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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 02, 02:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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I had a cd player installed in my car. Now my fuse keeps blowing out. Could it be that some wires are touching, or something like that?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 02, 02:38 AM
 
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yes, i did the same thing in my car and and blew 3 fuses before i found the wires were touching. just pust electrical tape around the exposed wires and you should be fine
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 02, 03:38 AM
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You may needa heavier amp fuse to carry to added load of the cd player.
Just try a higher rated one, but don't go too high , or you'll defeat the safety factor of a fuse.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 02, 05:26 AM
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Check the cd player documentation to find out what the power requirements are before swapping fuses. You may find that you require a complete new circuit with a fusible link, which is probably the way you should go anyway to ensure that the original wire/fuse combination is not overloaded. Such a condition can cause a fire.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 02, 11:22 AM
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I'd check to make sure its grounded properly. Had the same problem with fuses, turned out it was as simple as being grounded wrong.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 02, 06:54 PM
 
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Jim is right. For most new stereo stuff, it is best to be on the safe side and wire it seperately. I reccomend running a 8 guage wire into the passenger compartment and mount an accesory fuse block. This allows you to wire up all kinds of aftermarket accesories(guages, etc.) without overloading the factory harness. Plus, it makes them all removable at a later time. Save a lot of hassle and makes thing real clean.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 02, 06:05 AM
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Heavier fuse? as a firefighter of 20 years ...can you say car fire?


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