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Old 05-17-2010, 06:00 AM
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i got subs the other day and now im having some electrical problems. my dome light wont come on, neither will my windshield wipers or windows. and the alarm that goes off when i leave my headlights on wont go off. also, my dash says that overdrive is off, even when i hit the button. my speedometer wont work either. HELP!!!!!!
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Old 05-17-2010, 07:49 AM
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Can you be a little more specific than "I got subs" in describing what you did and how?
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:38 AM
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Can you be a little more specific than "I got subs" in describing what you did and how?
Exactly.

We need the who installed it? What was installed/ amp deck fuses etc. when did the problem start. Right after, intermittent, and how.

Then We'll hopefully give you the why.
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:43 AM
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got it installed at bestbuy on thursday, went out of town for the weekend, came back on sunday and thats when i noticed the problems. i got 2 kicker comp 10's and a 400 watt kicker amp. now all of the dash instruments are out and overdrive isnt working. let me know what else you need to know
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:46 AM
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take it right back to best buy. dont mess with it.
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Old 05-18-2010, 06:06 AM
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They screwed it up when running wires or splicing wires. Take it back to them, and do not leave until they fix it and do not pay them a dime.
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Old 05-18-2010, 06:25 AM
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...and, if they can't fix it (or you don't feel confident in their ability to fix their mistake), take it to a competent mechanic to fix, and let them know that they will be responsible for paying that bill...
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Old 05-18-2010, 06:17 PM
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thanks, i took it back and they said it was a blown fuse. got it fixed but later that day the same thing happened again. i guess its my fault for not asking about why the fuse broke......gonna take it back again tommorrow and get it fixed for good.
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Old 05-18-2010, 06:31 PM
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thanks, i took it back and they said it was a blown fuse. got it fixed but later that day the same thing happened again. i guess its my fault for not asking about why the fuse broke......gonna take it back again tommorrow and get it fixed for good.
Sound's like a short.

Best buy's installers suck. Get em to fix it, and never have them do another electrical thing on your truck again (unless there shitty wiring craps out again) lol.
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Old 05-18-2010, 06:35 PM
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yep after i get this fixed (hopefully) they wont be touchin my truck anymore haha
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Old 05-18-2010, 06:48 PM
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yep after i get this fixed (hopefully) they wont be touchin my truck anymore haha
Lol good call.
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Old 05-18-2010, 07:31 PM
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I had best buy put my radio in....couldn't be happier.
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Old 06-13-2010, 02:24 AM
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Default Re: electrical problems

Did they mention where the short was? I have the same problem in my truck with the wipers, speedo, dome light, and odometer and have been trying to fix it for a while lol. thanks!
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Old 06-13-2010, 04:55 AM
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Did they mention where the short was? I have the same problem in my truck with the wipers, speedo, dome light, and odometer and have been trying to fix it for a while lol. thanks!
what have you done to tr and fix the problem? what kind of truck do you have? did they all happen at the same time
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Old 06-13-2010, 10:21 PM
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I posted another thread explaining my problem and what I have done to try to fix it. Thanks!

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