As electronics has become more sophisticated over the years so has auto electronics, from indicators, windscreen wiper delays to the ignition system. I recall the first electronic igintion systems coming to market in the early 1970s (although developed years earlier) - they were simple units which broken down to barebones consisted of an inverter which stepped the 12V (or 6V) to about 300V
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Recently I had to have a look see at a family friend's car because it wouldn't start or at least when it did start it would not idle and shut down. After some hard cranking with battery jump assistance we got the engine to run up to mid or high throttle setting but it still would not idle. Being a technology page and not wanting to fool myself that I knew anything about fuel injection systems I decided to do some reading up on the subject matter to improve my knowledge. Electronic Fuel Injection systems are very advanced and it's no wonder that we no longer have mechanics working on motor vehicles but technicians. Yes, there are some cowboys out there - I have seen some of my colleagues at work trying to start a fuel injected car and with their jump leads darting all over the place I decided to head for the hills.