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  • Today's Technician : Automotive Electricity and Electronics Classroom and Shop Manual Pack
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The best-selling book/shop manual package in our landmark Today's Technician series, the third edition of Automotive Electricity and Electronics continues to equip its readers with the most in-depth discussion of basic theory, safety, tools, and major automotive electrical/electronic systems (e.g., charging, starting, ignition, lighting, accessories, instruments, and computers) available anywhere! In response to user feedback, we've added more information about voltage, current, and resistance in order to aid readers who are new to this area of study in visualizing electrical/electronic principles at work. We've also increased our emphasis on developing the future technician's ability to use manufacturers' service information, given more prominence to diagnostic methods in the discussion of troubleshooting, and updated our coverage of testing equipment and OBD II. Perhaps most importantly, we've added many all-new examples to guide readers, step-by-step, to complete mastery of all of the electrical/electronic knowledge plus hands-on diagnostic and troubleshooting skills they need to become highly skilled automotive technicians. Helpful cross-references between theory discussed in the book and step-by-step procedures outlined in the shop manual are also included for optimal learning effectiveness.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Safetyp. 1
Introductionp. 1
Personal Safetyp. 1
Tool and Equipment Safetyp. 5
Lifting the Vehicle Safelyp. 7
Fire Hazards and Preventionp. 9
Gasolinep. 9
Electrical System Safetyp. 12
Hazardous Materialsp. 13
Summaryp. 16
Review Questionsp. 17
Basic Theoriesp. 19
Introductionp. 19
Basics of Electron Flowp. 20
Electricity Definedp. 22
Electrical Lawsp. 27
Types of Currentp. 31
Electrical Circuitsp. 32
Semiconductorsp. 46
Magnetism Principlesp. 48
Theory of Inductionp. 52
EMI Suppressionp. 53
Summaryp. 54
Review Questionsp. 55
Electrical Componentsp. 57
Introductionp. 57
Electrical Componentsp. 57
Electronic Componentsp. 66
Circuit Protection Devicesp. 76
Circuit Defectsp. 82
Summaryp. 86
Review Questionsp. 87
Wiring and Circuit Diagramsp. 91
Introductionp. 91
Wiring Diagramsp. 102
Summaryp. 123
Review Questionsp. 124
Automotive Batteriesp. 127
Introductionp. 127
Conventional Batteriesp. 128
Maintenance-Free Batteriesp. 133
Hybrid Batteriesp. 137
Recombination Batteriesp. 138
Battery Terminalsp. 139
Battery Ratingsp. 139
Battery Cablesp. 142
Battery Hold-Downsp. 142
Battery Failurep. 143
Summaryp. 144
Review Questionsp. 146
Direct Current Motors and the Starting Systemp. 149
Introductionp. 149
Motor Principlesp. 150
Starter Drivesp. 159
Cranking Motor Circuitsp. 162
Starter Control Circuit Componentsp. 162
Cranking Motor Designsp. 170
Summaryp. 175
Review Questionsp. 176
Charging Systemsp. 179
Introductionp. 179
Principle of Operationp. 180
AC Generator Circuitsp. 193
AC Generator Operation Overviewp. 194
Regulationp. 198
Charging Indicatorsp. 208
AC Generator Design Differencesp. 212
Summaryp. 220
Review Questionsp. 221
Ignition Systemsp. 225
Introductionp. 225
Basic Circuitryp. 226
Ignition Componentsp. 230
Ignition Timingp. 235
Spark Timing Systemsp. 238
Timing Advancep. 241
Electronic Switching Systemsp. 242
Electronic DI System Operationp. 251
Common DI Systemsp. 252
Computer-Controlled Ignition System Operationp. 255
EI System Operationp. 259
Summaryp. 268
Review Questionsp. 268
Lighting Circuitsp. 271
Introductionp. 271
Lampsp. 271
Headlightsp. 274
Headlight Switchesp. 277
Concealed Headlightsp. 282
Exterior Lightsp. 289
Interior Lightsp. 309
Lighting System Complexityp. 312
Summaryp. 316
Review Questionsp. 317
Conventional Analog Instrumentation, Indicator Lights, and Warning Devicesp. 321
Introductionp. 321
Speedometersp. 322
Odometersp. 323
Tachometersp. 324
Gaugesp. 324
Gauge Sending Unitsp. 331
Warning Lampsp. 332
Audible Warning Systemsp. 336
Summaryp. 337
Review Questionsp. 337
Electrical Accessoriesp. 341
Introductionp. 341
Hornsp. 341
Windshield Wipersp. 345
Washer Pumpsp. 363
Blower Motor Circuitp. 365
Electric Defoggersp. 369
Power Mirrorsp. 373
Power Windowsp. 377
Power Seatsp. 382
Power Door Locksp. 386
Summaryp. 389
Review Questionsp. 390
Introduction to the Body Computerp. 393
Introductionp. 393
Analog and Digital Principlesp. 394
Central Processing Unitp. 403
Computer Memoryp. 403
Inputsp. 405
Outputsp. 414
Multiplexingp. 418
High Side and Low Side Driversp. 429
Summaryp. 431
Review Questionsp. 432
Advanced Lighting Circuits and Electronic Instrumentationp. 435
Advanced Lighting Circuits Introductionp. 435
Computer-Controlled Concealed Headlightsp. 435
Computer-Controlled Headlight Systemsp. 438
Automatic Headlight Dimmingp. 442
Automatic On/Off with Time Delayp. 446
Daytime Running Lampsp. 450
Illuminated Entry Systemsp. 454
Instrument Panel Dimmingp. 456
Fiber Opticsp. 459
Lamp Outage Indicatorsp. 461
Electronic Instrumentation Introductionp. 465
Digital Instrumentationp. 466
Digital Displaysp. 475
Quartz Analog Instrumentationp. 481
Head-Up Displayp. 487
Voice Warning Systemsp. 487
Travel Information Systemsp. 489
Summaryp. 496
Review Questionsp. 497
Electronic Chassis Control and Accessory Systemsp. 501
Introductionp. 501
Introduction to Semiautomatic and Electronic Automatic Temperature Controlp. 502
Semiautomatic Temperature Controlp. 502
Electronic Automatic Temperature Controlp. 509
Electronic Cruise Control Systemsp. 520
Memory Seatsp. 524
Electronic Sunroof Conceptsp. 528
Antitheft Systemsp. 532
Automatic Door Locksp. 538
Keyless Entryp. 542
Electronic Heated Windshieldp. 546
Intelligent Windshield Wipersp. 553
Electronic Shift Transmissionsp. 538
Speed Sensitive Steeringp. 554
Electronic Suspension Systemsp. 556
Introduction to Antilock Brake Systemsp. 558
Automatic Traction Controlp. 559
Vehicle Audio Entertainment Systemsp. 560
Summaryp. 564
Review Questionsp. 565
Passive Restraint Systemsp. 569
Introductionp. 569
Passive Seat Belt Systemsp. 569
Air Bag Systemsp. 573
Air Bag Deploymentp. 581
Air Bag Warning Lampp. 581
Passenger Side Air Bagsp. 581
Hybrid Air Bag Typesp. 582
Multi-Stage Air Bag Deploymentp. 585
Side Impact Air Bagsp. 587
Air Bag On/Off Switchesp. 588
Seat Belt Pretensionersp. 591
Summaryp. 593
Review Questionsp. 594
Glossaryp. 597
Indexp. 617
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