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Old 05-17-2013, 09:59 AM   #1
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I have had a 10 inch kicker with a kicker 125w amp. Nothing too big at all and im lining my tub soon(its on its way!!) and i decided its time to get rid of the sub so my jeep will be waterproof and ill have nothing to worry about getting messed up in quick showers. Plus i wont have to worry about it getting stolen. So today i unplugged everything and rather than take the whole dash off to get to radio i thought i could just leave it wired up for future incase i change my mind. So i cut the cords that ran from radio to sub and amp, that were behind my glove box so it would be easier and prewired. I wrapped the ends of the exposed wires in electrical tape. Im not very electrically smart at all. I wired up the sub but that was with alot of instructions haha still dont know amps and fuses and all i just followed instructions. So is what i did safe? Or could it cause a fire? Sorry for such a noob question but electrical is not my field of study..

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Old 05-17-2013, 10:23 AM   #2
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Wires that have been cut off but are still live are usually safe if protected by electrical tape. However, electrical tape can come loose and cause shorts/blown fuses if not applied properly so just make sure the ends were taped in such a way the tape isn't going to lift off/fall off or the wire pull itself free somehow. Where a beginner might only use an inch or two of electrical tape to cover a bare wire I might use 6-10" and then make sure the wire isn't going to move & get in the way of something with more tape.

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Old 05-17-2013, 10:32 AM   #3
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Ok good, i taped them off pretty good in a few differemt ways so they shouldnt come off. I used a decent amount but ill keep an eye on them. Thanks jerry
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