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Blown Amp Whilst wiring my stereo in i touched the earth and live onto the live and blew part of the gold leaf connection inside. is this repairable?

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  • Anonymous Jun 15, 2008

    when i was wiring my amp i put the ground in the battery input and the battery wire in the ground input. No Fuses blew but the amp wil not power up or even show it is getting power but the battery wire has a current Can i fix this or do i need a new amp?

  • snipersmoke Jul 24, 2008

    i was thumping down the road and all of a sudden it stop playing and the red light came on.There was nothing touching and i don't see how it was blown or what ever so could i please get some feed back on this....

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It's a Kenwood so there's a good chance you've also blown a fuse for that channel. They may be inboard somewhere on the circuit board or they could be fitted somewhere accessable from the outside of the case. You may have to replace it if it's blown. Ensure you use the same type and amperage when you replace it and if it blows again it will mean a major problem further down the line. You'll also have to replace that burnt out track as you;'ve already been told. BMW

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If your talking about the printed curcuit trace on the printed curcuit board?? yea you can repair that by jumping the trace with a wire but if its for the b+,it has to be a BIG wire. IOf your talking about the terminal itself yes you can fix that too by wiring dirctly but its always better to contact the manufacturer and get a new terminal. Good Luck. PS see if this helps. 1-800-KENWOOD

Posted on May 17, 2006

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you do this at your own risk keep reading and ill tell you how to best go about doing what you want, if you get caught using dvd whilst driving you will get a big fine and points on your license ok

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