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    Default I think im Going to Cry

    Power surge in my truck today and now my X50 wont turn on.

    I literally think im going to sob.

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    Default Re: I think im Going to Cry

    Quote Originally Posted by TexasRed
    Power surge in my truck today and now my X50 wont turn on.

    I literally think im going to sob.
    Did the fuse blow in the lighter plug (assuming it has a fuse)? How do you know you had a power surge?

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    It could be a blown fuse in the lighter plug, did you check that? Oops, GTO beat me to the punch...
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    I would think the fuse would blow to protect the unit.

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    Nope i checked it in 3 cars. still nothing the lights came on very bright and then dimmed to normal levels. im assuming thats a power surge?

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    No, what you need to do is unscrew (in most cases) the tip of the lighter plug and carefully pull out the fuse without the spring flying into the great unknown. That's the fuse they're talking about.

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    Just give me the X50 :twisted:

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    oh ok maybe ill take a look at that then. thanks guys.

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    Actually guys, the fuse in an escort smartcord isn't like a lot of other detectors. Not just the normal glass tube that can be easily removed and switched. It's soldered into the plug.

    Texasred - if you know anybody that has an escort or bel, try their cord and see if your will power up.

    If not and you have access to a volt meter, try to test the middle two pins of the smartcord plug. You should read 12v across them. If not, the problem's in the cord (fuse).

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    Quote Originally Posted by compu44
    It's soldered into the plug.
    Well that's idiotic. What's the average guy sans soldering iron supposed to do when he blows a fuse? Buy a brand new cord?

 

 

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