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Old 08-27-2008
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Help! electronics are going crazy

Hey guys so here is what i got.

10inJlAudio Sub and a 250W Alpine Amp and stock radio

The problem is when i connect all the wires (battery, remote, and ground) the radio doesn't turn on, windshield wipers dont work, amp gets no power.

The catch is, when I touch the remote and battery wires together everything works perfectly but when i take the key out of the ignition the radio wont turn off.

So i tried putting the battery and remote wires both in the battery slot of the amp but the mp still gets no power, only glimpses of power when i first touch the battery wire to the amp.

Help?
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Old 08-27-2008
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Ground fault. A positive is grounding out somewhere.
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Old 08-27-2008
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did you check your blinker fluid yet? i heard that if it is low it will cause the electricity to provide more power to run the lights and cut off your stereo
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Old 08-27-2008
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its most likely a ground.. but i would say, you have a mis ground.. probably forgot to ground something you were surpose to or something came loose
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Old 08-28-2008
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So found that my ground wire is rusted over so i cleaned it and switched it to a new spot. I checked the positive and it is not grounded anywhere else that i can see. I checked the connection and fuse to the battery, those are good. Amp still gets no power same with radio, windows, and windshield wipers. Only way is to touch the remote and battery wires together.

Any other suggestions?
I havent tried looking at the blinker fluid where is that at?
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time to get out the multimeter and start checking voltage and current flow.
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Old 08-29-2008
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Where should i check. Im kinda slow when it comes to wiring and electronics in the truck. And also what voltage should it be running at?
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the blinker fluid is located in the right tail light if you unscrew it and take it out there is a dipstick in back of the reflector
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