Fucking fuse keeps blowing...

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  1. TheManMil

    TheManMil New Member

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    My fuse in the 8 gauge power wire running from my battery to amp keeps blowing.

    If the system is on low to medium volume the fuse is fine, when the subs start pounding, the fuse blows.

    The amp and subs were in another car, and they worked fine.

    Could it be a bad ground?

    Any suggestions?
     
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    PEnGUiN188 New Member

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    Prolly because you have speaker wire running from the battery to the amp.
     
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    fixed.
     
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    need more details
     
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    Need to know

    Amp rating of fuse in power wire
    Amp rating of fuses on side of amp
    Do you have the gain and bass boost turned all the way up?
    You said your using a used wire, did you check for damage to the insulation?
    Did you run it through the firewall or the door jam?
    Check for cuts/pinches there?
    What is it grounded to?
    What ga. is your ground wire?
     
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    DaIceMan Jack Bauer > *.*

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    I'd wrap the fuse in aluminum foil and crank the shit out of it.

    Worked for a kid I knew in high school... for about 10 seconds, and then promptly fried his power cable from bad spot back to the fuse holder. Watching him dump a cooler of ice and water on his interior was a fucking riot.

    anyway... answer the shit PEn asked. those are good questions.
     
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    This is concerning, when you go through the firewall, usually rhe hold you drill or go through is very sharp. it you really pulled on the wire, good chances are you cut it. Hit the right bump and copper on metal contact... fuse blows.

    Check it, make sure you wrap it in electrical tape or something to help shield it.
     
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    did i read that right and no one else has caught it?


    you're running an amp fused with at least 40 amps and 20 amps fusing under the hood?
     
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    I think he meant he has used 20 and 40 amp.

    I would check your power and ground wires, seems you might have a knick somewhere.
     

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