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Looking for a reliable Auto Electrician in Rockhampton? Our expert services diagnose and repair car electrical and electronic faults quickly and efficiently.

If you want Rockhampton's most proficient auto electricians and computer technologists to take care of your car's computer technology, look no further than Highway Auto Electric's skilled technologists. They guarantee a fast and precise diagnosis of auto ECU systems, including ABS, ECU, EFI, AWD, ADAS, and AHS, and provide a lifetime quality guarantee for their work. Trust their expertise to handle your car's electronic needs with absolute precision.

Your car's computer system is CAN, which stands for Controller Area Network. It comprises various Electronic Control Units (ECUs), which are responsible for managing different aspects of the vehicle, including the transmission, brake system, engine components such as the spark and EFI petrol injection, and safety sensors.

Your car's computers use sensors that detect various factors such as temperature, air pressure, steering angles, and engine exhaust emissions. These sensors transmit information throughout the CAN network, allowing the ECUs to communicate with one another. While you may not know this communication, you can see its results. Here are a few examples of how CAN operates:

  • Turns your “check engine” light on

  • Controls the fuel injector flow and spark timing

  • Operates automatic transmission, your engine, and emissions

  • Unlock your car doors or enable your security system

  • Deploy air bags when necessary


Car Computer Problems

Just like any other component, a car's computer can experience problems. Electrical short circuits and voltage spikes in the power supply can cause damage or even destroy it. Additionally, the vehicle's environment can also be detrimental to its operation. A car's computer is exposed to external elements, unlike a home computer.

Watch out for heat and moisture that can damage your car's critical components and sensors. Electrical surges from the battery, alternator and starter can harm the computers and cause malfunctions. Look for signs of trouble and act quickly if you're unsure.

  • The “Check Engine” Light. If the light toggles on and off randomly and there doesn’t seem to be any issue with the engine, it’s a good indication that the car computer is malfunctioning.

  • The Car Won’t Start. If your car is difficult to start, the problem may not be just the engine. It could be that the computer isn’t communicating with it.

  • Excessive Fuel Consumption. Can’t travel as far as you used to on a full tank? It could indicate an issue with the computer sensor, but only if you notice the fuel economy has dropped over a short period of time.


Best Way to Troubleshoot Car Computers

If you encounter any problems with your car's computer, you can bring your vehicle to the diagnostic lab at Highway Auto Electrics in Rockhampton. An experienced Computer Technologist will perform onboard diagnostic tests to identify and troubleshoot the issue. Addressing the problem early can save you a significant amount of money.

Following the assessment, the Technologist will provide a comprehensive report detailing the results and a mutually agreed-upon price quote. Rest assured that you will be kept informed every step of the way.

At Highway Auto Electrics (HAE), we are a family-owned and operated business that offers affordable services compared to car dealers and big franchised names. Since 1966, we have trained over 107 technicians and introduced CAN Diagnostics systems. You can trust us to solve your car's electronic issues better, faster and cheaper.

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Automotive Computers and ECU Systems

  • Engine Control Module (ECM)

  • Power Train Module (PCM)

  • Transmission Control Module (TCM)

  • Brake Control Module (BCM or EBCM)

  • Central Control Module (CCM)

  • Central Timing Module (CTM)

  • General Electronic Module (GEM)

  • Suspension Control Module (SCM)


When combined, these parts are commonly known as a car's computer, although there are multiple versions rather than a single one. Nowadays, some cars may contain as many as 80 Electronic Control Units (ECUs). The embedded software in these ECUs is becoming more complex and advanced, requiring the specialised technical knowledge found at Highway Auto Electrics Rockhampton.

Modern vehicles heavily rely on Electronic Control Units and Modules to perform various functions. Identifying the issue can be daunting and repair costs can be pretty high in case of a malfunction or breakdown. To avoid any risks, it's recommended that you book a professional at Highway Auto Electrics to diagnose your car's electronics.

If you notice the "check engine" light or any other abnormalities with your vehicle, bring it to Highway Auto's Lab immediately. Our skilled technicians and advanced diagnostic equipment can identify and precisely resolve issues with your car's onboard computer systems.

The most trustworthy service centre in Rockhampton, we guarantee swift identification of any issue and an accurate estimate of the time and expenses needed to fix it. Count on us to be there for you whenever you face car problems!


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Accurate Diagnosis of Computerised Car Faults.

The image above displays the intricate electrical and electronic components concealed beneath your dashboard and instrument panel. This wiring forms a controller area network (CANbus), enabling microcontrollers and devices to communicate with one another and linking multiple computers (ECUs) together.

Modern car computers contain enormous software code, with some vehicles having up to 10 million lines of code. To put this into perspective, even a complex aircraft like the Boeing 787 Dreamliner has only 6.5 million lines of code. As a result, diagnosing problems in a computerised car is a serious and challenging task that demands a high level of expertise and experience.

The computers in the vehicle receive data from approximately 20 sensors located in different parts of the car. The more luxurious the vehicle is, the more sensors it will have. If one of these sensors malfunctions, a warning light and sometimes a buzzer will indicate the issue. In such cases, bringing your vehicle to Highway Auto Electrics is best to diagnose the fault accurately.

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At Highway Auto Electrics, we take pride in troubleshooting and resolving complex electrical issues. Our team can accurately identify the root cause of the problem, whether it's a faulty alternator, battery, battery cable, or electrical connection. Once we determine the issue, we will work with you to resolve it and provide an accurate cost estimate.

Detecting faults early can save you a lot of money. We thoroughly test your entire starting and charging system to identify any issues. We can accurately diagnose whether your starter or alternator is faulty or has a poor electrical connection or cable. It's important not to guess the problem, so let us run the tests for you and provide an accurate diagnosis, saving you money.

At Highway Auto Electrics, our experienced professionals are dedicated to providing honest and straightforward answers you can trust.

Is It The Starter Motor or The Battery At Fault?

Car starter motors, diagnose, repair, exchange or brand new at Highway Auto Electrics Berserker Rockhampton. The starter motor is an electric component that helps start your vehicle's engine. It is a crucial part of the starting system, which includes the starter, starter solenoid, and battery.

When the ignition switch is turned, it sends an electrical impulse to the starter solenoid. This then connects the battery to the starter motor, which cranks the engine until it starts. The starter motor clicks off and disengages from the starter ring gear as soon as the engine comes to life.

To start your vehicle's engine, the starter motor needs power from the battery. If the battery is not functioning correctly, the starter motor won't work. Additionally, if the starter motor is defective, it will sometimes produce a clicking noise while attempting to start the engine, indicating an issue with the starter.

At Highway Auto Electrics, we offer comprehensive services that include starter motor repair. If you're unsure about the condition of your vehicle's starter motor or electrical system, bring it to us for a precise diagnosis. Some auto-electrical tests are free.

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Car and Caravan Wiring System Repairs.

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When it comes to auto electrical wiring services in Rockhampton, look no further than Highway Auto Electrics. We provide a wide range of services to meet all of your auto electrical needs.

We provide a professional auto electrical wiring repair service for various vehicles, including cars, trailers, caravans, trucks, boats, and earth-moving machines. We guarantee our workmanship for a lifetime and will ensure that any faulty wiring in your vehicle is fixed correctly.

ABS brake controller Fix at Rockhampton

Car ABS brake central electronic controller The braking system of your vehicle is a combination of electronics, electrics, and hydraulics, along with brake hoses and pipes that interconnect all the components.

To prevent wheel lockup during harsh braking or on rough roads, it is essential to have the proper equipment for anti-lock braking.

To ensure a long and trouble-free life for this part of your brake system, it is important to change the brake fluid every 24 months at the latest. Please refer to our page on brake fluid for more information.

My Car ABS Brake Computer Control Fix at Rockhampton

ABS electronic controller circuit board Anti-lock brakes on vehicles are a safety feature that helps drivers maintain control of their vehicle during extreme braking situations.

The component responsible for controlling the brakes is the Electronic Control Unit (ECU), also known as the brake computer. It receives information from the wheel speed sensors and determines which wheels have the best traction, allowing them to receive the maximum hydraulic pressure.

If a wheel loses traction, it tends to speed up. However, to avoid any problems, the computer system restricts the braking force on the wheel that's moving at a higher velocity.

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If your vehicle is not suitable for light bars and driving lights, we can enhance the brightness of your standard headlights. Although not as effective as LED driving lights, this compromise can significantly improve your visibility in the dark.

Your Caravan Trailer Plug Upgrade at HAE Rockhampton

Highway Auto Electrics Rockhampton specialise in all Caravan electrics from Caravan trailer plugs to Solar Panels. The trailer plug connects your tow vehicle to your caravan and provides an electrical connection. It's essential to ensure that the circuits responsible for charging your caravan batteries and powering your fridge while on the road are connected directly to the vehicle power supply. The wiring gauge must be suitable to carry the required current, and an interrupt device (circuit breaker) should be in place to prevent the caravan from draining the vehicle batteries.

If not installed properly, the trailer plug can cause several issues. It's best to seek the assistance of an experienced auto electrician to ensure that it's done correctly. This way, you can enjoy your road trips and stay worry-free at all the free camp spots. To contact HAE, please call (07) 4926 1303.

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Car driving lights and LED light bar Our Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessments can determine if it is time your battery is replaced before it damages the electronic control unit.

Avoid being stranded at home or while travelling due to a dead battery. Trust Highway Auto Electrics will examine your battery fluid level and assess your battery and electrical system to prevent unforeseen service problems.

We offer battery testing and battery replacement services for cars, SUVs, and 4WDs. Our team will ensure you have the right replacement battery to keep your vehicle running smoothly and prevent you from being stranded.

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Best Reason to choose HAE to solve your Auto Electrical Problem?

  • Over 58 years experience

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  • Computer Diagnosis

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