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How To : Overhaul a car battery charger

If you have an older battery charger and it works apart from having worn out terminals or frayed wiring, don't throw it away. Overhaul it with new wires, a plug and clip leads. This costs about $15 at the most instead of the $50 for a new unit. So watch this automotive repair ...more

How To : Strip magnet wire for soldering

In this video, learn how to strip a magnet wire for soldering when making mini-RC cars. This process is incredibly easy to do and you will be surprised how fast it works. So, check this out and assemble your cars faster and easier.

How To : Start a car without needing the key

Please only use the information in this video if you have lost your own car key or you are helping out a friend who has lost theirs! If you need to start a car without the key, this tutorial shows you how to find the wires in the steering column to find the eight cables undern ...more

How To : Use a multimeter and check for ground

Learn how to use a multimeter to check for proper ground with help from this quick video. Also shown, is how to use a Fluke probe to pierce wires to test voltage. You can uses these practices when installing car alarms, fog lights, car stereo, and accessories.

How To : Make a tightrope walking magnet

In this how to video, you will learn how to make a tight rope walking magnet. You will need a power supply with currents between 15 to 25 amps. A thick wire from a half to one centimeter is also needed for the tight rope. A small neodymium magnet will also be required. String ...more

How To : Hotwire a Nissan Patrol if you lose your keys

This tutorial is only for those who need it! Please don't be stupid and try to commit a crime. Anyway, in this tutorial you'll find out how to hotwire a Nissan Patrol in the likely event that you lose your keys. Messing with a cars wiring can be bad news if you don't have any ...more

How To : Jump Start a Car

We've all been there before: We're in a hurry to get somewhere (often in bad weather), so we get in the car, turn the key in the ignition and.....WHUH! WHUH! WHUH! The darned battery is dead! After a stream of choice expletives (that is, if you're anything like me....;o)), we ...more

How To : Replace a turn signal

Replacing a turn signal is easy and will keep your car running efficiently. Learn how to switch turn signal sockets and bulbs, and how to check wiring in this free car maintenance video. Part 1 of 6 - How to Replace a turn signal. Replace a turn signal - Part 2 of 6. Click thr ...more

How To : Clean the throttle body on a Saturn S-series car

Richpin demonstrates how to clean the throttle body on a Saturn S-series car. First, remove the accelerator cables using a tool like a pen. Next, remove the top hose. Remove the wires from the throttle position sensor. In the back are wires for the idle control valve. Remove t ...more

How To : Make a robot car

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a robot car. To start, you will need to prepare the sensors by placing in the pins and soldering. After this, you will need to connect the wires to these and solder them into the correct places. Use a map to find the correct placement for ...more

How To : Install a ham radio in a Jeep Liberty

I you are interested in installing a ham or cb radio in your car, this two part tutorial should help. In these videos, you'll find out how to install a ham radio in a Jeep Liberty. It's a tricky task and requires that you make a few holes here and there, but in the end the res ...more

How To : Troubleshoot a heater blower motor

Basic instructions on how to troubleshoot the heater blower motor of a Saturn S-series. The heater blower motor is located behind the glove compartment of your vehicle. Disconnect the negative and positive power supply. (The black wire is usually the negative.) Using a multime ...more

How To : Convert sunlight into hydrogen fuel

Want to learn how to harvest the sun? Just watch this science experiment video to see how to convert sunlight into hydrogen fuel. It's simple and environmentally friendly. You'll need a multimeter, a solar panel, some crocodile clips (or alligator clips), glass, water and car ...more

News : Teens Build World's Most Fuel-Efficient Car

How many gallons of gas does it take to get from Kansas City to New York? Depends on what you're driving. In this custom-modded Indy race car designed by students at the DeLaSalle Education Center? About four. WIRED's Autopia reports, "A team of high school students has deve ...more

News : Remote Control Demolition Derby Illusion

Warnings no one can get physically hurt just very emotional. Remote Control Demolition Derby Demolition derby cars are wired up with remote controls: 3 of the guys nervously strap themselves into each vehicle, whilst the other jackass's feel ecstatic to have hand held remot ...more

News : Super Eco-Car Gets 2,752 MPG

The upcoming Shell Eco-Marathon promises to unveil vehicles that will blow current fuel economy standards way out of the water. California Polytechnic State University is one of the most promising contenders, with a vehicle that gets 13 times the 230 mpg General Motors promise ...more

How To : Remove and clean the throttle body in a Saturn car

One day, your car may break down and you won't be able to afford to hire a mechanic, so what do you do... you look on the web for some how-to vehicle repair videos and become your own car mechanic, that's what. You don't need any advanced training to perform repairs and simple ...more

How To : Hack a toy radar gun into a real one

Turn a 'toy' radar gun into the real thing! Cops don't even have one like this! While this is a completely new and different design, the inspiration for this video is from an article by Ken Delahoussaye in MAKE Magazine. Just watch this video tutorial on how to hack a toy rada ...more

How To : Install an RV fan when wires aren't close by

If you're new to the RV world, then this next tutorial might help explain a problem you may experience. Installing an RV fan is a great idea, especially if it's able to take out the old air in your car and bring in new air. This tutorial talks about the issue with trying to i ...more

How To : Build a subwoofer for a Mini Cooper

In this tutorial, we learn how to build a subwoofer for a Mini Cooper. Start off by cutting the wood so it's to the exact sizes that you need. Next, attach the walls of the subwoofer together with a screwdriver and screws. After this, apply wood glue to the inside of the wood ...more

How To : Survive an earthquake

Feeling unprepared for the next earthquake? In this tutorial, learn what to do and what not to do to survive "the big one". You'll be surprised to learn that hiding in a doorway is a myth! You Will Need: • A safe place • Sturdy shoes • A fire extinguisher • A flashlight ...more

How To : Remove rust with electricity

This video demonstrates a great way to take rust off of metal piece that are hard to clean by hand. You will need a plastic bucket, a wire hanger, and a battery charger. In the bucket mix one gallon of water and one tablespoon of washing soda. You can make washing soda in the ...more

Red Wine : The Secret to Superconductivity

We've all heard of the power that red wine holds. It can help lower risks of heart disease, boost your brain power, and can even recharge your car battery. But last year, a group of Japanese physicists made headlines when they announced that they could induce superconductivity ...more

News : Yoga Has Never Been This Sexy

IF you've got a thing for Star Wars nerds... Bonafide Star Wars nerd Matthew Latkiewicz posted a series of Star Wars inspired yoga poses on his site You Will Not Believe last year. The poses were picked up by Wired UK for this summer's July 2010 issue. From the magazine: "C ...more

How To : Repair a damaged spark plug tube

In order to repair a damaged spark plug, you will need the following: pliers, newspaper, brake cleaner, a mallet, a block of wood, a screwdriver, a valve cover gasket set, Lock Tight, and a high impact socket. Label your spark plug wires. Remove the four 10 mm head bolts. Lea ...more

How To : Make homemade fuse blocks

If you have ever found yourself working on a car project at your home and ran out of fuses, this tutorial is for you. Instead of going out and paying around $30 to $40, make your very own. It's wasy and saves you time and money. If you need instructions on how to do this they ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (06/06 - 06/12)

WonderHowTo is a how-to website made up of niche communities called Worlds, with topics ranging from Minecraft to science experiments to Scrabble and everything in-between. Check in every Wednesday evening for a roundup of user-run activities and how-to projects from the most ...more

How To : Remove the Door Panel from a 2002 Ford Explorer

By trial and error, I have found a good way to remove the door panel from a 2002 Ford Explorer (and other similar years). The first two steps can be done in either order, but doing them in the order I have listed below will prevent damage and scratches to the paneling. Remov ...more

Understanding Electricity : Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla In my opinion, one of the most neglected inventors of all time. The names Edison and Marconi come to mind as familiar, but Tesla? Most think of a car. Few know that Tesla is responsible for alternating current, florescent lights, radar, remote control, generators ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (02/15 - 02/21)

WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. Thanks to all of our active moderators and ...more

How To : Do basic automotive wiring

In this video series, let Robert Wilkens help you fix accessory problems in your car. With his instruction on automotive wiring, you can learn how to replace fuses. Robert shows you how to install radios, speakers, and power windows too. He also teaches you how to put in a car ...more

How To : Give your car a complete tune-up

Gear up the performance of your car with a comprehensive tune-up. Check out this video tutorial from the DIY Network to see how to give your car a complete tune-up. You'll need to get spark plugs of course, and the wiring harness. If your vehicle needs a change, help it out wi ...more

How To : Recharge a car battery

In this tutorial, we learn how to recharge a car battery. To restart a car battery that is dead, you will need to have another vehicle parked in front of it with the hood facing towards it. Now, you will need to take jumper cables out and place them on the battery of each cars ...more

How To : Make coconut cream pie

Add a perfect theme dessert to your next Hawaiian luau with this decadent coconut cream pie. After a long week at work there’s nothing better than a little back yard barbecue fun with friends topped off with the perfect treat. If your family is constantly clowning around duri ...more

How To : Replace a valve cover gasket

In this series of home car repair videos, our expert mechanic takes you through each step of repairing your valve cover gaskets. He demonstrates how to remove and replace valve cover hoses, spark plug wires and ultimately the gasket itself. Part 1 of 19 - How to Replace a valv ...more

How To : Make an Electric Firebolt

A lot of my hacks use salvaged parts from an old microwave, with the microwave oven transformer (MOT) being the most useful component. In this "Quick Clip," I'll be using a MOT again (a dual MOT stack) to make deadly flame-looking electricity jumping around midair. This scien ...more

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