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#1 (permalink) Old 06-08-2004, 03:40 PM
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While I was installing my new Sony amp into my 528i, my Live wire coming from the battery and the ground touched causing a lot of sparks...the wire coming from the battery is not working anymore and is not transfering any current! I'm new to car stereo so please let me know what I have to do , I'm very worried.....


If there is a fix to this also please tell me how to install it the correct way...

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If you installed the wire properly you installed a fuse block on the battery. That fuse is toast. Replace it, and your wire will be hot again. If you didn't install a fuse, I don't know whats wrong.

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I didn't install it myself, but I got it installed at a very good place, I'm sure they did it, let me send u a picture....could you point out where it would be

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i'll be waiting. It should be a black thing with two thick red wires coming out of it, one end attached to the battery and the other to your power wire.

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Here ghead

Thanks for the help too
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take a pic of the actual positive battery terminal.

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Ok hold on one second

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your looking for something like this powerrm...

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good job. thats exactly what you are looking for. The top slides off and there is a fuse inside.

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Sorry it took me so long
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Sorry Pres. that wasn't him... with the 1st bat term... I was trin to help and show what to look for...

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and another, so when I get this fixed and finish connecting it, do I just be really careful so they dont hit, or what?
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lol. little too close there...

Your installer should have a lead like ben posted. If you do not have something like that attached to the bat, then the only other thing I could think of is your battery is dead or the wire came loose. Either way, if there is not a fuse, go to radioshack and buy one. They cost about $3.50.

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and yes, be very careful not to cross the hot wire and the gound. If you have a fuse block installed, it is best to install the wire without the fuse and connect everything without power, then install the fuse last.

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do you see anything like what ben posted?

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