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Old 11-27-2007, 01:03 AM   #1
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This is really pissing me off.

This morning, my radio and aeroforce guage shut down half way through my drive to work. When I come home I investigate, and I find a popped fuse. So I replace it with the 10A, radio and the aeroforce come back on, and the fuse pops again after about 20 seconds. So I replace it with a 15A, and in twenty seconds it pops again. So I pulled out the deck and examined all wiring. Everything looks fine...exact same way it was when I installed the deck 4 or 5 months ago. So I replace it with a 20A fuse, and I went for two 5 minute drives...and at the end of the second one it pops again.

I have had the same setup with no change since about June. Today was the first day it was blistering cold this Winter. It is a Pioneer OLED deck DEH7800MP, and an aeroforce guage on this line. This was the first time it has popped a fuse.

I can't see the cold being the issue as I had this setup last winter, just with a different deck.

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Bad ground or check the fuse on the back of your deck.
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Bad ground or check the fuse on the back of your deck.
I will check the deck fuse...but it does work until the radio fuse pops...

As far as grounds go, I have the deck grounded to the black wire out of the wire harness...if this is the issue, do you know of a better location to ground the deck out?

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Sorry I meant make sure on the ground wire that it is connected strong and no cuts in the wire.
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Stop putting in bigger fuses & go back to the 10 amp. You need to determine if it'* the radio or the gauge that'* blowing the fuse. Disconnect one of them & see if the fuse blows again.
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Tonight I lost my power windows and my ELC. Where is the fuse center grounded out? I suspect the problem is probably there...
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This makes no sense. I checked the ground bus under the driver side carpet and it was clean as could be. So I greased it up, greased the fuse, and tried again. I listened to the radio for 5-10 minutes perfectly fine sitting there with the car running. I shut it off, came back to it later. Started it up, started reversing and it blew in 10 seconds.

The strangest thing is, my power windows go out when the radio fuse blows. If I replace the radio fuse my power windows start working again...

What the !*&$#!!
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Well I know where the short is. I noticed the fuse blows when I turn my steering wheel. So it must be the god damn steering wheel controls. I don't even have them connected (aftermarket deck) so if anyone knows where the easiest place to cut the wires to them are please let me know.
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I'm assuming it'* fuse 8d that'* blowing. There should be a yellow wire coming from that fuse that splits. One goes to the radio and the other goes to the steering wheel switches. I'm not seeing how it could affect the power windows.
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I'm assuming it'* fuse 8d that'* blowing. There should be a yellow wire coming from that fuse that splits. One goes to the radio and the other goes to the steering wheel switches. I'm not seeing how it could affect the power windows.
According to my FSM this fuse powers the power window relay. Go figure..

I'm gonna go cut that mother now.
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