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Old 01-03-2012, 05:25 AM   Thread Starter #1
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Default LED Tube Fuse Keeps Blowing

Hey guys so as some of you know I have a set of led underglow tubes, please don't bag on me for this I know most of you think it's rice but I like it, anyways, about a week ago it just stopped working and the fuse was blown, I didn't touch anything electrical wise so I don't see what could be causing this. This week I changed the fuse twice, the first time it lasted about 5
Minutes on, the second time it blew instantly, what could be causing this problem, like I said I'm just seeking for help and advice some of you might tell me to take it off but I want to keep it because I like it. If anyone can help me that would be nice, btw, they are hooked up to a control box that can be turned on and off which is connected straight to the battery.

Edit: I actually have done something electrical, I had led fog lights installed, they are hooked up to a rocker switch that is hooked up straight to the battery, but they work fine,But ever since I hooked them up that's when my underglow started acting up , I read everywhere that people say i might have a "short" somewhere, what exactly does that mean?
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Default Re: LED Tube Fuse Keeps Blowing

A "short" or "short circuit" basically means that there is a break in the power wire's (+ wire from battery) insulation and it's touching an unintended grounding point (metal). So what you need to do is check the power wire for your under glow from the battery all the way to the lights and make sure the insulation (the rubber/plastic coating around the actual wires) is not open anywhere and touching some metal.
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Originally Posted by officerfrasher View Post
A "short" or "short circuit" basically means that there is a break in the power wire's (+ wire from battery) insulation and it's touching an unintended grounding point (metal). So what you need to do is check the power wire for your under glow from the battery all the way to the lights and make sure the insulation (the rubber/plastic coating around the actual wires) is not open anywhere and touching some metal.
This!

You need ro backtrace ALL of the wiring from the battery back to the glow tubes...something is shorting somewhere.
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Default Re: Led Tube Fuse Keeps Blowing

If it is not the wiring then its is the control box. I would do a once over on the power wiring first as suggested. If nothing is found shorted then i would disconnect the power at the control box but leave the power switch for it turned on. If the fuse blows again then it is the wiring and you should just say F it and run a new wire since you did not visually see a fault when you looked at the first time. Be sure to drive on some bumpy roads. 25mph down a gravel road would be perfect. If the fuse doesn't blow again then it is the control box.

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