Originally Posted by Altonymous
I own an '08 Evo myself. I'm looking to sell it to pick up a Taco, but not because I don't love it. I love mine, had 0 problems since the day I bought it. Evos and STis end up in shops a lot because people tinker and don't know what they are doing.
As for your friends problem, it sounds to me like one of his wires is frayed because he didn't run the wires correctly and thus it's not grounded properly.
I've done a lot of electrical installs and even fixed up cars for other people and most of the time the culprit was someone not using the right wire or connectors. I've seen some pretty scary stuff. Bare wire's being plugged straight into the fuse box, electrical tape connecting wires together... These are all scary because if the tape get's snagged putting things back together or gets pulled apart it can short things.
Also does he hear a clicking sound near the fuse box? If he does it's most likely a fuse even if he thinks he checked them all, I suggest pulling each one and verifying. A lot of times the tiny little boogers look fine until you shine a light directly on them.
I like his car too, it's a sweet car and the exhaust he has on it sounds amazing. I can hear it rumbling from up the street when he comes over hehe.
Back to his problems, he's not the one that did the mods on it, he bought it used last fall and it was already modded out. From a few things I've seen myself though, the previous owner didn't really know what he was doing.. some things were pretty sketchy...
I'm not worried about my buddies' capabilities.
There isn't any electrical tape or bare wires going anywhere (thankfully), bad connectors is a possibility though.
Thanks for your input