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WHY YOU SHOULD ALWAYS FUSE YOUR POWER WIRE (ps, FIRE inside)

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by johnecon2001, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. Jul 7, 2009 at 10:38 AM
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    johnecon2001

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    So my roommate came bursting into my room last night asking if we had a fire extinguisher because his car was on fire. He said it in a calm enough way that I thought it was just a little smoke, so I followed him outside to see this:

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    This is where I play Fireman and put it out with a garden hose. Obviously not confident enough that I got it all so the PFD showed up to check on the trunk and the gas tank.

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    And this is the carnage.
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    You guessed it folks, no fuse on the amplifier power wire.
     
  2. Jul 7, 2009 at 10:40 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Damn, I would have run back inside and grabbed the marshmallows and hotdogs.
     
  3. Jul 7, 2009 at 10:41 AM
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    beastlytaco

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    wow. good thing you caught it when you did
     
  4. Jul 7, 2009 at 10:45 AM
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  5. Jul 7, 2009 at 10:50 AM
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    no offense, but if your friend did a self install, he is a tool, and its a great car as well, hope he had full coverage. if e brought it to a shop and they did it like that.. cha ching....either way, whoemever did that install, should be shot...what a waste...and if my car is ever on fire, i would not run inside asking for an extinguisher, thehose is first response while calling 911 on cell, gas tanks + fire = get help, if you cant wire an amp, you should make the call.
     
  6. Jul 7, 2009 at 10:54 AM
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    Yeah..That's pretty bad. I don't know many power wiring kits that don't come with an inline fuse....unless he pieced together the kit on his own...and if he did- He sohuld have known better.

    Best of luck to him on getting his shit repaired...
     
  7. Jul 7, 2009 at 10:57 AM
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  8. Jul 7, 2009 at 11:00 AM
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    My only question is what the insurance company will say about the sub standard shade tree wiring job...

    Nice ride, hopefully he can get it pieced back together.
     
  9. Jul 7, 2009 at 11:04 AM
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    Yeah he should had definitely called the fire department as the first thing. Gas tanks and fire don't go together. There could have been an even more massive explosion there if they didn't catch the fire before it got to the tank.

    But glad everybody is ok, and hope he gets it fixed sometime. :)
     
  10. Jul 7, 2009 at 11:11 AM
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    Wow...does that suck!

    That is a great warning to all the do-it-yourselfers out there. Thinking back, I never fused the sub in my first car either. I don't have or want a sub in my truck but, if I was to do it, I would definitely use a fuse - especially after seeing these pictures!
     
  11. Jul 7, 2009 at 11:41 AM
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    I told him when he gets his new car and wants a system.. I would do the install for him lol
     
  12. Jul 7, 2009 at 11:41 AM
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    well hopefully they dont check roomates forums and he melts a fus on his own and strategically places it inthe charred remains...lol
     
  13. Jul 7, 2009 at 11:43 AM
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    lol I feel bad for him I did the exact same thing, except instead of a fuse I used a paper clip :), i went in the mall to get a cd came out and my car was covered in foam from the fire truck. I know I am an idiot for using a paper clip but its all i had on me at the time and I forgot to replace it...
     
  14. Jul 7, 2009 at 11:45 AM
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    no offense, but yorua douche like that guy, but you lose douche status for admitting it. and of course, ownign a tacoma...dude, tell ur friend with the subaru, but a taco and we alll forgive him
     
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    Thats hilarious
     
  16. Jul 7, 2009 at 12:00 PM
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    lol the worst part about it is that I was a car stereo installer, just cheap and lazy, mainly because it was a piece of junk eagle talon and I really didnt care about it, and when it burnt i was happy cause then i spent the money on a golf GTI
     
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    My grandfather did the same thing with a piece of aluminum foil for his TV in a house in brooklyn.... same result
     
  18. Jul 7, 2009 at 1:11 PM
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    Hey guys, not only do you have to worry about the gas tank, but there's a lot of nasty fumes that are let off from burning vehicles.

    Glad everyone is safe!
     
  19. Jul 7, 2009 at 5:19 PM
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    Damn that sucks. That was a sweet ride too. Hopefully he learns how to do a proper install next time.
     
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    I feel bad for the guy. But it sounds like he set himself up for it.
     
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