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HAHA NO ONE CAN BEAT MY LUCK! DODGED A BULLET! #377631 Jan 18, 6:56pm Jan 18, 6:56pm
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HAHA NO ONE CAN BEAT MY LUCK! DODGED A BULLET!
Alright if some of you who didn'tknow, I completely took out my dash to apply some generic dynamat. well I'm the guy w/ the custom dual gauge pod in the center console, which I made myself. well when I put everything back on I didn't plug the gauges in and left all the wires wrapped up, i didn't think it was a big deal. well I'm making a modified JDM console look-alike for someone tonight and I was seeing how it fit. so I snapped it on and "Pftttttttttsssssssssssss", lights go dim...then my fuse box caught on fire. I ran out popped the Hood and ripped off the negative terminal. after about 15min, I had to let the smoke air out I checked it out. It turned out my center console knocked the main positive and negative wires together causing both to ignite. which caught a piece of my interior carpet on fire. I burned a good bit of plastic here and there but no other wires were damaged(that I know of). Also, I blew an ignition fuse, but there was a spare in the fuse box. Also, whats that red thing under the fuses in the pic below. I checked all the fuses except the black and brown ones because I wasn't able to and they are all fine.


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Re: HAHA NO ONE CAN BEAT MY LUCK! DODGED A BULLET! [Re: Jtultra] #377632 Jan 18, 6:57pm Jan 18, 6:57pm
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Re: HAHA NO ONE CAN BEAT MY LUCK! DODGED A BULLET! [Re: Jtultra] #377633 Jan 18, 6:58pm Jan 18, 6:58pm
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Re: HAHA NO ONE CAN BEAT MY LUCK! DODGED A BULLET! [Re: Jtultra] #377634 Jan 18, 6:58pm Jan 18, 6:58pm
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Re: HAHA NO ONE CAN BEAT MY LUCK! DODGED A BULLET! [Re: Jtultra] #377635 Jan 18, 7:00pm Jan 18, 7:00pm
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3...again

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Re: HAHA NO ONE CAN BEAT MY LUCK! DODGED A BULLET! [Re: Jtultra] #377636 Jan 18, 7:00pm Jan 18, 7:00pm
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Re: HAHA NO ONE CAN BEAT MY LUCK! DODGED A BULLET! [Re: RetroJ84] #377637 Jan 18, 7:00pm Jan 18, 7:00pm
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Re: HAHA NO ONE CAN BEAT MY LUCK! DODGED A BULLET! [Re: Jtultra] #377638 Jan 18, 7:11pm Jan 18, 7:11pm
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SAME thing happend to my friend!!


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Re: HAHA NO ONE CAN BEAT MY LUCK! DODGED A BULLET! [Re: blitzceli] #377639 Jan 18, 7:17pm Jan 18, 7:17pm
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yea, wants I saw fire I almost shit my pants


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Re: HAHA NO ONE CAN BEAT MY LUCK! DODGED A BULLET! [Re: Jtultra] #377640 Jan 18, 7:41pm Jan 18, 7:41pm
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wait...so what exactly touched what to cause the fire?

Re: HAHA NO ONE CAN BEAT MY LUCK! DODGED A BULLET! [Re: sickcelica696] #377641 Jan 18, 7:51pm Jan 18, 7:51pm
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Re: HAHA NO ONE CAN BEAT MY LUCK! DODGED A BULLET! [Re: Polykarb] #377642 Jan 18, 7:58pm Jan 18, 7:58pm
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how is that luck??

Re: HAHA NO ONE CAN BEAT MY LUCK! DODGED A BULLET! [Re: dansgts] #377643 Jan 18, 8:12pm Jan 18, 8:12pm
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lucky that I didn't blow my fuse box or caused major damage?


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Re: HAHA NO ONE CAN BEAT MY LUCK! DODGED A BULLET! [Re: dansgts] #377644 Jan 18, 8:13pm Jan 18, 8:13pm
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the negative touched the positive and the negative was touching the carpet, both wires ignited


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Re: HAHA NO ONE CAN BEAT MY LUCK! DODGED A BULLET! [Re: Jtultra] #377645 Jan 18, 8:34pm Jan 18, 8:34pm
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ouch. glad you werent driving and it caught fire thumbsdown

Re: HAHA NO ONE CAN BEAT MY LUCK! DODGED A BULLET! [Re: SnowFire] #377646 Jan 19, 1:39am Jan 19, 1:39am
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Glad youre ok!!

Re: HAHA NO ONE CAN BEAT MY LUCK! DODGED A BULLET! [Re: 10celica10] #377647 Jan 19, 5:23am Jan 19, 5:23am
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negative and postive to what?

Re: HAHA NO ONE CAN BEAT MY LUCK! DODGED A BULLET! [Re: sickcelica696] #377648 Jan 19, 12:31pm Jan 19, 12:31pm
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i thought someone had shot at your celica w/a gun.

Re: HAHA NO ONE CAN BEAT MY LUCK! DODGED A BULLET! [Re: GTQuentin] #377649 Jan 19, 1:51pm Jan 19, 1:51pm
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negative and positive wires to my gauges that are currently disconnected. theres a stain on my windshield from all the smoke, and the smell of my interior is almost unbearable


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Re: HAHA NO ONE CAN BEAT MY LUCK! DODGED A BULLET! [Re: 10celica10] #377650 Jan 19, 2:00pm Jan 19, 2:00pm
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Originally Posted by 10celica10
Glad youre ok!!

Re: HAHA NO ONE CAN BEAT MY LUCK! DODGED A BULLET! [Re: Polykarb] #377651 Jan 19, 2:21pm Jan 19, 2:21pm
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Originally Posted by Polykarb
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Re: HAHA NO ONE CAN BEAT MY LUCK! DODGED A BULLET! [Re: GT2111] #377652 Jan 19, 3:06pm Jan 19, 3:06pm
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Re: HAHA NO ONE CAN BEAT MY LUCK! DODGED A BULLET! [Re: TrojanUSMC] #377653 Jan 19, 5:17pm Jan 19, 5:17pm
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this is why I only do minimal electrical work

Re: HAHA NO ONE CAN BEAT MY LUCK! DODGED A BULLET! [Re: AZZKIKR] #377654 Jan 19, 5:22pm Jan 19, 5:22pm
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i remember that happened to my car once, i got like a burned carpet line now

Re: HAHA NO ONE CAN BEAT MY LUCK! DODGED A BULLET! [Re: Nine49Kid] #377655 Jan 19, 6:50pm Jan 19, 6:50pm
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yea, after this I'm gonna take electrical work in my car more seriously, theres a smoke stain on my window I'm having a hard time getting off


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Re: HAHA NO ONE CAN BEAT MY LUCK! DODGED A BULLET! [Re: Jtultra] #377656 Jan 19, 8:06pm Jan 19, 8:06pm
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u should always know that when working with electrical, ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS unhook ur battery..come on people..u lucky it only burn ur car and nothing else major happen, like spread electrical fire throughout ur car..good thing nothing bad happen, and u're ok..be careful next time dude..goodluck with ur project.. thumbsup


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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
Re: HAHA NO ONE CAN BEAT MY LUCK! DODGED A BULLET! [Re: celicafourotwo] #377657 Jan 19, 8:33pm Jan 19, 8:33pm
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yea II wasn't really messing w/ anything electrical at the time, I just forgot to tape off the positive wires. haha, it did cause a fire...good thing interior carpet burns slow...


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Re: HAHA NO ONE CAN BEAT MY LUCK! DODGED A BULLET! [Re: Jtultra] #377658 Jan 20, 12:14am Jan 20, 12:14am
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