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 Post subject: HELP is my head unit dead
Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:32 pm 
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OK so I've pulled the dash out looking to do LED conversion. The plug on the back on the back of the cigarette lighter was being a pain so I used a screwdriver to lever it away. music was playing then guess what after the screwdriver made contact it made a buzz noise and the music died. head unit will no longer turn back on but it will eject CD's and accept it again so it has power. What has happened? Ive created some kind of circuit...? is my head unit dead? how to fix it???

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Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:40 pm 
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check all your fuses

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:44 pm 
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ok im gonna need help with that pls. not good with electronics. which fuses and where? everythign else on the car works fine so is there a fuse i should start with? thanks
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Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:14 pm 
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there should be a fuse or 2 on the back of the head unit

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:15 pm 
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there is on in the back of the cd player

do your interior lights work

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:32 pm 
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the one in back of head unit was fine. the one that blew was the radio, cig lighter (number 14). replaced it with a 30 Amp fuse and all is jolly! thanks for replies
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Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:47 pm 
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eeek i wouldnt go that big, try a 15

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:42 pm 
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...I hope you have learned your lesson here. Don't work with electrical stuff while the battery is connected. Always remove the negative terminal before attempting electrical work to be completely safe. If you want music while working on the car, use a portable radio or something.

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Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:55 pm 
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Don't work on electrical circuits while they are still alive and NEVER use larger than rated fuses, EVER....

 

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