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    Did I kill my stereo?

    After seeing a few people do this I tried it myself. Re-arranging the cubby hole above the ashtray and my HU in my mk4. After reconnecting it, i switched on the ignition, and the HU wouldn't power up. All fuses are fine as well as all connections. One thing I realised I'd done was to completely forget to disconnect the -ve terminal of the battery. Have I fried my HU? Is there any way I can test it's definitely dead before looking into getting a new one? Cheers in advance

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    is the fuse on the back of the head unit itself ok...check that 12v of power is getting up to the ends of the plug that supplys your head unit..check the earth wire hasnt come off ..first
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    Quote Originally Posted by supersterl View Post
    is the fuse on the back of the head unit itself ok...check that 12v of power is getting up to the ends of the plug that supplys your head unit..check the earth wire hasnt come off ..first
    Fuses are fine. Ground seems fine. Cant check power atm as multimeter is in mates garage, won't see him till satarday. got a 50mile trip tonight which'll be crap without ma beats

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    cant see that you would have blown anything in the head set if your head set was turned off..when you did the change over..have taken out many stereos and refitted them with out battery disconnected at all..
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    lucky i'm good mates with a mechanic. will get him to go over it when i next can. Was just wondering if i did something obvious wrong that someone could point out.

    Any idea on laws regarding directly listening to an ipod at the wheel?

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    Yes, you're leaving yourself open to prosecution for "driving with out due care & attention" by using earphones.
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    my mate had a look at it today and ran his multimeter over positives and checked earth. Seems i have killed it. new one on order though. thanks all.

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