to assemble, design, and build single and multi-function circuits and harnesses, troubleshoot and repair existing circuits, and install aftermarket systems and electronics. Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems is your essential guide for wiring a hot rod from scratch, modifying muscle car electrical circuits for cooling fans and/or power windows, or adding a premium stereo and other conveniences to modern performance cars.

Candela had the following to say in regards to the book, “As an auto enthusiast, I meet lots of other auto enthusiasts. Over the years, I began to realize that most of them have one thing in common – wiring is their least favorite part of any automotive project! In December of 2007, I entered into contract with CarTech to write a book on this topic. I wrote it so that the hands-on enthusiast had access to a title that explained this complex topic in laymen’s terms. Interestingly enough, this effort has already opened up many opportunities for me.”

The following is a snapshot of what you'll find between the covers:

  • Basic DC Electronics
  • How to correctly use the tools of the trade
    • Test lights - incandescent & computer safe
    • Digital multi meter (15 PLUS pages, with step by step instructions)
  • Automotive Wiring Basics
    • Basic connections
    • How to properly terminate connections - crimping & soldering both small and large gauge wire
  • Basic Automotive Electronics
    • Switches -- types & use
    • Relays -- types & use, unlocking the mystery, how to use them in projects of all kinds
  • Advanced Automotive Electronics
    • Power door lock circuits - in depth
    • Power window circuits - in depth
    • The charging system - in depth
    • Upgrading the charging system - in depth
  • Troubleshooting - from A to Z with numerous step by step examples
  • Advanced Interfaces
    • Interfacing aftermarket controllers with OEM power door lock & power window circuits
    • Upgrading headlights
    • Adding an auxiliary battery
  • Wiring harness basics
    • Prepping harnesses
    • Building a harness from scratch

Product Tags

Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.