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Old 05-25-2007, 09:49 PM   #1
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Hey everybody, I just wanted to drop a couple lines, and say as far as DIY or install shop I'll go DIY evrytime. It has been a long journey fraught with troubles and obstacles. But, I have to say when I saw what my trouble was with the fuse popping issue, and corrected it and I turned on my system and It bumped to life, I almost got teary eyed. There is nothing that compares to (starting a project on your own, doing the design, contruction, and installation), to the feeling of accomplishment. I know I'm gettin' plum goofy but I really feel good. Now I get my 6 1/2'* and button a few things up and I'm done.

Gotta give props to Crash 93 for all your help,

Much love to Corvettecrazy, your comment about hooking one of the amps up wrong was my whole trouble.

Thanks guys, and I mean that.



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And there'* nothing like calling a shop afterwards to get a quote... just for the satisfaction of finding out how much money you saved yourself
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Its great to hear that it all works.

Dont worry we all start somewhere, I've been through a few packages of fuses myself. (But they are there for a reason....fuses are a lot cheaper than new amps or speakers.)

BTW, anytime I can help, let me know.
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glad to see that it all worked out for you
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Yeah it did. I don't know if it was the fact I did it all myself or that I took my time and did my homework on the products I used. Cause I never heard it sound so good. I am really pleased. Now I just get my 61/2'* and It will be finished.


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The first time I wired up my own stereo, I was probably 16 years old. I wired the new radio'* ground wire to a wire that I measured as ground.

It measured that way because that was a wire that was grounded until the headlights were turned on, and then it went to +12v to power dashboard lighting and tail-lights. I drove somewhere, and on the way home it was dark so I flipped on the headlights. I didn't understand why I had no dash lights, and I didn't know about the tail-lights being out until a cop pulled me over and gave me a "fix-it ticket" for driving without taillights.

DIY for me was indeed a great way to learn all sorts of things about wiring! -The hard way.

But you can bet money I never wired another one up wrong again!
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