New here! Just picked up a 94 5.0 with some wiring issues

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  1. Trevor

    Trevor New Member

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    Just picked me up a very clean 94 5.0 with only 75k miles on her. Has a short throw shifter, completely stock motor, and 3in catback. It's got some issues, but for $3,900 I couldn't say no lol constantly blowing fuse#8 under the dash and I've had 3 places refuse to even look at it, and one radio/alarm shop looked into it, pulled the radio figured it wasn't the problem then was too afraid to dig any deeper lol no radio, clock, power side mirrors, door chime, dome light, speedo.
     
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    Unhook you're battery and check for exposed wire starting from where the fuse is located unless of course you tried that already but other than that I'd also check for any unused wires that could possibly be shorting each other out while shaking around under the dashboard. If the previous owner had an amplifier that was removed it's possible he/she left the wire connected to the line voltage and then shorting out whenever the live end of the wire whips onto something metal. I'm not an expert but I love messing around with anything electrical.

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    Ahh okay, yeah just had someone say to check if the Mach amp is still under the radio or not as well. It does have the Mach system in it, and I know the 2 in the trunk are still there. But I'll start with pulling the radio and checking from there myself lol
     
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    Wiring is the one main thing that gives me a headache lol I don't think twice about jumping into anything else at all, but when it comes to wiring my head explodes lol might just be because i haven't done it much
     
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    disconnect those mach amps like I said and see what happens.
     
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