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post #1 of 9 Old 08-24-2007, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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All you sound system buffs help!!!

Well I got my system installed and lo and behold my amp is not getting power. The power lights turn on as I start the car, but then merely flicker after that. Can anyone help me isolate this problem? (iam 95% sure everything is wired properly)

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post #2 of 9 Old 08-24-2007, 11:15 AM
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Borrow a multimeter and start testing connections. Sounds like you're not getting enough voltage.

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post #3 of 9 Old 08-24-2007, 11:20 AM
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I would check your fuse connection to make sure its solid, and also check your ground and make sure it has a solid connection to bare metal. When you use the multimeter keep it hooked up when you start the car and turn on the stereo and see what happens. Post some results and we'll probably be able to help.
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post #4 of 9 Old 08-24-2007, 12:20 PM
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Check the power on the remote wire.What power source from the headunit did you use for the remote wire?

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post #5 of 9 Old 08-24-2007, 03:58 PM
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power ground remote. thats all you have. if all those are good and solit the amp is ooc.
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post #6 of 9 Old 08-24-2007, 08:46 PM
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is your +12 volt going directly to the battery? Check that you have a good enough ground. After that, the remote switch that goes to the radio. If that's all good, then sounds like the amp is bad.
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post #7 of 9 Old 08-24-2007, 10:09 PM
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what kind of amp you running? I know the my JL500/1 needed a very, very good ground to work properly..

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post #8 of 9 Old 08-24-2007, 11:55 PM
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wow so many replies on a sound system compared to the replies in the bolt on tech section lol =) anyway i love sound systems like everyone said double check your power wire going to your positive battery terminal, make sure your ground wire is grounded in a good spot, and lastly check to see if your remote wire (usually blue) is tapped correctly into your cars radio wire. Also check to see if they turned up the gains on your amplifier, hmm i dunno what else to say if all those fail then try someone else's amp and see what happens
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post #9 of 9 Old 08-28-2007, 03:25 AM
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ground, remote and power. liek everyone else says, ide also try to grab a friends amp or a spare on to see if it has the same problem.
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