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    Installed new sound and now my car has no power completely?

    Hi guyz, I recently bought 900 watt sub, 2000 watt amp, 6x9s and tweeters and installed it on my 1979 beetle. Now when I open the engine some wires are burnt and when I look in the power distributor the wires are burnt.Please help?







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    Re: Installed new sound and now my car has no power completely?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kgosi View Post
    Hi guyz, I recently bought 900 watt sub, 2000 watt amp, 6x9s and tweeters and installed it on my 1979 beetle. Now when I open the engine some wires are burnt and when I look in the power distributor the wires are burnt.Please help?
    too much current was pulled :'( you needed to upgrade your wiring too




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    Re: Installed new sound and now my car has no power completely?

    So all I need to do is get differenf guage wiring?




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    Re: Installed new sound and now my car has no power completely?

    What brand and model number of equipment? Try taking the positive wire from your battery and run it to the engine block, see if that should fix things...



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    Re: Installed new sound and now my car has no power completely?

    Quote Originally Posted by Twistid View Post
    Try taking the positive wire from your battery and run it to the engine block, see if that should fix things...
    This is not recommended. The VW engine case is made of magnesium. If you spark it with your battery cable.... it will catch fire and there is no way to extinguish a magnesium fire.



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    Try taking the positive wire from your battery and run it to the engine block, see if that should fix things...
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    THE FUSE AT OR NEAR THE AMP PROTECTS THE AMP. WIRES DO NOT NEED "PROTECTING" WITH A FUSE SINCE THEY ARE NOT POWER PRODUCING DEVICES.
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    Re: Installed new sound and now my car has no power completely?

    Quote Originally Posted by Einzee View Post
    This is not recommended. The VW engine case is made of magnesium. If you spark it with your battery cable.... it will catch fire and there is no way to extinguish a magnesium fire.
    copious amounts of water. It will spark like a MFr and be a pretty show, but a ***** load of H2O will put it out. You can try this, but make sure you have a 2 1/2" hoseline available. Maybe you can have your local Fire Dept standby while you try this out.



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    Re: Installed new sound and now my car has no power completely?

    I'd suggest buying a new car...1979 Beetle!? If you added almost 3,000 Watts to that car, I can't imagine why it is not currently a pile of ashes and twisted metal.




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    Re: Installed new sound and now my car has no power completely?

    ya, sounds like you drew too much power. thoes bugs have low-output generators in them.



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    Re: Installed new sound and now my car has no power completely?

    quick! get all the advice you can before they realize you're African



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    Re: Installed new sound and now my car has no power completely?

    Quote Originally Posted by KyngHype View Post
    quick! get all the advice you can before they realize you're African
    "South" African.




    Eddie Izzard: Squirrels always eat nuts with two hands, always two hands, "arararar", and occasionally, they stop and go...oh, uh, ah, as if they're going, "Did I leave the gas on? No! No, I'm a fucking squirrel!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkbeaumont1 View Post
    "South" African.
    there is still nigz there



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    Re: Installed new sound and now my car has no power completely?

    Dude's just tryin' to get some advice...I don't care where he comes from or what color his hair is.




    Eddie Izzard: Squirrels always eat nuts with two hands, always two hands, "arararar", and occasionally, they stop and go...oh, uh, ah, as if they're going, "Did I leave the gas on? No! No, I'm a fucking squirrel!"

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    Re: Installed new sound and now my car has no power completely?

    Quote Originally Posted by jkbeaumont1 View Post
    Dude's just tryin' to get some advice...I don't care where he comes from or what color his hair is.
    me either



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