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I have a fairly decent audio setup consisting of 2 memphis amplifiers, 1000w and 240w. They run on a 1 farad cap and they power my speakers and an Eclipse AVX2404 controls it all. Recently, a fuse blew and killed my entire system. It was one of the fuses under the steering wheel the 10G radio one. But i had a 30G fuse in there. I replaced it today with a 20G fuse and when i turned on my car, POOF. That one burned too. Any ideas why i'm burning these fuses like its my job? I have pics of the setup on my cardomain page.. if you techy guys need me to take pics of anything else PM me or reply to this.


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What else looses power? Do you have any accessories hooked up to the cig. lighters, or perhaps loose change that may have found its way into the holes? If the cig lighters are clear, then it is most likely an issue with the switched power wire going to the red wire on the head unit. A short on this circuit is your downfall. What caused the fuse to blow? Were you moving or stationary? A little more info on what events transpired leading up to the fuse blowing would be helpful. And one more note: REPLACE FACTORY FUSES WITH THE SAME AMPERAGE!!!!! They use those specific fuses for a reason.
 
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I was stationary, i had just driven about 45 minutes to a campsite. Then about 3 hours after arriving I attempted to start my car to play some music for us. I have my escort 8500 x50 plugged into the cig lighter by the gearshifter. The cigarette lighters are clear of coins, etc.. for some reason there is a wire running through the fuse box. I had all my work done at a shop back in my hometown thus meaning i wasnt the one that had actually changed the fuses initially. The wire that is in the fuse box seems very out of place and scares me. I dont want to blow my fuse box and am not sure what purpose that wire has in there. It might be a remote or ground wire, i'm not sure.
 

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The only things that lose power are my headunit, my amps, my clock, lights on ac panel. But the ac gauges work of course.
 

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Yeah, that is the same circuit. I would take it back to the shop that did the work and let them know what is happening. It is definitely something grounding/shorting out on that circuit. You will finger it out through process of elimination.
 

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NEVER REPLACE A FUSE WITH ONE OF A HIGHER RATING BECAUSE IT BLOWS!!!!! Do the research and find what is causing the fuse circuit to SHORT out. Disconnect the new radio and replace the fuse with a 10A fuse and see what happens. You have to trouble shoot the electrical system of that circuit and I would start with what IS NOT factory.
 

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is this a new system or has the system been in place for a while?
 

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So any update????
 

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yes sir.. apparently the power inverter that was installed in my car previously to my ownership was the problem. sound advice in tampa did the installation and they bypassed the switch on the inverter making it run instantly on ignition.. (the inverter was used by previous owner to power a PS2) the overuse of the inverter killed it and caused it to short out the rest of my system. I paid 30 dollars to a local shop here in tallahassee and he figured it out in about an hour or so. Him and I individually went through every electronic device connected on the line and found out that it was the inverter... as of now it is not connected and i dont care as i NEVER used it... i tried to connect my xbox to it back in the day but never actually used it because i dont have free time to play video games in my car.

But overall, im happy... im glad i just paid 30 to have it fixed and it didnt turn out to be a burnt out alpine monitor brain or a fried head unit. Whew.. relieved.

Thanks for the help guys...

Btw Im running a 10 amp fuse now!!! :-D
 
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