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Old 12-13-2003, 10:51 PM
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before the other night i had never installed my own deck before.

i had done it a million times on the bench at work, but never in a car.

so i was working for liek 4 hours with my nak and my eclipse trying to figure out what i was missing.

i rewired everything at least 5 times on two different harnesses form both of my cars...

checked the fuses, checked the wires in the back of the clips, checked everything, and i still couldnt figure it out...

i stopped to eat and went back at it with a small flashlight in my mouth digging through the dash...

what could be wrong....

then the hypothetical slap in the face,

i put the friggin key in the ignition.

please, tell me how much of an idiot i am..
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Old 12-13-2003, 11:05 PM
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Your not! We all have done well silly things your just man enough to admit to it! Good you figured it out and hopefully we all can learn from it.
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Old 12-13-2003, 11:34 PM
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as a reward for my honesty and perserverence...

when i started my car up again to move it, other electrical probems that i had figured themselves out...

now everything is hunky-dory.

if only my brakes would firm up a bit...
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Old 12-14-2003, 05:31 AM
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Whenever I do any kind of job and it doesn't work, it always turns out to be the dumbest thing that I forgot to do. You just don't check those things ever because they are so simple you assume that they aren't the problem! LOL!
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Old 12-14-2003, 09:13 PM
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ahahhaha
check this one out!
i blew a fuse in my deck... so i remove it to verify that it as the fuse and replace it. i confirmed it was the fuse. HAH! put everthing back in place and try it again.... no go... WTF? forgot to replace the actual F'n FUSE i went in the first place for!! AAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-14-2003, 10:04 PM
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Originally posted by Mr. Marco:
ahahhaha
check this one out!
i blew a fuse in my deck... so i remove it to verify that it as the fuse and replace it. i confirmed it was the fuse. HAH! put everthing back in place and try it again.... no go... WTF? forgot to replace the actual F'n FUSE i went in the first place for!! AAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ive also done that exact same thing and had to take thwe deck out and repeat the whole proses.....so i get the deck out pull the fuse put by the new one got a phone call, took the call and then went back to the deck put the fuse in put the deck and dash back togethter to find out i put the bad fuse back in.... [img]graemlins/freak.gif[/img] man did i ever fell like a tool....but itwas all fun [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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Old 12-15-2003, 05:58 PM
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Heh....

Installing a Clarion changer for a fellow employee at work... Got the changer mounted, all wires run, plug it into the CLarion deck, pop a cd in the cartridge - error code.



Check the cd, check the orientation dials on the side, all good. The thing will not read cds. Ok, so I figure the thing is fuct. Pull the car out, tell the owner to get the manual to see what the error code means. Half an hour later a fellow installer comes in with the manual.

Him - Guess what error #29 means?

Me - [img]graemlins/dunno.gif[/img]

Him - cd inserted upside-down.

[img]graemlins/freak.gif[/img]
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