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Almost a serious electrical fire

Discussion in 'WHOOPS!!' started by Mustangman66, April 15, 2011.

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  1. Mustangman66

    Mustangman66 Member

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    So I came out of the bar tonight with my girl, and while waiting for everyone else to be ready to leave I hopped up on the hood of my car, and then my girl jumped up too, about thirty seconds later a fu#@$$&ing sh#@ ton of smoke begis billowing out from under my hood, at first I thought we had shorted out my battery, so I shoved everyone off the hood and popped the hood, turns out when we sat on the hood, the subwoofer wires got pinched by a bolt and shorted out, when I popped the hood, the wire was BRIGHT RED and all the insulation burned off

    Lesson of the night, always run your wires through the firewall and not through the corner of the hood and behind the weather stripping

    Pictures to come tommorow
     
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  3. A Wise Guy

    A Wise Guy Well-Known Member

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    Lesson #2 Hoods aren't designed for sitting on.






    BTW Nice save on the meltdown of your truck.:thumbsup:
     
  4. Mustangman66

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    good point, nut they are so comphy

    One of the girls I was with wouldent even ride back with me cus she was afraid my car was going to catch fire again
     
  5. ncranchero

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    :bsnicker:Maybe it wasn't the car she was afraid of :shifty_ey...........:D

    :rolleyes: You "hopped up on the hood" and encouraged/allowed others to? :crazy:
     
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    Probably because you shoved her off to save your truck. Priorities :thumbsup:
     
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    And made her pee out the fire.
     
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    At least she was good for something... Lol
     
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    Might want to get a fuse on that wire... as close to the battery as possible.
     
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    The roof, on the other hand, is the best tanning spot in town. ;)


    Last fall our blower switch coil caught some freaking debris on fire, pouring wood smoke into the cabin through the vents. Took me a week after my manly man cleaned everything out and drove it for several miles before I accepted it as safe again. The fire extinguisher stays under the driver's seat now. :)
     
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    Only if you're a hot babe!!:rolleyes: And IF you are.....:ttiwwp:



    A dude tanning on the roof of an Ex is just .... you know!
     
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    A dude tanning on the roof is as wrong as sitting on the hood. Now on the other hand if you are sitting there watching him then that is... you know!
     
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    Sorry, hubby says you have to settle for a 90x90 avy. :D
     
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    Remind me to ban him !!:mad: :D
     
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    Yeah!
     
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    Lol hot women on cars....

    Anyways, I want to post up pictures but I only have a phone to post with...

    today I pulled the fuse box and battery and found a hole burned into my wiring harness and a lot of melted copper wire on the wheel well, my truck has been starting rough and running rough for a few minutes untill it warms up... So I've wrapped every wire back up and spliced a few back together tthat had been damaged and its running fine now

    I also bought yhe propper wiring on ebay, and I am going to do it right
     

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