Of course, there are plenty of wiring problems an engine can experience and they can be very difficult to locate unless the mechanic is experienced. Analysing electrical problems requires using special equipment combined with mechanic expertise. Today's engines are extremely sophisticated combinations of electronics, electrical wiring, and moving parts and seem like they are half-computer and half-mechanical.
Aside from a dead battery or faulty charging system, the most common electrical issues owners are likely to experience are burned-out light bulbs. After bulbs, though, it's likely potluck: Electrical problems could crop up in many places, from the stereo to an electric motor for a power window or sunroof to an electric fuel pump packing it in. In addition, the cause might be bad wiring, a short, there may be a faulty switch or some other gremlin that's hard to pinpoint.
The test procedure is quite simple. Set the meter to read DC volts, and set the correct range if needed. Some meters will select the correct range automatically. Nearly all meters will come with instructions on how to set them to read DC volts. Next, connect the meter across the vehicle battery, positive (+) to positive (+) and negative (-) to negative (-). With the engine running at a moderate idle - say 1200 to 1500 RPM, the meter should read approximately 13.8 to 14.8 volts and be steady. If the reading is substantially outside these figures and all other items mentioned have been tested and verified good, then the alternator is likely defective.
Changing a Fuse: Locate and open the fuse box.It should be located inside the car as a part of, or near, the dash. Check your owner's manual to locate that operates the windows. It is not uncommon that the only thing wrong with electrical components in a vehicle is a blown fuse. If this is the case with your windows you will need to replace the window fuse. Pull the fuse straight out of its cradle. Be careful not to twist or otherwise force it. You do not want to damage the cradle or break a piece of the fuse off in the cradle. There are fuse tongs available at part supply stores that can help with this.