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No power to car stereo or starter

While installing a new car stereo in my 1999 Saturn SW2, I screwed something up, as I no longer get voltage to the orange "constant power" wire (well, sometimes a mere hundredth of a volt!) to my car stereo, and my engine won't crank either! Yet all of my other electronics (headlights, air conditioner, etc.) work fine. Is there a blown fuse preventing power from getting to the starter and the car stereo? If so, where might the fuse be? The fuses in the fuse box are all fine.
posted by Eiwalker on Jul 9, 2014 - 2 answers

Hop on up!

I'm looking to turn a chainlink fence, together with lines up to my roof, into a semipermanent trellis. What material should I use to build it? [more inside]
posted by jackbishop on Jun 29, 2014 - 6 answers

Need help defeating wire fraud.

My company and industry is under widespread and sophisticated B2B wire fraud attack. Help me locate the vector or mechanism, please. [more inside]
posted by Hosiery Exegesis Association on Mar 30, 2014 - 15 answers

This is not a scam. Asking for a wire to an international address.

Mom, who only communicates through e-mail but has a distinctive style and insider information (so I know it's Mom), is traveling in the UK until 4/8/2014. She thought the lost her debit and credit card so she cancelled them. Now she has only her cash which won't get her all the way there. My challenge: figure out (with your help!) the best way to get her some funds so she can enjoy the trip. [more inside]
posted by kalessin on Mar 18, 2014 - 35 answers

The red wire!? No, the black wire!

I've been watching Archer recently, and they had an episode with the super cliched "which wire to cut" scene. This made me wonder, is there any actual real world precedent for cutting a single wire to defuse a bomb (with every other wire resulting in death), or is this entirely a fictional scenario?
posted by codacorolla on Nov 13, 2013 - 16 answers

Plastic liquid that dries clear?

My aunt is dying of cancer, and I'd like to help her relive a happy memory. Sometime in the late 80s, we made wire flowers and dipped them in a strong smelling plastic (?) that hardened into clear colored panes. Neither of us can remember what it was called or very many specifics beyond that. It came in a can and we dipped the wire loops directly into it. It hardened relatively hard, and took maybe overnight to cure. What was it? Where can I get some? [more inside]
posted by stoneweaver on Nov 11, 2013 - 9 answers

Looking for a replacement wire pin-back for a button

Looking for a replacement wire pin-back for a button [more inside]
posted by vanitas on Aug 24, 2013 - 2 answers

How can I get access to my Chinese ICBC bank account money from USA?

I have Euros in an ICBC account in China, I don't have online banking setup, and I signed, I have signed up for xe.com which didn't help, NYC has an ICBC branch, but I called and they said they can't access my Euros for me (is that true?) What are my options? is there anyway I can get my money without physically travelling to china? I have trusted friends in China, maybe I can add someone to my account from here? or power of attorney? or close my account and have them send me the money to america? any ideas are apreciated
posted by crawltopslow on Jun 5, 2013 - 9 answers

Bracelet wire types.

What type and gauge wire should I use to create a Alex and Ani type bracelet?
posted by boby on May 25, 2013 - 4 answers

Can I hack an antenna into our baby monitor?

Tired of the random 'Searching' beep throughout the night waking me up. Help me get some sleep? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSimple on May 9, 2013 - 3 answers

Small business banking: are great customer service and international wire transfers mutually exclusive?

Seeking new bank for our growing small business. Our priorities are great customer service and seamless international wire transfers. [more inside]
posted by paddingtonb on Oct 5, 2012 - 6 answers

Realistically, how screwed is Jimmy McNulty?

By the final episode of Season 5 of the Wire, just how screwed is SPOILERS INSIDE? [more inside]
posted by Ripper Minnieton on Sep 11, 2012 - 16 answers

Looking for a Rubber key ring.

Looking for a rubber 'wire' key ring. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Sep 7, 2012 - 5 answers

I want to prevent my new headphones from fraying near the plug.

I want to prevent my new headphones from fraying near the plug. Can you give me tips to prevent this from happening like it always does? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Jul 8, 2012 - 18 answers

Moving the dough from here to there

What is a cheap yet secure way to send money from Canada to the US on a regular basis? [more inside]
posted by yawper on May 22, 2012 - 15 answers

How did wirephoto work?

How did Wirephoto (news wire photo transmission) work ca. 1948 or earlier? Transmission over phone lines of...pixels? Was there error correction? Etc. [more inside]
posted by circular on Mar 24, 2012 - 9 answers

Yes, and then the next number is?

How save is it to give your bank account information to a company for contract work? [more inside]
posted by alex_skazat on Nov 14, 2011 - 18 answers

Don't Leave Me Hot and Hanging

How do I wire my new bathroom exhaust fan? The old fan has three functions (fan, light, nightlight) and therefore connects to a triple switch on the wall. It also means that there are two runs of wire to it. The new fan has only two functions (fan, light) and therefore only needs one run of wire. How do I wire this thing up; what do I do with the extra run of wire? [more inside]
posted by TinWhistle on Nov 13, 2011 - 9 answers

Sending money to my parents!

How can I send money to my parents in the cheap (and easy?) [more inside]
posted by cobain_angel on Oct 20, 2011 - 15 answers

Creative re-use of soft steel wire

Creativity filter - constructive use for many lengths of 42" long soft steel wire ( 0.086" diameter - approximately 12 gauge ) [more inside]
posted by tronec on Oct 16, 2011 - 6 answers

Would Cheese or Bodie have ever sat down with an accountant?

I'm curious about the theoretical tax situations of characters from The Wire. [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Sep 29, 2011 - 14 answers

Brother Mouzone

WireFilter: What's the deal with Brother Mouzone? Accurate from-the-streets representation of idiosyncratic archetype, or straight caricature and relevant only as a plot device? [spoilers therein] [more inside]
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates on Jul 27, 2011 - 16 answers

Someone who can rewire my lamp in Brooklyn?

Rewiring an old rusted lamp in Brooklyn? [more inside]
posted by rmless on Jul 27, 2011 - 8 answers

I'm trying to pay my (US) HSBC credit card from europe and the credit card company can't find a way to accept my funds. please help me find a way so I don't ruin my credit score...

I'm trying to pay my (US) HSBC credit card from europe and the credit card company can't find a way to accept my funds. please help me find a way so I don't ruin my credit score... [more inside]
posted by krautland on Jun 6, 2011 - 16 answers

Song ID from Season 1 Episode 6 of the Wire

Song from the Wire, season 1 episode 6. Here's a Youtube of the scene uploaded by someone else looking for it. It is not "Respect the Nubians" by Positive Black Soul, that comes after. It's not on the soundtrack disc. There are a lot of google hits for people looking for it but no one has found it. Do you know it?
posted by neustile on Apr 11, 2011 - 10 answers

What do I do with a downed wire/cable?

There's a downed cable/wire in my building's backyard. It is similar to this previous question, but there is no serial number on the wire so I can't confirm what it belongs to. Also, one side is attached to our building and the other end is attached to...nothing. What do I do with it? [more inside]
posted by bibbit on Mar 29, 2011 - 7 answers

What to do with a bunch of copper wire?

Who's got a interesting idea for a bunch of copper wire? [more inside]
posted by keame on Mar 24, 2011 - 9 answers

You cannot lose if you do not ask

My girlfriend is writing her masters thesis about the series The Wire from the standpoint of a social worker. I'm looking for good sources for her e.g. she told me about a professor who teaches The Wire in his classes (see: Slate article). [more inside]
posted by wolfr on Mar 15, 2011 - 12 answers

How to clean computer wire

How to clean rapidly informatic wire (rj11,rj45) ? [more inside]
posted by bussiere on Mar 12, 2011 - 5 answers

Done: LOST, BSG, The Wire, Dead Like Me, Rome, Sopranos, ... Next: ?

Recommend us some Tee-Vee! [more inside]
posted by hamandcheese on Jan 18, 2011 - 66 answers

Porting a cell phone number to a land line phone?

Can I port my existing AT&T Wireless cell phone number to a new Comcast Digital Voice land line account? The 1-800-Comcast customer support rep. said no, but the FCC says "you can switch telephone service providers, including interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers, and keep your existing phone number". What's the final verdict? Anyone have experience with this?
posted by thankyoumuchly on Oct 7, 2010 - 6 answers

The Wires

What can I do, aside from the obvious, with fifteen gray, six-foot PC power cables? [more inside]
posted by valkyryn on Aug 27, 2010 - 6 answers

What TV show or movie is this quote from?

I am racking my brain over this one. Both Google and IMDB are failing me. In what movie or TV show does a character say the following quote (might not be the exact words): "Can you speak a little louder, only this time into my LAPEL?" See, the character is wearing a wire, and he's not very bright. Help me figure this one out!
posted by drinkcoffee on Aug 6, 2010 - 24 answers

Erecting a small guyed radio tower?

I'm looking for online reference sites with guides for the erection of a small guyed radio tower. This is the type that might be used by a highly enthusiastic Ham radio operator in North America. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Jul 6, 2010 - 1 answer

Donde es el wire?

Where to find electroluminescent wire in Los Angeles? Burners, hope me! [more inside]
posted by mandymanwasregistered on May 19, 2010 - 5 answers

Buying a Used RV: How do I Properly Transfer Funds?

I'm buying a used RV for $32,000.00. Help me figure out how to best transfer the funds to the seller, within the limitations below, in a way that is easy and trustable to the seller. [more inside]
posted by Merlin144 on Apr 5, 2010 - 6 answers

Like a goldfish in a bowl...

Window hardware and curtain suggestions for a 12ft opening? [more inside]
posted by Static Vagabond on Mar 30, 2010 - 1 answer

Connecting MacBook Pro To A Television

What Cable Do I Need To Buy To Connect My MacBookPro To This TV. [more inside]
posted by chrisalbon on Mar 23, 2010 - 8 answers

how to send money from Dubai to California?

How to wire money from Dubai to California? And more importantly - possible legal implications? [more inside]
posted by gcat on Feb 10, 2010 - 13 answers

I need to connect!

I'm having trouble finding automotive wiring repair kits. [more inside]
posted by Jon-o on Jan 14, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me remember a great line from "The Wire"

Help. Brain Freeze on line from The Wire. Woke up in the middle of the night trying to remember a link from The Wire. I believe it is the last Season at the start of an episode is in the interrogation room with a kid and says something profound/funny. I think it is the first line of episode. "The thing about being innocent..."? (maybe, not even sure about that start.). Really appreciate the help.
posted by krudiger on Dec 3, 2009 - 4 answers

Most cost-effective way of transfering money from UK to US

Need to transfer modest amounts of money from UK to a US bank account every 2-3 months. What would be the most cost-effective way to do so? [more inside]
posted by moiraine on Oct 22, 2009 - 10 answers

What is the cheapest way to send $4k USD from Greece to US?

What is the cheapest way to send $4k USD from Greece to US? [more inside]
posted by lupefiasco on Jul 6, 2009 - 15 answers

Coil-me-up.

Does this cable wind-up tool exist? And where can I buy one? [more inside]
posted by ostranenie on Jun 26, 2009 - 5 answers

Fortunately, I don't work for the bomb squad.

I need to do some wire splicing on a set of desktop speakers and I'd like some suggestions for improvement. [more inside]
posted by Inspector.Gadget on May 12, 2009 - 10 answers

BF laid off! Can't hire electircian, plenty of time no money.

Wiring question: What is this crazy non-standard switch I need? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Jan 30, 2009 - 16 answers

Recliners are like big scissors you sit on

My recliner sheared through the magsafe power cord attached to my Macbook. Is it safe to attempt to repair it? If so, what do I need and how should I go about making a clean repair? [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo on Jan 15, 2009 - 20 answers

A wire? What does it do?

What is this wire? (Pic 1) (Pic 2) [more inside]
posted by 913 on Dec 13, 2008 - 11 answers

Who is Senator Clay Davis based on?

Who are the actual people Senator Clay Davis (a character in the HBO show The Wire) is based on? [more inside]
posted by 8699oriel on Nov 12, 2008 - 4 answers

Rotting fences make bad neighbors

I am shoring up a sagging fence that I will help replace in a year. The original posts are not in cement and are rotting at the base. I'm trying to figure out how to attach some support posts. [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Jun 27, 2008 - 9 answers

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