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    that burning smell

    I'm aware that this is very vague, but I was wondering...

    I just installed my subs and amp into my '91 accord (I swear, that car is pimp-able), and after about a minute of pretty loud playing, I got a melting/burning smell..Also, my 'seatbelt-unfastened'* light flicked a bit. I went home and checked everything, and found no problems. No wires were too hot, nothing had burned, it was all good. Later that day, I turned it up again, and I didn't get a burning smell, but I got very warm air out of the vents (warmer than usual). The AC was not on. My first guess was the alternator, checked that out, and with the AC off, I still got about 14 Volts across the terminals.

    Right now, I'm not too concerned about it, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask around if anyone had encountered anything similar. I'm totally blank on what the problem is. I'm using a monster wiring kit, 8 gauge, which is what my amp says it needs.. Any ideas ?

    Tell me if you need something clarified.

    *: actually my battery light

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    Ur right ! that is helpful !
    I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

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    actually its

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    and did you check all your fuses?

    what kind of amp?

    are you confident with your installation abilities?
    rebuilding carpc... kinda..

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    fuses are good

    amp is a crunch PZN-2250 250 x 2 watts

    I know little about car stereos, but dad has a major in electical engineering....
    I was raised believing that meant something..
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    it might just be your car dying.
    rebuilding carpc... kinda..

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    o ok good
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    got it you only let some of the smoke out of the wiring -- keep going so you let the rest of that bad smoke out and YOU WILL find out what went wrong
    go to sears and get a optical temp prob find the hot harness-- then fix befor you have a fire .
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    I didn't really understand that, but it sounded like a bad idea.. so explain further if its an idea worth being heard
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    run the amps for a short (non damaging ) amount of time. then use the temp prob to check the temp of suspected wiring-find a hot harness- then follow that to the source of high load. i use this a work to find melfunctioning componets in cars. i am a mitsubishi/nissan master tech, this help to find a cuciut that is not shorted but has a high draw.

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