11.14.02.11

.11 Electrical System.

To save time, the inspector should develop his own plan or sequence for checking miscellaneous electrical items, many of which can be inspected while inspecting other items.

Procedures: Reject Vehicle If:
Inspect Electrical System.
(1) Horn shall be securely fastened, produce audible but not harsh or loud sound, and have a horn button readily accessible to the operator. (1) Horn is:
  (a) Loose;
  (b) Fails to function;
  (c) Produces loud or harsh sound;
  (d) Not equipped with horn button within arm's reach of operator.
(2) Switches shall all function properly. (2) Switches fail to function.
(3) Wiring shall be well insulated. (3) Wiring:
  (a) Insulation is bare, cracked, or broken;
  (b) Shows evidence of burning or short-circuiting.
(4) Connections shall be tight and secure. (4) Connections are loose or show signs of excessive corrosion.
(5) Automatic Transmission Only. Neutral safety starting switch—Determine that starter operates with gear selector in P and N only. (5) Starter operates with gear selector in any gear other than P or N.
(6) Battery—Check General Condition. (6) Battery:
  (a) Is cracked or broken;
  (b) Connections are loose or show signs of excessive corrosion;
  (c) Is not held down securely;
  (d) Vents are not open (if equipped);
  (e) Is low on fluid level (if applicable).