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Electrical Help

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by cold_and_tired, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. cold_and_tired

    cold_and_tired PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,246

    I built myself a new console to house my CB, spreader controller and a variety of switches and gauges.

    I have always had a switch to control the power going to my subwoofer and when I switched everything over to the new console, the subwoofer switch now cuts power to the radio as well as the sub.

    I thought I had everything wired up identical to the way it was before, but I guess something got crossed.

    The power for the switch is tied into the radio fuse but I dont see how that could be putting the switch inline with the radio power.

    It got dark and freakin cold outside when I finally realized what the problem was, so I really havent had time to mess around with it.

    Anyone have any ideas?
  2. In2toys

    In2toys Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    I think.... god help us... :eek: that you pulled the power from the wrong side of the switch. If that makes sense. not sure.... I'd have to see it. I'd like to see a pic of your console as well. good luck
  3. cold_and_tired

    cold_and_tired PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,246

    Here is the console. The empty spot is going to house six gauges with room for four more switches if ever necessary.

  4. cold_and_tired

    cold_and_tired PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,246

    OK, I figured everything out but now I dont have power at the #32 fuse. It is the radio (start) fuse.

    The fuse is fine and I have tried a few different ones.

    I do have power at the #11 radio (main) fuse.

    I hate electricity!

    Anyone have any ideas?
  5. dfrommi

    dfrommi Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    what exactly is the switch doing? is it running power for your newly installed equipment? if so this may be too much power being drawn for said fuses/gauge wire. do your self a favor and run the power for the subwoofer and your new gadgets separately from any fuse to deal with the radio. find a constant +12v at least 8gauge wire and grounded properly. best bet is off the main fuse box in the engine bay