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Jtultra
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Jtultra Jan 19, 2:56am - #377631 

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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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Jtultra Jan 19, 2:57am - #377632 

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Jtultra Jan 19, 2:58am - #377633 

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Jtultra Jan 19, 2:58am - #377634 

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Jtultra Jan 19, 3:00am - #377635 

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3...again
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RetroJ84 Jan 19, 3:00am - #377636 
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Jtultra Jan 19, 3:00am - #377637 

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blitzceli Jan 19, 3:11am - #377638 

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SAME thing happend to my friend!!

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Jtultra Jan 19, 3:17am - #377639 

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yea, wants I saw fire I almost shit my pants

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sickcelica696 Jan 19, 3:41am - #377640 
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wait...so what exactly touched what to cause the fire?
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Polykarb Jan 19, 3:51am - #377641 

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Torched angry angry

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dansgts Jan 19, 3:58am - #377642 

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how is that luck??
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Jtultra Jan 19, 4:12am - #377643 

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lucky that I didn't blow my fuse box or caused major damage?

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Jtultra Jan 19, 4:13am - #377644 

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the negative touched the positive and the negative was touching the carpet, both wires ignited

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SnowFire Jan 19, 4:34am - #377645 

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ouch. glad you werent driving and it caught fire thumbsdown
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10celica10
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10celica10 Jan 19, 9:39am - #377646 
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Glad youre ok!!
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sickcelica696 Jan 19, 1:23pm - #377647 
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negative and postive to what?
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GTQuentin Jan 19, 8:31pm - #377648 

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i thought someone had shot at your celica w/a gun.
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Jtultra Jan 19, 9:51pm - #377649 

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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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celicajonz Jan 19, 10:00pm - #377650 
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Originally Posted by 10celica10
Glad youre ok!!
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GT2111 Jan 19, 10:21pm - #377651 
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Torched angry angry
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TrojanUSMC Jan 19, 11:06pm - #377652 
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AZZKIKR Jan 20, 1:17am - #377653 

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this is why I only do minimal electrical work
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Nine49Kid Jan 20, 1:22am - #377654 
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i remember that happened to my car once, i got like a burned carpet line now
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Jtultra
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Jtultra Jan 20, 2:50am - #377655 

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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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celicafourotwo Jan 20, 4:06am - #377656 

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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?
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Jtultra Jan 20, 4:33am - #377657 

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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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silverOOgts Jan 20, 8:14am - #377658 

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i have gauges for sale now! any takers?

Where did my sig go? help me find it..........
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