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Help, blowing fuses trying to mount LMS332C.


MN Slick

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I'm attempting to mount my unit myself and have been blowing fuses. It powers up fine but GPS (network) connection keeps blowing fuses. I've got both wired to my starting battery. Any ideas? The directions didn't say what size wires to use but mine are thicker than the units. Any ideas? I don't have a clue what I'm doing. Thanks.

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Hmmmmmm. If you have red to pos and black to neg, then it sounds like a bad cable? I would take it back to the store for a new one.

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MN SLICK, having just wired my LMS332C this past Wednesday and using it throughout the weekend with no problems, lets go over your "problem". From your post I take it that you have wired the unit's power and GPS antenna power separately? If that's the case then your post would indicate that the unit powers up okay but when you connect the power wires for the GPS antenna that it blows its in-line fuse? Is this correct so far?. If so recheck that the shield wire and the negative (black)wire are both hooked to the negative post on the battery. Of course it follows that the positive (red)wire is hooked to the positive post of the battery with it's own in-line fuse. I just want to make sure that you didn't hook the shield wire to the positive (red) wire. If all are connected properly one of two possibilities remain: somehow the black and red power wires got nicked when attaching your wire extensions and thus the actual wires are touching somewhere or indeed the factory cable is bad. Sorry to sound so elementary, but I make these kinds of mistakes myself. Let us know what the solution is. Good luck and good fishing.

dockehr

Dr. Roland E. Kehr, Jr.

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MN SLICK, just an addendum: page 34 of the instruction booklet stattes that #18 gauge wire is okay for splicing. But, if there are no nicks in your wires really shouldn't make any difference as to wire size since it sounds like you're "oversized" rather than "undersized".

dockehr

Dr. Roland E. Kehr.\, Jr,

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