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Discussion in 'Mazda Scrum' started by firejonny89, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. firejonny89

    firejonny89 Member

    i got a mini last sunday ill get pixs tomorrow after i go to town to get light bulbs for it its a 1998 mazda 5 speed plus el and axle lock and ac but i was lookin for something these guys http://usedminitrucks.com/upgrades/ have a sticker for 2001 - 2011 suzuki i think but wat about a 1998 would it fit or do u know where i could get one from thanks.
     
  2. firejonny89

    firejonny89 Member

    ok i got some pictures to put up now
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  3. nice truck - thank you for posting some pics :O)
     
  4. miniman

    miniman Member

    Very clean truck!!! Nice buy!
     
  5. fupabox

    fupabox Active Member

    nice truck..congrats..welcome to the craziness:)
     
  6. firejonny89

    firejonny89 Member

    craziness is so right i already have a list of stuff to do befor next winter its getting a lil long to be done by then but we will see ill post pixs one each step thanks guys
     
  7. firejonny89

    firejonny89 Member

    hey guys got a question or two for ya. i had an old car radio layin around and could not get the mini to power it idk i know i had the wire hooked right i checked it three times i even ran a temp. ground to the battery and could not get the radio to power off the radio wiring harn.. could it be that the stock wires are just not having enough power for this radio? and after that i noticed when i hit the brakes the high bean light in the dash comes on but not the head lights when u turn on the lights it wont happen just when they r off the dash says my high beams r on when u hit the brakes any clue to y thanks
     
  8. fremontminitrucks

    fremontminitrucks Gold Supporting Member

    Hey Jon,

    Funny things happen when you wire a new radio into a mini truck, I think everyone on here has had unusual things start happening after a new radio was installed.
     
  9. Stuff99

    Stuff99 Active Member Staff Member

    highbeams on dash means something wired wrong. search the forum for radio install help. they are quite tricky. prob best to run a wire from cigret lighter to radio and find a switching wire and ground it to the truck frame.

    that or i think they might be positive grounded or something like that (the radio)
     
  10. greg0187

    greg0187 Moderator Staff Member

    you need to re check your wiring. you probably wired into the illumination circuit and used it for ground or something. Somtimes this circuit shows ground when the lights are turned off but when you turn them on.... funny things happen!
     
  11. firejonny89

    firejonny89 Member

    beings the radio would not come on with the stock wires i just unhooked it wires r capped and there was a black wire that was hook to the frame of the old radio so i put it on the frame of the new one thats the only stock wire touching anything on the radio and its hook just like befor. so idk guess i could unhook that one and hope its it lol thanks guys any other ideal and i have no cig. lighter on this thing. have not looked for wires for one but if its there they never punched out the opening lol
     
  12. firejonny89

    firejonny89 Member

    i unhook all wires still happens so i guess ill do some lookin later thanks
     
  13. greg0187

    greg0187 Moderator Staff Member

    Disconnect everything... Verify everything works as before. If it does then connect a volt meter between the +12v and your ground you are using. Then press the brakes, turn on the lights, etc... See if the voltmeter changes. If it does then there is your problem. If not its one of your other wires. Start connecting one at a time and see what causes the issue ro return.
     
  14. firejonny89

    firejonny89 Member

    happens even with all wires unhook so ill look for it later this years its chilly today and so wet we had 2 inches in two days so i can move it lol
     
  15. greg0187

    greg0187 Moderator Staff Member

    Ok. 99% of the time this is caused by a fault in the illumination wire (the one that makes the lights on the radio turn on when your lights are on) it will appear as ground with lts off and +12 with lights on. Good luck and post your findings.
     
  16. greg0187

    greg0187 Moderator Staff Member

    also check for blown fuses
     
  17. Ironraven

    Ironraven Active Member

    The most common mistake is to improperly ground the radio. There's a wire that is supposed to be the "constant on" wire which will save your quicksets on your radio that many people think is the ground wire. When you hook that puppy up to the ground on your radio it'll blow fuses with the quickness and your radio won't work properly. Ground your new radio directly to the frame somewhere and you should be fine.
     
  18. firejonny89

    firejonny89 Member

    still no real luck with my radio i had it power on one time the hard wire the pos side and then no go :frustration: . so i took off the wire ill deal with it later. i did get a small speaker box made for in front of the shifter looks good still need to mount the speakers and wire but with not radio no hurry.:pop: the high bean light on the dash most have been something to do with my brake marker light fuse bein bad put new in and all was good.:D the good/ bad news was i got my new springs for the front 10" 250. i tried puting in the driver side (rhd) no luck took two hours and then an other hour to put stock back on :frustration:. taking to the local fix it shop he has something for struts and thinks he can change then beings its so small no prob. so i got the off the truck hope he can change then out for me.:frustration: :confused: sorry for the long message
     
  19. fupabox

    fupabox Active Member

    have you checked the fuse on the radio itself?? most head units have a built in fuse now...
     
  20. Ironraven

    Ironraven Active Member

    I had a little trouble with my springs too. Did you make sure the shock was completely extended when you were putting the spring on? My shocks are on their way out and would settle a bit when I wasn't paying attention... took me 4 hours to get the first one on but the second to me 15 minutes!
     

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