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Old 1st August 2007, 12:54   #1
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Default Any electrician in Pune who looks at vehicle electricals?

Yesterday evening, I tried connecting a DC to AC power inverter (@ no load.. i.e. without any device being connected) to the cigarette lighter on my Baleno. I think the result was a blown fuse.. because the HU stopped working as well !! Everything else work. Probably the HU/Speakers/Sub draw power from the same line.

I can of course fix this by changing the fuse and not bothering with the power inverter again. But that would mean no juice for my mobile phone + GPS unit . Is there any electrician in Pune who can look at this?

I am a bit wary of taking it to my regular Maruti A.S.S... I don't think mechanics are good electricians
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oops..Can the mods move this to Technical Stuff?
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Why don't you try Poona motors? He is really good and he has his own workshop as well apart from the usual accessories. He's used to a lot of installs involving electricals (underbody neons etc.) I'm sure he can help. At least he might give you a better adapter, in case that's where the fault lies. He's located behind Corporation Bank on East Street and you can ask for Vinit and give him my reference.
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Thanks to recommendation from Cypher, I took the car today to a mechanic who fixed the issue with the cigarette lighter. The reason for the problem was becoz my previous mechanic had inverted the connections.. +ve and -ve !! Also, the car battery is in a bad shape and I am getting it replaced. Some time soon, I will have the car's wiring checked as well end to end.

Moral of the story: Never let a mechanic mess around with the electricals unless he demonstrates some knowledge about vehicle electricals. A minor mistake may mean a short circuit and your car could go up in smoke !!
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Which mechanic do you go to?
Why don't you try Wonder Cars (Authorised Maruti Workshop) in Camp / Pimpri. They are good and have seperate people for the A/C, mechanicals, electricals etc. Each with his own technical qualifications and expertise!
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Its a long story...My chennai mechanic had screwed up the connections while fixing the cigarette lighter. Basically the cigarette lighter itself was working fine becoz its doesnt need the +ve/-ve terminals to be correct. Even my regular Maruti A.S.S (Tune up Plus) at Baner road could not figure out what was the problem. So I went to a mechanic near Satara road near Vivekananda statue (recommended by TBHPian Cypher). The problem has been fixed now.

Well, I will probably go to Wonder Cars next time. I am a bit wary of going to the dealers (as against stand alone A.S.S) as they tend to over charge.

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Its a long story...My chennai mechanic had screwed up the connections while fixing the cigarette lighter. Basically the cigarette lighter itself was working fine becoz its doesnt need the +ve/-ve terminals to be correct. Even my regular Maruti A.S.S (Tune up Plus) at Baner road could not figure out what was the problem. So I went to a mechanic near Satara road near Vivekananda statue (recommended by TBHPian Cypher). The problem has been fixed now.

Well, I will probably go to Wonder Cars next time. I am a bit wary of going to the dealers (as against stand alone A.S.S) as they tend to over charge.
Well, the dealers do charge more, but their work is fantastic.
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