Electrical Shorts : On vehicles, electrical shorts are problems that burn out computers, keep electrical circuits from working or cause electrical fires. Electrical shorts can be one of the most difficult problems to diagnose since there are miles of electrical wires on a vehicle. Electrical shorts require proper wiring diagrams, computer diagnostic equipment, special electrical tools and a very electrically intelligent mechanic to properly diagnose and repair.
Typical electrical shorts can be oil covered wires causing wire insulation to dissolve and wires to touch. Exhaust systems can melt wires that are too close or touching the exhaust. Sharp metal brackets can rub against wiring causing an electrical short. Water corrosion is another factor that causes electrical shorts. Battery acid can leak on a wiring harness and eventually cause electrical shorts. If you need electrical shorts diagnosed and repaired, contact Guy’s Automotive for a specialized mechanic to repair your electrical shorts today.