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post #1 of 3 Old Jan 28th, 2008, 5:48 pm Thread Starter
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Electrical Opps!

Hi, I am installing a J&M radio and connecting my Zumo and Escort all through the wiring harness provided. This is not my usual activity but I do wish to do as much with my motorcycle as i can.

I wanted to test it before tying everything down so I connected it all to the battery. That was not good I fear.

There was a loud POP, but nothing that I can tell has been hurt.

I have it apart so can not take it on the road to test it.

Any ideas? How bad did I goof?

Thanks, George
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post #2 of 3 Old Jan 28th, 2008, 6:34 pm
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Did you connect it without a fuse in the 12 volt line? It doesn't sound good. Did you disconnect it as soon as the pop was heard? If not, were you able to get sound from everything? I fear that you blew one of the audio ICs, or an internal fuse...

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post #3 of 3 Old Jan 29th, 2008, 6:56 am Thread Starter
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Electrical Opps.

Hi, thanks for the reply. I did disconnect everything immediately, but what had happened had happened.

I do not have a radio on the bike, it is radio ready. I am installing the J&M for comm, CB, weather and the Zumo for GPS and MP3.

I am also putting in a AP-2 from Eastern Beaver. Should have done this first!

Just got a message from J&M (below) which sounds pretty good, we shall see.

Thanks again, George

George ,,,,,,

Yes ,, sounds like a capacitor or two inside the suppressor was fried ,,,,,, that was caused by reverse polarity ,,,,,

Please send the complete suppressor to my attention at the address below ,,, we will take care of it for you ,,,,

Best regards ,,,,,,
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