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    ok heres my problem. whenever i had my amp installed i kept blowing the distributioon fuse (the one up near the battery) well i got tired of it replacing the fuse and it keep blowing so i pulled out an old trick and wrapped it with tin foil. works great by the way. but anyway back to my problem. i didnt notice anything wrong with it until today.

    i was working with my friends system and we decided to take a look at mine well i popped the hood and too my surprise this is what i saw"":



    im not sure what did it or why but its been hooked up this way since about march or january. i dont know wether the cold weather or caused it or if it was about 2 weeks ago when i decided to see how loud my amp would get.

    so heres pics of my setup so you know what im dealing with:

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    im not sure what gauge wire it is but does anyone know what size wire or what size distribution fuse i should get... and btw please please hurry.







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    Re: Power wire help (Please fast)

    Look at the max amp draw of your amp and get a fuse that is 1/2 the value of that...

    I think... Mine is 25A over that.



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    Re: Power wire help (Please fast)

    I think the tinfoil did that.WHEN I READ THAT IT SOUNDED HORRID!!!!. WHAT SIZE FUSE WHAT UP FRONT.

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    Re: Power wire help (Please fast)

    foil over fuses = bad
    you should always find the source of blown fuses. in your case it is either:
    a)your amp is trying to pull more power than your fuse(and wire) is rated for, or
    b)you have a thin/bare spot in your wire housing that is allowing an arc to the chassis of your ride from time to time.

    when does your amp shut off? when you have the volume very high, or when you hit a bump on the road?

    solutions:
    if your amp shuts off(fuse blows) while you are blasting your music, you need to switch to a larger guage wire.
    if your amp shuts off while you are playing dukes of hazard over speed bumps, you need to find where your wire is rubbing(prolly where is goes through the body into the cabin).

    fix it right or get fire insurance on your car.



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    Re: Power wire help (Please fast)

    what gauge should i get




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    weird ive got 2 accounts lol




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    but anyway what gauge wire should i get and what size fuse?




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    how do people put pictures on there that are THAT big without using that one website?



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    Re: Power wire help (Please fast)

    Foil over fuse could = a car fire. I wouldn't do that.




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    Re: Power wire help (Please fast)

    Quote Originally Posted by darkdrake
    what gauge should i get
    i'd do 1/0. if you upgrade to a bigger amp in the future you will have the wire already run.
    ...or, you could just buy a ton of fuses and keep replacing them as they go. a grip of 50amp or 60amp fuses won't cost too awful much.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MastaFlex
    how do people put pictures on there that are THAT big without using that one website?
    that one website?
    the topic creator uses photobucket. i prefer uploadit.org myself. there are many other choices out there though.



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    Re: Power wire help (Please fast)

    is it better to run the 1 gauge to the trunk and distro it there or back near by the battery?



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    Re: Power wire help (Please fast)

    you leecher...^^

    but anyway so 1/0 gauge wire. ok where do i get that at?

    also shouldi run a bigger ground wire also cause of a bigger power wire. and also what size distro fuse should i get..... so many questions..




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    Re: Power wire help (Please fast)

    and it blew when i turned the music up.




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    Re: Power wire help (Please fast)

    Quote Originally Posted by darkdrake
    you leecher...^^

    but anyway so 1/0 gauge wire. ok where do i get that at?

    also shouldi run a bigger ground wire also cause of a bigger power wire. and also what size distro fuse should i get..... so many questions..
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