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Old 09-08-2012, 02:53 AM   #4
benzovs
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Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Tucson
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My Ride: 2000 323i
Definitely use an inline fuse. If the amp shorts out, or the power lead somehow were to short out, the positive lead would continue to heat up and the wire could very likely light on fire. I have seen this personally, being a professional installer for 15+ years. Your wire catching on fire or your amp burning up isn't the worst part. There is carpet and possibly other flammable materials in your trunk that could come in contact with the flame/heat being produced from this short, and before you know it your whole car goes up in flames. And all because you didn't bother to install a $15 dollar fuse that you seemed to never need before. YES!!! Put a fuse in it please.
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