ELECTRICAL PROBLEM?

  • Tiny
  • DKoz
  • 2001 Infiniti I30
  • 160,000 miles

2001 infiniti i30. No power going to radio harness. And the instrument cluster lights. Both fuses ok on the radio. Changed them out. But found that the one side strip on the 15 amp audio fuse side of the fuse box near the battery, there is power/voltage on 'both sides' of fuse. And is the same for all the fuses on that strip. Only voltage on one side of the other strip which should be correct. Any help would be appreciated. Dave

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 AT 9:05 PM

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  • KHLow2008
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Which strip are you refering to? A picture would help. If it is a fusible link, power should be on both sides if the link is good.

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 AT 9:14 PM
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Just checked the little fuses. Not the bigger ones. Sorry don't know the name for them. But where i'm pointing is where i'm asking about

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 AT 9:51 PM
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Sorry this one

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 AT 9:52 PM
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Yup, these are mini fuses and if one side is powered, the other side must be. Only one sided power means a blown fuse.

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 AT 10:20 PM
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I think you don't understand. When I take the mini fuse out, both sides of the empty slot both have power to them. Will send another photo. Hope you can follow. Thanks. Dave

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 AT 10:38 PM
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When fuse is removed, only one side should be powered. If both sides are powered, you have a short to power.

Was anythig done prior to this occurring?

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 AT 10:51 PM
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Was going to change out the bose radio for another brand, couldn't get the new one to work. Put the old one back and did't power up and the instrument cluster lights don't work either.

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 AT 11:42 PM
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I just answered your previous post.

Did you test for power supply to the radio?

At terminal # 6 (Yellow wire), it is the memory power source and must be hot at all times.
Terminal # 10 (Purple) is from ACC and powered when key is at ACC or RUN.

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Thursday, September 20th, 2012 AT 6:17 AM
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Tested them. No power

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Thursday, September 20th, 2012 AT 3:28 PM
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Retested the fuse block again. Took out all mini fuses and now only the horn and audio banks have power going to both sides. And they are right next to each other. With fuse still out the horn still works. Wtf?

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Thursday, September 20th, 2012 AT 4:15 PM

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