AUTO 51 Automotive Electrical (8)
Lec-105, Lab-105, field trips
Credit, Degree Applicable
PREREQ.: AUTO 50
or pass Challenge Test
This course focuses on automotive electrical systems including basic electrical theory, wiring diagrams, battery technology, starting, charging, lighting, instrumentation and wiring systems, electrical/electronic troubleshooting, digital volt ohm meters, and storage oscilloscopes, in the diagnosis and repair of automotive electronics. Preparation for the ASE-A6, examination.
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Define electrical principles and explain the units of electrical measurement.
- Outcome 2: Analyze wiring diagrams to diagnose automotive electrical circuits.
- Outcome 3: Validate diagnosis of electrical/electronic integrity for series, parallel, and series parallel circuits.
- Outcome 4: Evaluate and identify root cause of circuit malfunctions for proper repair.
- Outcome 5: Set up, calibrate, and operate oscilloscopes, scan tools, and engine analyzers, including digital multi-meters, test lights, and logic probes.
- Outcome 6: Classify battery construction and operation, and evaluate battery performance.
- Outcome 7: Analyze battery parasitic load, and perform required service.
- Outcome 8: Classify and distinguish charging system components and operations.
- Outcome 9: Examine and evaluate starting and ignition system components and operations.
- Outcome 10: Diagnose, disable, and enable Supplementary Restraint Systems (SRS) to restore to manufacturer specifications.
- Outcome 11: Compare and contrast headlamp systems, analyze condition, and repair as required.
- Outcome 12: Evaluate operation of warning devices, accessory, and driver information systems, describing and performing corrective actions.
- Outcome 13: Prepare for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Electrical/Electronic Systems (A6) national exam.
- Outcome 14: Evaluate the integrity of circuit connection systems and perform appropriate repairs.