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Old 03-24-2006, 12:50 AM   #11
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ok, did you have any zaps of touching some pos and neg wires when you were doing it?
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Old 03-24-2006, 01:03 AM   #12
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No, or at least not that I noticed. I did use these little plastic w/ metal inside connectors that allowed me to splice the wire in without cutting or stripping the existing wire, maybe they casued trouble?
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well explain how you wired it
Well, as far as power is concerned I spliced into the "on with ignition" wire that goes into my deck and the ground wire that goes to the same.
Yes, that would definitely do it! I blew the exact same fuse when I improperly installed my first aftermarket HU in the Bonne. Had to drive to work (at 10:30 PM) with no dash lights. Reading a speedometer using only street lights is not good....
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Well I didn't think of it as improper...is this fuse likely to blow again? What is improper about the method used?
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Well I didn't think of it as improper...is this fuse likely to blow again? What is improper about the method used?
No, my install was improper (left a wire uninsulated). But, that circuit seems to tie right into the dash lights for some reaon.

For me it was the power antennae lead that took out my dash.
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Well I didn't think of it as improper...is this fuse likely to blow again? What is improper about the method used?
No, my install was improper (left a wire uninsulated). But, that circuit seems to tie right into the dash lights for some reaon.

For me it was the power antennae lead that took out my dash.
I had to tap into the antenna lead too...maybe that did it. Well, if it blows again I'll take things apart and check the insulation.

Thanks for your help guys.
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i've had things like that happen in other vehicals before. not that anything was done incorrectly, probibly just bumped or jarred something incorrectly and shorted something out. it was a Jeep though, so that may have something to do with it!
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Once in a while...fuses do just blow.

I've noticed many of our cars having burnt pins on the fuses. This causes more resistance and increases the necessary draw. Pop!
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I'm not a huge fan of those splice lock connectors, though I have used them, since the application you're talking about is ideal. When I do use them I try to use heat shrink tubing over them for insurance.
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I'm not a huge fan of those splice lock connectors, though I have used them, since the application you're talking about is ideal. When I do use them I try to use heat shrink tubing over them for insurance.
Yeah they are smothered with e-tape, so should be ok.
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