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Old 12-14-2013
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No power to head unit?

Vehicle: 1996 Ford Ranger xl Rwd
I was wiring in some blue Led lights in the foot wells of my truck and I accidentally wired the positive wire to the ground, I did not realize this and I then flipped the light switch for a test and a little spark appeared, I shorted it out...and now there is no power to the Led lights or my head unit. (my head unit was disconnected at the time so I know its not fried). I have the lights wired to the ignition lead and ground that go to the head unit. The fuse seem fine to me but there could be one I am missing? Also the lights were working before this I was just adding more. Thank you for any help and advice
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first thing, swap the fuse associated with that ignition wire. It may look fine to the eye but could be the problem.
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its okay it turns out im just an idiot who didnt know about the fuse panel beside the door...
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its okay it turns out im just an idiot who didnt know about the fuse panel beside the door...
very well then may i suggest that you run an individual NEW switched power supply for the LED's instead of off the HU Switched supply.
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Thanks! I ended up doing that anyways!
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