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Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:50 pm 
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Just installed a new JVC HU, JVC 6", JVC 10" sub and a cheap a** amp in my EF. Problem is after finishing off about half hour ago I now have no dash lights.
Got me buggered, as far as I know never went near anything that could do that.
The only thing I can think of is the brown wire that runs the back lighting for the std HU, does that affect the rest of the dash lighting?????[/u]

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 12:10 am 
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yes.

you may have blown a fuse.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 12:23 am 
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Yeah, fuse is definitely the go. I normaly blow about 3 fuses when i install a head unit....get a bit snip happy, cross some wires. Normaly nail the interior lights, dash lights, cig power and the smartlock one.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 12:29 am 
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lol. I've only blown one while installing a trip comp with the car still on - was listening to the radio. Everything was good til I went to drive it. Noticed no cluster readouts, and very poor performance.

INST-BATT fuse.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 12:36 am 
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Check your CRT LAMP fuse, thats the one that controls all the lights.
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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 12:38 am 
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check the park lamp fuse.. itll be that one if its just no dash lights... also pull the head unit out and make sure u didntl eave the brown wire bare somewhere
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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 11:36 am 
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If you disconnected the positive terminal from the battery before ibnstalling i dont see how the fuse could blow?

But if for some reaons you DIDN:T discconect the battery (positive or negative terminal) then it may well be the fuse.

Anoth common mistake is to connect the headunit earth to the illumination wire, because with the lights off it shows as an earth, but when there on it powers up and stops the headunit working and blows fuse...

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 6:51 pm 
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Thank for the help guys, just a fuse... Always looking in to things to much, so thanks again

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 6:23 pm 
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It is always the little things sometimes..........

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 12:28 pm 
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f**k I remember I had the same drama...freaked me out big time, thought I had doen mroe damage then a 10c fuse.
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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 12:41 am 
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LOL guys before you get into the technical areas, remember KISS haha keep it simple stupid, most faults are fuses :D thats why they are there, so you dont fry your dash :D

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 8:31 pm 
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thanks for the feedback anyway guys, problem is soted out anyways.

 

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