Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems Volume 2: Projects

Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems Volume 2: Projects

Over 14,000 copies sold!

Published: May, 2015
Publisher: CarTech Books
ISBN 10: 1613252293
ISBN 13: 978-1-61325-229-1
Product ID: SA345
Pages: 144
Illustrations: 350 Full Color Photos and Diagrams

Winner of a Silver International Automotive Media Registry (IAMR) award for 2015!

Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems Volume 2: Projects is a revision of Tony Candela’s second book Automotive Electrical Performance Projects. This text takes what the reader learned in Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems and puts it to work to complete 11 popular automotive electrical projects – each outlined in step-by-step fashion.

The following is a snapshot of what you’ll find between the covers:

Projects Start Out Easy

Project 1 – Adding an Interior Light Circuit
Project 2 – Adding Turn Signal and High-Beam LED Indicators

Learn How to Determine If Circuits Are Performing Optimally…and How to Repair Them If Not

Project 3 – Servicing a 40 Year Old Headlight System
Project 4 – Upgrading a 40 Year Old Headlight System
Project 6 – Evaluating the Performance of Electric Cooling Fans
Project 7 – Optimizing the Performance of Electric Cooling Fans
Project 8 – Determining the Output of an Alternator
Project 9 – Upgrading the Alternator

Learn How to Complete a Variety of Projects That Add Functionality

Project 5 – Install a Complete Set of State of the Art Fully Electronic Gauges
Project 10 – Relocating the Battery to the Trunk…Safely!

Fluke 87 and Fluke 88 In Action
Upgrading the Alternator
Front Power Center In '41 Willys
Wire a Vehicle From Scratch
67 10-71 Blown Nova
Wire Rear-Located Batteries Correctly

Learn How to Tackle an Electrical Project of Any Scale

Project 11 – Install a Complete Aftermarket Wiring Harness. This project covers the installation of:

  • A universal rear-located 18 circuit wiring harness
  • Two auxiliary fuse panels and relay centers required to cover the host of modern conveniences
  • The adaptation of a pair of CanBus power seats from a 2005 CLK55 AMG!
  • A 10 Channel Keyless Entry System for complete automation
  • 1941 Willys Coupe illustrated – an all fiberglass body!
  • And so much more!

Whether you’re an enthusiast or a seasoned automotive technician, Automotive Electrical Performance Projects makes the perfect addition to your toolbox!

Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems Volume 2: Projects, autographed


Follow-up to Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems, a must have for hands-on enthusiasts!


At CE Auto Electric Supply, we wrote the book on Automotive Wiring…literally. Founder Tony Candela has two automotive electrical books in print, perfect for do-it-your-selfers or seasoned professionals who want to really understand how to approach and complete a wiring task of any scale.

You’ll be pleasantly surprised that this book doesn’t read like a college level physics book. Rather, it’s written from the perspective of one enthusiast to the other. Topics are presented in crystal clear fashion and hundreds of photos and diagrams supplement the text. With this book in your tool box, you’ll be able to competently understand, diagnose, service, install, and troubleshoot nearly anything electrical.

3 reviews for Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems Volume 2: Projects, autographed

  1. 5 out of 5

    Mark Botzki

    I got both Volumes of Tony’s Electrical books, at the same time. Wiring was always one of the aspects of being a Gearhead I found re-volting, (pun intended). I was hoping to get past some of my misgivings. By the time I finished devouring the contents of ‘Projects’, I was genuinely excited about implementing many of the techniques found in these books. I went back through them, with a highlighter in hand, even going so far as to modify some of the schematic drawings to suit my needs. These could easily be text books. If I ever decide to give up my trusty, and beloved carb, I will get Tony’s EFI book, too.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Stan (verified owner)

    I have been working on cars since I was old enough to be in the shop with dad. Electrical was always something I stayed away from. Leaning and understanding electrical systems has been quite enjoyable with the help of Tony’s books. It dose a very good job of breaking it down to be easily understood. While still giving you in in-depth parts to be able to fully understand the systems. The book also show you the proper way to do the job and stresses the importance of why it’s done that way. It has helped me to produce high quality electrical components in my projects. Even if you have been working in the auto industry for years the book has plenty of helpful hit and tips that can take your work to the next level. Defiantly worth a read.

  3. 5 out of 5


    I read Automotive Wiring and liked it so much I bought the EFI Conversion months later. Both books are well written and easy to understand. The thing I like most about the books is that it gets you thinking about your vehicles wiring and is it safe and working correctly. For me I discovered that my electric fuel pump wiring was under sized and needed to be upgraded.
    A little bit of electrical theory is always good to diagnose a problem or avoid one and the way its presented is easy to understand. Both books will also be a great reference source for future upgrades.


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