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Old 06-17-2013, 08:37 PM   #1
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electrical issue

So I recently upgraded my wranglers stereo with new speakers, head unit, and a small amplifier. Had a couple issues where the stereo would just turn off and then kick right back on when I really pushed it. Yesterday however, the stereo didn't turn back on and all of my gauges (including fuel!) stopped working. I assumed it was probably just a fuse but I've checked the following two fuses:
#10 - 10 amp red fuse - Instrument Cluster
#15 - 10 amp red fuse - Radio
All look perfectly fine. Can anyone give me an idea of where I should look next?

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Old 06-18-2013, 08:32 AM   #2
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I would pull the stereo back out and check all the connections that you changed when installing.

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Old 10-15-2013, 01:31 PM   #3
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For others reference: There's a second set of fuses under the hood where one was blown.
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Originally Posted by coreydye View Post
For others reference: There's a second set of fuses under the hood where one was blown.
I would diagnose what caused the fuse to blow. If you hooked up the amp yourself, you may have overloaded a circuit. Amps are big draws of power, and mine was done professionally and wired directly to the battery with a huge fuse and a 1/2" cable. This is the way amps are normally wired. I've heard of some people wiring them to the headlight constant with disastrous results. If you wired your amp to ignition power this is probably what caused your stereo to not get enough power and ultimately blowing the circuit.
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What year is your Jeep? What is the power draw on the amp? How do you have the amp wired in, and with what size wire?
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