How to Fix a Short Circuit

Your car or truck's electrical system isn't as complicated as you think

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Lineman's pliers
  • Soldering iron
  • Utility knife

You'll also need a short circuit detector, fuse socket connector kit, shop manual and wire crimper.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Butt connectors
  • Electrical moisture sealant
  • Electrical tape
  • Flux
  • Solder