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Amp power problem

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by LonghornTaco, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. Dec 31, 2008 at 2:29 PM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    I'm wiring up my amps and I'm using a dual amp wiring kit from Rockford Fosgate. It's got a 4G power wire coming from the battery splitting to two 8G power wires to the amps. Everything's wired up, but they aren't getting power. I've checked the ground and I believe it's good. However, the fuse holder doesn't look like it has a fuse - or even a place for any kind of fuse I've seen...

    Help?

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  2. Dec 31, 2008 at 3:27 PM
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    atsaubrey

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    That fuse holder is for mini anl fuses.
     
  3. Dec 31, 2008 at 3:32 PM
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    x2... an audio shop should have them if yours is missing -- seems like that's something that should have been included... hmm....
     
  4. Dec 31, 2008 at 4:06 PM
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  5. Dec 31, 2008 at 4:10 PM
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    have you run a remote turn on wire? It should be a small blue wire running from harness that connects to your head unit. Just a random guess. I have that same amp kit and i did not have to do anything to fuse
     
  6. Dec 31, 2008 at 7:13 PM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    Found out that it's a MAXI fuse. The kit is supposed to come with a 100A fuse, but that wasn't the only thing it was missing. That's the LAST time I order anything from HookedOnTronics.com!

    Anyway, found a audio shop that told me that it was a MAXI fuse (they didn't sell them) but Pep Boys did. However, they only had a 60A. I got a few of those for now (until I can get a 100A). So, I have power, but my subs are coming on. Gonna do more troubleshooting tomorrow.

    Thanks for the input though!
     
  7. Dec 31, 2008 at 8:23 PM
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    I am still having trouble figuring our how that is for a MAXI fuse from the pic. Is the MAXI fuse working? Then again thinking about it I am not sure how you'd even get a Mini ANL fuse to work. Pull the other end so I can see both ends.....this is now bugging me....lot easy to see in person. Seeing in person would tak me 5 seconds to tell you :frusty:
     
  8. Jan 1, 2009 at 6:53 AM
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    I don't see how it can be a maxi fuse holder either. Despite it not looking like a maxi fuse would fit, I don't know anyone that uses them for power distrobution. Main power is typically fused with ANL or mini ANL now and older systems and distro blocks typically use AGU fuses.
     
  9. Jan 1, 2009 at 7:29 AM
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    agreed. Lets wait for the OP to explain some more and hopefully more pics.
     
  10. Jan 1, 2009 at 7:57 AM
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    It is a maxi fuse holder and is working with a 60a fuse. I'll take a pic when I get back to my truck.
     
  11. Jan 1, 2009 at 1:29 PM
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    Here's a picture of the fuse holder with the maxi fuse in it. Looks ghetto to me, but that's apparently what I've got! :)

    Thanks for the help guys!

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  12. Jan 2, 2009 at 9:02 AM
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    where did you run the wire thru the firewall? how did you do it?
     
  13. Jan 2, 2009 at 9:20 AM
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    i ran 4 gauge for my amps as well, i ran it through the rubber boot that is used for the factory wiring. i cut a small slit on one side and with a little elbow grease was able to push it through. ill take a pic in a few
     
  14. Jan 2, 2009 at 1:50 PM
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    there is also a plug behind the brake booster that you can remove and use.
     
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