Rising Sun Member Forums  

Go Back   Rising Sun Member Forums > Toyota 4x4 > General Tech Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 08-15-2008, 02:19 PM
FJBen's Avatar
FJBen FJBen is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 893
Default Dome/clock/stereo fuse is blowing...ideas?

Soooo...last night we went out eat and on the way back I noticed my stereo shutoff as did the OEM clock. Got home and found out that the fuse under the hood labled "dome" popped. Replaced it. worked for about 10 seconds and pop.

Hmmm...it was raining but not hard. The other day I drove through a torrential downpour and no probs whatsoever. So I turn off all the domes and replace fuse...again after a few seconds it pops. I take the stereo faceplate off and it all works fine. hmmm.

Put faceplate back on and stereo on quietly works just fine. As soon as I turn it up it starts to static/crackle and the pop goes the fuse. Confirmed this a few times.

Is my stereo now poo? It's a kenwood CD/MP3 aftermarket deck. Drove to work today with no stereo faceplate no issues. The stereo has been installed for 2 years without issue.

thoughts?
__________________
TLCA#15530

96 285's OME 's ride
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-15-2008, 03:46 PM
Rezarf's Avatar
Rezarf Rezarf is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Louisville, CO
Posts: 4,010
Default

Sounds like your stereo is shorting out. Check the power, constat power, and ground behind the radio and where they pass through the firewall for any possible shorts.
__________________
Rezarf <><
My rig... "Maude"
1976 FJ40 with some stuff and some leaks.

1999 UZJ 100 Series bone stock ready to rock AKA:The backup minivan

2012 Toyota Sienna Minivan, fastest Toyota in the stable.

My camping trailer build up thread.

"You 80 guys are just a Sawzall away from nirvana." -Red Chili
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-15-2008, 04:36 PM
corsair23's Avatar
corsair23 corsair23 is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Littleton
Posts: 8,697
Default

Maybe a short in one of the speaker wires as well? Seems to be tied to volume huh?
__________________
Jeff Z. (the "not quite as skinny" one)
TLCA #17037
'97 LX450 - aka "The Whale"
'97 FZJ80 Antique Sage AE #267, stock
12/74 FJ40, 2F, SM420, 4" Lift, ARBs, 33" MTRs

:

"...anything else i can do for you guys, how about i wash your car or mow your lawn while you figure out your firewall system? I am now boarderline insane/unibomber." Kipper

"That assumes I'm even capable of pulling and stabbing..." Jacket

"I really like having a detachable unit." Beater
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-15-2008, 04:47 PM
FJBen's Avatar
FJBen FJBen is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 893
Default

I'm wondering if it has anything to do with the rain...I have component speakers up front...maybe water got in there. Because it happened last night during the rain storm...although it's been in the rain before without issue.

But it's definitely volume dependent. This should be fun to trace down
__________________
TLCA#15530

96 285's OME 's ride
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-15-2008, 05:02 PM
CardinalFJ60's Avatar
CardinalFJ60 CardinalFJ60 is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Lafayette
Posts: 1,568
Default I like the direction so far.

I'd check what the others said...speakers are probably easier to check first. I had some bare wires that would short out on the door and shut off the deck. (no fuses blown, though).

Any-hoo, when I put in my alpine deck in the 60, I could turn up the volume to like 13 (on a scale of 30, I think?) at vol. 14 or 15...it would shut down. turned out to be a loose/poor power connection at the battery. just tightened it, and it's been perfect for years (~4-5yrs). for clarification, I did not wire the radio to be "hot" all the time. literally, it was when I put the battery cables back on. so...a goofy power connection might do goofy things.

Here's hoping for a simple fix.

Last edited by CardinalFJ60; 08-15-2008 at 05:04 PM. Reason: oops fixed it.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-15-2008, 06:09 PM
PabloCruise's Avatar
PabloCruise PabloCruise is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Northern CO
Posts: 1,758
Default

Don't turn it up to 11...





__________________
TJS

1978 FJ-40
1974 FJ-55 w/ 3FE

TLCA #10713

CO/WY Horsetooth 4 Wheelers Cruiser Club - Click Here!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-18-2008, 08:09 AM
FJBen's Avatar
FJBen FJBen is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 893
Default

Well, as quickly as it started...it quit...

I'm not sure if moisture got somewhere wacky or what...but I did notice a damp spot around my windshield at the upper A-pillar near the grab handle. hmmm...guessing bad windshield install.

I'll keep watching to see what the heck is going on.

thanks!

I always go to 11!
__________________
TLCA#15530

96 285's OME 's ride
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.