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Unread 05-13-2011, 09:27 AM   #1
RipLip
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Radio fuse keeps blowing

OK, i know not having a radio isn't the end of the world but the reason its blowing can't be normal either. Little history here-last week I replaced my dead battery with a Optima yellow top, I also did the Team Rush upgrade, I replaced all the terminals on a lot of my ignition solenoid while I replaced all my terminals for the battery. When I started the engine (besides it was running like crap) the radio didn't turn on and I found it blew the fuse in the back. Put one in and turned the jeep on and off a couple times and it worked great. Well last night I replaced my power wire from the alternator to the solenoid because it looked like crap and I saw my voltage meter going a little crazy. When I started the jeep back up the voltage meter stayed at 14v steady but I noticed the radio blew another fuse. It seems weird to me because before I do any electrical on the jeep I disconnect the neg. side and only replace when I'm done. Is there something I'm missing?

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Unread 05-16-2011, 05:36 AM   #2
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I know nobody replied on this but when I was tracing all the wires back i noticed the wire popped out of the female stake on that plugged into the male slot on the fuse panel. I could also see where the wire was bouncing and arcing on multiple different araeas of the fuse panel which was causing a lot of my problems. Got everything buttoned up and all is good.
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Unread 05-16-2011, 08:16 AM   #3
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Good job tracking it down. I had a bunch of wiring issues mostly because of the POs wiring jobs. I ended up ripping all of his work out to save the frustration of trying to fix it.
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Unread 05-17-2011, 03:47 AM   #4
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Yeah i've been knocking the idea of buying one of those painless wiring kits. It might be a good winter project. I did go through and fix a bunch of crap on this issue. Thanks
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