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check your fuses!

Postby Olie on Wed Dec 07, 2005 11:29 am

as above... double.. even triple check that you are using teh right fuse for the job.

In a mis-calculation of mine i used a 30A fuse on my push button start system. however.... the fuse was on the switch side, not the relay side of the circuit.

so tonight i started up as usual, got 100m meters down the road and my car starts to die, as a "fzzzzzzzzzzt" sound starts, its then imediately filled with smoke. quick flick of the battery kill switch and its down to fault finding. no signs of any dead fuses. until, out of the corner of my eye i see a very mangled piece of wire.

The trusy sidecutters removed it, then i checked its fuse.....still intact... but melted! it didnt blow, but got hot enough to melt its surrounding plastic.

so i re-connected my battery to be faced with a ear piercing scream, bloody car alarm went off as soon as power was regained. gave that a kick up the arse, started again, drove home and wrote this!
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Re: check your fuses!

Postby GSRpilot on Wed Dec 07, 2005 2:36 pm

Nice one Olie! very well awarded mate :P haha
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Re: check your fuses!

Postby LUNATIC on Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:27 pm

Nice one Olie! :lol:
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Re: check your fuses!

Postby Roddas77 on Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:49 pm

More quality wiring by Olie...
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Re: check your fuses!

Postby LUNATIC on Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:52 pm

to think that he has some 0awg cabling done by himself in his car too :roll:
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Re: check your fuses!

Postby Olie on Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:16 am

hey that 0g is safe as! its fused in 2 points! saved me arse last night when i cut its power with the kill switch.
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Re: check your fuses!

Postby LUNATIC on Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:22 am

kidding I was :)
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Re: check your fuses!

Postby Olie on Thu Dec 08, 2005 1:45 am

kidding i wasnt :P

oddly enough this isnt' the first time a fuse hasnt blown on me.

a few years ago my amp melted down, apon cracking it open i found that the 3x40A fuses inside were melted to the amp itself... but not blown!

stupid dodgy oem fuses!
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Re: check your fuses!

Postby Roddas77 on Thu Dec 08, 2005 3:53 am

and you sold the amp as was too witht he fuses melted in it! Hey it still worked! HA HA!

Hey don't knock the 0g, isn't that the blue stuff. ;)
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Re: check your fuses!

Postby Olie on Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:48 am

SA blue through and through!

shhhhh :P

remeber mr unbreakable amp?
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Re: check your fuses!

Postby Roddas77 on Sun Dec 11, 2005 10:39 pm

Yeah I remember... ha ha!
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